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Bat1k consortium

Announcing the Bat1k consortium

BAT1K is a multinational research collaboration led by Emma Teeling (UCD), Sonja Vernes (MPI), David Ray (Texas Tech), Liliana Davalos (StonyBrook), Thomas Gilbert (University of Copenhagen) and Gene Meyers (MPI-CBG).

The main goal of this consortium is to generate genome assemblies for all extant bat species. They anticipate that the genome assemblies will provide a plethora of ground-breaking data to a vast number of fields, ranging from immunology to conservation genetics.

This project is only possible by the mobilisation of bat researchers, volunteers, students, bat lovers and scientists throughout the globe. Any researchers interested in participating or contributing ideas, resources and expertise are invited to sign up to become a part of the BAT1K consortium.

To find out more about the BAT1K consortium, check out their websiteBMC blogpost or follow them on Twitter @bat1kgenomes.

 

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