The Tenth Symposium of World Data Center for Microorganisms (WDCM), Beijing,April 15-17, 2020

Hosted by:

   WFCC-MIRCEN World Data Center for Microorganisms (WDCM)

   International Journal of Systematics of Evolutionary Microbiology(IJSEM)

Organized by:

   World Federation for Culture Collections (WFCC)

   Institute of Microbiology, CAS (IMCAS)


Since 2011, WDCM Symposium has been held 10 times so far. It brings together hundreds of scholars and experts from world’s leading culture collections and academic institutes to discuss the scientific problems and future strategies concerning global microbial resources informatization in the course of their sharing and utilization. As the host, WDCM hopes that annual WDCM Symposium becomes a tradition and continues to disseminate the scientific spirit and share the advanced technology. We also hope, by virtue of WDCM platform, practical international cooperative initiative can be laid down to accelerate the information integration and data sharing of microbial resources.

Genomic information is essential to underpin taxonomic, phylogenetic, evolutionary and functional studies to comprehensively decipher the characteristics of microorganisms, to explore microbiomes through metagenomics and also answer fundamental questions of nature and human life. The research related to the taxonomy, evolution and functions of microorganisms have now entered into the genomic era.

The World Data Center for Microorganisms (WDCM) started the Global Catalogue of Microorganisms (GCM) 10K project which aims to close current gaps in the genomic maps of microbes and hence to promote research through deep mining of the genomic data. Now more than 25 culture collections (including ATCC, JCM, KCTC, NBRC, CCUG, etc.) from 14 countries and regions have confirmed to join this project, more than 1000 genome sequences have been generated and still several thousands of type strains are in sequencing.

In the Tenth WDCM symposium, we invite microbiologists from culture collections and related fields to discuss genomic data-related research questions based on the genomic sequencing data and we will promote future cooperation between culture collections and microbiologists by provide free sequencing and high quality data analysis.

Thus, we sincerely invite you to attend our Tenth symposium. Your attendance and contribution will be the honor and glory to us.

Please contact Dr. Linhuan Wu for join the meeting.

Call for WDCM type strain sequencing project

WFCC – MIRCEN World Data Centre for Microorganisms (WDCM)
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