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About the GEP Consortium

What are the goals of Genomics Education Partnership?

The Genomics Education Partnership seeks to provide opportunities for undergraduate students to participate in genomics research.

How many members does GEP have?

In addition to Washington University in St. Louis, GEP currently includes over 100 colleges and universities with more added every year.

What types of projects is GEP involved in?

Our current projects center around a comparative genomic analysis of the dot chromosome of various Drosophila species. The GEP consortium is annotating sequence from ‘’D. erecta’’ and finishing/annotating the dot from ‘’D. mojavensis’’. We aim to set up additional projects involving microbes and plants, as well as other experimental systems.

Who sponsors the GEP?

GEP is supported by a Professor's grant from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute to Sarah C.R. Elgin, with additional support from NHGRI through the WU Genome Sequencing Center and in-kind support from Washington University in St. Louis.

How can I participate in the partnership?

All educators are free to use materials on the GEP website. Additional partners are now being recruited to join the sequence improvement / annotation projects. New faculty members attend a workshop at Washington University in June. 

Faculty Workshops

How do I sign up for the faculty workshop?

Please contact Dr. Sarah Elgin at selgin<AT>biology<DOT>wustl<DOT>edu

When is the next Faculty Workshop?

June 7-12, 2009, Faculty can also come to the mixed workshop with TA's August 16-21, 2009.

TA Workshops

How do I sign up for the TA workshop?

Please contact Dr. Sarah Elgin at selgin<AT>biology<DOT>wustl<DOT>edu

When is the next TA workshop?

The next TA workshop is scheduled for January 4-9, 2009.