Genome annotation and comparative genomics

Friday 10th September, full day

Progress in new sequencing technologies has lead to a plethora of genomes being sequenced. But the sequence in itself is only a first step; the annotation and the genome comparison are essential for an optimal use of these data. The aim of this workshop GTGC is to present and discuss various examples of genome annotation and comparative genomics, from plants to insects, bacteria and fungi.


  • 9h00-9h20 Registration (Hall d'honneur, SupAgro)
  • 9h20-9h30 Session opening
  • 9h30-10h TriAnnot: annotation of the wheat genome (International Wheat Genomic - Philippe Leroy, INRA, UMR GDEC)
  • 10h-10h30 GNPAnnot Project: a community annotation system for plants, insects and fungi genomes (Stéphanie Sidibé--Bocs, Cirad, UMR DAP)
  • 10h30-11h Insect genome annotation at VectorBase (Karyn Mégy, EBI, VectorBase/EnsemblGenomes)
  • 11h-11h15 Coffe break
  • 11h15-11h45 Dealing with incomplete gene annotations and faulty phylogenetic trees, in ancestral gene order reconstruction (Mathieu Muffato, CNRS, UMR REG)
  • 11h45-12h15 Annotation and comparative genomics in bacteria (Magali Lescot, CNRS, UPR IGS)
  • 12h15-12h45 QOD: a novel approach for comparative genomics & annotation transfer (Alban Mancheron, CNRS, UMR LIRMM)
  • 12h45-13h15 Reconstruction of metabolic networks and genomic context: application to the identification of candidate genes with enzymatic activities and unknown sequence (A.Smith, CEA, UMR GM)
  • 13h15-14h30 Lunch
  • 14h30-15h00 Detection of homologous regions on genic level and tandem duplications on DNA level by a cost flow algorithm  (Eric Audemard, INRA, UR875)
  • 15h00-15h30 GreenPhylDB: functional and comparative genomics in plants (Mathieu Rouard, Bioversity, CfL)
  • 15h30-16h30 Comparative genomics in plants (Jérome Salse, INRA, UMR GDEC)
  • 16h30 End of the session

Chairmen: Sèverine Bérard, Karyn Megy, Eric Tannier.

Note: presentations and (formal) discussions will be in French.


To register for the "Genome annotation and comparative genomics" workshop, please send an e-mail to karyn megy (kmegy /at/, including your first name, surname and whether or not you intend to participate in the JOBIM conference.

Registration is free but is also imperative due limited room space.