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Chris Hunter

Chris is an experienced scientist with a varied research background including evolutionary genomics, cancer genetics and metagenomics, before moving into the big data arena. Now heading up the GigaDB team helping to ensure every GigaScience Press manuscript is fully reproducible, FAIR and openly accessible to all.

Plant and Animal Genomes (PAG) 31st annual conference

- February 2, 2024

PAG (Plant and Animal Genomes conference) returned to the Town and Country resort San Diego for its 31st installment this January (Jan 12-17, 2024), bigger and better than ever before! The GigaScience Press team are regular attendees of the meeting (see last years write-up), and this year members of our Editorial and Curation teams joined […]

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Evolutionary Biology goes Asia: the 3rd AsiaEvo Conference

- January 10, 2024

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In the beginning GigaScience was at the first AsiaEvo conference, which took place in Shenzhen, China in 2019. Back then, the chair of the first AsiaEvo Conference, Guojie Zhang (longtime friend and board member of GigaScience) said of the history of the AsiaEvo meeting series: “In 2016, at the European Evo-Devo conference in Uppsala, some […]

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GSC23: Talking standards in Bangkok

- August 25, 2023

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The Genomic Standards Consortium held its 23rd meeting (GSC23) in Bangkok, Thailand this August and we have a write-up of what happened.

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RDA20 Plenary: A Decade of Data 2013-2023. Celebrating 10 years of the Research Data Alliance (RDA)

- March 30, 2023

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In one of our conference write-ups, GigaDB provides perspectives and summary of the RDA20 plenary- A decade of data. 5 days of discussions and working groups all about research data.

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Plant and Animal Genomes (PAG) Comes Storming Back!

- February 6, 2023

After 2 cancellations due to the pandemic, the Plant and Animal Genomes conference returned to its in-person format in January with its 30th edition. A number of the talks focused on the effects of climate change either on biodiversity or crop development. It seems only fitting then, that the weather provided a suitable demonstration with […]

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The Annotometer Results Are In…

- May 3, 2016

And the final result from the Annotometer is in! GigaScience Lead Biocurator Chris Hunter updates us and provides lessons on how the GigaCuration Challenge went at last months Biocuration 2016.

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Encouraging community curation through competition

- February 4, 2016

As part of this years BioCuration 2016 event in Geneva we are launching an annotation competition: the Giga-Curation Challenge.

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GigaScience Gets a Service. What’s new in GigaDB?

- November 26, 2015

After a solid year of behind-the-scenes efforts, the latest version of our GigaDB database rolled out last month. While superficially it may not look that different, a lot has changed under the hood. To explain more our Lead Curator Chris Hunter talks through some of the main feature changes.

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New GigaDB Dataset: Ever wondered whats in your gut?

- July 7, 2014

Ever wondered whats in your gut? A new GigaDB dataset provides the most comprehensive catalogue of genes in any single microbiome to date.

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