modENCODE: Functional Elements of Model Organism Genomes March 2006
The Encyclopedia of DNA
Elements (ENCODE) Project for the Human genome was launched by
NHGRI in 2003 with the long-term goal to identify all of
the sequence-based functional elements in the human genome.
The National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) plans for a model
organism ENCODE (modENCODE) Project that will attempt to identify all
sequence-based functional elements in the Caenorhabditis
elegans and/or Drosophila melanogaster genomes. The
project will be run as a research network called the modENCODE
Consortium which is supported by two RFAs.
The first (RFA-HG-06-006) solicits applications for a set of projects that
will conduct experiments to identify functional elements in the target
The second (RFA-HG-06-007) solicits applications to participate in the
Research Network as a Data Coordination Center.
Both experimental and computational approaches will be part of
modENCODE and the project will be associated with the human ENCODE
Note: DroSpeGe's Don Gilbert has relevant expertise and interest in collaborating or
consulting with others on the data coordination center for the model
organism ENCODE project. If interested, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org