Dates：September 6-8 2016,
Location: Beijing, China
The WFCC-MIRCEN World Data Centre for Microorganisms (WDCM) was set up in 1966 as the data center of the World Federation for Culture Collections (WFCC) with the support of UNESCO, following a decision of the International Union of Microbiological Societies. WDCM plays a crucial role in providing for a set of databases related to microorganisms, bioinformatics tools for functional analysis and a worldwide platform of communication for culture collections. To date, more than 700 international culture collections from 72 countries have registered in the WDCM directory of collections CCINFO.
WDCM develops an effective information environment that underpins research in microbiology via data production, sharing and exploitation, sustains progress and builds bridges within and outside the microbiologists' community. WDCM also designs and manages a series of databases for international culture collections and major intergovernmental organizations, such as WHO, ISO and others. These solutions help culture collections on their way towards becoming modern BRC. At present, WDCM is one of the important international organizations in the field of microbiological data worldwide.
WDCM will celebrate its 50th anniversary on 6th-8th September, 2016 in Beijing, China. During the ceremony the cutting edge developments of the past and the future breakthroughs will be presented. The program of the ceremony is as follows:
|September 6th, 2016|
|Function Room, Grand Building, Beijing Friendship Hotel(友谊宾馆贵宾楼二层)|
|Session 1: Welcome Remarks, Chaired by Prof. Shuang-Jiang LIU|
|Session 2: Keynote Speech, Chaired by Prof. Xiuzhu Dong|
|14:00-14:30||Keynote speech: Big Data-driven Discovery and Improvement of Pharmaceutical and Nutritional Natural Products by Dr. Zixin Deng, Academician of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China|
|14:30-14:50||Keynote speech: WDCM, past and another 50 years to come by Dr. Sugawara Hideaki, Professor of National institute of Genetics, Japan|
|14:50-15:10||Keynote speech: WDCM in new era by Dr. Juncai Ma, Director, World Data Center for Microorganisms, Institute of Microbiology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China|
|15:10-15:30||Keynote speech: WDCM: the sum of all efforts and much more Get the right information at any time by Dr. Philippe Desmeth, President of World Federation for Culture Collections (WFCC), Belgian Science Policy Office, Belgium|
|Chaired by Prof. Dr. Philippe Desmeth|
|15:30-16:00||WDCM Declaration and WDCM MOU Signing Ceremony|
|16:00-16:30||Group Photos and Tea Break|
|Session 3: Keynote Speech & WDCM MoUs, Chaired by Dr. Dilber Ipek Kurtboke|
|16:30-17:00||Keynote Speech: Dynamic Changes of Marine Microbial Communities over Time by Prof. Takashi Gojobori, Vice President of CODATA; The Distinguished Professor, CBRC of KAUST, King Abdullah and National Institute of Genetics, Japan|
|17:00-17:30||Keynote speech: Identifying the micro from the peta: tales of big data in the micro world by Dr. Nikos C. Kyrpides, Prokaryote Super Program Head, U.S. Department of Energy Joint Genome Institute (DOE JGI), USA|
|17:30-18:00||Keynote speech: Beyond sequencing by Dr. Ye Yin, CEO of BGI Genomics Co. Ltd., China|
|18:00-20:00||Welcome Banquet Yashi Restaurant, First Floor, Grand Building, Beijing Friendship Hote(友谊宾馆贵宾楼一层雅仕餐厅)|
|September 7th, 2016|
|No. 5 Conference Room, Building 8, Beijing Friendship Hotel (友谊宾馆8号楼5号会议室)|
|Session 4: CBD and Nagoya Protocol,Chaired by Dr. Nelson Lima|
|9:00-9:30||Keynote Speech: Polymorphisms in microbial whole genome sequence identify classical mutations and may establish geographic origin for the Nagoya Protocol by Prof. Kevin McCluskey, WFCC Executive Board member, Fungal Genetics Stock Center, USA|
|9:30-9:50||NIEMA: a transfer and exchange system of microbes for microbial resource centers for non-commercial purposes according to the CBD and the Nagoya Protocol by Dr. Ando-katsuhiko, Acting Director-General, NITE Biological Resource Center, National Institute of Technology and Evaluation, Japan|
|9:50-10:10||Implementation of the Nagoya Protocol in the EU - Guidance on scope and utilization by Dr. Axel Braun, Law Department Officer, F.HOFFMANN – LA ROCHE Ltd., Switzerland|
|Session 5: ISO TC 276 & Quality Control, Chaired by Dr. Erko Stackebrandt|
|10:30-11:00||Keynote Speech: Standardising Data in Biotechnology: From Community to ISO Standards by Dr. Martin Golebiewski, Convenor of ISO/TC 276 Biotechnology WG5 'Data Processing and Integration', Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies, Germany|
|11:00-11:30||Keynote Speech: Progress in ISO/TC 276 Biotechnology/WG 2 Biobanks and Bioresources by Dr. Yong Zhang, Convenor of ISO/TC 276 Biotechnology WG2 & WG5 'Data Processing and Integration', China|
|11:30-11:50||Quality by Testing and Quality by Design in microbial Biobanks by Dr. Anabela Martins, Quality Manager of Micoteca da Universidade do Minho, Portugal|
|11:50-12:10||The importance of standardization in biobanking and introduction of KNRRC by Dr. Ki Hyun RYU, President of Korea National Research Resource Center(KNRRC), Korea|
|Session 6: The scientific frontier: unlocking the big data era on microorganisms, Chaired by Prof. Kevin McCluskey|
|13:30-14:00||Keynote Speech: The collaborative working environment – a new level of knowledge transfer and Innovative collaboration by Dr. Erko Stackebrandt, Coordinator of MIRRI, Leibniz-Institut DSMZ- German Collection of Microorganisms and cell cultures Germany, Germany|
|14:00-14:20||Actinomycetes and bacteriophages: powerful tools for biotechnology and biodiscovery by Dr. Dilber Ipek Kurtboke, WFCC-(ex-officio) EB Member, University of the Sunshine Coast, Australia|
|14:20-14:40||CGMCC-Promoting the Utilization of Microbial Resources by Prof. Yuguang Zhou,Director of China General Microbiological Culture Collection Center (CGMCC), Institution of Microbiology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China|
|14:40-15:00||The European Culture Collections' Organisation: How to promote training and education innovative approaches by Dr. Nelson Lima, President of European Culture Collections' Organization (ECCO), Portugal|
|Session 7: Bioinformatics & Big Data, Chaired by Prof. Oleg Stupar|
|15:30-16:00||Keynote Speech: Data associated with yeast culture collections: Challenges and opportunities by Dr. Kyria Boundy-Mills, WFCC Executive Board member, Phaff Yeast Culture Collection, USA|
|16:00-16:20||Bioinformatics for culture collections at the era of Big Data by Dr. Vincent Robert, Head of Bioinformatics ,CBS-KNAW Fungal Biodiversity Center, Belgium|
|16:20-16:40||Co-creating IT innovation to unlock microbial Big data by Dr. Lily Eurwilaichitr, Deputy Executive Director of National center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology and Director of Thailand Bioresource Research Center (TBRC), Thailand|
|16:40-17:00||Life science databases and possible interconnection with mBRC Data by Dr. Alexander VASILENKO, IT specialist in All-Russian Collection of Microorganisms - VKM, Russia|
|17:00-17:20||Industrial microbial resources informatization and sharing platform in China by Dr. YAO Su, Vice Director of China Center of Industrial Culture Collection, Director of R&D department of fermentation, China National Research Institute of Food & Fermentation Industries, China|
|September 8th, 2016|
|No. 5 Meeting Room, Building 8, Beijing Friendship Hotel|
|Session 8: Promotion for Culture Collections, Chaired by Prof. Hideaki Sugawara|
|9:00-9:30||Keynote Speech: Challenges of a new era for culture collections: a curator’s view. by Dr. Takashi Itoh, WFCC Executive Board member, JCM of RIKEN BRC, Japan|
|9:30-9:50||Chilean Network of Microbial Culture Collections: Construction and Operation by Dr. Cledir Santos, Interim Representative of the Chilean Network of Microbial Culture Collections, the Universidad de La Frontera, Chile|
|9:50-10:10||The UK’s National Collection of Type Cultures – answers to 21st century public health questions by Dr. Julie E. Russell Head of Culture Collections National Infections Service, Public Health England (PHE), UK|
|Session9: Promotion for WDCM Services, Chaired by Dr. Philippe Desmeth, Dr. Juncai MA|
|10:30-11:50||WDCM serves as an information infrastructure for the exploration and utilization of microbial strains preserved worldwide by Dr. Linhuan Wu, World Data Center for Microorganisms, Institute of Microbiology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China Discussion|
We invite to join us and be part of the future efforts for a connected and vivid worldwide big data build up.
Registration and payment deadline: August 8th, 2016,please submit the registration form online before the deadline.
|Registration Option||Registration fee||Registration and payment deadline|
|Early registration||200USD||July 30th, 2016|
|Regular registration||300USD||August 8th,2016|
These fees are inclusive of 7% VAT, lunch, welcome dinner and refreshment. All registration is final. No refund after registration, the registrant will charged the full price 200 (300) US dollar. The participants must make their own accommodation and transportation arrangements.
Payment method is wire transfer, please make a payment to
Bank Name: Industrial and Commercial Bank of China, Beijing Municipal Branch, Beijing, PRC
Savings Account Name: Institute of microbiology Chinese academy of sciences
Account No.: 0200004509089117425
Swift Code: ICBKCNBJBJM
Address: NO.1-3 Beichen West Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing 100101, China
Telephone Number: 86-10-64807385
Payment Postscript: WDCM 50 REGISTRATION FEE
Visa Letter Requests
To request a formal 50th Anniversary of World Data Center for Microorganisms official invitation letter for use in a visa application, please complete the registration form.
After the payment is received, your request will be processed and the scan copy of invitation will be sent to the e-mail address you provided. If the original one is required by Mail, please indicate in advance your requirement by Email (firstname.lastname@example.org). Note that requests may take 2-4 weeks to process.
Venue: Beijing Friendship Hotel
Address: 1 Zhongguancun South St. Beijing 100873, P.R. China
Tel: 86-10-51650566 Http://www.friendshipshotel.com
|Room option||Room type||Room Rate(RMB)|
|Standard room in Building 4||Twin or double||550|
*Accommodation should be paid by the participants themselves.
* The above quotation is a special discount rate for “50th Anniversary of World Data Center for Microorganisms”, one breakfast included. The extra one charges 80RMB for deluxe room in building 1 and 50RMB for standard room in building 4 and 2. Please indicate when you need extra breakfast.
Institute of Microbiology, Chinese academy of sciences
NO.1-3 Beichen West Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing 100101, China
Tel: 86-10-64807385-8015 Email: email@example.com
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WFCC – MIRCEN World Data Centre for Microorganisms (WDCM)
Institute of Microbiology, Chinese Academy of Sciences.
No.1-3, Beichen West Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing100101, P. R. China