We had an impressive marshaling of fungal biologists, database builders, and sequencing centers to discuss what would be important for researchers, developing use cases to demonstrate what is needed by the community, and plotting some courses on how to get there. A more formal meeting report is being prepared, but I can summarize that everyone wants improvements with access, standardization, and web & data interface to interact with not only the 200 genomes we current have for Fungi & Oomycetes. but the expected 1000s in the next few years and certainly 10,000 in less than 10 years.
There will be more updates and possibility of input from the community in the form of descriptive “Use cases” to describe the types of research questions that use tools to integrate genomic data.
In summary a great meeting!