Global Invertebrate Genomics Alliance

Community Resources and Collaborations for Invertebrate Genomics Research


GIGA Data Repositories


Huge thanks to our individual donors and organizational sponsors:

Jack Krebs
Maribeth Glorioso
Shayma Zaidan
Lissa Messing
Emily Schmitt
Erlinda Dumas
Liria Huberv
Andre Weisbrod
Kirk Dotson
Juan Armando Sánchez

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  • Two New Sponge Genomes

    New genome papers are out for Glass Sponges (Hexactinellida)!! This group of sponges is known for their unique silicate skeletal elements and deep-sea reefbuilding activities. Oopsacas minuta has a genome surprisingly devoid of metazoan core genes, while Aphrocallistes vastus is an important deep-sea reefbuilding species. Oopsacas minuta Santini S, Schenkelaars Q, Jourda C, Duchesne M,…


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GIGA III Conference and Workshop, October 2018

The GIGA III conference was held in Curacao, and featured sessions on a diverse collection of invertebrate genomics research, workshops on computational genomics methods, and poster session at nearby Caribbean Research and Management of Biodiversity Institute (CARMABI).