German Crop BioGreenformatics Network (GCBN)
The service center GCBN - German Crop BioGreenformatics Network - focuses on crops and provides both tailored plant-specific data and infrastructure to the plant research and crop breeding community. Three partners are joined together: Leibniz Institute of Plant Genetics and Crop Plant Research at Gatersleben (IPK, BIT, Uwe Scholz), Helmholtz Center Munich (HMGU, PGSB, Klaus Mayer) and Forschungszentrum Jülich (FZJ, IBG-2 Plant Sciences, Björn Usadel).
The GCBN aims at accomplishing and providing crop plant-related bioinformatics services in the field of green bioinformatics. We will provide transparent access to germplasm data, improve gene and genome annotation and bridge genotypes with phenotypes. Together with the de.NBI coordination and the other de.NBI partners, we will organize user training workshops and consult users from plant sciences and breeding companies.
Developments We will offer access to various crop plant specific information systems and tools. All GCBN partners will improve the sustainability and increase the functionality of provided infrastructures and services. Continuously, we are evaluating the possibilities of tool installations at the different de.NBI service centers especially in the de.NBI Cloud. In case of positive results GCBN will try to implement the transfer.
Dr. Uwe Scholz (Service Center Coordinator)
Bioinformatik und Informationstechnologie
Leibniz-Institut für Pflanzengenetik und Kulturpflanzenforschung (IPK) Gatersleben
06466 Stadt Seeland
Prof. Dr. Klaus F. X. Mayer
Plant Genome and Systems Biology
Helmholtz Zentrum München - German Research Center for Environmental Health (GmbH)
Ingolstädter Landstraße 1
Prof. Dr. Björn Usadel