The need for developing existing databases of mitochondrial gene sequence variation with easily used, web-based query tools on an user friendly platform is rapidly becoming essential. A meeting will be held in Paris June 11, a satellite meeting of the Human Variome Project 2012 under the supervision of UNESCO. The project will benefit from a coming together of a broad grouping of those interested in mtDNA to discuss the present and future curation of mitochondrial DNA variations with two goals:
However the LOVD platform offers unique opportunities to bring variant and clinical data together in a strictly quality controlled computationally secure environment. Several groups have already accepted to be part of this initiative. We hope that you will be able to attend this meeting which should remain an informal but very interactive meeting to discuss the main objectives of our future mitochondrial consortium. We look forward to hearing from you and hope you will be willing to be part of this important project.
To register for the mito satellite meeting, please follow the link: http://wired.ivvy.com/event/91GQXT/