About FGED and its mission
MGED to FGED
What is Functional Genomics?
Functional genomics is a field of molecular biology that attempts to describe gene (and protein) functions and interactions. Functional genomics make use of the vast data generated by genomic and transcriptomic projects (such as genome sequencing projects and RNA sequencing). Functional genomics focuses on the dynamic aspects such as gene transcription, translation, regulation of gene expression and protein–protein interactions, as opposed to the static aspects of the genomic information such as DNA sequence or structures. A key characteristic of functional genomics studies is their genome-wide approach to these questions, generally involving high-throughput methods rather than a more traditional "gene-by-gene" approach.
Board Members of the FGED Society
The FGED Society board of directors came from a variety of organizations, universities, and companies, and served on a volunteer basis or were supported in their FGED-related efforts through a government grant which ended in 2010. The last serving members of the FGED board and their affiliations at the time are listed here, with previous board members included below.