About - P10K

Protist 10,000 Genomes Project

P10K Project

Protists are a highly diverse group of microscopic eukaryotic organisms that are not fungi, animals, or plants. So far, the Protista is estimated to include between 60,000 and 200,000 species, with many more still likely to be discovered. The Protist 10,000 Genomes (P10K) Project is the first big international genome sequencing initiative to focus on the kingdom of Protista. It will be carried out in three phases that will cover 85% classes, 60% orders and 30% families of protists, respectively. The final aim is to obtain genome information for ~10,000 species of protists through de novo sequencing combined with metagenomic data-mining. The P10K Project is an open initiative, and collaborators are welcome to join.


To complete the protist tree of life at genome-level resolution;
To understand the mechanisms responsible for the origin/evolution of biodiversity, multicellular organisms and sexual reproduction, adaptation to extreme environments, and symbiotic relationships;
To uncover the causative mechanisms for algal blooms and disease;
To support ecological risk assessments, disease prevention, and policy decision-making;
To facilitate data-mining and sharing of genomic resources related to pollution control, biofuels, fish food organisms, medicines, and nutrition.

Leading Institutes

Institute of Hydrobiology, Chinese Academy of Science
Tibet University
Henan Agricultural University
Lanzhou Veterinary Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences
Beijing Institute of Genomics, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Huazhong University of Science and Technology

National Resource/Data Center

Steering Committee

Wei Miao
Project Leader
Institute of Hydrobiology, CAS
Lirong Song
Institute of Hydrobiology, CAS
Sang Ba
Tibet University
Longxian Zhang
Henan Agricultural University
Guiquan Guan
Lanzhou Veterinary Research Institute, CAAS
Zhang Zhang
Beijing Institute of Genomics, CAS
Kang Ning
Huazhong University of Science and Technology

Contact Information

Email: P10k@XX
Tel: 86-27-68780050
Institute of Hydrobiology, Chinese Academy of Science
No. 7 Donghu South Road, Wuchang District, Wuhan, Hubei Province