[Bio-software] GMOD Summer School, July 11-13, 2008, Durham, NC, USA

Dave Clements via bio-soft%40net.bio.net (by clements from nescent.org)
Mon Mar 24 15:32:48 EST 2008

GMOD Summer School
11-13 July, 2008
National Evolutionary Synthesis Center (NESCent)
Durham, North Carolina, USA

The first GMOD Summer School (http://gmod.org/GMOD_Summer_School) will
be held July 11-13, 2008 at the National Evolutionary Synthesis Center
(NESCent), in Durham, North Carolina, USA.  GMOD is a collection of
interoperable open source software components for managing genomic
data.  GMOD components are used in diverse contexts, with both
emerging and established model organisms.

The course will provide an overview of GMOD and cover these popular
components in detail:
 * Chado - a modular and extensible database schema
 * Apollo - genome annotation editor
 * GBrowse - genome viewer
 * CMap - comparative map viewer
 * Community Annotation System - GMOD's most popular components in a
single system

This is a 2 1/2 day hands-on workshop aimed at teaching new GMOD users
how to get up and running with popular GMOD components.  There will
also be a concurrent 1 day session aimed at principal investigators
that will give decision makers an overview of what GMOD can do, how
the project operates, and what level of resources are needed to use

The National Evolutionary Synthesis Center (NESCent,
http://nescent.org) has joined the GMOD project with the goal of
lowering the barrier to entry for research communities focused on
emerging model organisms.  The GMOD Summer School is a part of this
effort.  NESCent is also extending GMOD components, particularly
Chado, to better support comparative and evolutionary data.

If you are interested in attending the GMOD Summer School please
submit a Statement of Interest before April 15, 2008.  The course is
free but enrollment is limited. For application information and a
tentative program see:


Please let me know if you have any questions, comments, or requests.


Dave Clements
GMOD Help Desk
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