Virginia Bioinformatics Institute Genome Annotation Workshop Series

Venue: Blacksburg

Location: Blacksburg, Virginia, United States

Event Date/Time: Aug 08, 2008
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Description

The workshop series will include three workshops: Plant-Associated Microbe Gene Ontology (PAMGO) training workshop, and Oomycete Bioinformatics training workshop and the Hyaloperonspora parasitica Genome Annotation Jamboree. The PAMGO and Oomycete Bioinformatics workshops will run concurrently from the 8 -10 August, 2007. The first two days for both workshops will be dedicated to presentations on structural genomics and functional genomics including in-depth coverage of the Gene Ontology and the use of PAMGO terms in the annotation and analysis of gene products from microbes that associate with plant and animal hosts. Concurrent sessions will run on the third day. Session 1 will be devoted to hands-on exercises involving literature and sequence/structural similarity-based PAMGO annotations. Session 2 will cover resources and tools for annotation and analysis of oomycete genomic sequences. The Hyaloperonspora parasitica Annotation Jamboree will follow immediately on 12-17 August, 2007. This will include presentations on the biology of H. parasitica, genomic resources available to date, tools for sequence annotation and analysis. Participants will then break into groups reflecting relevant subject areas for several days of manual annotation.

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