GMOD Online Training 2014
Monday 19th May - Friday 23rd May 2014
GMOD Online Training offers an introduction to, and training in, the bioinformatics software offered by the Generic Model Organism Database project. Over five days, participants will learn about GMOD's free, open-source tools for visualising, storing, and disseminating genetic and genomic data.
Components covered in the course include:
- Chado database schema
- Galaxy analysis pipeline
- GBrowse and JBrowse genome browsers
- MAKER and MAKER-P genome annotation pipelines
- Tripal website generator and database interface
- WebApollo manual gene annotation software
The course is taught by experienced instructors and developers with deep knowledge of the tools and their applications. Attendees will be able to chat individually with tutors to ask questions and get assistance with problems.
By the end of the course, participants will have hands-on experience of setting up and using core components needed for a modern genomics project. We will be awarding Open Badges for each session of the course that the attendees successfully complete.
Unlike previous GMOD schools, this course will be conducted entirely online. We are currently assessing different software solutions for online lectures and interactions; if you have any experience (good or bad) with such software, please feel free to tell us about it!
Date: Monday 19th May - Friday 23rd May 2014; 9am - 6pm US Eastern time
Application deadline: 28th April 2014
Venue: online only
Cost and registration: $50 (to be confirmed)
The course is taught using virtual servers based in the Amazon Compute Cloud, and participants will require an internet connection, a modern web browser (Chrome, Safari, Firefox, IE 9 or later), and an SSH client (Windows users can download PuTTY; Mac, Linux, and Unix OSs come with an ssh client). Participants will need an Amazon account, which can be set up for free.
Attendees do not require any previous programming experience to attend the course.