News/GMOD Summer School 2012: Apply Now
Applications are now being accepted for the 2012 GMOD Summer School course, a five-day hands-on school aimed at teaching new GMOD administrators how to install, configure and integrate popular GMOD Components. The course will be held August 25-29 at the US National Evolutionary Synthesis Center (NESCent) in Durham, North Carolina.
These components will be covered at the school:
- Apollo or WebApollo - genome annotation editor
- Chado - biological database schema
- Galaxy - workflow system
- GBrowse - genome viewer
- GBrowse_syn - synteny viewer
- GFF3 - genome annotation file format and tools
- InterMine - biological data mining system
- JBrowse - next generation genome browser
- MAKER - genome annotation pipeline
- Tripal - web front end to Chado databases
The deadline for applying is the end of July 9, 2012. Admission is competitive and is based on the strength of the application, especially the statement of interest. The 2011 school had over 70 applicants for the 25 slots. Any application received after deadline will be automatically placed on the waiting list.
The course requires some knowledge of Linux as a prerequisite. The registration fee will be $300 (only $60 per day). There will be a limited number of scholarships available.