A session on data analysis, mining, general bioinformatics support, and related topics will be held on Friday, August 28th 2009, at the International Workshop on Molecular Biology and Genetics of Lepidoptera in Crete. The aim is to find solutions to common problems of annotation, curation and comparative analysis of the growing body of transcript and genomic sequences for lepidopteran species. Several databases, including InsectaCentral and LepidoDB, both of which use GMOD Components, will be discussed in the workshop.
The session is held during the last conference day and is one hour long; we encourage Crete participants to talk to us during the week and point out related problems you are facing in your own work. We will then produce a list to be discussed during the session and focus on soliciting ideas on how to organize collaborative and centralized efforts to everyone's benefit. We would especially like to identify potential funding sources, groups willing to help write consultation papers and grant proposals and individuals willing to contribute to realistic solutions.
We would like to encourage those of you who are not planning to attend the Crete workshop to contact us with your thoughts and ideas on these and related subjects.