GMOD Summer School


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The first GMOD Summer School will be held July 11-13, 2008 at NESCent. 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 GMOD.

NESCent 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 the website.
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