2012 Stanford Annotation Meeting Logistics

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GOC Annotation Meeting at Stanford, 26-28th February, 2012. Start Sunday at 11:00am and end Tuesday at 4:00pm.


Cardinal Room in the Clubhouse (adjacent to the Tresidder Student Union)
524 Lasuen Mall,
Stanford University,
Stanford, CA, USA.

There will be a GOC group dinner on Feb 26th (Sunday) at Mike Cherry's residence.
Address: 921 Casanueva Place, Stanford
Time: ~5:30pm


Stanford University maps

Meeting will be held at the Cardinal Room, Clubhouse (adjacent to the Tresidder Student Union), 524 Lasuen Mall, Stanford, CA.

Campus Shuttle (Marguerite)

Stanford University operates shuttle service (Shuttle Route Maps and Schedules) from Downtown Palo Alto, Palo Alto and California Avenue CalTrain stations. To get to the Cardinal Room, get off at the BookStore stop.

Realtime Shuttle Bus Service. The Stanford Marguerite Shuttle is free.


  1. Please indicate if you will be attending this meeting in the table below. This is important so we can make the appropriate room and food arrangement. We will provide toll free telephone & WebEx for remote attendees.
  1. No Registration Fee. The meeting will be sponsored by the Cherry Lab and the Department of Genetics, Stanford University.

Travel Reimbursement

For those seeking travel funding, please contact Ashley Stanton (Judy's assistant at MGI).
Ashley Stanton

Lodging Information

Five hotels are within a 15-20 minute walk to the meeting venue. Ordered below by price per night, lowest to highest.

  1. Hotel California $100/night
  2. Cardinal Hotel $free while rooms last. Room charges at this hotel will be paid by the Cherry Lab.
  3. Stanford Terrace Inn $190/night
  4. Sheraton Palo Alto Hotel $260/night
  5. Westin Palo Alto $260/night


These airports are both convenient to Palo Alto. Their is public transit from the airports. A taxi will be expensive but there are shared vans for much less cost.


Name Organization Hotel Name Vegetarian (Y/N)
Rama Balakrishnan Stanford University - Y
Mike Cherry Stanford University - N
Stacia Engel Stanford University Hotel California N
Ben Hitz Stanford University - N
Judy Blake Jackson Laboratory Stanford Terrace Inn N
Paola Roncaglia GO Office at EBI Cardinal Hotel N
Kimberly Van Auken WormBase Cardinal Hotel Y
David Hill Jackson Laboratory Cardinal Hotel N
Li Ni Jackson Laboratory Cardinal Hotel N
Chris Mungall LBL n/a Y
Susan Tweedie FlyBase N
Doug Howe ZFIN Cardinal Hotel N
Ruth Lovering BHF-UCL Cardinal Hotel N
Emily Dimmer UniProt-GOA Cardinal Hotel N
Yasmin Alam-Faruque UniProt-GOA Cardinal Hotel Y
Prudence Mutowo UniProt-GOA Cardinal Hotel N
Jane Lomax EBI Cardinal Hotel N
Claire O'Donovan UniProt gluten intolerant
Rolf Apweiler UniProt N
Harold Drabkin Jackson Laboratory Cardinal Hotel N
Varsha Khodiyar BHF-UCL Cardinal Hotel No beef
Valerie Wood PomBase Cardinal Hotel N
Tanya Berardini TAIR - N
Donghui Li TAIR - N
Dianna Fisk SGD - N
Petra Fey dictyBase Cardinal Hotel No red meat