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Proposed Meetings

JGI Users Meeting

March 28-30, 2007
Marriott Hotel
Walnut Creek, California

The target audience for this meeting is JGI users and collaborators and new users. JGI sequences a wide variety of pro and eukaryotic genomes upon requests from users/scientists and conducts jamborees to help users make structural annotations (gene models). Most of these users are expected to attend this User meeting. It would be good if GO can do a outreach presentation/tutorial since many of these people have genomes that are ready to be annotated.


Interactome Networks

August 29 - September 1, 2007
Wellcome Trust Centre
Hinxton, UK

The audience for this meeting are high-throughput biologists and computational biologists. I went to this meeting last year and found many very powerful uses of GO (integration of HTP data to predict GO annotations) as well as inappropriate and inaccurate uses of GO (emphasis on how many levels from the root, ignoring genes that had not been annotated). In addition, many groups are comparing HTP interactions against curated datasets of complexes but they are not using GO protein complexes. It seems that this would be a good meeting to have some sort of mini-workshop about uses of GO, where to get GO annotation data, and get user feedback about the sort of issues/problems they have with using GO.


Systems Biology and the Environment

April 22-23, 2007
Seattle, Washington

The target audience for this meeting is researchers in the areas of energy sources, interactions between the environment and microbial communities, plant systems biology, biological responses to extreme environments, biodiversity, toxicology, and infectious disease. It would be good if GO can be present to encourage this group to use the GO & the SO (in addition to the other ontologies they may need). Many of these people will be sequencing and annotating genomes and then assessing function.