RefGenome12Jun07 Phone Conference (Archived)

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  • Rex Chisholm (dictyBase)
  • Petra Fey (dictyBase)
  • Pascale Gaudet (dictyBase)
  • Karen Christie (SGD)
  • Eurie Hong (SGD)
  • Ruth Lovering (HGNC)
  • Fiona McCarthy (AgBase)
  • Judy Blake (MGI)
  • David Hill (MGI)
  • Harold Drabkin (MGI)
  • Mary Dolan (MGI)
  • Emily Dimmer (GOA)
  • Kimberly Van Auken (wormbase)
  • Donghui Li(TAIR)
  • Doug Howe (zfin)
  • Susan Tweedie (flybase)


  1. Discuss agenda items for meeting
  2. Plan to develop proposals for main issues on agenda
  • We should be able to have the meeting at Princeton after the GOC meeting
  • Strategies for identifying orthologs: Judy, Petra, Karen, DongHui and Kimberley

- now = YOGY, inparanoid, treefam - one issue is about using consistent strategies - we'd like to call in an expert at the meeting to help us - Judy: orthology analysis: we want to have tools but we need to make sure we dont user-infer from that - Rex: it's about specificity/ - KarenC: different tools give different results; I'd like to know why and understand how those tools work - Judy: I completely agree. We need to have by the meeting a white paper about how those tools work to provide a basis for discussion - Kimberley: also noticed different results with different tools - Emily: GAO has started to transfer electronic annotations; it's hard to keep track of the orthology information with different genome versions, especially for multispecies databases - MaryD/David: we'd like to to produce a tool that would help make ISS annotations - Emily: if this is automated, it should be IEA - Rex: I think we should look at the superset of all the ref genome species (and do what??)

  • How to prioritize disease genes: Rex, Pascale, Emily

- Emily: will NCBI display that set of genes? This is a nice morbid map to provide and would give publicity - Ruth: write a paper? - Rex: important good addition - Emily: do we have a target number of genes? - Rex, Judy: all disease genes? - Emily: do the genes have to be in morbid map? - Pascale: if there is a paper, then it's a good target gene. Data must be convincing (not just expression) - Judy: new ways to target new genes?

  • How to assess the progress made towards curation of reference genome genes; strategies for improvement (Rex, Emily, Susan

- We need to have a way to measure progress; right now it's rather crude. The data Rex sent last week was just counting how many genes each database has looked at - We should have a monthly meeting and everyone would provide stats

  1. Review annotation stats.
  2. Regular monthly phone conference. Use to review stats, open ref genome source forge items
  3. Other issues? (no other issues)

Action items

Next meeting

Agenda for next reference genome conference call