2015 Washington DC GOC Symposium Agenda

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Registration & Arrival

Marvin Center

  • The GOC Symposium & Workshops Day will be held on Tuesday September 1st, 2015. The event will take place at the Marvin Conference Center, George Washington University, at the heart of Washington, DC. We will meet in Room 309.
  • There is no fee for registration for the Symposium + Workshops Day. All are welcome!
  • Please Register Here so we can plan breaks and lunch offerings.

Arriving to The Marvin Center at George Washington University

  • The Marvin Center at George Washington University is located at 21st Street Northwest, Washington, DC. The conference center is located a 6 minute walk from OWCHotel and a 5 minute walk from Foggy Bottom Metro.


Morning Session

  • 8:30 - 9:00 Breakfast, served in Room 310
  • 9:00 - 9:30 Welcoming remarks & overview of today's agenda. (Paul Thomas, Monica Munoz-Torres) Room 309
  • 9:30 - 11:00 Workshop #1: Annotation (Rama, Pascale, David OS, Chris, Rachael, Ruth) - Room 309
- Protege (David OS) Presentation slides
- Focus annotation (training - Ruth, synapse - David OS)
- Noctua - Chris
- microRNA guidelines File:MiRNA GO Meeting August2015.pptx (Rachael)
  • 11:00 - 11:20 Coffee break, served in Room 310.

Functional Context Matters: Building and Applying a New Dictionary for Human Development

"With the recent proliferation of genomic data sets, opportunities for computational scientists to make fundamental contributions to medical research have grown phenomenally. Dr Slonim's group is focused on developing novel computational methods to advance medical research in two primary areas: determining key regulatory processes governing normal human fetal development, and predicting or interpreting interactions between sets of proteins in a context-dependent fashion"

Lunch Break

  • 11:50 am - 12:40 pm: Lunch will be served in Room 310.

Afternoon Session

Dr. Ideker is Professor of Medicine at UCSD. He is the Director of the San Diego Center for Systems Biology and the Director of the National Resource for Network Biology. He is a pioneer in using genome-scale measurements to construct network models of cellular processes and disease.

- Statistical options and parameters
1. Underlying strategy and parameters
2. Use VLAD and GeneWeaver tools to demonstrate broad enrichment analysis options and capabilities
- Defining data sets for GO enrichment analysis
1. Development of Panther and GO data sets for enrichment analysis
2. Current implementation through AmiGO
3. Most common go-help issues and solutions
4. Next steps and future plans
- GO tools, website, training, outreach, Helpdesk, and TermGenie
  • 2:40 - 3:00 Coffee Break, served in Room 310
  • 3:00 - 3:40 Open discussion: Q&A and concluding remarks. - Room 309