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Revision as of 12:01, 10 October 2016

GOC Meeting, Los Angeles, November 4-6, 2016

  • Location:
    • University of Southern California


Consortium dinner Friday November 4

Planned Schedule

  • Friday November 4:
  • Meeting will run from 9am to 5pm.
  • Consortium Dinner will follow.
  • Saturday November 5:
  • Meeting will run from 9am to 5pm.
  • Sunday November 6:
  • Meeting will run from 9am to 1pm.
  • Optional break out groups may follow.
  • Monday November 7:
  • Noctua training workshop will run from 9 am to 3 pm

Meeting Venue and Directions

  • University of Southern California, Ray I. Irani Hall, room 101.
    • Campus Map: type "RRI" in the search box - http://web-app.usc.edu/maps/
    • Walk from hotel: Cross the street (Figueroa) at the light just north of the hotel, and continue almost straight across campus
    • Driving from off-campus: Enter campus from Vermont Street (west side), and pay for parking in Parking Structure A ("PSA" on map), which is right across from RRI. Or park right next to the Radisson Hotel and walk with the others (this is cheaper and probably easier on Saturday and Sunday).


  • International Flights
    • LAX
    • Recommend Uber (pick up on Departures level, one floor above ground) or Taxi
  • Some domestic flights
    • Burbank airport, slightly closer and more convenient than LAX

Meeting Dinner

  • Dinner will be on the 4th, starting at 6:30pm, at McKays in the Trophy Room: http://mckays.usc.edu/
  • Here are the dinner choices for that evening
    • Appetizer:
      • Soup of the Day
      • Garden Green Salad
      • Cajun Fried Calamari (Crispy Calamari Fries Served with House Remoulade & Lemon)
    • Main
      • Montego Bay Chicken (Half of a Farm Raised Chicken, Char-Grilled & Brushed with Authentic Jerk Marinade Over Chorizo-Calypso Rice)
      • Sake Salmon (Fresh Atlantic Salmon Glazed with Rice Wine & Miso Stir-Fried Vegetables, Forbidden Rice)
      • Flat Iron Steak (10oz Flat Iron Steak Grilled to Perfection with Maytag Mashed Potatoes Seasonal Vegetables & Red Wine Demi Glace)
      • Boneless Short Rib (12-Hour, Cabernet Braised Short Rib over Smoked Cheddar, Red Pepper Grits Seasonal Vegetables)
      • Cavatappi Arrabbiata (Corkcrew Pasta Tossed in Garlic Crème Sauce with Fried Roasted Tomatoes, Salmon Belly & Carlsbad Mussels)
      • Thai Curry Noodles (vegan/vegetarian; gluten-free) (Sautéed Garden Vegetables in a Rich-Red Curry Broth, Served with Flat Stir-Fried Noodles)


Please add your name to the table if you intend to attend the meeting, the dinner, the Noctua workshop, so we can get a headcount estimate.

Name Organization Are you planning to attend the GOC meeting Are you planning to attend the GOC dinner Are you planning to attend the Noctua/LEGO workshop the day after the meeting, Monday, November 7th?
Shur-Jen Wang Rat Genome Database Yes No No
Paul Thomas USC Yes Yes Yes
Suzanna Lewis LBNL Yes Yes Yes
Judy Blake Jackson Laboratory Yes Yes Yes
Paul Sternberg Caltech Yes Yes
Chris Mungall LBNL Yes No (previously organized meeting)
Seth Carbon LBNL Yes Yes Yes
Stacia Engel Stanford, SGD Yes Yes Yes
Kimberly Van Auken WB, Caltech Yes Yes Yes
Doug Howe ZFIN Yes Yes Yes
Sabrina Toro ZFIN Yes Yes Yes
Ruth Lovering UCL Yes Yes (note food: vegetarian or fish only) Yes
Leonore Reiser TAIR No Yes
Helen Attrill FlyBase Yes Yes Yes
Giulia Antonazzo FlyBase Yes Yes No
David Hill The Jackson Laboratory Yes Yes Yes
Harold Drabkin The Jackson Laboratory Yes Yes Not sure
Karen Christie The Jackson Laboratory Yes Yes Yes
Mary Dolan The Jackson Laboratory Yes Yes No
Li Ni The Jackson Laboratory Yes Yes Yes
Fiona McCarthy AgBase No
Petra Fey dictyBase No Yes (note: vegetarian or fish only) Yes
Peter D'Eustachio Reactome Yes Yes No
Edith Wong SGD Yes Yes Yes
Olivia Lang SGD Yes Yes Yes
Mike Cherry SGD Yes No
Helen Parkinson EBI No No
David Osumi-Sutherland EBI Yes No (It's my daughter's birthday!)
Val Wood PomBase Yes Yes
Huaiyu Mi USC Yes Yes
Maria Martin EMBL-EBI Yes Yes No
Tony Sawford EMBL-EBI Yes Yes No
Alice Shypitsyna EMBL-EBI Yes Yes Yes
Debby Siegele TAMU No
Jim Balhoff RTI Yes Yes No
Xiaosong Huang USC Yes Yes
Pascale Gaudet SIB Yes Yes
Chris Grove WB No No Yes
Raymond Lee WB Yes Yes Yes

NOT attending:

Moni Munoz-Torres - Previous commitment to attend http://www.icg-11.org/

Melanie Courtot

Paola Roncaglia


  • Make hotel reservations with your personal access code “GOCON” either
  • We have arranged for a group rate at the Radisson Hotel across the street from the USC campus.
  • Make sure to book by October 13, as there may be no availability after that date
    • the weekend of November 5-6 there will be two big football games at the Coliseum
  • Individuals will pay on own for all charges

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