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Revision as of 16:01, 10 October 2019


The 2019 SAB meeting will be Friday, October 11, 2019, from 9am-3pm in Room 248, 717 Potter Street in west Berkeley (this is a change of location--we were not able to get videoconferencing capability on the UC Berkeley campus). Lunch will be provided to PIs and SAB attendees.

Please see the "Getting around" section of the GOC meeting page for more information about getting to 717 Potter St.

The SAB dinner will be Thursday, October 10 at 7:30pm at Corso, 1788 Shattuck Ave., Berkeley.

Arranging travel and accommodations

Lourdes Montano <Lourdes.Montano@med.usc.edu> can help arrange your air travel and hotel in advance if you’d like, and we will reimburse local travel and meals. Or, you can arrange your own travel and/or hotel, which we can reimburse afterwards.

Recommended hotels

Four Points by Sheraton Bay Bridge

  • Address: 1603 Powell Street, Emeryville (1.4 miles from the Potter Street meeting location)
  • Phone: 1-800-325-3535
  • Rate: $175/night (single or double) block rate for “Gene Ontology / GO meeting” if you book by Sept 6.
  • How to book: Book using this link: https://www.marriott.com/events/start.mi?id=1563407776453&key=GRP or call 1-800-325-3535 and ask for the “Gene Ontology” room block. (NOTE: room block expired on Sep 6; link may not work.]
  • Description: A typical hotel. Has an outdoor pool and a fitness center.
  • Advantages: Closest hotel to meeting location.

Hotel Shattuck Plaza

  • Address: 2086 Allston Way, Berkeley
  • Phone: 866-466-9199
  • Rate: UC Berkeley rate: $215/night. Same price for double or single.
  • How to book: You will need to phone and ask for the UC Berkeley rate--not available online.
  • Description: Completely remodeled a few years ago. Has a fitness center but no pool.
  • Advantages: Right in the heart of downtown Berkeley, near BART, the UC campus, and many world-class restaurants

The Graduate (formerly the Hotel Durant)

  • Address: 2600 Durant Ave, Berkeley
  • Phone: 510-845-8981
  • Rate: Average of $210/night for a room with one queen.
  • How to book: No special rates; you can book online
  • Description: No pool or fitness center. More distinctive than the similarly-priced Hotel Shattuck Plaza. A recent article about The Graduate noted, "Berkeley's quirky counterculture is represented by bong-shaped lamps in the guestrooms and a restroom urinal painted with the logo and colors of Stanford, Cal-Berkeley’s arch-rival." Known for having made a brief appearance in the movie of the same name.
  • Advantages: Near UC Campus and Telegraph Avenue, a colorful if slightly sketchy part of Berkeley.


Name Organization Role Attend SAB meeting (11-Oct) Attend SAB dinner (10-Oct) Hotel Special dietary constraints
Paul Thomas USC GO PI Yes Yes Four Points
Paul Sternberg Caltech GO PI Yes Yes Four Points?
Chris Mungall LBNL GO PI Yes Yes N/A Vegetarian + seafood
Mike Cherry Stanford GO PI Yes Yes Four Points
Judy Blake Jackson Lab GO PI Yes Yes Four Points
Pascale Gaudet USC/SIB GO Project Manager Yes Yes -
Valentina di Francesco NHGRI Program Officer Will attend remotely No - -
Trey Ideker UCSD SAB member Yes Yes
Gill Bejerano Stanford SAB member Will attend remotely No - -
Tuuli Lappalainen Columbia SAB member Will attend remotely No - -
Christophe Dessimoz UCL SAB member Will attend remotely No - -
Donna Slonim Tufts SAB member Will attend remotely No - -
Alex Pico UCSF SAB member Yes (can't make dinner after all) (Arriving via car)
Sue Rhee Carnegie SAB member Yes No (Arriving from SF via Uber)
Paul Pavlidis UBC SAB member Will attend remotely No - -