GMOD Spring Training Application Deadline January 7

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GMOD Spring Training Application Deadline January 7

Dave Clements, GMOD Help Desk-3
Hello all,

The application deadline for the 2011 GMOD Spring Training
( is the end of this
coming Friday, January 7.  Admission is competitive, so please apply
by Friday to avoid being automatically placed on the waiting list.
Details are below.

Thanks, and happy new year!

Dave C

Applications are now being accepted for the 2011 GMOD Spring Training
course (, a five-day
hands-on school aimed at teaching new GMOD administrators how to
install, configure and integrate popular GMOD components. The course
will be held March 8-12 at the US National Evolutionary Synthesis
Center (NESCent) in Durham, North Carolina, as part of GMOD Americas

These components will be covered:
   * Apollo - genome annotation editor
   * Chado - biological database schema
   * Galaxy - analysis and data integration framework
   * GBrowse - genome viewer
   * GBrowse_syn - synteny viewer
   * GFF3 - genome annotation file format and tools
   * InterMine - biological data mining system
   * JBrowse - next generation genome browser
   * MAKER - genome annotation pipeline
   * Tripal - web front end to Chado databases

The deadline for applying is the end of Friday, January 7, 2011.
Admission is competitive and is based on the strength of the
application, especially the statement of interest. The 2010 school had
over 60 applicants for the 25 slots. Any application received after
deadline will be automatically placed on the waiting list.

The course requires some knowledge of Linux as a prerequisite. The
registration fee will be $265 (only $53 per day!). There will be a
limited number of scholarships available.

This may be the only GMOD School offered in 2011. If you are
interested, you are strongly encouraged to apply by January 7.


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