Needs Analysis Workshop
Needs Analysis Workshop
A workshop hosted by the National Evolutionary Synthesis Center (NESCent).
Location and Date
Venue: National Evolutionary Synthesis Center (NESCent) (, also see )
Date: September 17-18, 2007
Organizers: Paula Mabee, Monte Westerfield, Todd Vision, and Hilmar Lapp
We are developing the first informatics system to integrate evolutionary, anatomical, developmental, and genetics data. Such a system will serve the community of developmental and evolutionary biologists by providing web-based access to integrated information.
This workshop engages scientists from the fields of morphology, developmental and evolutionary biology, genetics, and ichthyology to collaboratively develop, refine, and prioritize how the research community will be able to use this system. The goal of the workshop is to develop use-cases, or driving biological research questions that push the limits of knowledge in the developmental and evolutionary biology fields. These will in turn drive the development of the database and web-based interfaces.
The workshop will also provide an interesting opportunity to brainstorm about the informatics tools and data required to push beyond these limits, thus fostering new discoveries at the interface between evolution and developmental genetics.
Monday, August 17
Tuesday, August 18
- For long-distance participants, the hotel is the Millenium Hotel (2800 Campus Walk Ave, Durham, NC 27705; tel. (919) 383-8575)
- For dining & entertainment, NESCent is right across from Ninth Street
- For the venue, NESCent is in the historic Erwin Mills building ( )
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Members of the project team are in bold font.
|Arhat Abzhanov||Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University|
|Wasila Dahdul||Department of Ichthyology, Academy of Natural Sciences|
|Jim Hanken||Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard University|
|Hopi Hoekstra||Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University|
|Hans Hofmann||Dept. Integrative Biology, University of Texas at Austin|
|Elizabeth Jockusch||Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, University of Connecticut|
|Elizabeth Kellogg||Dept. of Biology, University of Missouri - St. Louis|
|Chuck Kimmel||Institute of Neuroscience, University of Oregon|
|John Lundberg||Department of Ichthyology, Academy of Natural Sciences|
|Paula Mabee||University of South Dakota|
|Peter Midford||Dept. of Zoology, Univ. of British Columbia|
|Gavin Naylor||Dept. of Biological Science, Florida State University|
|David Stern||Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Princeton University|
|Todd Vision||NESCent, and Department of Biology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill|
|Gunter Wagner||Yale University|
|Monte Westerfield||Zebrafish Information Network (ZFIN) and Institute of Neuroscience, University of Oregon|