Needs Analysis Workshop/Phylogeny Breakout
Participants: Monte Westerfield, Paula Mabee, Cartik Muthu, Chuck Kimmel, Wasila Dahdul, Hans Hofman
PM - what are participants most interested in?
-computing tree on the fly?
-repository of trees?
-manipulation of existing trees?
Group consensus - want the ability to deliver trees and ability to manipulate them
HH – want the ability to map as many phenotypic traits as possible;
-character mapping with phenotypic transitions, gains/losses, correlated changes;
-have sets of data mapped on tree – for example , all in situs done for a particular gene…
PM - view changes in all head bones
CK - choose a term and see all changes on tree, perhaps from a drop-down list
Group - discussion of challenges of visualizing multiple characters mapped on the tree
-similar functionality of MacClade, summarizing character change information as tick marks on branches, but this might get crowded
CK – interested in getting figures on the phylogeny
HH - look for correlation between gene expression and trait on tree
HH – note whether in situs have been done at all for species of interest; see which species have that data, download all the images.
CK - interested in output/reports of statistics and quantitative measures, such as statistics for testing character correlation
HH - also independent contrasts to assess character independence
HH - has used heat maps to visualize correlations in data sets; might be useful for this project
CK - time component mapped on phylogeny: overlay movie showing developmental sequence
WD - interest in input of your own data (unpublished) to interact with database?
CK/HH - yes, but challenges of data entry; perhaps a temporary repository for data similar to blast searches
MW - having a modified curator interface available for the user to enter their data and run analyses against the database