Training and Workshops
Second Data Roundup: September 28-October 1, 2008
The second Morphology Data Jamboree, later renamed to, will take place in Rapid City and Sylvan Lake Lodge, South Dakota, and include project personnel, affiliated curators, and external advisors.
- Data Jamboree overview with links to agenda and related material
Evolutionary Biology and Ontologies Workshop: June 20, 2008
This workshop will be held in conjunction with the Evolution 2008 meeting in Minneapolis, MN, 20 June 2008. It is organized under the auspices of the National Center for Biomedical Ontologies (NCBO) in collaboration with the National Evolutionary Synthesis Center (NESCent).
- Barry Smith (Buffalo), Paula Mabee (University of South Dakota), Todd Vision (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill), Monte Westerfield (University of Oregon)
- This meeting is focused on the application of ontologies to studies in evolutionary biology and related disciplines, with a particular emphasis on studies of the phenotype.
- Introducing what ontologies are, how they should be built, what makes an ontology useful, and how ontologies help people collaborate across disciplines;
- Giving illustrations of ontologies actually being used to address problems of interest to evolutionary biologists;
- Networking and planning: what do we do next in order to advance ontology-based information integration in evolutionary biology?
- Registration will be open to attendees of the Evolution 2008 conference at no additional cost.
- Jim Balhoff
- Melissa Haendel
- Suzi Lewis
- Paula Mabee
- Anne Maglia
- Peter Midford
- Chris Mungall
- Martin Ramirez
- Barry Smith
- Todd Vision
- Monte Westerfield
First Morphology Data Jamboree: April 18-20, 2008
The first Data Jamboree on Morpholoy with project personnel, affiliated ichthyologists and curators, and external advisors was held at NESCent on April 18-20, 2008.
Needs Analysis Workshop: September 17-18, 2007
The Needs Analysis Workshop brought together leading scientists from the fields of morphology, development, evolution, genetics, and ichthyology to identify driving biological research questions that take the most advantage of the evolutionary, anatomical, developmental, and genetics data that the Phenoscape will integrate. In particular, the workshop aimed to identify what informatic tools are needed in order to answer those questions. The workshop was held at NESCent on September 17-18, 2007.