Apply now for GMOD summer school, 6-9 May, Durham NC

We are pleased to announce that we are now accepting applications for:

2010 GMOD Summer School - Americas
6-9 May 2010; Deadline 22 Feb.
NESCent, Durham, NC, USA

This will be a hands-on multi-day course aimed at teaching new GMOD users/administrators how to get GMOD Components up and running. The course will introduce participants to the GMOD project and then focus on installation, configuration and integration of popular GMOD Components.

GMOD ( is a collection of open-source and
interoperable software components for visualizing, annotating, and managing biological, especially genomic, data. GMOD is also a community of users and developers addressing common challenges with their data.

The course will be held May 6-9, at the US National Evolutionary Synthesis Center (NESCent) in Durham, NC. These GMOD components will be covered:

* Apollo - genome annotation editor
* Chado - a modular and extensible database schema
* Galaxy - workflow system
* GBrowse - the Generic Genome Browser
* GBrowse_syn - A generic synteny browser
* JBrowse - genome browser
* MAKER - genome annotation pipeline
* Tripal - web front end for Chado

The deadline for applying is the end of Friday, February 22. Admission is competitive and is based on the strength of the application (especially the statement of interest). In 2009 there were over 50 applications for the 25 slots. Any applications received after the deadline will be placed on the waiting list.

See the course page for details and an application link: [ more ]