Get a grip on your data: Attend GMOD Spring Training, March 2011. Apply by Jan 7

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 2011.

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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 the 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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