Hello all,

*Register for the March 2011 GMOD Meeting (
http://gmod.org/wiki/March_2011_GMOD_Meeting) by this Friday, Feb 18, and
save  over 15%.*

The March meeting is part of GMOD Americas 2011 (
http://gmod.org/wiki/GMOD_Americas_2011), an event that includes Satellite
Meetings, a GMOD Course (already full), and for the first time, an
"Introduction to GMOD" session the night before the meeting for GMOD
newcomers. GMOD Americas 2011 events are being held at the US National
Evolutionary Synthesis Center (NESCent) in Durham, North Carolina, United

Also, if you have a topic you want to discuss at the meeting, please send it
to Scott Cain <sc...@scottcain.net> ASAP so he can get you on the program.

*About GMOD:*
GMOD is the Generic Model Organism Database project, a collection of
interoperable open-source software components for annotating, visualizing,
managing and analyzing biological data. GMOD is also an active community of
software developers and biologists addressing common challenges with their

The GMOD suite includes widely used tools such as GBrowse and JBrowse (and
WebGBrowse) for genome browsing, Apollo and MAKER for genome annotation,
GBrowse_syn and CMap for comparative genomics visualization, Chado, BioMart
and InterMine for data integration, management, and querying, and Galaxy and
Ergatis (and ISGA) for data analysis.

*Meeting Overview:
*As with previous GMOD meetings, this meeting will have a mixture of project
talks, component talks, and user talks. Our guest speaker is Dr. Eric Stone of
North Carolina State University. Dr. Stone will talk about his experience on
the "Drosophila Genome Reference Panel," a project that is sequencing and
annotating almost 200 inbred lines.

The agenda is driven by attendee suggestions, and you are encouraged to add
your suggestions now. For an idea of what happens at a GMOD meeting, see the
writeup of the September 2010 GMOD Meeting. GMOD meetings are an excellent
way to meet GMOD developers and users and to learn (and affect) what's
coming in the project.

*Registration for the March 2011 GMOD Meeting is
 $80 on or before February 18
 $95 after February 18

Please register early, both to save money, and ensure a spot. You are also
strongly encouraged to submit a talk and/or sign up for (or propose) a
Satellite Meeting. Details on transportation, suggested lodging, and other
logistics are on the GMOD Americas 2011 page.

This meeting, and all GMOD Americas 2011 events, are jointly sponsored by
NESCent and the Galaxy Project.

Hope to see you in North Carolina!

Dave Clements
Galaxy Project

PS: And I hope to see you in the Netherlands as well!  *The abstract
submission deadline for the Galaxy Community Conference is Feb 28.*  See

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