Applications are now being accepted for the 2012 GMOD Summer School
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 August 25-29 at the US National
Evolutionary Synthesis Center (NESCent) in Durham, North Carolina.

These components will be covered at the school:

   Apollo or WebApollo - genome annotation editor
   Chado - biological database schema
   Galaxy - workflow system
   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 July 9, 2012. Admission is
competitive and is based on the strength of the application,
especially the statement of interest. The 2011 school had over 70
applicants for the 25 slots. Any application received after deadline
will be automatically placed on the waiting list.

The course requires some knowledge of Linux as a prerequisite. The
registration fee will be $300 (only $60 per day). There will be a
limited number of scholarships available.


Scott Cain

Scott Cain, Ph. D.                                   scott at scottcain dot net
GMOD Coordinator (                     216-392-3087
Ontario Institute for Cancer Research

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