Structural Genomics (SG) & Beginning a Research Dialogue with the Metagenomics Community

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Ian Wilson of The Scripps Research Institute & Stephen Burley, Eli Lilly & Co. Presents "Structural Genomics (SG) & Beginning a Research Dialogue with the Metagenomics Community"

Rational Approaches of Data Management Across Boodles of Data

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Rational Approaches of Data Management Across Boodles of Data

Towards an Open Access Gazetteer

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The Gazetteer (Gaz) is a community-based project of the EnvO Consortium for describing instances of organism environments and biological samples supporting consistent annotation of locations and environments. The Gazetteer describes places and place names, and the relations between them. The Gaz, with 130,000 plus terms (over 50 % of terms defined) and relations, is being utilizing in scientific investigations such as applying Gaz terms to organisms based on free-text from the Encyclopedia...

Should Genomics Contextual Data Fly Coach?

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Inigo San Gil, University of New Mexico The Long Term Ecological Research Network (LTER) creates long-term ecological data records in twenty six sites across the US. Five years ago the LTER adopted a metadata specification called the Ecological Metadata Language (EML) to facilitate network data integration and synthesis. A growing number of LTER scientists are conducting genomics research, thus the need to adopt an integrated genomics and ecological data management system is urgent....

The Importance of Context for the Design and Interpretation of Comparative Metagenomics Studies: The MINIMESS Proposal

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Jeroen Raes, European Molecular Biology Laboratory Comparative metagenomics is a powerful tool to detect environment-specific adaptation of the communities that inhabit them. However, a wide range of technical and biological interfering factors hamper the correct interpretation of comparative metagenomics results. Here, I will describe some of these factors and pitfalls and propose a minimal metagenome sequence analysis standard (MINIMESS) to cope with these issues. This suggested...

Metadata Capture in the IMG/IMGm: Getting Scientists to Contribute

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Metadata Capture in the IMG/IMGm: Getting Scientists to Contribute - Victor Markowitz, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab