Systems Bioinformatics Workshop details
The workshop will be a two day meeting featuring talks, tutorials and a hack-a-thon.
Previous workshops have featured topics including Amazon Web Services, BioCyc, BioTapestry, Cytoscape, Cytoscape Web, Gaggle and Firegoose, GenomeSpace, MeV: MultiExperiment Viewer, MicrobesOnline, RAST and SEED, SBML, the Systems Biology Knowledgebase and many more bioinformatics software projects. For 2012, we plan to solicit an equally diverse array of presentations from software developers and PI's leading software projects. The Baliga lab will present the Network Portal, a new resource for visualizing, analyzing and comparing regulatory networks.
Last year, a keynote on scientific applications of cloud computing was accompanied by a well-received hands-on tutorial. This year we hope to expand our offering of tutorials, possibly including:
- software for network analysis (Python and NetworkX, R and igraph, Cytoscape Web),
- Hadoop, an open source framework for distributed computing
Got an idea? Want to lead a tutorial? Let us know! The goal is to help propagate new tools and techniques that developers can immediately apply to their work.
We will provide unstructured time and break-out meeting rooms to encourage engineers to work in closer collaboration than is possible remotely.
The workshop will be a place to push existing collaborations further, establish new links, and encourage vibrant discussions. Above all, we hope to assemble together a fun and stimulating program that inspires developers to see their individual efforts in context of scientific work flows spanning across several tools and data types, which will be necessary to advance the systematic understanding of biology.
The Systems Bioinformatics Workshop is supported by the Office of Science (BER), U.S. Department of Energy. “The Biological and Environmental Research (BER) program supports fundamental research and scientific user facilities to address diverse and critical global challenges. The program seeks to understand how genomic information is translated to functional capabilities, enabling more confident redesign of microbes and plants for sustainable biofuel production, improved carbon storage, or contaminant bioremediation.”