GMOD 2011 Spring Trainings announced; applications available

From the ethers comes word of the GMOD spring trainings. I hear how valuable these are for folks who are working with the Generic Model Organism tools like GBrowse, Apollo, Chado, and more from the installation/configuration perspective. (Our trainings focus on the end users.) And this time they are also listing Galaxy as one of the tools they’ll be training on! Here’s the full text, with the links to find out more:

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.


These components will be covered:
* Apollo – 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 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
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.


Dave Clements