New Workshop Added to Plant Biology 2013: Mining for Meaning
Thursday, May 16, 2013
Sign up for this free workshop when you register for Plant Biology 2013 or, if you have already registered, add it to your registration in our online store. Space is limited: sign up today!
Sunday, July 21, 2013, 7:45 - 10: 45 pm
Workshop: Mining for Meaning: Compiling Regulatory Networks from Omics Data Within and Across Plant Species.
Presenters: Elijah Myers, Curtis Klumas, Ruth Grene, and Lenwood S. Heath, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061.
Participants will be trained in the use of the Beacon Pathway Editor, a user-friendly computational tool for the assembly, representation, and editing of moderate to large regulatory networks. "Founder” pathways, compiled by members of the community, are already stored in the publicly accessible Beacon database. A simulation engine for performing in silico experiments is under development, as is an inference engine that uses omics data to infer new nodes and relationships in signal transduction pathways. By the completion of the workshop, participants will be prepared to compile their own pathways and to store them in the communal Beacon database. Participants are expected to bring their own laptops with Java installed. Participants are requested to register at the Beacon project website https://bioinformatics.cs.vt.edu/beacon/ and can find additional information there.