About the EuPathDB Workshop

The EuPathDB workshop is a 3.5-day thorough and intensive introduction to database resources that are part of the EuPathDB Bioinformatics Resource Center. It is centered on determining what is — and isn't — working for you, the end-user. Our goal is to maintain a fruitful and ongoing conversation between the developers and the biologists to obtain more efficient, effective ways to help you reach your goals. We hope this experience is as beneficial for you as it is for us, and we look forward to learning together.

Please read this page carefully to determine if this workshop would benefit your research group or your institution's parasite research objectives.

Who should apply: The ideal candidate has a need to become an expert user of one or more of these database resources and presumably has a bioinformatics research problem to work on while attending the course. Preference will be given to applicants who are willing and able to transfer their newly acquired knowledge to others at their home institutions. Evaluation of the applications will focus heavily on the responses to the questions asked on the application page and on letters of recommendation.

Databases covered: EuPathDB, AmoebaDB, CryptoDB, FungiDB, GiardiaDB, HostDB, MicrosporidiaDB, OrthoMCL, PiroplasmaDB, PlasmoDB, ToxoDB, TrichDB, TriTrypDB

Costs and Fees: The course is free. Housing, all training materials and lunches are covered. Attendees are expected to provide their own transportation to the course and pay for a few of their meals. Letters of acceptance will be mailed early to facilitate the solicitation of outside travel funds.

When: 6:30pm on Sunday, May 31 to 5:00pm on Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Where: University of Georgia, Athens, GA, USA
Davison Life Sciences Building, room C128.

Application deadline: February 16, 2015. (registration is closed)

Acceptance notification by: March 1, 2015

Number of course participants: This course is limited to 30 participants.

Housing: Hotel room charges will be paid by EuPathDB for the nights of May 31 through June 3 (check-out 11:00am, June 4). Attendees who will be arriving early or leaving late will be responsible for the cost of additional nights at $96 per night. See our Travel page for more information.

Computer/Network Access: Participants will be provided with desktop computers to use in the workshop sessions. You are welcome to bring your own laptop to use in other areas. The Holiday Inn Hotel provides free high-speed Internet in all rooms.

Additional Information: Email your questions to jckadmin@uga.edu

EuPathDB Bioinformatics Resource Center — 2015 Workshop
For more information, email jckadmin@uga.edu.