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CANCELLED: Tucson Software Carpentry Bootcamp

Workshop

Jan 6-7

Tucson, AZ

N. Merchant

Greg Wilson

In combination with Winter Breeding Institute

Winter Plant Breeding Institute

Workshop

Jan 6-10

Tucson, AZ

S. Goff

B. Walsh, A. Randall

Workshop: Bioinformatics Module, Jan. 8-10
Trainers: Steve Goff, Nirav Merchant

SeedSeq/Digital Seed Bank Meeting

Meeting

Jan 9-10

San Diego, CA

D. Ware

Hannes Dempewolf
Global Crop Diversity Trust
Platz der Vereinten Nationen 7 53113 Bonn, Germany
www.croptrust.org

Attendees: Steve Goff, Doreen Ware

PAG XXII (website)
PAG XXII Planning

Conference

Jan 11-15

San Diego, CA

J. Williams

D. Scherago

Full iPlant@PAG
*Attendees: *Steve Goff, Doreen Ware, Dan Stanzione, Jason Williams, Naim Matasci, Ramona Walls, Roger Barthelson, Dave Micklos, Josh Stein, Damian Gessler, Nirav Merchant.

ARFP Research Fellow Mtg

Meeting

Jan 16

Tucson, AZ

S. Goff

V. Lau

Location: Arizona Inn
2200 E Elm St.
Tucson, AZ   85719
Time: Jan 16, 2014, 8:30 AM - 11 AM
Purpose: The main emphasis of our program is on team science.  Our fellows wish to experience and hear  about your team science program, how it is organized, managed and sustained and what lessons they can learn from your successful program.

IRRI-iPlant Mtg

Meeting

Jan 17

Tucson, AZ

S. Goff

IRRI Visitors: Ramil Mauleon, Ken McNally, Nicolai Alexandrov

Purpose: to discuss the 1000 rice genomes that IRRI would like iPlant to host for public research.  Mtg included:  Nicole, Nirav, Naim, Martha, Roger, Edwin

EAGER: Report on International Data Exchange Requirements (RIDER) Adv Cmte

Meeting

Jan 30-31

Washington, DC

S. Goff

Jill Gemmill
zelda@clemson.edu   

RIDER = Report on International Data Exchange Requirements


TSW Linfield College

Workshop

Jan 31-Feb 1

McMinnville, OR

J. Williams

Sam Fox

2-day Tools and Services Workshop

Half-Day Scientific Meeting

UA Meeting

Feb 12

Tucson, AZ

S. Goff

Anne M. Wertheimer,
PhDScientific Manager,Biology of Aging Research
Arizona Center on Aging
Research Assistant Professor
Dept. of Medicine, Sect. Geriatrics 
Ph: 520-626-5850  
awertheimer@aging.arizona.edu 

 

Population and Community Ontology Collaborative Exchange + Biological Collections Ontology Workshop

Workshop

Feb. 18-20

Tucson, AZ

R. Walls

Judy Logue/Josie A

Sponsored by the Phenotype RCN and the Interoperable Information Infrastructure for Biodiversity Research (I3B) EAGER

Phenotype RCN

Meeting

Feb 20-23

Tucson, AZ

R. Walls; T. Lee

E. Huala

iPlant hosted meeting at Biosphere2

Invited Talk at TGAC

Presentation

Feb. 28

Norwich, UK

J. Williams

Rubina K.

Presentation:  Jason Williams, The iPlant Collaborative – A Unified Cyberinfrastructure for the New Life Science

iPlant/CoGe Workshop

Workshop

Mar 3-4

Wageningen, NL

E. Lyons, J. Williams

E. Schranz

Workshop: The iPlant Collaborative and CoGe

iPlant Getting Started

Webinar

Mar 10

N/A

J. Williams

 

Monthly Webinar for new account holders

Maize Genetics

Conference

Mar 13-16

Beijing, CHINA

D. Ware 

A. Stapleton

Attendees: Ann Stapleton, Doreen Ware, Jason Williams 
Poster:  The iPlant Collaborative 

Maize Genetics

Workshop

Mar 14

Bejing, CN

J. Williams

 

Workshop: An Introduction to the iPlant Collaborative 

Big Data in Biology

Meeting

Mar 23-25

San Francisco, CA

D. Ware, M. Schatz, D. Stanzione

D. Ware

Presentations:
Dan Stanzione, iPlant: Cyberinfrastructure for 21st Century Biology, 9:30 AM, 3/24/14 Databases & Clouds session
Micheal Schatz, Scalable Solutions for NGS Analysis, 9:30 AM, 3/24/14 Databases & Clouds session

Train the Trainers

Training

Mar 25

Davis, CA

J. Williams

 

Trainees: Mike Covington, Joe Fass, Monica Britton, Sebastian Reyes Chin-Wo, Raj Nandety, Aashish Ranjan, Michelle Stitzer

TSW@UC Davis

Workshop

Mar 26-27

Davis, CA

J. Williams  

Monica Britton, Ian Korf

Trainers: Jason Williams, Roger Barthelson, UCD newly-trained trainers

CUREnet

Meeting

Mar 31- Apr 2

Cold Spring Harbor, NY

D. Micklos, J. Williams

D. Micklos

Presentations:
Dave Micklos,  chair of panel on Infrastructure and Data for Large-Scale Collaborations
Dave Micklos, DNA Subway: An Infrastructure for Distributed Student Research on Genomics, DNA Barcoding, and RNA-Seq

GSC 16 - Genomics Standards Consortium

Soc. Conference plus Hackathon

Mar 31 - Apr 2

Oxford, UK

R. Walls

Neil Davies, Dawn Field

Hackathon for the Biological Collections Ontology during the semi-annual GSC meeting

Bioinformatics and Computation Biology Lecture Series

Presentation

Apr 2

Ames, IA

S. Goff

R. Jernigan, Dir.; MJ McCunn, admin; Mary Jane McCunn 
L.H. Baker Center for Bioinformatics and Biological Statistics 
112 Office and Laboratory 
Iowa State University 
Ames, IA  50011 
Phone:  515-294-7278 
FAX:  515-294-3841

Presentation:  Steve Goff, Using the iPlant cyberinfratstructure platform to explore the potential connection between protein metabolism, hybrid vigor, and cellular aging 
Agenda

Moorea Avatar Meeting

Meeting

Apr 3-4

Oxford, UK

R. Walls

Neil Davies, Dawn Field, Neo Martinez

Presentation: Ramona Walls, Supporting international collaborations iPlant style, providing input on use of iPlant's infrastructure for the Moorea AVATAR project.

Plant Sciences Inst Adv Board

Meeting

Apr 4

Ames, IA

S. Goff

Deanna Brill (admin), Pat Schnable (dept head)

 

Field-based High Throughput Phenotyping

Workshop

Apr 7-10

Maricopa, AZ

R. Walls

Jeffery White

A three day workshop on field phenomics.
Presentation: Ramona Walls, Using iPlant for plant phenomic data 

Internet2 Global Summit

Panel Presentation

Apr 9

Denver, CO

S. Goff

Dan Taylor, Director, Internet2

Session Title: "Using Big Data to Revolutionize Agriculture Worldwide" *scheduled for *Wednesday, April 9 from 1:15pm-2:30pm.

Get Started with iPlant

Webinar

Apr 11

N/A

J. Williams

 

Monthly Webinar for New Account Holders

NSF (RCN) Incubator: Network for Integrating Bioinformatics into Life Sciences Education (NIBLSE)

Meeting

Apr 17-18

Omaha, NB

J. Williams

Mark Pauley

Attendees: Jason Williams, Sally Elgin (iPlant SAB member)

Software Carpentry Workshop

Workshop

Apr 27-30

Toronto, ON

J. Williams

 

Attendees: Jason Williams, John Fonner, Jonathan Strootman

BioIT World Conference & Expo

Conference

Apr 29- May 1

Boston, MA

J. Carson

 

Attendees: James Carson to attend and represent iPlant and TACC

Datasphere

Workshop

May 5-6

Biosphere2, Oracle, Arizona

N. Merchant, M. Narro

Brian Heidorn, U. Arizona

NSF-funded workshop (~30) to explore the software and cyberinfrastructure needs of the biodiversity and environmental sciences, and address how a software institute might advance these fields.  
Workshop report

Plant Trait Semantics at iDiv

Workshop

May 6-7

Leipzig, Germany

R. Walls

Jens Kattge

Plant Trait Semantics in the Context of Biodiversity Research: Concepts and Opportunities for Interoperability.
Presentation: Ramona Walls, Plant traits in iPlant and Plant Ontology 

Software Carpentry Workshop

Workshop

May 12-13

Cold Spring Harbor, NY

J. Williams

 

iPlant will sponsor a two-day SC workshop at CSHL
Announcement Link

WiNGS Workshop

Workshop

May 12-13

Charlotte, NC

N. Matasci

Ann Loraine

Trainer: Naim Matasci, Naim will teach a class on using R for NGS. 

Get Started with iPlant

Webinar

May 14

Online

J. Williams

 

Monthly iPlant orientation webinar

OpenStack Summit

Conf

May 12-16

Atlanta, GA

E. Skidmore

 

Attendees: Edwin Skidmore, Steve Gregory
Conference website/program

iPlant Data Clinic

Workshop

May 20

Reno, NV

R. Barthelson, U. Hilgert

Christie Howard

Trainer: Roger Barthelson, Roger will lead a tour of iPlant and help a group of local faculty work through RNA-Seq data. 

Genomics in Education Workshop

Workshop

May 21-22

Reno, NV

D. Micklos, U. Hilgert

Christie Howard

Genomics in Education (DNA Subway) workshop.

Tools and Services Workshop

Workshop

May 27-28

Stony Brook, NY

J. Williams

Joshua Rest

Tools and Services Workshop
Trainer: Jason Williams

Ecological Modeling to SDM group

presentation

May 30

New York City, NY (remotely)

R. Walls

Mary Blair

Presentation: Ramona Walls, Ecological Modeling Proposal to the Species Distirbution Modeling Group at the American Museum of Natural History.
Link to presentation: iPlant AMNH 05-2014.pptx

iPlant New Releases and Previews

Webinar

Jun 6

Online

J. Williams, S. Srinivasan
E. Skidmore

 

Webinar on the latest iPlant releases and preview of upcoming features

SMBE

Soc. Conference

Jun 8-12

Puerto Rico

 

 

 

Reverse Site Visit

Site Visit

Jun 16-17

Washington, D.C.

S. Goff

K. Cone

Attendees: Steve Goff, Nirav Merchant, Eric Lyons, Matt Vaughn, Doreen Ware, Ann Stapleton, Jason Williams, Lyia Wang, Barbara Heath

iRODS User Group Mtg 2014

Meeting

Jun 18-19

Cambridge, MA

N. Merchant

Jointly coordinated by iRODS Consortium and DICE Center.

Event details here.  
Designated lodging: Best Western Plus Hotel Tria

JCVI

Workshop

Jun 18-19

Rockville, MD

E. Lyons

Haibao Tang

Trainer: Eric Lyons
Schedule:
Wed 10.45 am: iPlant Cyberinfrastructure (45min)
Wed 11.30 am:  iPlant services - hands-on (45min)
Thurs 9.00 am:  Comparative Genomics (1 hour)
Thurs 10.15 am:  Comparative Genomics CoGe - hands-on
Detailed workshop schedule

Earth Cube All Hands Meeting

Meeting

June 24

Washington,DC

N. Merchant

 

Attendee: Nirav Merchant, for a panel on CI

UK Collaborations

Meetings

Jun 21-29

Dublin, Edinburgh, London

M. Vaughn

 

Attendee: Matt Vaughn, attending various meetings, presenting, and holding discussions with UK collaborators

Understanding GWAS workshop

Workshop

Jun
23-24

Lincoln,
NE

J. Williams

Harkamal Walia,
Aaron Lorenz

Trainers: Jason Williams, Ann Stapleton
Topic: iPlant and GWAS in collaboration University of Nebraska, Lincoln faculty

Video

iEvoBio

Conference

Jun 24-25

Raleigh, NC

D. Boss

 

Presentation: Darren Boss, Atmoshpere Demo, June 24, 3:15pm session.

Genomics in Education Workshop

Workshop

Jun 27-28

Denver, CO

U. Hilgert, J. Williams

Heidi Loshbaugh

Genomics in Education Workshop
Trainer: Uwe Hilgert

Get Started with iPlant

Webinar

Jul 9

Online

J. Williams

 

Monthly iPlant orientation webinar

22nd Annual International Conference on Intelligent Systems for Molecular Biology (ISMB)

Conference

Jul 10-15

Boston, MA

J. Stein

 

 

Plant Biology 2014

Conference

Jul 12-16

Portland, OR

J. Williams

 

Attendees: Jason Williams, Nicole Hopkins, Christos Noutsos, Doreen Ware
iPlant Activites: Minisymposium, Booth

Software Carpentry Workshop at ASPB

Workshop

July 17-18

Portland, OR

J. Williams

 

iPlant and KBase in cooperation with ASPB will host a software carpentry workshop for ASPB members and also feature iPlant and KBase tools with hands-on demos.

Botany 2014

Conference

Jul 26-30

Boise, ID

J. Williams, U. Hilgert

 

iPlant Activities: 1/2 Day Tools-Services Workshop, 1/2 day Genomics in Education Workshop

Bioinformatics Workshop

Workshop

Aug 4-8

Stillwater, OK

E. Lyons

Peter Hoyt, Grad Program Dir, Bioinformatics, OK State University

Presentation: Eric Lyons (8/6/14), Using Atmoshere, as part of the bioinformatics workshop

Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting (ESA 2014)

Conference

Aug 10-15

Sacramento, CA

R. Walls

 

Presentation: Ramona Walls, The iPlant Collaborative: using iPlant for sharing, managing, and analysing ecologial dataWalls iPlant ESA 2014.pdfWalls iPlant ESA 2014.pdf

iPlant Workshop with ICRISAT

Workshop

Aug 11

Tucson, AZ
Hyderabad, India

S. Subramaniam

 

Attendees: ICRISAT team of Dr Rajeev Kumar Varshiney.
Presentation: Shabari Subramaniam, Overview of iPlant Resources

Genomics in Education Workshop

Workshop

Aug 13-14

Huntsville, AL

D. Micklos, U. Hilgert

Neil Lamb

Genomics in Education Workshop

iPlant Workshop

Workshop

Aug 13

Tucson, AZ
Tuskegee, AL

S. Subramaniam

 

Attendees: Prof. Guohao He and lab members, Prof. Channapatna Prakash.
Presentation: Shabari Subramaniam, Overview of iPlant Resources, and Identifying areas of collaboration between iPlant the research group of Guohao He

iPlant Workshop with ICRISAT

Meeting

Aug 13

Tucson, AZ
Hyderabad, India

S. Subramaniam

 

Attendees: ICRISAT team of Rajeev Kumar Varshiney. Followup discussion to identify areas of collaboration between ICRISAT and iPlant.

Agave Troubleshooting

Virtual Hackathon

Aug 14

Tucson, AZ
Austin, TX

N. Hopkins

 

Attendees: John Fonner, James Carson, Matt Vaughn, Rion Dooley, Roger Barthelson, Nicole Hopkins, Kurt Michels, and Nirav Merchant.

iPlant Workshop

Workshop 

Aug 16-17

Tucson, AZ
Quilon, Kerala, India

S. Subramaniam

 

Attendees: Faculty, Researchers and Students of Amrita School of Biotechnology.

WGCALP

Conference

Aug 17-22

Vancouver, CA

J. Williams

 

Presentations: James Reecy, iAnimal, and Fiona McCarthy, Functional Annotation/Pathways, Jason Williams, Using DNA Subway
Demonstration: Tuesday, August 19

CSHL Visit

Meeting

Aug. 20-22

Cold Spring Harbor, NY

N. Hopkins

 

Attendees: Nicole Hopkins, Ramona Walls

iPlant workshop

Workshop (remote)

Aug 25

Berkeley, CA

S. Subramaniam

 

Attendees: Members of Prof. Michael R Freeling lab. Overview of iPlant resources.

iPlant-Condor

Meeting

Aug 25-27

Tucson, AZ

N. Merchant

 

Attendees: Nirav, Todd Tannenbaum (UWisc), Greg Thain (UWisc),
Designated lodging: Aloft Tucson University
Ground transporation: taxi between TUS/Aloft
Rms 409 and 433 reserved --see https://resource-scheduler.pharmacy.arizona.edu/s/index?theday=08/27/2014

NPGI Postdoctoral Research Fellows Annual Awardee Meeting

Meeting

Sep 3

Arlington, VA

J. Williams

Diane Okamuro

Jason invited to give the talk:  The iPlant Collaborative: Computational Resources for Young Investigators - How Can We Help?

GenEx Roadmapping Event

Meeting

Sep 3-4

Minnetonka, MN

S. Goff

Mike Bean, Paul Bonnett, Bill Danker, Ray Riley, Syngenta

Attendees: Steve Goff, Eric Lyons, Ann Stapleton
Designated lodging: Embassy Suites Minneapolis Airport
Ground transportation:  Syngenta will organize transportation between lodging and their facility

High Performance Computing (HPC) in Undergraduate Biology Education

Meeting

Sep 3-5

Banbury Center, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

D. Micklos

Dave Micklos, Dan Stanzione, Jan Witkowski

The objective is to discuss IF and HOW we can expand educational access to HPC to allow more students to analyze biology’s big data. 30 attendees include D. Micklos, J. Williams, U. Hilgert from iPlant EOT and representatives from NSF and universities around the country.

DDN-iRODS User Group Meeting

Meeting

Sep 7-10

London, UK

D. Boss

 

Boss invited to attend meeting.

ECCB 2014

Conference

Sep 7-10

Strasbourg, FR

J. Williams

 

Workshop: Bioinformatics training
Trainer: Jason Williams (invited - Workshop 15 - Dual Benefit of Bioinformatics Training - Sep 7)
iPlant Demos (AM/PM Sep 9)
iPlant Poster - "iPlant Collaborative: A Unified Cyberinfrastructure for the Life Sciences"

Plant Genomics Congress USA

Meetings

Sep 12

St. Louis, MO

D. Ware

 

Presented “Translating Plant Genomes”

iPlant-BIO5 Researcher TSW Series

Workshop

Sep 15 - Oct 23

Tucson, AZ

T. Lee/A. Randall

Nirav, Eric, Ramona, Nicole, Edwin, Roger, Uwe, Stroot, Martha

Priority is for BIO5 Researchers; see schedule/modules on the registration webform (link not public)

ARS Arthropod Genomics Workshop

Workshop

Sep 18-19

Beltsville, MD

J. Williams

DeWyane Shoemaker

iPlant will hold two training sessions for ARS researchers working with Arthropods
Trainers:  Shabari Subramaniam, Jason Williams

SAB F2F

Meeting

Sep 25-27

Denver, CO

T. Lee, MM Sprinkle

 

 

Software Carpentry Boot Camp

Workshop

Sep 27-28

Phoenix, AZ

J. Strootman

 

Trainer: Jonathan Strootman
Website

CollabIT BioCenters Meeting

Meeting

Oct 6-8

East Lansing, MI

M. Narro

Tracy Teal, Michigan State U

Discuss what the BioCenters can do to work together, esp. Data Carpentry workshops and grant proposals. Meeting report.

Adaptive Discussion

Meeting

Oct 13

Bloomington, IN

E. Skidmore

 

 

TDWG Annual Meeting

Meeting

Oct 27 - 31

Jonkoping, Sweden

R. Walls

 

Theme is "Applications and Data Standards for Sustaining Biodiversity"

Biological Data Science Meeting

Meeting

Nov 5-8

Cold Spring Harbor, NY

J. Williams

 

Meeting Program
Program includes SAB Members Rick Stevens, James Taylor;
Nirav attending/presenting with Jason and cross-site coordination; John F attending also; SAB Members Rick Stevens and James Taylor are discussion leaders.Jason to Chair session on Biological Software

iPlant Train-the-trainers pre-workshop webinar

Webinar

Nov 10

Online

J. Williams,

 

Prep webinar for group of USDA-ARS trainers who will meet at CSHL in December.

CYMMIT

Meeting

Nov 9 - 12

Mexico City, MX

R. Walls

 

Business purpose:  This is a one-off working meeting to figure out how to use IBP and iPlant for the Genotypes2Fields initiative in maize.

NSF Visit

Meeting

Nov 14

Tucson, AZ

Exec Team, Jason W., Dave M.

Jane Silverthorne, Jim Olds

2014 11 14 NSF-iPlant Agenda

12th Int'l Symposium on Rice Functional Genomics

Meeting

Nov 16-19

Tucson, AZ

D. Ware, K. Chougule, J. Stein

Rod Wing

Doreen presented "Translating Plant Genomes", a talk that highlighted several resources including iPlant. 
Josh present "Creation and evaluation of an integrated phylogenomics resource for the Oryza", a talk that highlighted the application of Maker to the Oryza genomes. 
Kapeel presented posters:
 1.  Disease resistance gene analysis on chromosome 11 across ten Oryza species.
 2.  11 Oryza genome annotation using MAKER-P gene annotation pipeline.  
 

iPlant-Iowa State for Genomes2Fields

Meeting

Nov 30 - Dec 3

Ames, IA

Nicole H, Jeremy D.

Carolyn Lawrence

Designated Lodging:   Memorial Union at Iowa State campus

Volker Brendel visit

Meeting

Dec 2

Tucson, AZ

Eric L, Edwin S

Eric Lyons

Business Purpose:  UA Plant Sciences invited Dr. Brendel to give a presentation for their seminar series; he will also meet with Edwin re: Atmosphere Workshop Cloud during his visit to UA.
Designated lodging:  Peppertrees B&B
Agenda/Schedule

KAET-TV interview re: Jetstream

Outreach

Dec 3

Phoenix, AZ

Shelley L, Nirav M, Edwin S

Mike Sauceda
Coordinating Producer
KAET Arizona Horizon

Nirav and Edwin gave a live 8-min interview with Arizona Horizon host Ted Simons re: Jetstream, iPlant, and Atmosphere

iPlant Train-the-trainers

Workshop

Dec 7-10

Cold Spring Harbor, NY

J. Williams

 

A group of ~25 staff/researchers from USDA-ARS will be trained on helping other USDA-ARS scientists use the iPlant infrastructure for RNA-Seq
Goals:* Foster competency in using iPlant including knowing the general features of the platforms...* Support trainers with domain knowledge at the most basic level of analysing RNA-Seq data...* Cultivate support and commitment to a sustainable network...

Lifemapper visit

Meeting

Dec 10

Tucson, AZ

M. Narro, N. Merchant, R. Walls

 

Business Purpose: discuss how best to collaborate with Lifemapper to support spatial data in iPlant for the community.
External participants: James Beach, Aimee Stewart, CJ Grady, Jeff Cavner

iPlant-TACC Cross-Site Coordination

Meeting

Dec 15

Tucson, AZ

John Fonner, Matt Vaughn

Nirav M, Eric L, Edwin S.

Business Purpose:  coordinate development, website, management, and infrastructure teams for the rollout of Bio.CI umbrella organization starting at PAG 2015.
Other attendees:  N. Hopkins, S. Srinivasan, T. Edgin, D. Roberts, S. Littin, M. Narro, K. Kennedy, J. deBarry, T. Lee, S. Kuchimanchi

Jetstream Planning

Meeting

Dec 16-17

Tucson, AZ

M. Vaughn, N. Merchant, E. Skidmore

 

Business Purpose:  Jetstream project planning construction starting Jan 2015
Other attendees:  
UA: S. Gregory, J. Hansen, N. Merchant, E. Skidmore
Indiana U - Bret Hammond, Dave Hancock
U Chicago - Steve Tucke
TACC - Matt Packard, Matt Vaughn  

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