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PAG XXIII (conf website)
 
iPlant PAG Planning page

Conference 

Jan 10-14 

San Diego, CA

J. Williams, E. Lyons

J. Williams

Attendees: Jason Williams, Steve Goff, Nirav Merchant, Eric Lyons,
Nicole Hopkins, Jeremy DeBarry, Uwe Hilgert, Parker Antin
Designated Lodging: Doubletree San Diego Hotel Circle

AVATOL (Assembling, Visualizing, and Analyzing the Tree of Life) Phenomics

Meeting

Jan 12- 14

Biosphere2, AZ

R. Walls

 

iPlant Attendees:  Ramona Walls

iPlant-NSF Monthly Meeting (in-person)

Meeting

Jan 13

TBD

M. Sprinkle

Exec Team

In-person meeting to replace monthly call as Exec Team, Karen Cone and Diane Okamuro are all attending PAG.
Location:  T&C, Rm. XXX (Confirmation no?)

iPlant Get Started Webinar

Webinar

Jan 15 

Online

J. Williams

NA

Monthly webinar for new iPlant account holders

Jetstream Construction Planning Team

Meeting

Jan 20-22

UA, Tucson, AZ

M. Sprinkle

Therese Miller, millertm@indiana.edu

Business purpose - cross-site coordination for the construction phase of the project.
5 tech people coming early on 1/19
Designated lodging -

iPlant Quarterly SAB

Teleconf

Jan 22

virtual

M. Sprinkle

 

Time: 8am - 10 am MST

iSamplES RCN meetingRCN meetingJan 28-30UT AustinR. WallsKerstin Lehnart, Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia UniversityR. Walls presented on iPlant infrastrucure

TSW Clemson University

Workshop

Jan 29-30

Clemson, SC

J. Williams

 

Tools & Services workshop

Soymap Professional Development & Networking Workshop

Presentation & Demo

Jan 31

Santa Fe, NM

U. Hilgert

Michael Gonzalez

56 participants

Get Started Webinar

Webinar

Feb 11

Online

J. Williams

 

Monthly webinar for new iPlant account holders

NSF Visit

Meeting

Feb 13

Tucson, AZ

N. Merchant

 

 

Arizona Phenotyping Network

Meeting

Feb 13

Maricopa, AZ

M. Narro

Karen Schumaker

Meeting report

iPlant Webinar: Next Gen Sequencing

Webinar

Feb 20

Online

Roger Barthelson, Martha Narro

 

Next Generation Sequencing: Getting Started, Read Evaluation and Cleanup.

iPlant Software Carpentry Workshop at UA

Workshop

Feb 21-22

Tucson

Uwe H, J. Strootman, N. Zimmerman

 

Curriculum: Shell, git/GitHub, R
75 applicants, 48 participants
BIO 35%, MIS 41%, MATH 9% MED 4%, ENGR 4%
Graduate Students 53%, Ugraudates 21%, Postdocs 17%, Staff 6%, Faculty 4%

Gordon Research Seminar and Gordon Research Conference on Quantitative Genetics and Genomics

Meeting

Feb 21-27

Barga, Italy

Ann E. Stapleton

 

Ann will present iPlant poster.

2015 Aquatic Sciences Meeting

Meeting

Feb 22-27

Granada, Spain

Bonnie Hurwitz

 

Workshop: iMicrobe: A Cyberinfrastructure to Support Research in Microbial Ecology
Trainer: Bonnie Hurwitz
Date: Tuesday, 24 February, Time: 20:00 to 21:00

Genomics and Big Data in Instruction

Seminar

Feb 24

School of Plant Sciences, UA

Uwe Hilgert

 

 

Observational Data Model AlignmentWorkshopMarch 2-6NCEAS, Santa BarbaraR. WallsMark Schildhauer, National Center for Ecological Analysis and SynthesisAlignment/mapping of ontologies and data models used by iPlant, DataONE, O&M, and the biomedical community

Corn Breeders Meeting and Maize Genetics Meeting

Meeting

March 11-15

St. Charles, IL

Ann E. Stapleton

 

Ann will present iPlant posters.

Get Started Webinar

Webinar

March 11

Online

J. Williams

 

Monthly Getting Started Webinar

Big Data Workshop at Plant Reproduction 2016WorkshopMarch 18Tucson, AZE. LyonsRavishankar Palanivelu
Abstract: 

The workshop will introduce attendees to resources and tools to analyze big data, including iPlant Discovery Environment (DE), Managing "Big Data, genome management, visualization and analysis of RNASeq, variant calling, and comparative genomics with CoGe.

Attendance capped at 50. Please register for workshop here:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/9FB9TVX

Field Phenomics Workshop

Workshop

March 18-19

Maricopa, AZ

Martha Narro

 

Martha will present/demo. Meeting report and slides.

Data Carpentry Hack-a-thon

Hack-a-thon

March 23-26

Cold Spring Harbor, NY

J. Williams

 

iPlant will host a hack-a-thon on teaching and evaluation materials for Data Carpentry lessons on NGS data.

2015.03 AIBS Complex Data Integration WorkshopWorkshopMarch 30-31Arlington, VAR. WallsPaula Mabee, Phenotype RCN; Robert Gropp, AIBSPress release
Get Started WebinarWebinarApril 8OnlineJ. Williams Monthly webinar for new iPlant account holders

iPlant Webinar - Transcript Assembly: Approaches

Webinar

April 17

Online

R. Barthelson, M. Narro

 

Materials

NSF Charrette on Regional Big Data Innovation Hubs

Meeting

April 17

Wakefeild, MA

J. Williams

 

Jason will be attending the meeting: https://bdhub.info/

USDA-iPlant BigData Workshop on Genome Variation

TSW/TTT

April 19-22

Cold Spring Harbor, NY

L. Wang, D. Ware, Jason. W

 

~25 USDA Investigators will be working on applying iPlant resources to problems in Population Genomics. They will also train on iPlant CI and disseminate these skills within ARS.

Sustainability Retreat

Meeting

April 23-24

Dallas, TX

M. Sprinkle

 

Meeting for Executive Team to determine high-level strategy

Get Started WebinarWebinarMay 4OnlineJ. Williams Monthly webinar for new iPlant account holders

Genomics Standards Consortium (2015.05 GSC17)

MeetingMay 4-6JGI, Walnut Creek, CAR. Walls, B. Hurwitz 17th Meeting of the Genomics Standards Consortium. Theme: Standards for the Microbial Dark Matter. RW presented on ontologies for linking biodiversity standards and data. BH presented on iMicrobe.

TSW University of Georgia 

TSW

May 7-8

Athens, GA

J. Williams

CJ Tsai(?)

Two-day tools and services workshop.

Big Data + Bioimage Informatics Workshop

Workshop

May 14-15

UC Santa Barbara

Nirav Merchant, Martha Narro

 

Meeting report

Tools and Services Workshop

TSW

May 18-19

Santa Fe, NM

U. Hilgert

Luke Spangenburg (luke.spangenburg@sfcc.edu); Donovan Bailey (dbailey@nmsu.edu); Michael Gonzales (mgonzales@soymap.org)

These workshops will serve the New Mexico and West Texas area and are coordinated to reach institutions where we can impact a large number of users.

Spatial Data Workshop

Workshop

May 20

Tucson, AZ

Nirav Merchant

 

 

Genomics in Education Workshop

GinE

May 21-22

Santa Fe, NM

U. Hilgert

Luke Spangenburg (luke.spangenburg@sfcc.edu); Donovan Bailey (dbailey@nmsu.edu); Michael Gonzales (mgonzales@soymap.org)

Two-day workshop about use of cyberinfrastructure in teaching.

iMicrobe/iVirus Workshop at ASM

Workshop

May 29

New Orleans, LA

J. Williams

 

 

Genome Annotation with MAKER-P

Webinar

May 29

online

Shabari Subramaniam, Martha Narro

 

 

American Society for Microbiology

Conference

May 30 - Jun 2

New Orleans, LA

B. Hurwitz

 

Attendees: B. Hurwitz, R. Walls
Session Title: *iMicrobe: A Cyberinfrastructure to Support Research in Microbial EcologySession Date/Time: *Saturday May 30 2015 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM 

Get Started with iPlantWebinarJune 3OnlineJ. Williams Monthly webinar for new iPlant account holders

RNA-Seq for the Next Generation

Workshop

June 8-12

Bowie, MD

J. Williams

M. Spector (CSHL), George Ude (Bowie State).

A faculty workshop held by the DNALC at Bowie State Univ. will host faculty working on RNA-Seq projects using the DNA Subway Green Line, Data Store, and DE.

Tools and Services Workshop

TSW

June 15-16th

Brookings, SD

J. Williams

Carol L.

Collaborators from SDSU and USD will be hosting a tools and Genomics in Education Workshop.

Genomics in Education Workshop

GinE

June 18-19th

Brookings, SD

J. Williams

 

 

RNA-Seq for the Next Generation

Workshop

June 22-26

Long Beach, CA

J. Williams

M. Spector (CSHL), Jude Brusslan (CSU-Long Beach)

A faculty workshop held by the DNALC at Bowie State Univ. will host faculty working on RNA-Seq projects using the DNA Subway Green Line, Data Store, and DE.

Tools and Services Workshop

TSW

July 2-3

Norwich, UK

J. Williams and J. Fonner

Vicki Schneider (TGAC)

Jason and John will instruct a two-day TSW and work on collaboration with TGAC and other iPlant Collaborations

Galaxy Community Conference

Conference

July 6-8

Norwich, UK

J. Williams and J. Fonner

 

Jason and John will be attending and working on collaborations on developing bioinformatics developer communities and outreach

BOSC

Conference

July 10-11

Dublin, Ireland

J. Williams and J. Fonner

 

Jason and John will be attending and working on collaborations on developing bioinformatics developer communities. Jason has also been invited to participate in a panel discussion on outreach.

ECCB/ISMB Applied Knowledge Exchange Session

Workshop

July 11

Dublin, Ireland

J. Williams and J. Fonner

 

Jason and John will present a half-day workshop on uses on the iPlant CI. David Clements (Galaxy) and Vicky Schneider (TGAC) will also participate in a panel discussion on building bioinformatics training programs and community development

Get Started with iPlantWebinarJuly 22OnlineJ. Williams Monthly webinar for new iPlant account holders

Plant Biology 2015

Soc. Meeting

July 26-30

Minneapolis, MN

J. Williams

 

We will host an iPlant booth. Jason has submitted an abstract for a talk on iPlant CI. We will also host a Data Carpentry workshop

Data Carpentry Workshop at Plant Biology 2015

Workshop

July 30-31

Minneapolis, MN

J. Williams

 

We will host a Data Carpentry Workshop after the Plant Biology meeting. The focus will be working with NGS data sets using the lessons developed the March 2015 Hack-a-thon at CSHL.

ESA 2015 (Ecological Society of America)Society meetingAug 9-15Baltimore, MDR. Walls RW will host and present in an organized oral session on Data integration and informatics for the next century of ecology, and present in an ignite session on coding for ecology.
Get Started with iPlantWebinarAug 11OnlineJ. Williams Monthly webinar for new iPlant account holders
USDA-ARS Meeting on

Microbial genomics, Biomics, and Metagenomics Workshop

MeetingAug 18Athens, GAJ. Williams Jason has been invited to speak on iPlant resources that USDA-ARS can leverage in technologies available for micro-biome and metagenome sequencing, assembly and analyses.
Genomics in EducationWorkshopAug 19-20Ft. Myers, FLJ. WilliamsAnjali MisraTwo-day workshop about use of cyberinfrastructure in teaching.
Executive Team RetreatMeetingAug 20-21Dallas, TXM. Sprinkle One-day meeting for Executive Team to meet in person.
Get Started with iPlantWebinarSep 11OnlineJ. Williams Monthly webinar for new iPlant account holders

UC Davis

Workshop

Sep 28-30

Davis, CA

J. Williams

C.T. Brown

iPlant workshop, including instructor training.

TDWG2015MeetingSep 27 - Oct 1Nairobi, KenyaR. Walls R. Walls will present a 1 hour pre-conference overview (remotely) and 2 1.5hr hands on workshops, as part of a capacity building activity for biodiversity information specialists from Sub-Saharan African countries.
Get Started with iPlantWebinarOct 7OnlineJ. Williams Monthly webinar for new iPlant account holders

iPlant Software Carpentry Workshop at UA

Workshop

Oct 3-4

Tucson

Uwe Hilgert

 

Curriculum A: Shell, git/GitHub, R, Atmosphere for novices to programming
Curriculum B: Shell, git/GitHub, R, Atmosphere for people with some programming experience

100 applicants, 69 participants

BIO 36%, ENV 16%, Space 11%, GEO 9%, MED 6%, ENGR 7%, MATH 5%
Graduate Students 59%, Postdocs 16%, Staff 12%, Faculty 11%

Colorado State Univ.TalkOct 20Ft. Collins, COJ. WilliamsZaid AbdoJason will give a talk including a demo of iPlant features and updates to the college of Vet. Med. and Biomedical sciences as well as meet throughout the day with CSU collaborators. 
NEON/Data Carpentry HackathonHackathonOct 21-23Boulder, COJ. WilliamsLeah Wasser (NEON)This will be the first EOT collaboration with NEON as we work on lessons for geospaitial data that are relevant to NEON, Data Carpentry, and iPlant.
Genome InformaticsConferenceOct 28-30Cold Spring Harbor, NYL. Wang The following posters will be presented:

Assessing new tools and best practices for RNA seq data analysis and visualization with iPlant cyberinfrastructure Kapeel M Chougule, Andrew Olson, Jurandir Vieira De Magalhaes, Peter Van Buren, Liya Wang, Doreen Ware

Building a Distributed System for Sequence Analysis Liya Wang, Peter Van Buren, Doreen Ware

Phenomics ConferenceConferenceNov 9-10Spokane, WAMartha Narro

Sindhuja Sankaran (Washington State U)

Martha is presenting (invited) and participating in discussion groups to describe what iPlant can offer to support phenotyping for plant breeding. Meeting report
Future of Data Commons and Software WorkshopNov 18DCNirav MerchantCENDI, RDA, National AcademiesNirav's slides

iPlant Webinar - Analyzing High Throughput Sequencing Reads with the NGS Eclipse Pugin 

webinarNov 20onlineMartha NarroJorge Duitama (CIAT)materials
Half-day iPlant workshop at CSHL Plant Genomes and Biotechnology MeetingWorkshopDec 2Cold Spring Harbor, NYJ. Williams This workshop will be for meeting attendees and CSHL students/staff. The goal will be to highlight new iPlant features developed since the last (2013) CSHL plant meeting. The workshop will focus on RNA-Seq, Annotation, and assembly, and will also be available via Livestream.
Plant Genomes & Biotechnology: From Genes to NetworksConferenceDec 2-9Cold Spring Harbor, NYJ. Williams 

The following posters will be presented:

Building a variant analysis platform using the iPlant Agave API Zhenyuan Lu, Kapeel Chougule, Cornel Ghiban, Liya Wang, Doreen Ware

Scaling plant science (and scientists) using Biological Cyberinfrastructure Jason Williams, iPlant Collaborative

The 2015 International Conference on Computational Science and Computational IntelligenceConferenceDec 7-9Las Vegas, NVL. Wang 

The following talk will be presented:

Architecting a Distributed Bioinformatics Platform with iRODS and iPlant Agave API Liya Wang, Peter Van Buren, Doreen Ware

Addressing Biological Informatics Workforce Needs

WorkshopDec 8Washington, DCN. MerchantNirav Merchant

Enabling team science: Managing data and computations at scale with iPlant

iPlant Tools and Services WorkshopWorkshopDec 17-18Santiago, ChileN. Merchant, E. LyonsFelipe Andres Gajardo EscobarSantiago is 4 hours ahead of Tucson. They have 36 participants.

AVATOL Phenomics - which stands for Assembling, Visualizing, and Analyzing the Tree of Life.

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