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2nd International Biocuration Meeting
San Jose , California
October 25 - 28, 2007

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Meeting Purpose
This meeting will provide a forum for curators and developers of biological databases to discuss their work, promote collaboration, and foster a sense of community in this very active and growing area of research.  Participants from academia, government, and industry interested in the methods and tools employed in curation of biological data are encouraged to attend.

Focus Areas
  • Literature Collection/Curation
  • Sequence Annotation/Comparative Genomics
  • Ontologies
  • Functional Genomics Curation
  • Curation Standards and Best Practices
  • Community Curation
Abstracts addressing other areas relevant to biocuration will also be accepted.

Meeting Location
Hayes Mansion
200 Edenvale Ave.
San Jose, CA. 95136

Plenary Speakers
Helen Berman - PDB
Minoru Kanehisa - KEGG
Judy Blake - GO

Meeting Registration (Deadline Extended: August 15th, 2007)
    The registration fee (in US Dollars) is:
  • Academic: $100
  • Commercial: $300
  • Postdoc/student: Free

Note: If you are not staying overnight at the Hayes Mansion, day use fee is $92/person/day and does not include dinner. Please add the day use fee ($276 for the meeting) to the registration fee if you are not planning on staying at Hayes Mansion. Dinner can be purchased a la carte for day users at the hotel.

Meeting registration payment must be in the form of a check* made out to:
Carnegie Institution

*Checks must be in US Dollars. No other forms of payment will be accepted.

Mail Check to:
Carnegie Institution
Department of Plant Biology
Attn: Sue Rhee
260 Panama St.
Stanford, CA 94305

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Lodging and Meals
  • Follow the 'Make a Reservation' link on the Hayes Mansion website and enter 'Carnegie' as the Group Code.
  • Alternatively call Central Reservations at 1-800-98-DOLCE and ask to make reservations for the Carnegie group, or call Lynn, the Hayes Mansion reservationist at 408-362-2322.
  • Your reservation with Hayes Manision will include all meals from the opening reception on the 25th thru lunch on the 28th.

Contact Person
Sue Rhee -The Arabidopsis Information Resource, Carnegie Institution

Organizing Committee
Maria Costanzo
  -Saccharomyces and Candida Genome Databases, Stanford University, USA
Petra Fey
  -dictyBase, Northwestern University, USA
Takashi Gojobori
  -Center for Information Biology and DNA Data Bank of Japan, National
Institute of Genetics, Japan
Win Hide
  -South African National Bioinformatics Institute, University of the Western Cape, South Africa
David Hill
  -Mouse Genome Informatics, USA
Doug Howe
  -Zebrafish Information Network, University of Oregon, USA
Renate Kania
  -Scientific Databases and Visualization, EML Research gGmbH, Germany
Sue Rhee
  The Arabidopsis Information Resource, Carnegie Institution, USA
Mary Schaeffer
  -USDA ARS , MaizeGDB and University of Missouri, USA
Susan St. Pierre
  -Flybase, Harvard, USA
Simon Twigger
  -Rat Genome Database, Medical College of Wisconsin at Milwaukee, USA
Owen White
  -Institute for Genome Sciences, University of Maryland School of Medicine, USA
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Meeting Agenda [detailed PDF]
Thursday, October 25, 2007
3:00 - 10:00 Registration
6:00 - 10:00 Reception (put up posters)
Friday, October 26, 2007
6:30 - 8:15 Breakfast
8:15 - 8:30 Welcome and Introductory Comments
8:30 - 9:30 Plenary Lecture
Judy Blake (GO)

Evidence and Inference: Paths of Curation
9:30 - 11:00Session #1:(Mary Schaeffer, Chair)
Literature Collection and Curation
11:00 - 11:30 Morning Break
11:30 - 1:00 Session #2:(Susan St. Pierre, Chair)
Genome Sequence Annotation and Comparative Genomics
1:00 - 2:00Lunch
2:30 - 5:30 Concurrent Workshops
  • Workshop #1 (Doug Howe, Chair)
    Approaches to Genome Annotation: A Genome Center's Perspective
  • Workshop #2: (Petra Fey, Chair)
    Curation Standards and Best Curation Practices
6:00 - 7:00 Dinner
7:00 - 10:00 Poster Session #1 (Reception)
Saturday, October 27, 2007
6:30 - 8:30 Breakfast
8:30 - 9:30 Plenary Lecture
Minoru Kanehisa (KEGG)

Genomic and Chemical Annotations in KEGG
9:30 - 11:00Session #3:(Simon Twigger, Chair)
Ontology Development
11:00 - 11:30 Morning Break
11:30 - 1:00 Session #4:(Takashi Gojobori, Chair)
Functional Genomics Data Curation
1:00 - 2:00Lunch
2:30 - 5:30 Concurrent Workshops
  • Workshop #3: (Renate Kania, Chair)
    Collaboration Between Journal Publishers and Database Curators
  • Workshop #4: (David Hill, Chair)
    Best Practices in Ontology Development
6:00 - 7:00 Dinner
7:00 - 10:00 Poster Session #2 (Reception)
Sunday, October 28, 2007
6:30 - 8:30Breakfast
8:30 - 9:30Plenary Lecture
Helen Berman (PDB)

Curation of Biological Macromolecular Structure Data: The Protein Data Bank
9:30 - 11:00 Session #5:(Owen White, Chair)
Community Curation
11:00 - 11:30Morning Break
11:30 - 12:30Meeting Evaluation and Outlook
1:00 - 2:00 Lunch
2:00 - 6:00 Cell Ontology Breakout Meeting(Melissa Haendel, Organizer)