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[ontolog-forum] REMINDER: NCBO Webinar Series - Simon Twigger, Oct. 21

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From: Trish Whetzel <plwhetzel@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 20 Oct 2009 17:12:20 -0400
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The next NCBO Webinar will be held TOMORROW Wednesday, October 21 at 10am PT. Please note there will not be a VOIP option and attendees must call into the teleconference. As with past talks, this session will be recorded and posted to the NCBO Web site.

The Webinar will be presented by Dr. Simon Twigger, Assistant Professor in the Department of Physiology at the Medical College of Wisconsin. The title of the presentation will be “Accelerating Candidate Gene Discovery through Ontological Indexing of Large Scale Data Repositories”. Below is Information on how to join the online meeting and accompanying teleconference. For a schedule of the 2009 presentations or for more information about the NCBO Seminar series, see: http://www.bioontology.org/seminar-series.

Accelerating Candidate Gene Discovery through Ontological Indexing of Large Scale Data Repositories

“Are any of these genes associated with my disease or phenotype? Is this candidate gene expressed in my tissue of interest?” These are examples of common questions asked virtually every day by scientists attempting to identify genes contributing to human disease. Model Organism Databases such as the Rat Genome Database (RGD) curate published data related to these questions but there is much more information available than can be manually curated. Much of this information is being deposited into large scale data repositories but extracting useable information and knowledge from this stored data is a challenging problem. The goal of our project is two fold: 1) to explore the use of ontologies and the NCBO's Web service technologies to annotate large scale repositories such as NCBI's Gene _expression_ Omnibus. 2) To build tools that enable researchers to use the resulting annotations to further their studies of the genetic causes of disease. I will present our work to date annotating over 1.5B data points in the GEO database and progress towards making this available to the community, both as RDF and ultimately on the RGD website.

WebEx Details (also posted at: http://www.bioontology.org/candidate-gene-discovery):
Topic: NCBO Seminar Series
Date: The 3rd Wednesday of every 1 months, from Wednesday, October 21, 2009 to no end date
Time: 10:00 am, Pacific Daylight Time (San Francisco, GMT-07:00)
Meeting Number: 929 613 752
Meeting Password: ncbomeeting

To join the online meeting (Now from iPhones too!)
1. Go to https://stanford.webex.com/stanford/j.php?ED=108527772&UID=0&PW=NZWIxNzA3YmUw&RT=MiM0
2. Enter your name and email address.
3. Enter the meeting password: ncbomeeting
4. Click "Join Now".
5. Follow the instructions that appear on your screen.

To view in other time zones or languages, please click the link:

To join the audio conference only
Call-in toll number (US/Canada): 1-650-429-3300
Global call-in numbers: https://stanford.webex.com/stanford/globalcallin.php?serviceType=MC&ED=108527772&tollFree=0

Access code:929 613 752

For assistance
1. Go to https://stanford.webex.com/stanford/mc
2. On the left navigation bar, click "Support".

You can contact me at:

To update this meeting to your calendar program (for example Microsoft Outlook), click this link:

WebEx will automatically setup Meeting Manager for Windows the first time you join a meeting. To save time, you can setup prior to the meeting by clicking this link:

Trish Whetzel, PhD
Outreach Coordinator
The National Center for Biomedical Ontology
Ph: 650-721-2378

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