This two-day workshop will be hosted by Newcastle University's Centre for Integrated Systems Biology of Ageing and Nutrition to address a range of issues around the curation and management of the large volumes of data that are being generated in a range of projects on the biology of ageing. Many of these issues are generic across the life sciences.
The workshop will provide presentations, demonstrations, and hands-on tutorials for the data handling applications and integrated data analysis systems developed as part of CISBAN. There will also be opportunity for presentation from speakers from other groups.
Accommodation (maximum two nights) and meals will be paid by the organisers. Participants are expected to pay their own travel, but requests for assistance may in certain cases be considered by Link-Age.
To register for the workshop please email Allyson Lister or Cedric Simillion at firstname.lastname@example.org. There is no deadline but places are limited in number and will be allocated on a first-come first-accepted basis.
Vast quantities of heterogeneous data are being produced within the life sciences. There is a need to integrate these diverse datasets to build a more systems-level view of the organisms under study. The datasets must also be archived, curated with appropriate metadata in widely-accepted formats, and made available in a suitable form for subsequent analysis, integration, and sharing.
There is an urgent need to provide tools and resources that allow the digital curation and management of scientific data in a fashion amenable to standardisation and to facilitate data sharing and discovery of knowledge. It is desirable that this data storage and annotation process is implemented as early as possible in the data management cycle to prevent data loss and ensure traceability throughout.
This 2-day workshop will provide presentations, demonstrations, and hands-on tutorials for the data handling applications and integrated data analysis systems developed as part of CISBAN. There will also be presentations from invited speakers from outside CISBAN. The CISBAN projects covered during this workshop can be used by other research groups who share the same goals of data archiving and sharing. We will be covering CISBAN's data archiving and sharing system (SyMBA), database of integrated probabilistic networks (CID), database of high-throughput robotic experiments (ROD), and application for annotating systems biology models with biological information (Saint). We will also discuss why and how data sharing and common data formats are important for all research groups.
The schedule for the workshop is tentative and may be subject to change.
|Thursday, 29 April|
|9:15 - 9:45||Registration and Coffee||Claremont 701|
|9:45 - 10:00||Tom Kirkwood: Introduction||Claremont 701|
|10:00 - 10:45||Henning Hermjakob: Distributed Data Sources - DAS and PSICQUIC||Claremont 701|
|10:45 - 11:15||Jen Hallinan and Allyson Lister: Data Handling and Data Standards||Claremont 701|
|11:15 - 11:45||Neil Wipat: CISBAN Data Handling Overview||Claremont 701|
|11:45 - 12:30||Maria Moreno-Villanueva: MARK-AGE data handling strategies and policiesClaremont 701|
|12:30 - 13:30||Lunch||Claremont 701|
|13:30 - 14:15||Morgan Taschuk: Data Standards with ROD and SyMBA||Claremont 701|
|14:15 - 14:45||Allyson Lister: Introduction to SyMBA tutorial||Claremont 701|
|14:45 - 15:30||Cross-species Interactome analysis and introduction to CID tutorial||Claremont 701|
|15:30 - 15:45||Coffee||Claremont 701|
|15:45 - 16:30||Howsun Jow||Claremont 701|
|16:30 -17:00||Morgan Taschuk: Saint Demonstration||Claremont 701|
|17:00 - 18:00||Mixer (Beer, Nibbles)||Claremont 701|
|Friday, 30 April|
|9:45 -10:30||CID Tutorial [PDF]||Cage Cluster, 8th floor, Daysh|
|10:30 - 11:00||Coffee||Claremont 701|
|11:00 - 11:45||SyMBA Tutorial [PDF]||Cage Cluster, 8th floor, Daysh|
|11:45 - 12:00||Transfer to Claremont 701|
|12:00 - 12:30||Conor: Making a large dataset palatable||Claremont 701|
|12:30 - 13:30||Lunch||Claremont 701|
|13:30 - 14:00||Jeff Chen: BASIS demonstration||Claremont 701|
|14:00 - 14:45||Achim Treumann: Proteomic Data Interpretation and Repositories||Claremont 701|
|14:45 - 15:00||Coffee||Claremont 701|
|15:00 - 15:45||Cedric Simillion and Allyson Lister: Discussion of key points raised||Claremont 701|
|15:45 -16:00||Tom Kirkwood: Closing Remarks||Claremont 701|
For more information, please email Allyson Lister or Cedric Simillion at email@example.com.