Use of Ontologies for Organizing Plant and Animal Genomics Data

Ontologies, such as the Gene Ontology (GO), along with others such as the Plant Ontology (PO), are being used for the systematic annotation or ‘tagging’ of data: documenting associations between genes, gene products, or sequences and the structures or processes to which they contribute. These annotations facilitate computerized searching and reasoning over large data sets from multiple sources, allowing researchers to address questions in comparative genetics, development, and genomics.


This workshop will provide an introduction to how ontologies can be used to find novel insights in the massive amounts of genomics data becoming available.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

10:20 AM-12:30 PM