Arabidopsis Information Portal & Intl Arabidopsis Informatics Consortium

This workshop, co-developed by the Arabidopsis Information Portal (AIP) and the International Arabidopsis Informatics Consortium (IAIC) will present both groups' efforts to develop a stable data and resources repository for Arabidopsis bioinformatics that serves the global plant research community. Included are presentations by plant biologists and computational experts on how the Arabidopsis Informatics Portal will be built in a sustainable, internationally-driven manner, and how it will be connected with a broad array of community-generated modules and their associated data. The IAIC was initiated following two community-organized workshops held in 2010 to address increasing bioinformatics needs for Arabidopsis data and in response to funding concerns for the communityís primary database, TAIR. The goal of this community-led international initiative is to manage the increasing amounts and types of data and to leverage growing resources, knowledge, and collaborations. The IAIC will consist of a distributed system of data, tools and resources that would be funded by a variety of sources. The IAICís first major task was to facilitate the establishment of the Arabidopsis Information Portal. The AIP is the underlying infrastructure of the IAIC and will interact with and link to resources across the globe; once established and accessible by the community, additional modules can be linked to the AIP to allow data integration.
Date: Monday, January 13, 2014
Time: 12:50 PM-3:00 PM
Room: Pacific Salon 6-7 (2nd Floor)
Blake C. Meyers and Chris Town
12:50 PM
Overview and Current Status of the IAIC
Blake C. Meyers, University of Delaware

1:10 PM
Developing the Arabidopsis Information Portal
Christopher D. Town, J. Craig Venter Institute; Jason R. Miller, J. Craig Venter Institute; Konstantinos Krampis, J. Craig Venter Institute; Matt Vaughn, Texas Advanced Computing Center; Eva Huala, Carnegie Institution for Science; Gos Micklem, Cambridge University

1:30 PM
The Arabidopsis Information Portal: A First Glimpse
Matt Vaughn, Texas Advanced Computing Center; Steve Mock, Texas Advanced Computing Center; Matt Hanlon, Texas Advanced Computing Center; Rion Dooley, Texas Advanced Computing Center; Jason R. Miller, J. Craig Venter Institute; Gos Micklem, Cambridge University; Konstantinos Krampis, J. Craig Venter Institute; Christopher D. Town, J. Craig Venter Institute

1:50 PM
Sean May, University of Nottingham

2:10 PM
The German Plant Primary Database and its streams into IAIC
Bjorn Usadel, Forschungzentrum Juelich & RWTH Aachen

2:30 PM
The Arabidopsis 1001genomes: Finally Here!
Dazhe Meng, University of Southern California

2:50 PM
TAIR: Exploring a New Model for Database Sustainability
Eva Huala, Carnegie Institution for Science; Donghui Li, Carnegie Institution for Science; Tanya Z. Berardini, Phoenix Bioinformatics; Robert Muller, Carnegie Institution for Science

3:10 PM
Data Sets, Webservices and Visualization Apps from the Bio-Analytic Resource for use in the AIP and other Cyberinfrastructure Assets
Nicholas Provart, University of Toronto / CAGEF; Jamie Waese, University of Toronto / CAGEF; Zhenming Yu, University of Toronto / CAGEF; Asher Pasha, University of Toronto / CAGEF; Rohan V. Patel, University of Toronto / CAGEF; Matthew Ierullo, University of Toronto / CAGEF; Sylva Donaldson, University of Toronto / CAGEF; Adrian Platts, McGill University; Mathieu Blanchette, McGill University; Stephen I. Wright, University of Toronto

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