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[protege-discussion] REMINDER: NCBO Webinar Series - Simon Twigger, Oct. 21

Trish Whetzel plwhetzel at gmail.com
Tue Oct 20 14:12:46 PDT 2009


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.


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

Abstract:
“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


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To join the online meeting (Now from iPhones too!)
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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:
https://stanford.webex.com/stanford/j.php?ED=108527772&UID=0&PW=NZWIxNzA3YmUw&ORT=MiM0

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To join the audio conference only
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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

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

You can contact me at:
whetzel at stanford.edu


To update this meeting to your calendar program (for example Microsoft
Outlook), click this link:
https://stanford.webex.com/stanford/j.php?ED=108527772&UID=0&ICS=UMI&LD=1&RD=2&ST=1&SHA2=xNb8XZd6k7YhDMxTSZUEzeYlqD3FNMzKi14nnCJUm/o=&RT=MiM0


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:
https://stanford.webex.com/stanford/meetingcenter/mcsetup.php



Trish Whetzel, PhD
Outreach Coordinator
The National Center for Biomedical Ontology
Ph: 650-721-2378
whetzel at stanford.edu
http://www.bioontology.org


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