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[Maize] International PAG Ontology Workshop 14 January 2008

Pankaj Jaiswal via maize%40net.bio.net (by pj37 from cornell.edu)
Wed Jan 9 14:05:26 EST 2008

Dear All,

If you are attending the 16th International Plant and Animal Genome 
meeting to be held in San Diego (USA), everyone is cordially invited to 
attend the “Biological Ontologies and Applications” workshop that is 
scheduled for Monday Afternoon, 14 January 2008  12:50 pm - 3:00 pm. We 
have a great panel of talks scheduled for this year's workshop, and look 
forward to see you at the meeting.


Monday Afternoon, 14 January 2008 --- 12:50 pm - 3:00 pm

Biological Ontologies and Applications - Royal Palm Salon 1, 2, and 3

Organizer: Pankaj Jaiswal,Cornell University
     (pj37 from cornell.edu)

     Workshop Background:

     The use of various ontologies for biology has been clearly 
demonstrated in several biological domains e.g., Gene Ontology and Plant 
Ontology. An Ontology is a common, structured and controlled vocabulary 
for describing the concepts that exist in an area of knowledge and the 
relationships that exist between them. Over the last few years a number 
of ontologies have been developed and implemented for use in the 
biological databases. However, among the researchers, the enthusiasm for 
ontologies has been accompanied by a general lack of awareness of what 
exactly ontologies are and how to use them. In this workshop we are 
trying to promote awareness and interaction among the researchers 
(audiences) and the developers of various ontology and/or those 
developing computational tools for using these ontologies in large/small 
scale analysis of genomics and genetics datasets.

     Useful link: OBO Foundry Ontologies


     Michael Ashburner, Department of Genetics, University of Cambridge, 
UK (ma11 from gen.cam.ac.uk)
     "GAZ an ENVO: Two new ontologies to help tame data."

     Bjoern Peters, La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology, USA 
(bpeters from liai.org)
     "OBI: Ontology for Biomedical Investigations"

     Ken Ichiro Fukuda, National Institute of Advanced Industrial 
Science and Technology, Japan (fukuda-cbrc from aist.go.jp)
     "Inoh Pathway Event Ontology"

     Jayesh Pandey, Dept. of Computer Science, Purdue University, USA 
(jpandey from cs.purdue.edu)
     "Functional Characterization Of Pathways In Interaction Networks"

     Neil Sarkar, Encyclopedia of Life, Marine Biological Laboratory, 
USA (sarkar from mbl.edu)
     "Towards Developing Practical Taxonomic Ontologies"

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