Apidb Usability Conference

2nd Apidb Usability Conference

Apidb usability conferences are centered around determining what is, and isn't, working for you, the end-user. We are bound and determined to maintain an ongoing conversation between the developers and the biologists to obtain more efficient, effective ways to help you reach your goals.

We hope this experience is as beneficial for you as it is for us, and we look forward to resolving issues together, hand in hand.

About the Workshop

Notice: The contact email address for the workshop has been changed to jckadmin@uga.edu.

We are happy to announce the second of four, annual, apicomplexan database workshops. Please read this section carefully to determine if this workshop would benefit your research group, or your institution's apicomplexan parasite research objectives:

When: 6:30pm on Sunday, June 3 to noon on Wednesday, June 6, 2007

Where: The University of Georgia, Athens, GA, USA
Davison Life Sciences Building, room C128 (area map, red line)

There will be a reception on June 3 at 7:00pm in the 3rd floor faculty lounge, Room 340, of the Coverdell Center (area map, green line).

Dinner June 5, 6-8pm will be at DePalma's Italian Cafe downtown on Broad Street.

Application deadline: January 19, 2007. registration is closed

Acceptance notification by: February, 2007

Who should apply: This workshop is intended to be a 3.5 day thorough and intensive introduction to apicomplexan database resources that are part of the ApiDB.org Bioinformatics Resource Center (PlasmoDB, ToxoDB, CryptoDB and ApiDots). The tentative schedule of topics is listed here. The ideal candidate would have a need to become an expert user of one or more of these database resources and presumably has a bioinformatics research problem that they might work on as part of their training while attending the course. Preference will be given to applicants that are in a position to benefit most from intensive training and that are in a position to return to their home institution and transfer their newly acquired knowledge to others. Evaluation of the applications will focus heavily on your responses to the questions asked on the application page and on letters of recommendation.

Costs and Fees: The course is free. Housing (double occupancy), all training materials and most meals are covered. Attendees are expected to provide their own transportation to the course and pay for a few of their meals. No travel funds are available. Letters of acceptance will be mailed early to facilitate the solicitation of outside travel funds.

Hotel room charges will be paid by ApiDB from ....June 3, through 11:00am ..... June 6.

Computer/Network Access: Participants will be provided with desktop computers to use in the workshop sessions. You are welcome to bring your own laptop to use in other areas. The Georga Center Hotel provides free high-speed Internet in all rooms. Much of downtown Athens has free wireless coverage.

Number of course participants: This course is limited to 30 participants.


Questions may be emailed to jckadmin@uga.edu