About the Workshop

We are proud to announce the first 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: June 26-29, 2006

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

Registration is closed

Acceptance notification: February 10, 2006

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 4:00pm Monday, June 26, through 11:00am Thursday, June 29. (Not Tuesday night through Thursday night as stated in the Feb. 8 acceptance emails)

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 workshop@apidb.org