About the VEuPathDB Workshop

The VEuPathDB workshop is a 5-day thorough and intensive introduction to database resources that are part of the VEuPathDB Bioinformatics Resource Center. It is centered on determining what is — and isn't — working for you, the end-user. Our goal is to maintain a fruitful and 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 learning together.

Please read this page carefully to determine if this workshop would benefit your research group or your institution's parasite research objectives.

Who should apply: The ideal candidate has a need to become an expert user of one or more of these database resources and presumably has a bioinformatics research problem to work on while attending the course. Preference will be given to applicants who are willing and able to transfer their newly acquired knowledge to others at their home institutions. Evaluation of the applications will focus heavily on the responses to the questions asked on the application page and on letters of recommendation.

Databases covered: EuPathDB, AmoebaDB, CryptoDB, FungiDB, GiardiaDB, HostDB, MicrosporidiaDB, OrthoMCL, PiroplasmaDB, PlasmoDB, SchistoDB, ToxoDB, TrichDB, TriTrypDB

Costs and Fees: The course is free. Housing (shared rooms), all training materials and lunches are covered. Attendees are expected to provide their own transportation to the course, pay for a few of their meals, and pay $52 per night plus taxes if they desire a private hotel room. Letters of acceptance will be mailed early to facilitate the solicitation of outside travel funds.

When: 6:00pm on Sunday, June 14 to 12:00pm on Friday, June 19, 2020

Where: University of Georgia, Athens, GA, USA
Davison Life Sciences Building, room C128.

Application deadline: February 3, 2020. Click here to apply.

Acceptance notification by: February 24, 2020

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

Housing: Hotel room charges for the nights of June 14 through June 18 (check-out 12:00pm, June 19) will be paid by VEuPathDB if you choose to share a room with another attendee. Private rooms cost $52 per night plus tax during the workshop. Attendees who arrive early or leave late will be responsible for the cost of additional nights at $104 plus tax per night for single occupancy or $52 per night for double occupancy. See our Travel page for more information.

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 University of Georgia Center for Continuing Educaion & Hotel provides free high-speed Internet in all rooms.

Additional Information: Email your questions to jckadmin@uga.edu


VEuPathDB Bioinformatics Resource Center — 2020 Workshop
For more information, email jckadmin@uga.edu.