WS1: Gene Ontology: where are we now and what’s next?
Christophe Dessimoz (UNIL & SIB)
The Gene Ontology (GO) is the undisputed standard for gene function annotation. As such, it is an indispensable part of a bioinformatician’s toolbox. At the same time, the complex, multifaceted, and rapidly developing nature of the GO can be daunting and a frequent source of misunderstandings for both novice and advanced users.
The recent publication of The Gene Ontology Handbook (Springer 2017), edited by the organiser of this workshop, provides an opportunity to reflect on recent advances and open challenges of the GO, such as computational inference, benchmarking, statistical analyses, visualisation, modelling of functional modules, or integration with other ontologies and controlled vocabularies.
The workshop will consist of short presentations by researchers directly involved in the development and maintenance of GO, as well as expert GO users and contributors. The invited speakers are chapter authors of the handbook, but there will be several slots available for contributed talks on the basis of submitted abstracts.
Tuesday, September 12, 2017
Venue: Kollegienhaus, University of Basel
|9:00||Christophe Dessimoz: Welcome|
|9:05 - 10:30||
|10:30 - 11:00||Coffee break|
|11:00 - 12:15||
|12:15 - 13:45||Lunch break|
|13:45 - 15:00||
|15:00 - 15:30||Coffee break|
|15:30 - 16:45||
|16:50||Christophe Dessimoz: Concluding remarks|
Spiros Denaxas, UCL, UK
Christophe Dessimoz, UNIL & SIB, Switzerland
Nick Furnham, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK
Pascale Gaudet, neXtProt group, Switzerland
Gemma Holliday, UCSF, USA
Suzanna Lewis, Berkeley Labs, USA
Ruth Lovering, UCL, UK
Fabio Rinaldi, Institute of Computational Linguistics, University of Zurich & SIB, Switzerland
Patrick Ruch, HES-SO & SIB, Switzerland
Fran Supek, CRG Barcelona, Spain
Paul Thomas, University of Southern California, USA
Domenico Cozzetto, University College London
Alex Warwick Vesztrocy, University College London