We are pleased to announce a EuPathDB parasite bioinformatics workshop to be held at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research, Melbourne, Vic, Aus from February 15-19, 2016. The workshop is held the week before the Molecular Approaches to Malaria Conference 2016.
Please note that the workshop expenses are covered by the course. Accommodation costs will be covered for students who are members of the Australian Society of Parasitology (see cost and fees section below).
Come learn how to effectively use EuPathDB resources and mine available data to help guide your research.
The workshop will cover all the EuPathDB component databases (EuPathDB, AmoebaDB, CryptoDB, GiardiaDB, MicrosporidiaDB, PlasmoDB, PiroplasmaDB, ToxoDB, TrichDB, TriTrypDB and OrthoMCL), and will run from 4:00pm on Monday, February 15 to 12:00pm on Friday, February 19, 2016
The application deadline is January 15, 2016 and the course is limited to 30 participants.
Who should apply: This workshop is intended to be a 4 day thorough and intensive introduction to database resources that are part of the EuPathDB.org Bioinformatics Resource Center (EuPathDB, AmoebaDB, CryptoDB, GiardiaDB, MicrosporidiaDB, PlasmoDB, PiroplasmaDB, ToxoDB, TrichDB, TriTrypDB and OrthoMCL). The ideal candidate would have a need to become a frequent and extensive 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. All training materials are covered. Accommodation costs will be covered for students who are members of the Australian Society of Parasitology travelling to Melbourne. 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 the course from February 15 through 11:00am February 19 (Note: course ends at 12PM on February 19).
We acknowledge generous support from the Molecular Approaches to Malaria Conference 2016, The Australian Society of Parasitology, and the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research, and the.
For more information and to apply, please visit: http://workshop.eupathdb.org/melbourne/2016/