Genome Annotation and Curation Workshop

Annotation and curation is often a key bottleneck in the development of genomic resources for an organism. Keeping track of gene and/or transcript models in conjunction with expression data, population variation and phenotypic data, population variation and phenotypic data is extremely challenging. This workshop is an opportunity to learn hand son skills in tools designed to help with these tasks. It will be run by an Monica Munoz Torrez who is visiting Australia and touring EMBL-ABR nodes (of which JCU is a member). 

About the Presenter: 

Monica Munoz Torrez is the current Project Manager for the Apollo - web based annotation editor designed to support the community based curation of genomes - and manger for outreach and user advocacy for the Gene Ontology consortium. She is currently the Chair of the International Society for Biocuration (ISB), and she leads the Community Curation group within the global initiative to sequence and annotate the genomes of 5,000 arthropods (i5K Initiative). Although she now moves in a species-agnostic environment for curation of non-model organisms, much of her previous work was focused on Arthropods, particularly species of Hymenoptera - thus her unapologetic insect bias. 


This event is supported by The European Molecular Biology Laboratory, Australian Bioinformatics Resourse (EMBLA-ABR), The ARC Research Hub for Advanced Prawn Breeding, The Comparative Genomics Centre and genomics at JCU. 



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