Well, just getting around to writing up some thoughts on the iEVOBIO meeting I went to earlier this week. It was really quite excellent so here are some thoughts/notes. Today I am writing about the background and Day 1. Most of this is simply a catalog of what happened along with some twitter details … In a few days I will write up a post on what I think it meant ….
The background: how I heard about iEVOBIO (skip to below if you just want to know about what happened in the meeting)
The first I heard about regarding the meeting was Dec 7, 2009, in a Direct Message on Twitter from @rdmpage. That would be Rod Page, who I had never met, but followed remotely via twitter, his blog, his software and his papers. He wrote
Hi Jonathan, hope you got my email about speaking at iEvoBio in June. No pressure, just checking that it made it into your in box.
I had known about Rod for a long time since I had used his software since I was in grad school. For example, I used to use Treeview for all phylogenetic tree viewing/drawing etc. It seems from the history, it has been available since 1996. Not 100% when I started using it, but it was around then. Then I switched over to using Treeview X a few years later. And I have used on and off some of his other software. More recently I have followed his blog/tweets/web sites closely.
When Rod invited me, I was on a mini vacation in Monterrey and I had not actually seen his email yet (I am ALWAYS behind in reading email). So I found the email, inviting me to give a Keynote at this cool sounding iEVOBIO meeting focusing on informatics for phylogenetics, evolution and biodiversity. Sounded great actually. Especially the part about Open Source:
iEvoBio and its sponsors are dedicated to promoting the practice and philosophy of Open Source software developmentand reuse within the research community. For this reason, if a submitted talk concerns a specific software system for use by the research community, that software must be licensed with arecognized Open Source License, and be available for download, including source code, by a tar/zip file accessed through ftp/http or through a widely used version control system like cvs, Subversion, git, Bazaar, or Mercurial
I also liked the notion of a challenge – in this case there was a challenge for new visualization methods for evolutionary data. In summary the challenge was:
From phylogenetic trees to population networks, whether on printed pages or in GoogleEarth, visualizing evolution is a key part of our discipline. Inspired by the challenges and opportunities visualizing presents for our field, the first iEvoBio challenge is “To create a new visualization tool or platform to support evolutionary science”.
Alas, since I was on vacation I did not have all my schedule information with me, so I said I was not sure. Fortunately, when I got back, it looked like good timing with the Evolution meeting just before so I said sure.
Going to iEVOBIO (skip to below if you just want to know about what happened in the meeting)
Anyway – jump to last week, skipping over some of the preparatory stuff for the meeting. I was planning on being in Oregon for almost a week, including the SSE meeting just before iEVOBIO and a meeting for my iSEEM project in Eugene before that. But I just could not deal with being away for that long including over the weekend, after having not really taken any time off in a while.
So I went home and skipped SSE2010 and then headed back to iEVOBIO on Monday the 28th. I flew on Southwest from Sacramento to Oregon, took the light rail into the city, and walked the last bit to my hotel. I arranged to have dinner with Aaron Darling, a Research Scientists working in/with my lab who was at SSE. We had a good dinner and then I went back to my room and stayed up until about 3:30 AM working on my keynote talk.
I really wanted to include some new stuff and also include some background on microbes and microbial diversity and so worked very late making new slides, piecing together slides from multiple talks, and then trying to delete slides since my talk was way way way too long. The final project I did not finish that night.
I set my alarm on my phone and asked for a wake up call and got about 3 hours sleep. I got up around 6:30 worked on my slides for an hour, and then took a showed and heading downstairs where I borrowed a hotel bike (god, I love Portland – free bikes at my hotel) and biked along the river, over the bridge, and after a little hunting around found where I could park and lock the bike. And I went in.
I worked on my talk for another 30 minutes in an isolated corner and then went over to the main part of the conference center. Finally I was done. I was amazed at how crowded it was. Were all of those people there for iEVOBIO? Alas, no – SSE2010 was still going (I did not realize it would still be on).
After asking around I found the meeting room and met the one and only Rod Page (we had never met). I made sure my laptop would connect with their system and then headed out to get coffee – there was a Starbucks in the hallway outside the meeting room. Alas there was a giant line and my talk was in 25 minutes. Fortunately, Aaron Darling was in the line and he agreed to purchase a latte for me. I went back in, made sure everything was set, and paced around until I got my coffee from Aaron and then it was time for the meeting to start.
The meeting itself: Day1 part 1: keynote by me
The meeting kicked off with a few details from some of the organizers including Rod Page and Todd Vision. We found out who the other organizers were (Rod Page (University of Glasgow), Cecile Ane (University of Wisconsin at Madison), Rob Guralnick (University of Colorado at Boulder), Hilmar Lapp (NESCent), and Cynthia Parr (Encyclopedia of Life). We also found out who helped fund the meetings (US National Evolutionary Synthesis Center (NESCent), and the Society of Systematic Biologists (SSB). I am no longer sure exactly what else they said. But there seems to have been at least one tweet about the intro:
- toranaga Todd Vision mentions how computational biology is a guild, full of people that take great pride in their craft.
And then Rod introduced me. Pretty funny actually. He gave me grief for writing about bad omics words and yet inventing and then using phylogenomics for everything. And then my talk was on. Here it is on slideshare.
Also – there were a few tweets about my talk including the following:
- rdmpage IEvoBio starts with keynote by @phylogenomics#ievobio
- toranaga Jonathan Eisen – Phylogenomics of microbes: the dark matter of biology #iEvoBio2010 #iEB10
- cydparr Need @phylogenomics input to Biodiversity Science Triage BoF: using informatics to find the gaps in expertise and knowledge. #ievobio
- toranaga Eisen is recording his own talk. Not out of ego – he’ll put his presentation (and voice recording) on slideshare#iEB10
- toranaga An homage to Donald Rumsfeld by Jonathan Eisen: “There are known knowns. There are known unknowns, there are also unknown unknowns” #iEB10
- toranaga He’s mentions how rRNA has been used to study the diversity of microbes, esp via molecular phylogenetics#iEB10
- toranaga Quote of the conference so far: “Microbes run the planet” – Jonathan Eisen #iEB10
- toranaga @phylogenomics mentions that rRNA analysis doesn’t capture all of the variation in nature, esp at functional level #iEB10
- toranaga @phylogenomics discussing metagenomics and how messy the analysis of it is (this is what I’m trying to solve!) #iEB10
- toranaga A major challenge is the binning of metagenomic data, whereby sequences are sorted into their appropriate genomes #iEB10
- rdmpage Lineage sorting may be major contributor of noise in microbial phylogeny #ievobio
- toranaga Nice talk on microbial diversity from @phylogenomics. Many calls to the community re: assistance building new computational tools. #iEB10
- phylogenomics Here are my slides from my talk at #ievobiohttp://slidesha.re/cZjAso “Phylogenomics of microbes – the dark matter of biology”
- kshameer RT @phylogenomics: Jonathan Eisen talk at#ievobio 2010 http://ff.im/-mUhZi #genomics #evolution#bioinformatics #genetics
- kshameer I can see @nutrigenomics on @phylogenomics#ievobio 2010 slides. Phylogenomics + Nutrigenomics = efficient, nutrition rich probiotics 🙂 ?
- EdwardWinstead Some great slides at the beginning RT @phylogenomics: Jonathan Eisen talk at #ievobio 2010http://bit.ly/9xQKLJ
- nutrigenomics Ha lk 2 C it 2 RT @kshameer: I cn C @nutrigenomics on @phylogenomics #ievobio 2010 slides. Phylogenomics + Nutrigenomics => probiotics+++++
- researchremix Eisen: Analysis of metagenomics is an absolute mess #ievobio
I got asked some great questions afterwards including one by Joe Felsenstein, one by Arlin Stoltzfus, and one by James McInerney (well, McInerney mostly gave me grief about how he disagreed with me about the extent of lateral gene transfer).
Day1 part 2: Short talks
After my talk, thankfully for all involved, there was a coffee break. And then we were back with short, ~15 min talks. These are listed below with some information, most of it from Twitter.
- Vince Smith: Top-down and bottom-up informatics: who has the high ground?
- Vincent Smith discussing scratchpadshttp://scratchpads.eu – looks like neat system for website/research/publication #ievobio
- rdmpage Top down projects have low usage, bottom up have high user base @vsmithuk #ievobio
- toranaga top-down processes tend to be correlated with low usage and slow development. bottom up dependent on user feedback #ievobio
- phylogenomics Smith conclusions: top down projects need institutional support; bottom up depend on many users#ievobio
- phylogenomics #ievobio @vhsvhs says sequential greedy hill climbing is flawed; his simulated annealing method is better
- Cynthia Parr: Community content building for evolutionary biology: Lessons learned from LepTree and Encyclopedia of Life
- toranaga Cynthia Parr – Community content building for evolutionary biology – a talk on LepTree and Encyclopedia of Life #ievobio
- phylogenomics Now @cydparr is comparing LepTree and Encyclopedia of Life #ievobio
- rdmpage #ievobio @cydparr on http://leptree.net
- toranaga http://www.leptree.net/ and http://www.eol.org/for the interested parties. #ievobio
- phylogenomics #ievobio @cydparr showing info from LepTree http://leptree.net including molecular & morphological & fossil data
- phylogenomics #ievobio @cydparr using Drupalhttp://drupal.org/ for LepTree to support community interaction
- toranaga Interesting to see #Drupal playing such an important role in the various biodiversity web tools people are describing at #ievobio
- phylogenomics #ievobio @cydparr built a taxon template for LepTree using semantic tools on top of Drupal
- rdmpage #ievobio @cydparr now talking about @eoflife and LifeDesks
- phylogenomics Semanticizing not useful, communities hard, divide and conqueror scales #ievobio
- #ievobio @cydparr LepTree much more structured DB than EOL
- rdmpage Users have used tools that they asked for @cydparr#ievobio
- rdmpage datadryad @cydparr Reminds us that in biology, the usability adage holds true: Users really don’t know what they want.#ievobio
- cydparr my #ievobio talk is over so now I can really have fun!
- cydparr My #iEvoBio SlideShare upload :Community content building for evolutionary … http://slidesha.re/cbbkmx
- Arlin Stoltzfus: EvoIO: Interop technology meets community science
- phylogenomics NExt up at #ievobio Arlin Stoltzfus from NIST/UMD discussing http://www.evoi.org – informatics/standards for big scale phylogenetics
- rdmpage http://.evoio.org at #ievobio
- toranaga Interoperability is an important consideration when building an infrastructure #ievobio
- phylogenomics #ievobio Stoltzfus discussing Great Fire of Baltimore 1904 & how it lack of interoperability led to standards for fireplugs
- rdmpage http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Baltimore_Fireas e.g. Of interop failure #ievobio
- toranaga While standards can be recommended, often times adoption of standard is voluntary. #ievobio
- rdmpage Standards are voluntary, conformance in case of fire hydrants follows disaster #ievobio
- rdmpage Standards developed by stakeholders, compliance is voluntary business decision #ievobio
- phylogenomics #ievobio Standards are voluntary; to further interoperability need to mitigate cost & enhance benefits of compliance; hence EvoIO
- rdmpage http://evoio.org aims to compliance with standards easier #ievobio
- toranaga The EvoIO Stack: Data semantics -> Ontoloties (CDAO), data syntax -> NeXML Format, data access -> phyloWS API #ievobio
- rdmpage http://www.nexml.org/ #ievobio
- rdmpage CDAO http://www.evolutionaryontology.org/#ievobio
- rdmpage Phylowshttps://www.nescent.org/wg/evoinfo/index.php?title=PhyloWS #ievobio
- rdmpage Hackathons at @nascent play a big role in developing these standards #ievobio
- cydparr Arlin Stolzfus is asked “What would evoio.org do with 3 million pounds?” Hackathons, translators, etc. #ievobio
- Brandon Chisham: CDAO-Store: A New Vision for Data Integration
- phylogenomics #ievobio Next up Brandon Chisham @run4ever79 on CDAO Store for Comparative Data Analysis Ontology http://www.evolutionaryontology.org/
- rdmpage CDAO store populated with TreeBase data #ievobio
- rdmpage CDAO-Store queried with Phylows #ievobio
- rdmpage http://www.cs.nmsu.edu/~cdaostore/ #ievobio
- phylogenomics #ievobio CDAO using Prefuse framework for tree viewing searching seehttp://prefuse.org/doc/api/prefuse/data/Tree.html
- rdmpage CDAO future, SPARQL, taxonomy ids, other stores#ievobio
- toranaga If anyone was wondering where the CDAO ontology comes from: http://bit.ly/b5TL2w #ievobio
- run4ever79Presentation went well having a working lunch#iEvoBio. Working on phenex integration 🙂
- Joe Felsenstein: Using molecular and morphological data to connect fossils to a phylogeny
- phylogenomics Next up at #ievobio, the one, the only Joe Felsenstein http://bit.ly/bnM4pw on molecular data & paleontology
- rdmpage Joe Felsenstein speaking on fossils and molecular dates #ievobio
- phylogenomics Felsenstein #ievobio discussing how most approaches use synapomorphies/discrete traits and try to date them
- toranaga Joe Felsenstein @ #ievobio on placing fossils on the molecular tree. My old adviser has experience doing this:http://bit.ly/9S8YVS
- phylogenomics Felsenstein presenting a brownian motion model for dating that sounds similar to independent contrasts#ievobio
- cydparr Felsenstein: Brownian motion model for continuous (extant) characters to figure out where to connect fossils to tree. Cool. #ievobio
- toranaga I have a suspicion that Joe Felsenstein dreams in greek #ievobio
- phylogenomics #Now Felsenstein specifically says this dating method is analogous to independent contrasts #ievobio
- rdmpage Felsenstein, simple to compute max likelihood placement of fossil taxa on molecular tree # ievobio
- rdmpage But catch is need calibrated tree #ievobio
- phylogenomics Felsenstein method designed to work if you have a time calibrated molecular clock #ievobio
- rdmpage Now handling case where tree not calibrated#ievobio
- cydparr Felsenstein: Traffic light visualization shows probabilities of potential placements in tree. #ievobio
- rdmpage Missing data in fossils is tiresome #ievobio
- cydparr Felsenstein: Cannot mention non-open-source pub here, cannot thank NSF because they have no clue how to fund methodology #ievobio
- phylogenomics Felsenstein said he was distressed with difficulty in getting funds for software/methods from NSF#ievobio
- toranaga WTF! Funding agencies aren’t picking up Joe Felsenstein’s research?! #ievobio
- phylogenomics Question “How many characters do you need to be precise?” Felsenstein answer “Infinity” #ievobio
- Victor Hanson-Smith: Phylogenetic Mixture Models and Optimization by Simulated Annealing
- toranaga Shoot – was having a conversation about frogs and I missed the title of the next talk. #i‘mabadblogger at#ievobio
- phylogenomics Hanson-Smith making very big statements re possible problems with studies using Max-Likelihood phylogeny b/c of tree search method #ievobio
- rdmpage PhyESTAhttp://markov.uoregon.edu/software/phyesta/ @vhsvhs#ievobio
Day 1: part 3: Lunch – here are some tweets that came out around that time …
- phylogenomics At least evolutionary biologists know what is important: big crowd watching #ESP vs #POR #evol2010#ievobio http://twitpic.com/211kx8
- dgaston83 Lightning talks, Challenge Entries, and Software bazaar coming up at #ievobio
- kcranstn Good idea. Maybe a NeXML / PhyloXML / BEASTXML discussion? RT @rvosa: Plz rt: do we need a NeXML BoF? @rdmpage #ievobio
Day 1 part 4: Challenge talks
And then the post lunch challenge talks began. These related to visualization tools entered into the meeting challenge mentioned above and described here.
- Mike Porter: GenGIS. Here is a link to their submission.
- rdmpage Porter: GenGIS visualizes phylogenies & pie charts on maps, hooks to R for statistics, can record animations. Impressive. #ievobio challenge
- #ievobio challenge up and running. GenGIS http://kiwi.cs.dal.ca/GenGIS/Main_Page and http://dx.doi.org/10.1101/gr.095612.109 up first
- phylogenomics Michael Porter now talking about GenGIS system http://kiwi.cs.dal.ca/GenGIS/Main_Page for mapping biodiversity data #ievobio
- rdmpage GenGIS example of katydids is same @iEvoBio uses for its poster #ievobio
- cydparr rdmpage GenGIS can be scripted using Python #ievobio
- Kris Urie: VoLE (Viewer of Life in EOL). Here is a link to their challenge submission.
- phylogenomics Next up VOLE “Viewer of Life in EOL”#ievobio
- rdmpage Treemap viewer for @eoflife athttp://kurie.github.com/EOL-tree-viewer/ #ievobio
- rdmpage For background entry on @eoflife entry see http://synthesis.eol.org/news/eol-treemap-viewer #ievobio
- cydparr Kris Urie: Viewer of Life on EOL. A treemap, using AJAJ (AJAX + JSON). Shoutout for EOL API. #ievobio challenge
- Arlin Stoltzfus again: Nexplorer3. Here is their challenge entry.
- rdmpage Next challenge entry Nexplorerhttp://exon.niaid.nih.gov/nexplorer/ #ievobio
- rdmpage“Never do live demo in fron of life audience…” @ievobio
- rdmpage Nexplorer3 built upon @cdaotools #ievobio
- cydparr Arlin is back, showing Neplorer3, which uses the EvoIO stack and CDAO, has sparql query window, tree & sequence vis #ievobio challenge
- rdmpageNexplorer3 displays trees, alignments, supports SPARQL #ievobio
- rdmpage Interesting that RDF and SPARQL crop up several times, but nobody has explained what they are #ievobio
- rdmpage Don’t vote for nexplorer3! 😉 Gov’t employee can’t accept money prize #ievobio
- Andrew Hill: PhyloBox. Here is a link to the challenge entry.
- rdmpage Next up Phylobox http://phylobox.appspot.com/viewing trees on the web #ievobio
- phylogenomics Next up Andrew Hill discussing Phylobox – tool for viewing phylogenetic trees in web browserhttp://code.google.com/p/phylobox/ #ievobio
- rdmpage Ah, now I see why phylobox trees were “wonky” #3d#ievobio
- cydparr Andrew Hill: Phylobox, a browser-based phylogeny visualization. With 3D so you can add other data, like video or graphs #ievobio challenge
- phylogenomics Love how in live demo by @andrewxhill tweet by @rdmpage shows up on screen b/c his twitter client was open #ievobio of Phylobox
- rdmpage Phylobox has embeddable widgets #ievobio
- phylogenomics Must say, phyloboxhttp://code.google.com/p/phylobox/ presented by @andrewxhil looks pretty cool #ievobio
- rdmpage How to disrupt a talk using Twitter 😉 #ievobio
- phylogenomics In phylobox, they allow for sharing and lineage tracking for trees; #ievobio
Momma always said: Shut down your twitter client before doing a live demo! #ievobio
- cydparr Hill: Can embed interactive vis widget in a blog or website. Other users can clone and improve — can invite them #ievobio challenge
- rdmpage Phyloxml not #flash so works on #ipad #ievobio
- cydparr Hill: will be merging geophylo and phyloboxhttp://code.google.com/p/phylobox/ should work on iPad#ievobio challenge
- dgaston83 GeoPhylo looks great too from @andrewxhil at#ievobio Google App Engine potentially very powerful for Phylogenetics
- rdmpage OK, now it’s safe to tweet to @andrewxhill #ievobio
- andrewxhill Thanks for keeping it clean for my talk @rdmpage @phylogenomics #ievobio
- rbuels Sitting in #ievobio, was really impressed by Phylobox. So impressed, it got me to tweet.
- phylogenomics Lesson at #ievobio; turn of push notifiers for twitter, email, etc before giving a talk; though seeing tweets about a talk kind of fun
- Sam Smits: jsPhyloSVG. Here is a link to the challenge entry.
- cydparr Smits and Ouverney: library for visualizing vector-based phylogenies on web #ievobio challenge
- rdmpage Next up jsPhyloSVGhttp://phylotouch.jsphylosvg.com/ #ievobio
- phylogenomics Next up at #ievobio Samuel Smiths on Visualizing interactive vector based trees on web; goal to make interactive tool
- rdmpage Fractured web (support for standards, devices) make web development tricky #ievobio
- cydparr I still want to see a user study on effectiveness of circular tree vis. What to do for large trees in print? #ievobio
- toranaga Great point about how diversity of devices and tools frustrates modern web dev #ievobio
- rdmpage Static phylogeny images can’t be mined #ievobio
- rdmpage jsPhyloSVG uses SVG via @RaphaelJS #ievobio
- phylogenomics Smits: created a java script jsPhyloSVG to render trees in SVG #ievobio; scalable; runs on most OS/browsers
- toranaga Using js to circumvent need for a server – lets the browser parse tree file and render image #ievobio
- dgaston83 PhyloTouch, touch enabled for mobile devices. Slick. #ievobio
- dgaston83 PhyloTouch will be available for us Android folks, good to hear’ #ievobio
- phylogenomics Smits: phyloTouchhttp://phylotouch.jsphylosvg.com/ for browsing trees on touch-screen enabled systems #ievobio #cool #verycool
- dgaston83 Some really awesome visualization tools here at#ievobio. Excellent resources for open, collaborative, web-enabled science
Day 1. Part 5. Lightning talks.
- dgaston83 Now time for the lightning talks. Gives me a good idea what to expect for mine tomorrow. Glad I’m on day 2!#ievobio
- toranaga #ievobio lightening talks! 5 minutes and then the gong goes off
- A. Thessen: New Biology: The Data Conservancy and Data Driven Discovery
- phylogenomics Next up at #ievobio Anne Thessen on http://www.dataconservancy.org – working on data sharing methods
- toranaga Anne Thessen asks: “How do we make data sharing part of the normal work flow of the life sciences?” A great, important question. #ievobio
- phylogenomics Thesson types of data: observational, experimental, high throughput, monitoring, simulation#ievobio
- cydparr Lighting talks: Thessen attempts to describe Data Conservancy in five minutes. Good luck! #ievobio
- toranaga I agree with Thessen that data visualization, esp in big data projects, is often key to discovery. #ievobio
- kcranstn arrival of @phylogenomics: #ievobio tweets >>#evol2010 tweets
- toranaga There are not enough power sources here in the#ievobio conference room. Running out of juice!
- rdmpage Curious about what’s happening at #ievobio, check out http://twitter.com/#search?q=ievobio
- B. Gemeinholzer: DNA Bank Network Ð a virtual linkage of natural history collections’ voucher specimens and documentation with physical DNA, sequences, and publications
- rdmpage Gemeinholzer: molecular data metadata frequently missing from studies; linkage to vouchers also limited #ievobio
- phylogenomics Next up: Birgit Gemeinholzerhttp://bit.ly/aqmaPt, linking molecular and specimen data#ievobio
- phylogenomics B. Gemeinholzer: DNA Bank Networkhttp://www.dnabank-network.org/ #ievobio
- toranaga I just realized that the Smithsonian logo, currently on a slide at #ievobio, looks a lot like the @BPGlobalPRprofile pic
- M. Porter: iBarcode-nextgen: tools for next generation biodiversity analysis
- phylogenomics Next up Michael Porter on “iBarcode-nextgen: tools for next generation biodiversity analysis”http://www.ibarcode.org/nextgen #ievobio
- omearabrian #ievobio lightning talks would be even more thrilling with a slowly charging van de graaf generator used as an overtime alarm
- phylogenomics Microbes and metagenomics getting many mentions at #ievobio including GOS; binning; phylotyping; rRNA
- C.T. Hittinger: Leveraging skewed transcript abundance by next-generation sequencing to increase the genomic depth of the tree of life
- phylogenomics Next up: C.T. Hittinger on leveraging skewed transcript abundance by next-gen seq to increase the genomic depth of tree of life #ievobio
- rdmpage @robgural running a tight ship at #ievobio#lightningtalks
- phylogenomics First mention of “phylogenomics” as a method for inferring phylogeny using genomes #ievobio
- toranaga Wow, an empirical data-based lightening talk. Impressively efficient used of time from C.T. Hittinger at#ievobio
- cydparr The PhD comics take on starting up a new conference. Ouch! http://bit.ly/cXVCI9 #ievobio
- Susanna Lewis: Functional Gene Ontology Annotation across Species using PAINT
- phylogenomics Next up SuZanna Lewis: Functional Gene Ontology Annotation across Species using PAINT – annotate gene families #ievobio
- phylogenomics Lewis: PAINT “Phylogenetic Annotation INference Tool” allows one to annotate a single gene family across many species #ievobio
- cydparr Suzanna Lewis: propogating protein properties (GO terms) using PAINT . Finally a good use of power of semantics! #ievobio
- rdmpage For moving presentations across computers @dropbox was a saviour #ievobio
- J. Balhoff: Phenex: Ontological Annotation of Phenotypic Diversity
- phylogenomics Next up: J. Balhoff: Phenex: Ontological Annotation of Phenotypic Diversity seehttps://www.phenoscape.org/wiki/Phenex #ievobio
- toranaga Jim Balhoff: “Phenes – Ontological Annotation of Phenotypic Diversity” #ievobio
- phylogenomics And here is the #PLOSOne paper on Phenexhttp://bit.ly/ac5h2P #ievobio
- rdmpage Phenexhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0010500 #ievobio
- cydparr Balhof: Phenex.–> Powerful though assumes biocurators, not biologists. #ievobio
- P. Midford: The Teleost Taxonomy Ontology
- phylogenomics Next up P. Midford: The Teleost Taxonomy Ontology http://bit.ly/a7I7le includes all species in Eschmeyer’s Catalog of Fishes’ #ievobio
- cydparr Midford: Teleost Taxonomy Ontology <– Number of talks including semantic buzzwords is huge. Time to compile refs to prove value? #ievobio
- rdmpage Linnaean taxonomy easier than phylogeny to deal with as an ontology #ievobio
- T.M. Keesey: Toward a Complete Phyloreferencing Language
- rdmpage  Next up @tmkeesey onhttp://namesonnodes.org/app/ #ievobio
- phylogenomics Next up: Mike Keesey: Toward a Complete Phyloreferencing Language (“sort of a SQL for phylogeny”)#ievobio
- rdmpage Downloading Flash 10.1 … … … #ievobio
- phylogenomics Keesey is @tmkeesey; working onhttp://namesonnodes.org/app/ h/t @rdmpage #ievobio
- rdmpage OK, Flash 10.1 installed,http://namesonnodes.org/app/ looks nice #ievobio
- R. Buels: GMOD for Evolutionary Biology
- phylogenomics Next up R. Buels & D. Clements on GMOD for Evolutionary Biology #ievobio
- rdmpage Last lightning talk is on GMOD http://gmod.org/#ievobio
- toranaga Yay! A GMOD tag-team presentation at #ievobiowww.gmod.org
- phylogenomics GMOD is making use of Chado “Natural diversity module” http://gmod.org/wiki/Chado #ievobio
- rdmpage Chado Natural Diversity Modulehttp://gmod.org/wiki/Chado_Natural_Diversity #ievobio
- ksclarke interesting to see so many folks (at least 2 out of 5 of the projects in the visualization challenge at #ievobio) using #svg
- cdaotools Great day @iEvoBio a lot of great talks and demos#ievobio
- aanaqvi RT @phylogenomics GMOD having an evo hackathonhttp://gmod.org/wiki/GMOD_Evo_Hackathon_Proposal#ievobio
- run4ever79 Very productive day @ievobio, @cdaotools a lot of interesting talks and demos. Some great stuff to take back.#ievobio
Day 1. Part6. Software bazaar and demos
Then there were was the software bazaar and challenge demonstrations, which alas, I skipped most of because of the lack of sleep the night before. It seemed quite packed in there and I was just exhausted. So I went back to my hotel, riding the bike I had borrowed from the hotel back, slowly, along the river.
Here is what I missed:
- Software bazaar
- W. Berendsohn: The EDIT Platform for Cybertaxonomy
- R.J. Challis: Pipefinder – semantic pipelines made easy
- B. Gemeinholzer: DNA Bank Network Ð a virtual linkage of natural history collections’ voucher specimens and documentation with physical DNA, sequences, and publications
- M.J. FavŽ: eFECTIV: Shape analysis using elliptical harmonics
- T.M. Keesey: Names on Nodes: Automating the Application of Taxonomic Names within a Phylogenetic Context
- S. Lewis: Functional Gene Ontology Annotation across Species using PAINT
- S. McKay: GBrowse_syn
- M. Porter: iBarcode-nextgen: tools for next generation biodiversity analysis
- D. Rosauer: Biodiverse, a tool for spatial analysis of biological diversity
- R. Scherle: The Dryad Digital Repository
- C.L. Strope: indel-Seq-Gen version 2.0
- M. Youngblood: mt-tRNA-Draw
- Challenge demonstrations
- M. Porter: GenGIS
- K. Urie: VoLE (Viewer of Life in EOL)
- V. Gopalan: Nexplorer3
- A. Hill: PhyloBox
- S. Smits: jsPhyloSVG
Summary of Day 1.
Here are some tweets summarizing Day 1:
- oatp Open science and data sharing at Evolution 2010 andiEvoBio: Posted by petersuber to oa.notes oa.biology oa.new oa… http://bit.ly/bOocHh
- chrisfreeland @rdmpage @cydparr sounds like #ievobio is going well & interesting. v. sorry I couldn’t work it in!
- trinaeroberts Demos of Biodiverse, GenGIS, various tree visualizers… very cool stuff at #iEvoBio today!
- justsayinnn someone explain to me how the ievobio wants open source yet they charged for registration???
- justsayinnn data visualization stuff was way cool today at #ievobio
At the end of the day, I had dinner with Steven Kembel and Tom Sharpton (@toronaga) who I work with on a Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation funded project we call iSEEM. Dinner and conversation were great. I then went for a walk along the river and went back to my room.