EMBL-ABR Genome Annotation and Open Science national roadshow

  • Tue, 04/07/2017 to Fri, 14/07/2017

EMBL-ABR is hosting Monica Munoz-Torres’ Open Science and Genome Annotation national roadshow. Monica will deliver workshops on genome annotations and on open science.

There will be time in some locations to meet with local researchers interested in community genome annotation projects (especially those using or hoping to use Apollo), Open Science topics, or biocuration. 

You can find the program and more information about these exciting events here: https://www.embl-abr.org.au/monicamunoz-torrestour/


Genome Annotation & Open Science Workshops in Brisbane (Griffith University - South Bank)


Monica Munoz-Torres is visiting Australia to undertake a roadshow across EMBL-Australia Bioinformatics Resource (EMBL-ABR) Nodes and will provide two workshops in Brisbane on the 12 and 13 July 2017.

Moni is Biocuration Lead and Bioinformatics Scientist at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, University of California. In her role in the Berkeley Bioinformatics Open-Source Projects group (BBOP) she offers evolutionary and biologically relevant perspectives to the development of genome annotation editing tools. She is a molecular biologist with a background in genomic resources production: in the lab, in library construction and analysis; and at the computer, in molecular evolution, genome annotation editing, functional annotation, etc.

Moni is also the current Project Manager for Apollo – a web-based annotation editor designed to support community-based curation of genomes – and manager 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.



Genome Annotation (12 July 2017)

  • Gene Prediction and Annotation
  • Genome Curation
  • The Gene Ontology – Functional Annotation
  • Genome Annotation tools
  • Register here

Open Science (13 July 2017)

  • Open Science – What is it and why?
  • The FAIR data principles (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Re-useable)
  • Data Management Planning
  • Tools and tips to enable Open Collaborative Science
  • Register here