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The Second International Meeting on Microarray Data Standards, Annotations, Ontologies and Databases - MGED2

May 25 - 27, 2000
 DKFZ and EMBL, Heidelberg, Germany

 

Wednesday, 24 May 2000 - venue DKFZ

17:00-19:00

Registration - in front of the lecture hall at DKFZ communication centre (see http://www.dkfz-heidelberg.de/tbi/people/beissbarth/dir ections/)

Thursday, 25 May 2000 - venue DKFZ

09:00-10:00

Registration

10:00-10:10

Opening

10:10-11:00

Keynote address:
The scientific publication of the future (Mike Eisen, Stanford)

11:00-11:20

Working group reports and goals:

  1. Microarray data representation and annotation standards (Alvis Brazma, EMBL-EBI) [proposal]

11:20-11:40

Coffee

11:40-13:00

Working group reports and goals continued:

Chair - Alan Robinson

  1. Microarray data representation in XML (Paul Spellman, Berkeley)
  2. Ontologies for microarray experiment description (Mike Bittner, NHGRI) 
  3. Normalisation, quality control and cross-platform comparison (Frank Holstege, UMC-Utrecht)
  4. Data queries and mining (Martin Vingron, DKFZ)

13:00-14:30

Lunch

14:30-15:50

Database projects

Chair - Terry Gaasterland

  • GEO (Alex Lash, NCBI)
  • DDBJ activity on microarray databases (Yoshio Tateno, DDBJ)
  • Current Database Developments at RZPD (Steffen Schulze-Kremer, RZPD, Berlin)
  • GeneX (Harry Mangalam, NCGR, Santa Fe)
     

15:50-16:05

Coffee

16:05-17:25

Database projects (continued)

Chair - Wilhelm Ansorge

17:25-17:45

Coffee

17:45-19:05

Database projects (continued)

Chair - Joerg Hoheisel

 

Friday, 26 May 2000 - venue DKFZ

09:00-10:20

Databases, annotations, related projects

Chair - Paul Spellman

  • GeneExpress2000: Gene Logicīs new generation gene expression product (Victor Markowitz, Gene Logic)
  • Affymetrix database and integrated SW solutions (John Sowatsky, Affymetrix)
  • Integrating gene expression and genome   annotation (Terry Gaasterland, Rockefeller University)
  • LifeExpress:  Development of Incyte's Expression Database (Kurt Zingler)

 

10:20-10:40

Coffee

10:40-12:00

Data normalisation, quality control

Chair - Frank Holstege

  • Data quality and normalisation issues (Roger Bumgarner, University of Washington, Seattle)
  • Showdown at the biotech corral: Panels of oligos or fragments from contigs? Microarray performance metrics (Rick Johnson, Incyte)
  • Normalisation and absolute expression measurements (Pascal Hingamp, Centre d'Immunologie de Marseille Luminy)
  • DNA microarrays - Quality control and Standardisation (Wilhelm Ansorge, EMBL)

 

12:00-12:20

Coffee

12:20-13:20

Data normalisation, quality control

Chair - Mike Bittner

  • DNA microarrays - Quality control, Standardisation, Bioinformatics (Joerg Hoheisel, DKFZ)
  • Improving GeneChip Microarray Data Quality by Detecting and Adjusting for Scanner (PMT) Saturation (Jack Gerson, Gene Logic Inc.)
  • Data quality and its application to cDNA microarrays (Yidong Chen, NHGRI)

 

13:20-14:30

Lunch

14:30-15:30

Poster session

15:30-16:10

Related initiatives

Chair - Alex Lash

16:10-16:30

Coffee

16:30-19:00

Working groups meet

Saturday, 27 May 200 - venue EMBL

09:00-09:50

Keynote talk (Anne-Marie Poustka, DKFZ)

 


Chair - Mike Cherry

09:50-10:10

Coffee

10:10-11:00

Joint discussion between working groups

11:00-13:00

Working groups meet

13:00-14:00

Lunch

14:00-15:30

Final Plenary session - conclusions from the working groups

Chair - Alvis Brazma

 

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