Category: Press Releases

IAIC Publication: Arabidopsis bioinformatics resources: The current state, challenges, and priorities for the future

| March 7, 2019

The IAIC held a workshop (May, 2018): “2018 – the Future of Arabidopsis Bioinformatics” to evaluate the current status of Arabidopsis informatics and chart a course for future research and development. The workshop focused on several challenges, including the need for reliable and current annotation, community‐defined common standards for data and metadata, and accessible and user‐friendly repositories/tools/methods […]

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New IAIC Collaboration

| February 14, 2016 | 0 Comments

New IAIC Community Collaboration with NAASC via ART-21 award The IAIC is partnering with a new education and training initiative led by the North American Arabidopsis Steering Committee: Advancing Arabidopsis Research and Training for the 21st Century (ART-21)  is an NSF-funded Research Coordinated Network to enable research and training activities for the Arabidopsis and broader […]

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First-ever AIP Developer Workshop

| January 19, 2015 | 0 Comments

Nov. 2014- TACC, JCVI, and Cambridge University hosted an NSF-funded AIP developer workshop in Austin, Texas, USA. 20 plant scientists from the US and Europe participated. See:

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Arabidopsis data gets new home via NSF-funded Arabidopsis Information Portal

| September 26, 2013 | 0 Comments

A new article entitled ‘Arabidopsis Data Gets New Home at JCVI’s AIP as TAIR Turns to Subscriptions to Stay Afloat‘ by Uduak Grace Thomas describes the three+ year process by members of the international Arabidopsis community to (1) maintain continuity in housing vital Arabidopsis data (2) expand capabilities to store and manage vast new datasets […]

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NSF funds J. Craig Venter Institute to develop the Arabidopsis Information Portal (AIP)

| September 22, 2013 | 0 Comments

The National Science Foundation has announced that it will fund for five years a group led by Chris Town at the J. Craig Venter Institute to develop the Arabidopsis Information Portal (AIP). The Arabidopsis Information Portal will use a combination of data federation and web services technologies to provide the Arabidopsis community with integrated views […]

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TAIR to charge users via subscription model

| August 31, 2013 | 0 Comments

The IAIC formed in 2010 order to maintain and expand vital Arabidopsis community resources in response to the the NSF’s decision to reduce, and then cease, funding for TAIR, the main Arabidopsis database since 1999. For more than two years international IAIC participants convened meetings and workshops to strategize how to fund and develop this […]

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Presentation from ICAR 2013- Blake Meyers

| August 8, 2013 | 0 Comments

The opening presentation from ICAR 2013- by Blake Meyers, Interim IAIC Director, has been posted to the meeting page.

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Presentations from Plant and Animal Genome- 2013

| February 14, 2013 | 0 Comments

Presentations at the recent IAIC workshop entitled ‘The International Arabidopsis Informatics Consortium (IAIC) and development of the Arabidopsis Information Portal (AIP)‘ are available for viewing.

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IAIC Publication in The Plant Cell- Building a New Arabidopsis Information Portal

| July 5, 2012 | 0 Comments

The IAIC published in June (via Open Access) the outcomes of the recent Design Workshop in The Plant Cell (link to article here.) This publication describes the challenges of developing an Arabidopsis Information Portal (AIP) to replace the  bioinformatics resource, TAIR, that currently houses much of the community’s genomic (and other) public data.

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Inaugural Scientific Advisory Board Appointed

| May 28, 2012 | 0 Comments

The IAIC Scientific Advisory Board was recently appointed and includes: Gloria Coruzzi (New York University, USA), Kazuki Saito (RIKEN Plant Science Center, Chiba University, Japan), Magnus Nordborg (Gregor Mendel Institute of Plant Molecular Biology, Austria), Mark Estelle (University of California, San Diego, USA), Mark Forster (Syngenta, UK), Paul Kersey (European Bioinformatics Institute (EBI), UK), and […]

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