ACeDB workshop

Gary Williams gwilliam at
Tue May 22 23:34:08 EST 2001

Course: ACeDB Workshop
Venue: Cambridge, UK
Date: 19 June 2001 (1 day course)
Date: 20-22 June 2001 (3-day course)

Acedb is a genome database system developed since 1989 primarily by Jean
Thierry-Mieg (CNRS, Montpellier) and Richard Durbin (Sanger Centre). It
provides a custom database kernel, with a non-standard data model designed
specifically for handling scientific data flexibly, and a graphical user
interface with many specific displays and tools for genomic data. Acedb is
used both for managing data within genome projects, and for making genomic
data available to the wider scientific community.

Acedb was originally developed for the C.elegans genome project , from
which its name was derived (A C. elegans DataBase). However, the tools in
it have been generalized to be much more flexible and the same software is
now used for many different genomic databases from bacteria to fungi to
plants to man. It is also increasingly used for databases with
non-biological content.

The ACeDB training course, run by the HGMP, is on the 19-22 June 2001 and is
divided into blocks of 1 day and 3 days. The first day will be dedicated
entirely to new users and the following three days for database curators and
administators. If you wish to know more information, go to:

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