What is the AWG Symposium?
To explore deeper into space, it is crucial that we learn how our bodies change and adapt to the unique environment of space. The Open Science Data Repository (OSDR) contains data from GeneLab and the Ames Life Sciences Data Archive (ALSDA) to help scientists understand how the fundamental building blocks of life change from exposure to microgravity, radiation, and other aspects of the space environment. The purpose of the Open Science Analysis Working Groups (AWGs) is to optimize the processing of data from the OSDR to maximize the gain of new knowledge from these complex biological datasets. The AWGs are comprised of scientists with diverse backgrounds and are subdivided into six main areas of expertise (Plant, Animal, Microbes, Multi-omics, ALSDA, and Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning - AI/ML). The AWG members focus on establishing consensus pipelines and analyzing OSDR data to enable new discoveries.
Come join us for the 2023 AWG Symposium which will be held on March 16th from 10 am - 2:30 pm PT! In this free virtual event that is open to the public, attendees will have an opportunity to hear about some of the exciting open science that is stemming from the AWG community. The symposium will feature:
- Keynote address from Dr Eliah Overbey at Weill Cornell Medicine
- Scientific presentations from AWG members that have expertise in data science, plant biology, systems biology, microbiology, and space medicine.
If you are intrigued by the science occurring in the AWGs, then we would love for you to join! Learn more about how to join the AWGs during the event. Click the button below to view the agenda and register.