The American Society for Gravitational and Space Research (ASGSR) held its 31st Annual Meeting in Alexandria, VA, November 10th -15th, 2015. Over 500 researchers from around the world attended the meeting.
GeneLab held a very successful workshop attended by more than 100 scientists on November 10, 2015. The workshop plenary session included an introduction by Dr. Marshall Porterfield (NASA Headquarters), a GeneLab status update by GeneLab’s project manager, Michael Skidmore of NASA’s Ames Research Center, a look at collaboration with GeneLab by Dr. Sarah Wyatt of Ohio University, and an example of using big data to move research forward by Dr. Fred Turek of Northwestern University. The plenary session was followed by two breakout sessions – one describing scientific collaborations with GeneLab and the other with a demonstration of the GeneLab Data System. There was excellent audience participation and the workshop was very well received.
Webcasts of the plenary session are available.
Along with scientists from NASA’s Ames Research Center and Kennedy Space Center, GeneLab staffed an outreach booth for Space Biology. The booth featured displays of experimental hardware to support science on the International Space Station, and handouts describing research facilities, hardware and programmatic information. GeneLab also provided data systems demos throughout the course of the meeting. Approximately 120 people came by the booth exhibit and were excited to learn about GeneLab, biological experiments on the ISS and the flight hardware.
GeneLab also presented three posters at the conference:
GeneLab: Data Systems and Curation
(coauthors: Homer W. Fogle, Christopher K. Middour, Jon D. Welch, Richard S. Thompson, Daniel C. Berrios, Joseph C. Coughlan)
GeneLab: Collaborative Investigations
(coauthors: S. Lai, R. Chen, T.G. Thompson, D.C. Berrios, H.W. Fogle, O. Marcu, L.R. Timucin, S.S. Reinsch, K. Chakravarty, and Joseph. C. Coughlan)
GeneLab, Resource Expansion And Tools: a Design for Collection and Analysis of Spaceflight Experimental Data
(Coauthors: Basem Al-Shayeb, Victoria Rael, Joseph Lowman, Anna Hayden, Jonathon Sosa, Christopher DeMatteo, Maximilien Baas-Thomas, Amanda Vu, Catherine Choi, Victor Quach, Daniel C. Berrios, Homer Fogle, Oana Marcu, Jon Rask, and Jeffrey Smith)
If you were unable to attend but would like to submit questions, suggestions or feedback, please feel free to do so on our website.
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