Summer Course 2012: Anatomy Ontologies for Evolutionary Biology and Genetics

 


July 30 to August 3, 2012
National Evolutionary Synthesis Center
Durham, NC

An RCN-sponsored five day course in Anatomy Ontologies for Evolutionary Biology and Genetics covered a basic introduction to ontology design principles and usage, specific ontology considerations for anatomy, application of anatomy ontologies in the context of evolutionary phenotype comparison, and use of anatomy ontologies for image annotation in different taxa. There was a strong emphasis on hands-on exercises designed to develop ontology skills and provide exposure to different software applications that are useful in a variety of areas of evolutionary biology.

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