For March, we're having a special "Biogeek" session of SFPUG. Not will Reece Hart be talking about the Unison-DB genetics database at Genentech, but he will present at the Genentech Hall on UCSF Mission Bay campus where we will be joined by UCSF researchers, faculty, and students.
Free pizza will be generously sponsored by Genentech. Go, Genentech! Pizza will be served after the talk.
Note the unusually early start time of this meeting. Please make a comment with your RSVP with contact information if you will need a ride from BART or Caltrain.
Unison -- integrating biological data for computational biology discovery and analysis.
Description: This talk will describe the design and applications of Unison, a comprehensive and integrated warehouse of protein sequences, diverse precomputed predictions, and other biological data. Unison provides a practical solution to the burden of preparing data for computational discovery projects, enables holistic feature-based mining queries regarding protein composition and functions, and provides a foundation for the development of new tools. Unison is available for immediate use online via direct database connections and a web interface. In addition, the database schema, command line tools, web interface, and non-proprietary precomputed predictions are released under the Academic Free License and available for download at http://unison-db.org/.... This project has resulted in a system that significantly reduces several practical impediments to the initiation of computational biology discovery projects.
Note that this topic was moved from February to March, and we have a new Meetup for Feburary.
Without the attached map, people will almost certainly get lost. Important points:
1. 600 16th Street is also known as "Genentech Hall". The building entrance is circled on this map.
2. Paid parking is available where indicated in red. It's $2 after 6pm. There's a payment station just north of the police office.
3. Street parking is available along 16th St between the 280 overpass and 3rd St.
4. The "T" line MUNI station is marked.
5. Peasant Pies, Cafe Terzetto, and a Subway are on campus, as indicated by "Food" on the map, although there will be pizza at the meeting.
The "Red" shuttle appears to go from 16th St BART to Mission Bay:
Accordingly, we will *not* be organizing pickups from BART.
Also, people should sign in with the security guard and then proceed to room S201 on the 2nd floor. They'll need a photo ID to sign in.