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2023 AWG Symposium

AWG Symposium 2022



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 (a combination of GeneLab and Ames Life Sciences Data Archive - ALSDA - datasets) helps scientists understand how the fundamental building blocks of life itself 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 raw omics data from the Open Science Data Repository to maximize the gain of new knowledge from such complex datasets. The AWG's are comprised of scientists with diverse backgrounds and is 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, discuss processed data and analyze GeneLab data that enables new discoveries.

Occurring on March 16, 2023 from 10 am - 2:30 pm PT, this free virtual event is open to the public and will allow attendees an opportunity to hear about some of the exciting open science stemming from the AWG community. The symposium will feature a keynote address from Eliah Overbey at Weill Cornell Medicine, and 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.

Screenshot of opening remarks and keynote address agenda
Screenshot of AWG Science Talks and Lightning Science Talks agenda
Screenshot of AWG Status Updates agenda

Meeting Agenda Details

10:05 AM - 10:15 AM PT: Opening Remarks-Lauren Sanders, PhD (NASA Ames Research Center)

10:15 AM - 10:20 AM PT: TOPS Remarks-Sylvain Costes, PhD (NASA Ames Research Center)

10:20 AM - 11:00 AM PT: Keynote Address - "Astronaut genomics in the age of commercial spaceflight" - Eliah Overbey, PhD (Weill Cornell Medicine)

11:00 AM - 12:30 PM PT: AWG Science Talks

12:30 PM - 12:50 PM PT: Break

12:50 PM - 1:30 PM PT: AWG Lightning Science Talks

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM PT: AWG Status Updates Return to article list >