CAGI 2015

Dear CAGI Participant / Newsletter Subscriber,

We are writing to you as a registered CAGI participant or newsletter subscriber to update you regarding preparations for the 2015 CAGI experiment.

The general format for CAGI 2015 will be similar to that of previous CAGIs. We are aiming for about 10 challenges, with a three month prediction season in the summer. We tentatively plan to have the CAGI conference on 11 - 12 December 2015 in the San Francisco Bay Area. This is possible because NHGRI and NCI have recently co-funded our grant proposal to support CAGI.

We have been fortunate to hire an outstanding CAGI lead scientist, Roger Hoskins. Roger comes to us from the Drosophila Genome Center at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. He will be in charge of all the organizational aspects of the CAGI experiment. He can be contacted at "hoskins@berkeley.edu".

We are now ramping up collection of datasets for this year's CAGI. In addition to new data sets similar to previous years, we are interested in identifying data sets produced using new and emerging methods. If you or someone you know has a dataset that may be appropriate for CAGI 2015, please let us know. We are also looking to recruit a CAGI developer for the technical and informatics aspects of the experiment.

We are looking forward to an exciting and productive CAGI, and we hope that you will participate in making it a great success!

With all best regards,

Steven Brenner and John Moult