Tripal at the Plant and Animal Genome XXIV Conference

Developers and users of Tripal held a codefest before PAG XXIV to discuss current and future Tripal developments. On the second day of PAG, the Tripal community hosted a workshop titled, Tripal Database Network and Initiatives.

Tripal Codefest - January 8, 2016



Developers and users of Tripal met on January 8, 2016 to discuss current and future directions for Tripal modules and Tripal extension modules. For full proceedings and a list of attendees see the associated Google document.

Topics Discussed

  • ElasticSearch
  • Tripal3
  • Chado
  • Export of Data
  • NoSQL
  • Forums on
  • Expression Data
  • Comparative Map (CMap but more Tripal-y)
  • Bulk Loader
  • Shopping Cart


  • Ethy Cannon (Iowa State)
  • Ming Chen (University of Tennessee, Knoxville)
  • Connor Wytko (Washington State University)
  • Brian Soto (Washington State University)
  • Katheryn Buble (Washington State University)
  • Emily Grau (University of Connecticut)
  • Valentin Guignon (Biodiversity International)
  • Nate Henry (University of Tennessee, Knoxville)
  • Sook Jung (Washington State University)
  • Rob Moseley (University of Tennessee, Knoxville)
  • Lacey-Anne Sanderson (University of Saskatchewan)
  • Meg Staton (University of Tennessee, Knoxville)
  • Jill Wegrzyn (University of Connecticut)
  • Pooja Umale (National Center for Genome Resources, Santa Fe, NM)
  • Jacqueline D. Campbell (Iowa State University)
  • Taein Lee (Washington State University)
  • Sudhansu Dash (National Center for Genome Resources, Santa Fe, NM)
  • Gerard Lazo (USDA-ARS, Albany, CA)

Tripal Database Network and Initiatives - January 10, 2016

A Tripal workshop was hosted at the Plant and Animal Genome XXIV Conference. Talks were given by Tripal core developers, extension developers, and website administrators.


Lacey-Anne Sanderson - University of Saskatechewan
Margaret Staton - University of Tennessee


Tripal v2: An Overview (abstract)
Speaker: Lacey-Anne Sanderson

The Future of Tripal: intuitive content creation, flexible data storage and web services (abstract)
Speaker: Stephen P. Ficklin

Overview of NRSP and Planned Tripal development (abstract)
Speaker: Dorrie Main

Extending Tripal to Manage Banana Genetic Resource Information (abstract)
Speaker: Valentin Guignon

Efforts by the Hardwood Genomics Database team to extend Tripal functionality (abstract)
Speaker: Nate Henry

TripalBIMS: the Breeding Information Management System in Tripal (abstract)
Speaker: Sook Jung

CAMbase: a Resource for CAM Plant Genomics (abstract)
Speaker: Robert Clifford Moseley

TreeGenes: Enabling Visualization and Analysis in Forest Tree Genomics (abstract)
Speaker: Emily Grau


Deliver Searchable Genomic, Genetic and Related Data Online Using Tripal (abstract)
Stephen P. Ficklin, Lacey-Anne Sanderson, Chun-Huai Cheng, Brian Soto, Connor Wytko, Alex Feltus, Sook Jung, Kirstin Bett, and Dorrie Main

Hardwood Genomics Database (HGD): a genomic and genetic web--database for hardwood trees research (abstract)
Chen M, Henry NL, Lane T, Cannon N, Coggeshall MV, Gailing O, Liang H, Romero-Severson J, Schlarbaum SE, Shumaker KL, Carlson JE, Staton ME

TreeGenes: Enabling Visualization and Analysis in Forest Tree Genomics
Emily Grau, Steven A. Demurjian, Hans Vasquez Gross, Damian Gessler, David Neale, Jill Wegrzyn