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Gramene in the Plant Genome Evolution 2017 Conference

Plant Genome Evolution 2017, a Current Opinion in Plant Biology Conference, is currently being held at Meliá Sitges, Sitges (near Barcelona), Spain (1-3 October 2017).

Early career Tansley Medal award for plant scientists!

Calling all early career plant scientists!

The New Phytologist Tansley Medal is awarded annually in recognition of an outstanding contribution to plant science by an individual in the early stages of their career (student and post-doctoral researchers with up to five years’ experience since gaining / defending their PhD are eligible).

The Gramene Database build 55 is out with a brand new Jute genome!

The Gramene Team is pleased to announce its release #55 with 1,836,677 genes and 45 reference plant genomes.  Of these genes, 1,588,290 are protein coding, and 1,492,253 genes organized in 63,367 gene family trees.

Gene annotation and Reactome pathway curation jamboree in June 2017

Gramene encourages and supports researchers to learn how to annotate and format their data sets accurately for publication and deposition in the public repositories for its long-term utilization, re-use, re-analysis and interoperability.

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Half-day workshop on bioinformatics tools for Plant Genomics (Nov. 29, Noon-5PM)

Prior to the start of the CSHL Plant Genomes Meeting, a half-day workshop will be sponsored by the Gramene (NSF #1127112) and CyVerse (NSF # 1265383) projects and will cover public bioinformatics tools and resources for dealing with genome datasets including new technologies in genome sequencing and assembly, fast and efficient methods for RNA-Seq analysis, and data submission to public repositories such as TrackHub. Lunch and coffee will be included.

The Gramene Database build 54 is out!

The Gramene Team is pleased to announce its release #54 with 1,751,769 genes and 44 reference plant genomes.

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Highlights from the 9th Asian Crop Science Association Conference, June 5-7, Jeju, Korea

Written by: Young Koung Lee

The 9th Asian Crop Science Association Conference (9th ACSAC) was held at Jeju International Convention Center, Korea on June 5-7, 2017.  Dr. Young Koung Lee presented a poster about the Gramene comparative genomics and pathways database. The meeting brought together crop researchers from all over the world, especially Asia, Japan, Korea, and China.

Gramene at the 9th ACSAC mainly focused on the issues below:

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Dr. Young K. Lee describing Gramene, a comparative database for plants

Detailed new ‘reference’ genome for maize shows the plant has deep resources for continued adaptation

Author: Peter Tarr, Senior Science Writer

‘Phenotypic plasticity’ traced to maize’s regulatory flexibility bodes well for expanding the staple’s growing range as the planet warms

Fascination of Plants Day 2017 — Let’s talk about plant superpowers!

Fascination of Plants Day (FoPD) is celebrated around the world on May 18th.

To celebrate FoPD in New York, Dr. Marcela Karey Tello-Ruiz (Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, NY) visited Bayville Primary School to present the class of Ms. Francine Alonge with fascinating plant facts that inspired these second graders to come up with their very own plant superheroes! 

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Plant superheroes save the day!

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