Gramene updates published in Jan, 2016 issue of Nucleic Acids Research

The recent updates in Gramene database have been summarized in the article “Gramene 2016: comparative plant genomics and pathway resources” published in the January 2016 issue of Nucleic Acids Research focused on biological databases.

Gramene is attending the PAG Conference 2016 — See you in San Diego!

Come meet the Gramene team and get the latest updates to Gramene’s comparative genomics and pathways visualization/mining tools to aid your research of plant models and crops!

The Gramene workshop will give a broad overview of Gramene’s database resources and use cases demonstrating many specific topics like how to:

Gramene database build 49 released

The Gramene Team is pleased to announce its release #49. In collaboration with Ensembl Plants we are providing in this release:

  • New EMS-derived mutation data for Sorghum bicolor (see example)

  • New variation data for Oryza glumaepatula

Gramene Mart Webinar on Tues, Dec 15, 2015 @ 2:00 pm EDT

Data Mining with Gramene!

The Gramene database ( invites you to a FREE 30-min webinar on How to Extract Plant Genomic Data Using BioMart.

The webinar will demonstrate how to explore data for 39 plant reference genomes in the Gramene and Ensembl Plants databases, including sequence, gene structure and annotations such as protein domains and ontology associations, homologs, genetic and structural variations.

Follow up on Nov 2015 Webinar: Variant Effect Prediction using the standalone perl scripts

In  November 2015 Gramene Webinar, Matt Geniza, (a graduate student, Jaiswal Lab at Oregon State University) presented how to use standalone Perl script and command line protocols for Variant Effect Predictor (VEP) analysis. This option is for advanced users who are familiar with the Unix/Linux command line. Also, users are expected to have a SNP DATA file before proceeding for this exercise.

Announcing Gramene database build 48b highlighting Plant Reactome

The Gramene project ( team is pleased to announce its release #48b highlighting the new version of Plant Reactome database ( In this release the Plant Reactome database has expanded gene homology-based pathway projections to 58 plant species.

GARNet/Egenis Workshop on Big Data: April 2016

Click on the link below to view the full schedule for the GARNet/Egenis workshop on 'Integrating Large Data into Plant Science: From Big Data to Discovery'.

Detailed schedule as PDF

This will take place in Dartington Hall, Totnes, Devon UK. There are a limited number of places available for delegates so anyone interested in attending should contact with details as to why this meeting would be beneficial for your research.

Gramene at Programming for Biology 2015

The Gramene group continued a long-standing tradition of teaching and support at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory's Programming for Biology taught course led by Simon Prochnik and Sophia Robb that ran October 11-27th 2015.


Gramene at Genome Informatics 2015

Genome Informatics was held at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratories from October 28-31. From the CSHL meetings page


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