Scholarships available for PUI faculty -- Maize Annotation Jamboree , Nov. 7-11, 2018

Biological Data Science Meeting

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
November 7–11, 2018

The NSF-funded MaizeCODE and Gramene projects invites PUI faculty to apply to participate in a maize genome annotation jamboree on November 10–11, 2018 at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL). The goal of the Jamboree will be to test and mature genome annotation tools being developed for MaizeCODE, while contributing to the genome annotation of the 24 NAM founder lines of the Maize PanGenome. 

Candidates should be PUI faculty looking to involve students in authentic research by making meaningful contributions to the improvement of reference Maize genomes at PanMaize. We will introduce tools developed by MaizeCODE and Gramene and provide help and support for faculty bringing these tools into the classroom. Basic bioinformatics skills and familiarity with genome annotation and databases, such as Gramene and MaizeGDB, or in-depth knowledge of the biology and genetics of maize, are very desirable. A total of 10 faculty will be funded to participate.

The Maize Annotation Jamboree will take place following the Biological Data Science (BDS) meeting, and those selected to participate will receive full scholarships to attend the BDS meeting (November 7–10, 2018). Participants will be expected to arrive at CSHL on Wednesday, November 7th and depart after the Jamboree concludes on Sunday, November 11th. A scholarship will cover all expenses, including transportation to CSHL up to a maximum of $600, meeting registration, and room & board for the entire duration.

Please forward this opportunity to all interested and qualified PUI faculty. Candidates must complete the linked application. We encourage speedy responses, as we will make a first selection in time for interested faculty to submit an optional abstract to the BDS meeting by the August 17th deadline.


Doreen Ware, Ph.D.
Marcela Karey Tello-Ruiz, Ph.D. [contact email:]

Dave Micklos, D.Sc.
Cristina Fernandez-Marco, Ph.D.