First Virtual Maize Annotation Jamboree (March 10-12th, 2020)

Authors: Marcela Karey Tello-Ruiz, Cristina Fernandez-Marco and Doreen Ware


Zoom gallery view of participants on the final day of the VMAJ. From left to right and top to bottom: Arun Somwarpet-Seetharam, Cristina F. Marco, Kevin R. Ahern, Brit Moss, Aman Kaur, Adrienne Kleintop, Jianing Liu, Marcela Karey Tello-Ruiz, John Gray, Doreen Ware, Elly Porestky, Vincent Colantonio, Brian Zebosi, Singha Dhungana, Vivek Shrestha, Nancy Manchada, Raksha Singh, Usha Bhatta, and Ankita Abnave.

ASA, CSSA, SSSA International Annual Meeting, Nov. 6-9, 2022

The American Society of Agronomy, the Crop Science Society of America, and the Soil Science Society of America are hosting their international meeting from November 6th to November 9th in-person in Baltimore, Maryland and with limited virtual access. 


2022 INTEGRAPE Annot’Training School on Gene Annotation & Manual Curation of the Grape Reference Genome, June 28 - July 1, Applications due May 15

Applications are open for the COST Action CA17111 INTEGRAPE Annot’Training – Hybrid Training School on Gene Annotation & Manual Curation of the PN40024 Grape Reference Genome! The training school will take place from June 28th to July 1st in Zaragoza, Spain and virtually and will use the guidelines developed during the 2021 INTEGRAPE workshop held in Colmar, France to teach manual annotation of grapevine genes from the reference genome using the Apollo Genome Annotation Viewer and Editor.


Plant Breeding Innovation Showcase on May 30 - June 9

The Plant Breeding Innovation Showcase will take place virtually from May 30th to June 9th, 2022. The conference will focus on the latest research and technology in the field of plant breeding. It will include keynote speeches, research and industry talks, poster sessions, and networking opportunities.

The keynote speakers include:


Oryza PanGenome R4 - Declaration of intentions

What’s coming in Oryza PanGenome Release 4?

The Oryza PanGenome R4 is due to be released in May 2022.


New Genomes

Gramene release 65 is out with a new CLIMtools portal

The Gramene Knowledgebase Team is pleased to announce its Release #65 with 118 reference genomes and 124,010

International Plant Phenotyping Symposium, Sept. 27-30, Early Reg. due May 1, Abstracts Due May 15

The International Plant Phenotyping Network (IPPN) is hosting the 7th annual International Plant Phenotyping Symposium from September 27th to 30th in Wageningen, the Netherlands. Pre-Conference events will begin on the 26th. The conference aims to bring together a multi-disciplinary group of professionals to discuss topics related to plant phenotyping while helping create a bridge between stakeholders and academia.


Post-Doc Position in Plant Genetics - Cold Spring Harbor, NY

The USDA - Agricultural Research Service is looking for a Post - Doctoral Research Associate in Plant Genetics in Cold Spring Harbor, NY. The appointment is for two years with possible extension to a third year and requires travel to College Station, Texas.


Vitis PanGenome Release 3 - Declaration of intentions

What’s coming in Vitis PanGenome Release 3?

Vitis PanGenome R3 is due to be released in May 2022.

New Genomes (Assemblies and/or Annotation)

  • Vitis vinifera cv. Black Corinth Seedless (seedless Black Corinth or Zante Currant)


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