The fascinating origin of some favorite foods and how plants help in the fight against COVID-19

For the past six years, Gramene has celebrated Fascination of Plants Day (FoPD) with an activity designed for K-12 children to spread our appreciation for plants. The year 2020 was not the exception.


Scientists around the world are working to make reagents for plant-based COVID-19 vaccines

Biocuration of Plant Developmental Processes in the Plant Reactome pathway resource

The advent of functional genomics has changed the scope, scale and speed at which new datasets are being generated and has posed the challenge for its comprehension and effective utilization to advance translational research. Plant Reactome portal of Gramene 


Reproductive meristem phase change in O. sativa

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

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

The 2020 Virtual Maize Annotation Jamboree (VMAJ) was organized as part of  the by Marcela Karey Tello-Ruiz (Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory or CSHL) and Cristina F. Marco (DNALC CSHL) under the supervision of PI Doreen Ware (CSHL and USDA ARS).


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.

New and updated plant genomes and pathways datasets planned for the Gramene release #63 (July 2020)

We wish and hope that in this difficult time of COVID-19 pandemic, all Gramene database users and their loved ones are doing well and keeping safe.

PAG meeting 2020 notes and a user survey

The recent 2020 Plant and Animal Genome (PAG) Conference, held in Town & Country Resort, San Diego, brought together over 3,000 leading researchers, scientists, software professional, and students working in plant and animal genomics research, over 135 exhibits, 180 workshops, 1,200 posters, over 2,500 abstracts and 7 Plenary talks.


Gramene at Plant & Animal Genome 2020

The Plant and Animal Genome (PAG) XXVIII conference will kick off this coming Saturday, January 11th, 2020, in San Diego, CA.  Come meet Gramene staff and get the latest updates to Gramene’s comparative genomics and pathways visualization and mining tools to aid your research on plant models and crops!  At PAG 2020, we will be announcing Gramene's p

Plant domestication and the secrets in a plant's genome for 4th graders

To celebrate Fascination of Plants Day (FoPD) 2019, on May 22nd, Gramene's project manager and outreach, education and training coordinator, Dr. Marcela Karey Tello-Ruiz of Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, visited fourth graders at Bayville's Intermediate (BI) School in New York to talk about plants and the secrets in their genomes!  In addition to a dynamic slideshow, students created colorful seed necklaces.


Making colorful seed necklaces with Ms. Pederson's class

Teaching Scholarships! Apply by Dec 2 - Maize Annotation Jamboree - 2020 Maize Genetics Conference

The NSF-funded Gramene and MaizeCODE projects invite graduate students and faculty interested in course development to participate in the maize annotation jamboree from march 10-12, 2020 prior to the Maize Genetics Meeting in Kailua-Kona, Hawaiʻi, USA.   


Announcing Gramene Database Release #62

The Gramene is a curated, open-source, integrated data resource for comparative functional genomics in crops and model plant species.

Gramene will be at Plant Biology 2019 — Hope to see you in San Jose, CA!

The Plant Biology 2019 Conference will take place in San Jose, Calfiornia on August 2-7 of 2019.


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