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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

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.

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.   


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.

Community Annotation Poster at SUNY Old Westbury's 2019 Student Research Day Conference

Every spring, SUNY Old Westbury hosts an annual Student Research Day.  Students showcase the results of their research and creativity through oral, poster, media and art presentations or exhibits. These academic and artistic achievements represent the effort of in-class assignments and out-of-class experiences conducted with faculty, with more than 100 students participating each year.

The 2019 Student Research Day was held on Tuesday, April 16th under the theme: RESEARCH FOR CHANGE.


Saturday DNA: Get to Know GMOs! - A WiSE event

On Saturday, April 13, members of the Ware Lab at the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL), including Gramene's Principal Investigator, Dr. Doreen Ware, and project manager and outreach coordinator, Dr.


Workshop on Cereal Genomics at CSHL, October 15 - 21, 2019. Apply by Aug 15

Workshop on Cereal Genomics
October 15 - 21, 2019
Application Deadline: August 15


Sarah Hake, USDA/UC Berkeley Plant Gene Expression Center
David Jackson, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
Doreen Ware, USDA/Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory


Maize Genome Annotation Jamboree for Maize Researchers. St. Louis, MO. March 13-14, 2019

The first Maize Annotation Jamboree for Maize Researchers was held on March 13-14, 2019 at the Biology Department of the Washington University in St. Louis MO.


2019 PAG Conference: Gramene workshop, talks and posters

The recent 2019 Plant and Animal Genome (PAG) Conference brought together over 3,000 leading genetic scientists and researchers in plant and animal research, over 130 exhibits, 150 workshops, 1100 posters and over 1800 abstracts.


Gramene Workshop


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