International Symposium of Rice Functional Genomics (ISRFG)

6th International Symposium of Rice Functional Genomics (ISRFG) to be held on November 10-12th 2008 in the Jeju International Convention Center in Jeju, South Korea.

The 3rd International Rice Congress (IRC2010)

Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam will host the 3rd International Rice Congress (IRC2010) in the year 2010. The meeting is expected to be the world's largest gathering of rice scientists, researchers, and technologies. This meeting coincides with the 50th anniversary of the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI). For more details please visit the IRRI/CGIAR news release.

Diversity association by trait

Gramene has made available the results of the General Linear Model (GLM) and Mixed Linear Model (MLM) association analysis performed by TASSEL. For each of the 75 traits in the Gramene diversity maize database, there is one text file containing the analysis results of allele assays vs. the given trait.  All the allele assay properties (e.g., locus) are included and and the analysis results (e.g., p value).

Pathway database curator position at Gramene

A full time 3-year pathway database curator position at the Research Associate or Postdoctoral Associate level is available immediately in Dr. Pankaj Jaiswal’s group at the Department of Botany and Plant Pathology, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR ( This position is required to develop a comprehensive catalog of rice and other cereal plant metabolic pathways and enzymes.

Search Gramene database using Biobar

A toolbar for browsing biological data and databases now provides capability to search Gramene database from its web browser toolbar. For more details and installation please visit Biobar project site.

Gramene Tutorials

Gramene tutorials are currently hosted at OpenHelix. The "Tip of the week: Fun in the Grass" posted on OpenHelix blog provides a nice introduction to users who wants to learn about functionality of Gramene database.

Plant Ontology at MetaCyc workshop

BTI at Cornell University will be hosting a workshop for users of the MetaCyc and related databases on October 21, 2008.  The program is particularly for the users of the Omics viewer and pathway prediction for newly sequenced organisms.  Participants wanting to analyze microarray and other large gene data on the Omics viewer are encouraged to attend.

Chih-Wei Tung (POC coordinator) will talk about "Plant Ontology and Pathways"  in this workshop.

Gramene announces news blog

We are happy to announce a new web log for our users to keep in touch with recent happenings and news items Gramene. You can subscribe to the RSS feed or just check our link.

Gene Nomenclature System for Rice

"Gene Nomenclature System for Rice" by Committee on Gene Symbolization, Nomenclature and Linkage, Rice Genetics Cooperative has been electronically published as Open Access by Rice Journal.

Travel awards

Travel awards for international rice functional genomics symposium Nov. 10-12 2008 Korea. More details.


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