Mining Maize with Gramene - Free Webinar May 22, 2018 @ 2 pm EDT

Have you ever needed to know if the maize gene you work on has an ortholog in sorghum or Arabidopsis? ... Has the gene family that you are working on expanded or contracted relative to other crop or model grass species? ... Is the biochemical pathway you work on conserved in sorghum and soybean?

If so, you may want to explore these questions in the Gramene database!

Gramene ( is an integrated resource for comparative functional analysis in crops and model plant species.  It provides researchers with access to 53 genomes, and pathways for 75 plants species, including Zea mays B73 (maize). It also provides integrated search capabilities and interactive views to visualize gene features, whole-genome alignments, gene neighborhoods, phylogenetic trees, synteny maps, gene expression profiles, pathways, and cross-references.

We are very pleased to invite you to a FREE 30-min webinar to gain an overview on how to use Gramene's data and resources to accelerate your research goals using maize as a model system.  During the webinar, Gramene's Project Manager and Education, Outreach & Training Lead Coordinator, Dr. Marcela Karey Tello-Ruiz of Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, will describe the data, analysis and visualization tools hosted in Gramene.  In addition, she will demonstrate the power of comparative approaches using sorghum as a functional genomics platform for the maize community.

In addition, the webinar will touch on the latest maize pangenome browser being build with the sequences of the 24 NAM parental lines.

If you have a specific question or example that you would like us to address during this exercise, please contact us at

We would love to hear from you!

Join us online on Tuesday, May 22nd, 2018 at 2:00 pm EDT.

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The Gramene webinar series consists of monthly seminars during which we strive to provide a quick overview of the data, tools, and services that the Gramene Project offers for comparative genomics visualization and analysis. Join us live to ask questions. In as much as possible, recorded webinars are made available a posteriori in Gramene's YouTube channel. Other e-learning material is freely available from Gramene's FTP site.