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CSI Seminar Alexander Bucksch, July 9 at 11 AM CT

The Center for Sorghum Improvement (CSI) is hosting a virtual seminar given by Alexander Bucksch, Associate Professor in the School of Plant Sciences (SPLS) at the University of Arizona. on Tuesday, July 9 at 11 AM CT. The title of his talk is “Advances in root phenotyping reveal new functional and genetic insights from the cell to the population level.”

CSHL Programming for Biology Course, Oct 13-20, 2024, Applications due July 15

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory is offering a course, “Programming for Biology,” from October 13-29, 2024. The class is designed for lab biologists with little or no programming experience and aims to give students the bioinformatics and scripting skills they need to derive biological insights from the abundance of data commonly encountered today.

EBI Plant Genomes Course: From Data to Discovery Nov 18-22, 2024, Application due by Sept. 1

The European Bioinformatic Institute (EBI) is offering a virtual course titled “Plant genomes: from data to discovery” from November 18-22, 2024.

Recent Research

Unraveling the Role of SbMYC2 in Enhancing Drought Tolerance through JA Signaling in Sorghum

This study elucidates the molecular function of the sorghum bHLH transcription factor SbMYC2 in enhancing drought tolerance through JA signaling, providing valuable insights for the development of drought-tolerant cereal crops.

Unlocking Soil Microbiome’s Role in Suppressing Striga Infection in Sorghum: Towards Sustainable Management Strategies

Soil microbiomes can suppress Striga infection in sorghum roots through alterations in host-parasite signaling and root anatomy.

Unveiling Novel Alleles: Insights into Tannin Regulation in Sorghum and Tools for Breeding Programs

This research identifies novel recessive alleles within the Tannin1 and Tannin2 genes in sorghum, offering insights into tannin regulation and providing practical tools for breeding programs aiming to modulate tannin content.


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