From Beans to Botany – Unveiling the Wonders of Plant Biology at the White House Easter ‘EGGucation’ Roll

The White House Easter “EGGucation” Roll was held at the White House in Washington, D.C. on Monday, April 1st. Dr. Janeen Braynen and Ms. Audrey Fahey, both members of Dr. Doreen Ware’s lab at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, volunteered at the event as Ambassadors of the American Society of Plant Biologists (ASPB).

2024 AgBioData Virtual Community Workshop, Apr 29-30, May 2

This year’s AgBioData community workshop will be held virtually for three-days from April 29-30 and on May 2 from 9-11 AM CDT.

ORISE/USDA-ARS Postdoctoral Scholar Opportunity in Barley and Sorghum Genomics and bioinformatics

The postdoc research will focus on comparative genomics and regulatory architecture in grasses, with a focus on barley and sorghum genetics, and pre-breeding projects, links to cold tolerance, grain quality and disease resistance.

Exciting Updates in SorghumBase 7.0: Empowering Sorghum Genomics Research

We’re thrilled to announce the latest release of SorghumBase, version 7.0, packed with exciting features and invaluable data to fuel sorghum genomics research worldwide. As a USDA-ARS funded resource, SorghumBase has been a cornerstone for the sorghum research community since its public release in 2021. With each iteration, we strive to enhance user experience, expand data offerings, and foster collaboration within the community.

SorghumBase Team at SICNA 2024 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, April 2-4, 2024

The Sorghum Improvement Conference of North America (SICNA) is being held on April 2-4, 2024 in Oklahoma City, OK. A SorghumBase workshop will take place on Tuesday, April 2nd from 3:45-5:00 p.m. in Green Country and will include the following

Advancing Maize Genetics: Insights from the 66th Annual Meeting

Experts presented groundbreaking research on databases, gene regulatory networks, and sustainable agriculture practices, shaping the future of maize breeding and genomics at the 66th Annual Maize Genetics Meeting in Raleigh, North Carolina.

AG2PI Virtual Field Day: “Phenomic Prediction & Bioinformatic Workflows – AG2PI “Coconut” Grant Outcomes” on Mar. 20, 2024

The Agricultural Genome to Phenome Initiative (AG2PI) is hosting a virtual field day, “Phenomic Prediction & Bioinformatic Workflows – AG2PI “Coconut” Grant Outcomes,” on March 20 from 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM CT.

CROPS Conference in Huntsville, Alabama, June 3 – 6, Abstracts due Mar 22

The CROPS conference is taking place from June 3rd to 6th at the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology in Huntsville, Alabama. The conference is focused on the application of genomic technology to crop improvement.

CSHL Frontiers and Techniques in Plant Science course, June 27 – July 18, 2024, Applications Due March 15

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory is offering their Frontiers and Techniques in Plant Science course from June 27 to July 18, 2024. Emmanuelle Bayer from the University of Bordeaux in France, Siobhan Brady from the University of California, Davis and Niko Geldner from the University of Lausanne, Switzerland will be teaching the course.