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HPC-GVCW: Accelerating SNP Detection in Major Crops through High-Performance Computing and Parallelized Workflows

HPC-GVCW offers a high-performance computing-based workflow for rapid SNP detection in major crops, significantly reducing execution times and facilitating the exploration of genetic diversity essential for molecular-assisted selection breeding programs.

2023 International Year of Millets Webinars Available Online

The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations declared 2023 the International Year of Millets (IYM 2023) and, along with stakeholders, organized events and outreach activities. Recordings of their fascinating webinar series, as well as other events and

Unveiling Conservation in Plant Extracellular Vesicle Proteomes: A Sorghum and Arabidopsis Study

This study on Sorghum bicolor and Arabidopsis thaliana extracellular vesicles reveals partial conservation in protein content, providing crucial insights into the dynamic nature of intercellular communication and defense responses in plant cells.

CSI Seminar Luis Herrera-Estrella, May 14 at 11 AM CT

The Center for Sorghum Improvement (CSI) is hosting a virtual seminar given by Luis Herrera-Estrella, President’s Distinguished Professor of Plant Genomics and Director of Institute of Genomics for Crop Abiotic Stress at Texas Tech University, on Tuesday, May 14 at 11:00 AM CT. The title of his talk is “Deciphering Key Regulators Orchestrating Root Penetration in Compacted Soil.”

Empowering Undergraduate Scientists: Crowdsourcing Gene Curation for Precision Biology

Tapping into undergraduate science majors as gene curators presents a promising solution, particularly when integrated into coursework activities.

Successful Sorghum Improvement Conference of North America (SICNA) 2024 Meeting Focused on Sorghum: The Adaptable Crop for Diverse Climates, Landscapes, and Markets

An immensely successful and engaging 2024 SICNA meeting was held at Oklahoma City from April 2-4, 2024, in cooperation with National Sorghum Producers.

Maize Genetics Cooperation Virtual Career Development Workshop May 6

The Maize Genetics Cooperation is hosting a virtual career development workshop on Monday May 6, 2024, from 11:00 AM-1:00 PM EDT.  Arif Ashraf, Assistant Professor of Biology at Howard University, Katie Murphy, Director of Phenotyping at Danforth Plant Science Center,

Plant Biology Advancements: Insights from ASPB NE 87th Annual Meeting at Cornell University

The 87th annual Northeast Section American Society of Plant Biologists (ASPB NE) meeting was held at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY, from April 20th to the 21st. This conference gathered over 120 plant scientists from various career stages, featuring 20 scientific talks and 56 posters, all centered on recent research findings in plant biology.

AG2PI Workshop, Combined GWAS and TWAS using SVEN, May 17

The Agricultural Genome to Phenome Initiative (AG2PI) is hosting a virtual workshop titled, “Combined GWAS and TWAS using SVEN,” on Friday May 17, 2024 from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM (US Central Time).