iPlant Collaborative - Unified Cyberinfrastructure for All Life Sciences

This workshop showcases the free data storage, computation, and bioinformatics tools, developed by the iPlant Collaborative - an NSF-funded cyberinfrastructure project (#DBI-0735191/#DBI-1265383). iPlant's services life science researchers and educators working in all domains of life, enabling them to understand and make increasingly powerful predictions about biological systems. iPlant's mission includes empowering discovery at multiple levels, from making bioinformatics applications accessible to the “average bench-biologist” to enabling big-data science that would not otherwise be possible. This workshop features a variety of presentations by investigators who have used iPlant cyberinfrastructure to aid their research and demonstrates how you can leverage these free resources for a variety of genomics related analyses (e.g. genome assembly and annotation, RNA-Seq, re-sequencing, etc.), as well as other bioinformatics applications. In the first 5 years, iPlant successfully developed a platform of integrated technologies and computational resources that provide access to large data storage, high-performance computing, grid computing, and cloud computing. These resources are made available to scientists by providing access at multiple levels including application programming interfaces (APIs), RESTful services, and web-based systems for data access, tool integration, and analysis. We will discuss how the next 5 years of development will expand the capabilities of our “genotype-to-phenotype” science enablement plan, and how community input will shape our continued support for data-driven biologists. Register for your free iPlant account at user.iplantcollaborative.org. Please also visit our booth and training sessions that will be advertised here: www.iplantc.org/pagxxii
Date: Tuesday, January 14, 2014
Time: 10:30 AM-12:40 PM
Room: California
Jason Williams
10:30 AM
Overview of the iPlant Collaborative

10:40 AM
Progress in Sequencing the Genome of an Invasive Polyploid Weed (Leafy Spurge)
David Horvath, USDA-ARS; James V. Anderson, USDA-ARS; Munevver Dogramaci, USDA-ARS; Brian Scheffler, USDA-ARS

11:00 AM
A Global Gene Family Classification Resource for Plants and Its Utility for Comparative Genomics, Genome Annotation, and Gene Family Studies
Joshua P. Der, California State University Fullerton; Eric Kenneth Wafula, Penn State University; Yuannian Jiao, Plant Genome Mapping Laboratory, University of Georgia; Norman Wickett, Chicago Botanical Garden; Naim Matasci, University of Arizona, iPlant Collaborative; Jim Leebens-Mack, University of Georgia; Claude dePamphilis, Penn State University

11:20 AM
Transcriptomic Analyses and Alternative Splicing Landscapes of Brachypodium Infected with Panicum Mosaic Virus
Kranthi Kiran Mandadi, Texas A&M University; Karen-Beth G. Scholthof, Texas A&M University

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