Plant Science at the JGI and KBase

The Department of Energy currently funds both a large scale user facility for plant genomics at the DOE Joint Genome Institute and a large scale computational resource for comparative functional genomics and systems biology of microbes, plants and their communities called the DOE Systems Biology Knowledgebase (KBase). The core mission of both of these endeavors is to help scientists carry out experiments and analyses in areas such as improving biofuel development, understanding plant model systems, advancing plant comparative science and investigating global carbon cycling. In this workshop, we will present current and ongoing developments from both the Plant Program at JGI and KBase toward integrative biology. We will also hear from researchers who are applying genomic sequence information from JGI to elucidate functions of plant systems and from users who are working to apply KBase computational infrastructure to plant biological inquiries. Finally, we will describe how to apply for a project with the JGI Community Science Program and how you can use the KBase system to accelerate your plant genomics research.
Date: Tuesday, January 13, 2015
Time: 4:00 PM-6:10 PM
Room: San Diego
Jeremy Schmutz , Gerald A. Tuskan , Doreen Ware and Dave Weston
4:00 PM
Joint Genome Institute Plant Science Program
Jeremy Schmutz, DOE Joint Genome Institute; Kerrie W. Barry, DOE Joint Genome Institute; David M. Goodstein, DOE Joint Genome Institute; Jane Grimwood, HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology; Uffe Hellsten, DOE Joint Genome Institute; Jerry Jenkins, HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology; Gerald A. Tuskan, Oak Ridge National Laboratory; John P. Vogel, DOE Joint Genome Institute; Jim Bristow, DOE Joint Genome Institute; Daniel S. Rokhsar, DOE Joint Genome Institute

4:20 PM
Plant Science in KBase
Dave Weston, Oak Ridge National Laboratory

4:35 PM
Panicum hallii: Genomics Enabled Perennial Grass Model
Thomas Juenger, University of Texas at Austin

5:15 PM
KBase Metabolic Modeling with Sphagnum
Samuel M. D. Seaver, Argonne National Laboratory; Shengqiang Shu, DOE Joint Genome Institute; Jonathan Shaw, Duke University; Kerrie W. Barry, DOE Joint Genome Institute; Jeremy Schmutz, HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology; Jane Grimwood, HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology; Jerry Jenkins, DOE Joint Genome Institute

5:35 PM
How to Work with the JGI and KBase
John P. Vogel, DOE Joint Genome Institute; Doreen Ware, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory/USDA-ARS

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