Upcoming conference: DOE-JGI User Meeting: Energy, Genomes, Environment, Microbes, Trees and more …

Just got this email I thought would be useful to share (with a few edits)

Still time to register for JGI “Genomics of Energy & Environment” 6th Annual User Meeting

The DOE Joint Genome Institute (JGI) hosts the “Genomics of Energy & Environment” 6th Annual User Meeting (March 22-24, 2011):

Explore the agenda of presentations, poster sessions, and valuable hands-on workshops (see below).

The meeting brings together, at the Walnut Creek Marriott, people working on:

  • Synthetic Biology
  • Ecogenomics and Ecoresilience of the Gulf Oil Spill
  • Hardware and Software Trends in Genomics Supercomputing
  • Computational Approaches to Massive Short Read Metagenomic Data Sets
  • Genomics of Biofuel Crops
  • Behavioral Genetics of Pollinating Bees
  • Microbiome Analyses from Humans to Shipworms
  • Metatranscriptomics of Marine Microbial Communities
  • Successful Transposable Elements Secrets
  • Great Prairie Soil Metagenomics

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Peer Bork, (European Molecular Biology Laboratory) EMBL
  • Ed Buckler, Cornell University
  • Dan Distel, Ocean Genome Legacy
  • Persis Drell, SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory/Stanford
  • Terry Hazen, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL)
  • Scott Hodges, University of California, Santa Barbara
  • Tom Juenger, University of Texas at Austin
  • Rob Knight, University of Colorado
  • Ruth Ley, Cornell University
  • Mary Ann Moran, University of Georgia
  • Magnus Nordborg, Gregor Mendel Institute
  • Gene Robinson, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Christopher Scholin, Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI)
  • Stephan Schuster, Penn State University
  • Pam Silver, Harvard
  • Jim Tiedje, Michigan State University
  • Mike Thomashow, Michigan State University
  • Jerry Tuskan, Oak Ridge National Laboratory/DOE JGI
  • Katherine Yelick, National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC) at LBNL

Workshops will include:

  • Integrated Microbial Genomes (IMG)/Metagenomes data analysis systems http://img.jgi.doe.gov/
  • Mycocosm fungal genomics portal provides data access, visualization, and analysis tools for comparative genomics of fungi http://genome.jgi-psf.org/ programs/fungi/index.jsf
  • Phytozome provides data access and visualization tools for comparative plant genomics http://www.phytozome.net/
  • RNA Technologies & Analysis: a comprehensive suite for transcriptome interrogation, including RNA-Seq for expression profiling, etc.

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Author: Jonathan Eisen

I am an evolutionary biologist and a Professor at U. C. Davis. (see my lab site here). My research focuses on the origin of novelty (how new processes and functions originate). To study this I focus on sequencing and analyzing genomes of organisms, especially microbes and using phylogenomic analysis

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