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Conferences and Workshops

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For 2013-2014: Please see: POC_Outreach_Events


Plant and Animal Genome Meeting, January 9-13, 2016 San Diego, CA



Plant and Animal Genome Meeting, January 2015 San Diego, CA

Link to Conference program: Plant and Animal Genome Meeting XXIII

  • DivSeek Meeting- Friday January 9th from 8am-5pm
  • Systems Biology and Ontologies Workshop, Saturday January 10th from 8:00-10:10 AM. Organizers: Laurel Cooper, Sushma Naithani and Pankaj Jaiswal
  • Plant Phenotypes Workshop, Sunday, January 11, 2015. Organizers: Mary Schaeffer and Chi-Ren Shyu
  • Crop Ontology Meeting Monday, January 12, 2015. Organizers: Elizabeth Arnaud and Rex Nelson

United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Indicators Workshop, New York City, Feb. 27th- Mar. 1st, 2015

  • Senior Expert Meeting on ‘Building Ontologies for Indicators’ Feb. 27th- Mar. 1st, 2015, New York
  • Link to agenda: [1]
  • Attendee: Barry Smith

2015 Maize Genetics Conference- March 12-15, 2015, St. Charles, Illinois, USA

Poster presentation: # P235 Comparative Phenomics in Plants.

Harper, Lisa1; Oellrich, Anika2; Walls, Ramona3; Cannon, Ethy4; Cannon, Steven5; Cooper, Laurel6; Gardiner, Jack4; Gkoutos, George7; He, Mingze4; Hoehndorf, Robert8; Jaiswal, Pankaj6; Lloyd, Johnny9; Kalberer, Scott5; Meinke, David10; Menda, Naama11; Moore, Laura6; Nelson, Rex5; Pujar, Anuradha12; Lawrence, Carolyn4; Huala, Eva13

1. USDA ARS Albany, CA 2. Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, Hinxton, United Kingdom 3. The iPlant Collaborative, Tucson, AZ 4. Iowa State University, Ames, IA 5. USDA-ARS-CICGRU, Ames, IA 6. Department of Botany & Plant Pathology, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR 7. Computer Science Department, Aberystwyth University, Aberystwyth, United Kingdom 8. King Abdullah University of Science & Technology, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia 9. Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 10. Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK 11. Boyce Thompson Institute for Plant Research, Ithaca, NY 12. Cornell Univer sity, Ithaca, NY 13. Phoenix Bioinformatics, Redwood City, CA

Plant phenotype comparisons enable us to explore the relationship between gene function, sequence similarity and consequently to ma ke predictions for crop improvements. Plant phenotypes are described primarily using free text and are inconsistent between species, making computer facilitated queries difficult; however, asse ssing this data manually is impossible due to the ever increasing plethora of available phenotype data. To address this issue, we undertook a pilot project to formalize phenotype descriptors for six plant species, focusing on mutant phenotypes associated with sequenced genes. To do this, we selected free text descriptions of 1742 unique phenotypes for 2741 genes from maize, rice, Arabidopsis, soybean, tomato, and Medicago and manually converted them into a common Entity-Quality format using taxonomically broad ontologies; e.g., the Plant Ontology and the Gene Ontology. The power of this method lies in the fact that hierarchical ont ologies allow even distantly related phenotypes to be identified computationally. Similarity scores were calculated for each pair of phenotypes and the resulting associations were loaded into a database and query tool called PhenomeNet ( query.php). PhenomeNet enables researchers to query these associations with locus names, gene identifiers, and phenotypic descriptions. To the user, this is roughly similar to using BLAST to identify si milar sequences. Although the phenotype dataset must be greatly expanded to be a useful research tool, our work demonstrates that comparing phenotypes among divergent plant species can be automated. Funding acknowledgement: National Science Foundation (NSF), United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)

Monsanto Biotech Seminar Series, April 7th-8th, 2015, St. Louis,MO

  • Link to presentation: TBA

Attendee: Pankaj Jaiswal

Data Harmonization Workshop, National Agriculture Library, Baltimore, MD. May 11-12th 2015

  • Organized by AgMIP and USDA for the crop modeling research community

Link to Workshop page: Data Harmonization

Attendee: Pankaj Jaiswal

Big Data + Bio-imaging Workshop: May 14-15, UC-Santa Barbara

  • Attended this workshop as collaborators with the iPlant Bisque group


  • Jaiswal Lab (OSU, BPP): Justin Preece
  • Todorovic Group (OSU, EECS): Xu Xu
  • iPlant-Bisque Group (UCSB): Kris Kvilekval, Dmitri Fedorov, B.S. Manjunath, Nirav Merchant, Martha Narro

DROPS - EUCARPIA Meeting 2015, June 8th-9th, 2015, Montpellier, France

"Recent progress in drought tolerance: from genetics to modelling", June 8 & 9, 2015 Le Corum – Montpellier - France

Link to meeting page: [2]

Link to presentation: [3]

Attendee: Elizabeth Arnaud

Agrisemantics Workshop, Rome, July 2015

  • FAO/CGIAR/Gates
  • presentation

Attendees: Marie-Angelique Laporte ????

COPO Workshop, Norwich, England, June 23rd-24th, 2015

The Collaborative Open Plant Omics (COPO) Consortium Workshop, At TGAC, Norwich

  • Link to Workshop page: [4]
  • Link to presentation: [5]

Attendees: Elizabeth Arnaud

WDIWG Workshop, INRA, Paris, June 23rd-24th, 2015

Wheat Data Interoperability Working Group Meeting

  • Link to workshop page: [6]
  • Attendees: Laurel Cooper, Marie-Angelique LaPorte

NSF-PGRP meeting, Beltsville, MD, Sept 9th-11th, 2015

  • Plant Genome Research Program PI's Meeting
  • Link to poster presentation: [7]
  • Attendee: Pankaj Jaiswal

Interest Group on Agricultural Data (IGAD) Meeting, 6th Research Data Alliance Conference, Paris, September 23rd-25th, 2015

  • Link to [8]
  • Attendees: Marie-Angelique LaPorte, Elizabeth Arnaud
  • EA made a presentation about Planteome at the pre-meeting event.

CGRB Fall Conference, Corvallis, OR Sept. 18th, 2015

  • Center for Genome Research and Biocomputing Fall Conference
  • Link to meeting page: [9]
  • Link to Poster Presentation: [10]
  • Attendees: Laurel Cooper, Austin Meier, Justin Preece, Pankaj Jaiswal

Genome Informatics Meeting, CSHL, October 28th-31st, 2015

  • Link to Meeting web page: [11]
  • No Planteome presentation
  • Attendee: Pankaj Jaiswal

Planteome Developers Workshop, Corvallis, OR, Nov. 9-13th, 2015

  • Link to Workshop page: [12]
  • Link to presentation: [13]
  • Attendees: Laurel Cooper, Austin Meier, Justin Preece, Pankaj Jaiswal, Marie-Angelique LaPorte, Chris Mungall, Barry Smith, Elizabeth Arnaud (remotely)

Upcoming Meetings of Interest: