A Century of Plant Science: Highlights from the ASPB 2024 Centennial Conference

The ASPB 2024 conference in Honolulu celebrated its centennial by bringing together over 1400 participants to discuss advancements in plant science, including machine learning, regenerative agriculture, and climate change, highlighted by workshops, poster sessions, and plenary talks on topics like FAIR data practices, genotype-phenotype connections, and sustainable food systems.

CSI Seminar Alexander Bucksch, July 9 at 11 AM CT

The Center for Sorghum Improvement (CSI) is hosting a virtual seminar given by Alexander Bucksch, Associate Professor in the School of Plant Sciences (SPLS) at the University of Arizona. on Tuesday, July 9 at 11 AM CT. The title of his talk is “Advances in root phenotyping reveal new functional and genetic insights from the cell to the population level.”

CSHL Programming for Biology Course, Oct 13-20, 2024, Applications due July 15

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory is offering a course, “Programming for Biology,” from October 13-29, 2024. The class is designed for lab biologists with little or no programming experience and aims to give students the bioinformatics and scripting skills they need to derive biological insights from the abundance of data commonly encountered today.

EBI Plant Genomes Course: From Data to Discovery Nov 18-22, 2024, Application due by Sept. 1

The European Bioinformatic Institute (EBI) is offering a virtual course titled “Plant genomes: from data to discovery” from November 18-22, 2024.

SorghumBase and Gramene Teams at ASPB in Honolulu, Hawaii, June 22-26

Members of the AgBioData Consortium Research Coordination Network (, which include members of the SorghumBase and Gramene Teams, will be holding a workshop titled, “Plant Bioinformatics Resources for FAIR Agricultural Data Discovery and Reuse,” on Saturday, June 22nd from 10:00

Advancing Crop Science: Insights from the CROPS Conference at HudsonAlpha

The CROPS conference took place from June 3rd to 6th at the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology in Huntsville, Alabama. The meeting focused on the application of genomic technology to crop improvement and brought together over 100 leading crop scientists and

CSI Seminar Tesfaye Mengiste, June 11 at 11 AM CT

The Center for Sorghum Improvement (CSI) is hosting a virtual seminar given by Tesfaye Mengiste, Department of Botany and Plant Pathology at Purdue University, on Tuesday, June 11 at 11 AM CT. The title of his talk is “Leveraging Genomics and Molecular Genetics for Gene Discovery and Integrated Improvement of Sorghum.”

Plant Biology 2024 Conference in Honolulu, HI, June 22 – 26

The American Society of Plant Biologists is Celebrating 100 years of advancing plant science and creating an international plant science community at the Plant Biology 2024 conference, which will be taking place in Honolulu, Hawaii from June 22nd to 26th.

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