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Exciting Updates in SorghumBase 7.0: Empowering Sorghum Genomics Research

We’re thrilled to announce the latest release of SorghumBase, version 7.0, packed with exciting features and invaluable data to fuel sorghum genomics research worldwide. As a USDA-ARS funded resource, SorghumBase has been a cornerstone for the sorghum research community since its public release in 2021. With each iteration, we strive to enhance user experience, expand data offerings, and foster collaboration within the community.

SorghumBase Team at SICNA 2024 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, April 2-4, 2024

The Sorghum Improvement Conference of North America (SICNA) is being held on April 2-4, 2024 in Oklahoma City, OK. A SorghumBase workshop will take place on Tuesday, April 2nd from 3:45-5:00 p.m. in Green Country and will include the following

Advancing Maize Genetics: Insights from the 66th Annual Meeting

Experts presented groundbreaking research on databases, gene regulatory networks, and sustainable agriculture practices, shaping the future of maize breeding and genomics at the 66th Annual Maize Genetics Meeting in Raleigh, North Carolina.

AG2PI Virtual Field Day: “Phenomic Prediction & Bioinformatic Workflows – AG2PI “Coconut” Grant Outcomes” on Mar. 20, 2024

The Agricultural Genome to Phenome Initiative (AG2PI) is hosting a virtual field day, “Phenomic Prediction & Bioinformatic Workflows – AG2PI “Coconut” Grant Outcomes,” on March 20 from 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM CT.

CROPS Conference in Huntsville, Alabama, June 3 – 6, Abstracts due Mar 22

The CROPS conference is taking place from June 3rd to 6th at the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology in Huntsville, Alabama. The conference is focused on the application of genomic technology to crop improvement.

CSHL Frontiers and Techniques in Plant Science course, June 27 – July 18, 2024, Applications Due March 15

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory is offering their Frontiers and Techniques in Plant Science course from June 27 to July 18, 2024. Emmanuelle Bayer from the University of Bordeaux in France, Siobhan Brady from the University of California, Davis and Niko Geldner from the University of Lausanne, Switzerland will be teaching the course.

CSI Seminar Dae Kwan Ko, March 5 at 11 AM CT

The Center for Sorghum Improvement (CSI) is hosting a virtual seminar given by Dae Kwan Ko, Assistant Professor – Fixed Term at Plant Research Laboratories at Michigan State University on Tuesday, March 5 at 11:00 AM CT. The title of his talk is “Network-Enhanced Gene Discovery Pipeline (NEEDLE) for Non-Model Plant Species.”

Gramene and SorghumBase Represented at the 2024 Maize Genetics Meeting in Raleigh, NC, Feb 29 to Mar 3

The 66th Annual Maize Genetics Meeting will be held from February 29 – March 3, 2024 in Raleigh, North Carolina; meet with members of the Gramene/ SorghumBase Team!

The 66th Annual Maize Genetics Meeting will be held Feb 29 – Mar 3 in Raleigh, North Carolina

The 66th Annual Maize Genetics Meeting will be held from February 29 – March 3, 2024 in Raleigh, North Carolina. The meeting includes invited talks in genetics and plant biology, oral and poster presentations and networking opportunities. The invited speakers