International Year of Millets 2023 – a Year Long Celebration Focused on Millets and Their Multi-Beneficial Role in a Global Society

The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations has declared 2023 the International Year of Millets (IYM 2023). Focusing the year on these important crops affords the opportunity to direct attention to the nutritional and health benefits of

Texas Tech to Host the Third Global Sorghum Conference, September 14-18, 2026

Texas Tech University (TTU) in Lubbock, Texas has been selected as the site of the third Global Sorghum Conference, which will take place September 14-18, 2026.

SorghumBase release 6 is out with BTx623 v5.1 and over 40 million new SNP and EMS variants

The SorghumBase Team is pleased to announce the sixth release of SorghumBase ( (see release notes #6). The current release includes the assembly version 5.1 of the Sorghum bicolor BTx623 genome from JGI’s Phytozome (restricted by the Ft Lauderdale Accord).

The American Society of Plant Biologists Annual Conference in Savannah, Georgia, Aug 5-9, Early Registration Ends June 2, Poster Abstracts Due July 5

The American Society of Plant Biologists is hosting their annual Plant Biology Conference in Savannah, Georgia from August 5 – 9, 2023. The conference draws together a global group of more than 1,300 scientists and includes plenary sessions as well

Programming for Biology, CSHL Oct. 16-31, Applications Due July 15

Simon Prochnik, from Circularis Biotech Inc., and Sofia Robb, from the Stowers Institute for Medical Research, will be teaching the “Programming for Biology” course from October 16-31 at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory.

National Agricultural Producers Data Cooperative Inaugural Conference in Lincoln, Nebraska, May 10-12, 2023

The National Agricultural Producers Data Cooperative Inaugural Conference is taking place at the Nebraska Innovation Campus in Lincoln, Nebraska from May 10-12, 2023.

Collaborative Sorghum Investment Program Seeks Proposals in Systems Data and Modeling, and Trait Discovery, Submissions Due June 16

The Collaborative Sorghum Investment Program (CSIP) is requesting proposals for two projects they will be funding.

PAG Australia, Sept 20-22, Perth, Poster Abstracts due Aug. 25

The International Plant and Animal Genome Conference will be held in Perth, Australia from September 20-22, 2023.

Chromatin, Epigenetics & Gene Expression, CSHL July 26 – Aug. 15

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory is holding the “Chromatin, Epigenetics & Gene Expression” advanced course from July 26 – August 15, 2023.