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Conferences & Meetings
|GARNet Research Roundup: April 29th 2019|
This edition of the GARNet research roundup features fundamental plant science research conducted in a range of experimental organisms. Firstly Liam Dolan’s lab in Oxford looks at the function of bHLHs proteins in cell differentiation across land plant evolution. Secondly Anthony Hall’s group at the Earlham Institute have identified a novel RecQ helicase involved in work exclusively conducted in wheat. Thirdly researchers from Nottingham work with... READ MORE ...
|GARNet Research Roundup: April 11th 2019|
This edition of the GARNet Research Roundup is led by two papers from John Christie’s lab at the University of Glasgow. First is a study that looks at the function of the NPH3 protein during phototropism whilst the second paper is a collaboration with Mike Blatt’s group and has used an synthetic biology approach to increase plant biomass by altering stomatal conductance.
Third is a paper from the University Dundee and James Hutton... READ MORE ...
|GARNet Research Roundup: March 21st 2019|
This edition of the GARNet research roundup begins with a study from
Auxin is also a central focus of the next paper that is from SLCU, in which the authors characterise the role of different types of auxin transport during shoot development. The third paper, also from Cambridge, identifies a new function for members of... READ MORE ...
|GARNet Research Roundup: March 7th 2019|
This edition of the GARNet research roundup begins with a study into the genetic basis of fertility in barley led by Sarah McKim from Dundee. Second is a study from Oxford and Leicester that characterizes the proteolytic control of chloroplast import. The third paper from Levi Yant’s group at JIC and Nottingham that attempts to discover the influence of polyploidism on population genomic effects whilst the fourth paper from Juliet Coates’ lab in... READ MORE ...
|GARNet Research Roundup: February 14th 2019|
This GARNet research Roundup includes a broad range of topics and contributing institutions. First is a study from TSL that investigates the molecular basis of Arabidopsis and Brassica responses to white rust disease. Second is work from Warwick that uses Arabidopsis as a tool to test genes involved in the evolution of Flax domestication.
The third paper is work from Cambridge that models the response of the circadian oscillator to... READ MORE ...
|Postdoc position in plant genomics at New York University|
We are looking for a postdoc scientist to join Carol Huang’s lab at New York University (https://huanglab.rbind.io) in the heart of Manhattan.
ABOUT THE LAB
Our lab uses both “dry”- and “wet”-lab genomics methods to study gene regulation at the systems level. Specifically, we are interested in understanding how the repertoire of genome and epigenome variations... READ MORE ...
|Multiple Research Associate positions at MSU-DOE Plant Research Lab|
Two research associate, post-doc, positions are available in the Brandizzi lab at the Plant Research Laboratory at Michigan State University. The positions are available immediately and they are for two years with the possibility of an extension depending on availability of funding. The positions focus on the study of the biology of endomembranes in plants. The project will employ molecular and biological approaches to define the function of newly... READ MORE ...
|MS or PhD Positions in Plant Biology|
Graduate research assistant positions (MS or PhD) are available in the Erin Sparks laboratory in the Department of Plant and Soil Sciences and the Delaware Biotechnology Institute. Research in the Sparks lab revolves around the development and function of aerial roots in maize called brace roots. We use genetics, histology, molecular biology, mechanical testing, image analysis, physiology, phenotyping, and computational modeling to understand:... READ MORE ...
|Postdoc Position - Computational Network Biology in Plants|
The Comparative Network Biology lab (Klaas Vandepoele) of the VIB Center for Plant Systems Biology is looking for a Postdoc Computational Network Biology in Plants.
Our objective is to extract and validate biological knowledge from large-scale experimental data sets using data integration, comparative sequence and expression analysis, and network analysis. In our lab, we combine computational methods with experimental... READ MORE ...
|PhD position in Plant Molecular and Developmental Biology|
A PhD student position is available in the research group of Dr. Tomas Werner at the Institute of Plant Sciences, University of Graz, Austria (https://botanik.uni-graz.at/de/forschung/molecular-plant-physiology). The group is interested in understanding the molecular basis that underlie the biological activity of the plant hormone cytokinin.
The open PhD... READ MORE ...
|How are new gene models chosen? One example here removes an exon with the functional domain, apparently because of low RNAseq mapping?||3 years 3 weeks||1|
|Gene symbol and full name for latest col-0 annotation||2 years 10 months||1|
|Araport11 TE identification, classification & counts tallying||2 years 10 months||3|
|Do you have a list of most highly expressed isoforms?||2 years 9 months||none|
|Missing fasta for AT1G08765||2 years 7 months||1|
This topic captures responses to the question posed to the Newsgroup last month: "What are some seminal contributions to plant biology and to science in general coming first from Arabidopsis?" Comments and additions are welcome. Please REGISTER or LOGIN to post comments.
|DICER||Albrecht von Arnim||Disruption of an RNA helicase/RNAse III gene in Arabidopsis causes unregulate...||Gene was first cloned by Steve Jacobsen as CARPEL FACTORY.|
|cytoplasmic mRNA decay pathway||Leslie E. Sieburth||My lab discovered a novel cytoplasmic mRNA decay pathway as the suppressor of decapping mutants, and we called the gene SUPPRESSOR OF VARICOSE.|
|The Impact of Arabidopsis on Human Health: Diversifying Our Portfolio||Marie-Theres||The Impact of Arabidopsis on Human Health: Diversifying Our Portfolio||The Impact of Arabidopsis on Human Health: Diversifying Our Portfolio|
|Crystal structure of yeast TATA-binding protein and model for interaction with DNA||Bernd||Crystal structure of yeast TATA-binding protein and model for interaction wit...||Only after that also the structure of yeast TBP was published. And this although at that time studies on in vitro transcription where much more advanced in yeast, human and drosophila cells.|
|Crystal structure of TFIID TATA-box binding protein.||Bernd||Crystal structure of TFIID TATA-box binding protein.||the crystallization of TBP (TATA Binding protein) did first work for the Ath protein|