October 15 - 21, 2019
Application Deadline: August 15
Sarah Hake, USDA/UC Berkeley Plant Gene Expression Center
David Jackson, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
Doreen Ware, USDA/Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
See the roll of honor - who's taken the course in the past
This one-week workshop in Cereal Genomics will enable participants to take advantage of emerging genetic tools and the completed cereal genome sequences of most of the major cereal crops. The workshop will feature morning and evening lectures with afternoon lab exercises, including hands-on lab work and computer sessions in comparative anatomy, GWAS, Next Gen expression analysis, whole genome sequencing assembly, emerging model systems, genome editing and phenomics. The faculty (instructors and invited lecturers) are active researchers in cereal genetics and genomics who have made significant contributions to the field, ensuring that the latest techniques and ideas will be presented. The course will be structured to provide time for informal discussions and exchange with instructors. Students from academic institutions are eligible to apply for partial scholarships.
Comparative anatomy and phylogeny
Cereal genomes, assembly, annotation and synteny
Genetics and databases
Quantitative trait locus mapping and genome wide association studies
Genome wide expression analyses
Reverse genetics and genome editing
2019 Confirmed Speakers:
Edward Buckler, USDA-ARS
Katrien Devos, University of Georgia
Jorge Dubcovsky, University of California Davis
Andrea Eveland, Donald Danforth Plant Science Center
Lisa Harper, University of California Berkeley
Elizabeth Kellogg, Donald Danforth Plant Science Center
Devin O'Connor, Pairwise Plants
Uta Paszkowski, University of Cambridge, UK
Christopher Topp, Donald Danforth Plant Science Center
Bing Yang, Donald Danforth Plant Science Center
Support & Stipends:
Major support provided by: National Science Foundation.
Stipends are available to offset tuition costs as follows-
US applicants (National Science Foundation).
Interdisciplinary Fellowships (transitioning from outside biology) & Scholarships (transitioning from other biological disciplines) (Helmsley Charitable Trust).
International applicants (Howard Hughes Medical Institute).
Please indicate your eligibility for funding in your stipend request submitted when you apply to the course. Stipend requests do not affect selection decisions made by the instructors.
Cost (including board and lodging): $2,780
Before applying, ensure you have:
Letter(s) of recommendation;
Curriculum vitae/resume (optional);
Financial aid request (optional).