|May 7, 2015||9:00am – 5:00pm (Forestry Complex Building 1, Rm. 304)|
|May 8, 2015||9:30am – 3:30pm (Forestry Complex Building 1, Rm. 304)|
This 2-day workshop provides a comprehensive look at platforms, tools, and services for large-scale data analysis provided by the iPlant Collaborative, cyberinfrastructure project of the National Science Foundation. Workshop topics build progressively to cater to the needs of general and advanced audiences. Through several hands-on demos and guided exercises, workshop participants will get a comprehensive look at iPlant’s tools and services for large-scale data analysis. Use cases will draw on topics in GWAS and lectures on theory will help you to plan, build, and critique your own experiments.
Participants will get hands-on experience with the following iPlant cyberinfrastructure:
Who Should Attend?
Any investigator (PIs, post-docs, grad students, industry users) who is or will be working with large datasets and computation-intensive research questions in the life-sciences (plants and animals!).
What will we do at the workshop?
We will cover a variety of hands-on computer demos designed to familiarize you will the major tools and resources available to you. Day one starts with an introduction to iPlant’stools to manage, analyze, and share data – then apply these resources to structured use cases such as analyzing differential gene expression in an RNA-Seq dataset, association studies, image data, and more. Day two covers some more advanced research use-cases and can be customized according to participant interests. We will also help you get started using iPlantwith your own data. All tools are freely accessible with an iPlant account.
What Should I Bring?
This workshop is hands-on so please bring a Wi-Fi enabled laptop. Lunch and breaks will be provided.
All workshops are subject to enrollment – participants should not make travel plans untill they receive a confirmation notice. Participants are responsible for all travel costs.
Tentative Topics (subject to participant interest)
Industry career: Hajime Sakai
Scientific writing: Michelle Ballif and Lindsey Harding (30-seat limit)
Graduate Student and Postdoc Poster Competition ($1000, $750 and $500 Awards toward travel!)
Submit your abstract here (due Oct 1st)
Best poster winners (one graduate student and one postdoc) get to present at the 30th Anniversary Joe L. Key Symposium!
Undergraduate Research Awards
Submit your application here (due Sep 28th at 5pm)
From the Coastal Plains to the Great Plains: A voyage towards understanding and control vector-borne viruses.
Dr. Anna Whitfield
Department of Plant Pathology
Kansas State University
12:30 – 1:00 Registration and Silent Auction
Session 1 Moderator: William Gurley
1:30 – 1:55 Virginia Walbot, The Good Old Days: The Key to Success
1:55 – 2:20 Thomas Guilfoyle and Gretchen Hagen, Ventures to Cleves, Allens, and Harry’s Bar
2:20 – 2:45 Elizabeth Vierling, The Heat Shock Response: 30+ Years Later
2:45 – 3:10 Michael Clegg, Tracing the Genomic Origins of Crop Plants
3:10 – 3:15 Silent Auction, Benjamin Steward-Brown
3:15 – 3:45 Break and Silent Auction
Session 2 Moderator: Eva Czarnecka-Verner
3:45 – 3:50 Suzanne Barbour, Dean of the Graduate School
3:50 – 4:10 Caitlin Conn, Evolutionary and molecular mechanisms of host perception in parasitic plants of the Orobanchaceae
4:10 – 4:30 Alex Harkess, The evolution of a sex chromosome pair in Asparagus
4:30 – 4:55 Gloria Coruzzi, Key Visions: The birth of plant molecular biology and its community
4:55 – 5:20 Roger Boerma, The ‘Key’ Effect on Agricultural Research
5:20 – 5:30 Pamela Whitten, Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost
5:30 – 6:30 Social Hour and Silent Auction
6:30 – 9:00 Banquet and Silent Auction
Master of Ceremonies: Scott Jackson
7:00 – 7:30 Susan Wessler, Our Top Dawg
7:30 Other Remarks and Messages
Michael Cassidy, GRA
Alan Darvill, CCRC
Cleon Ross (read by Scott Jackson)
Paul Horgen (read by Scott Jackson)
8:30 Silent auction winners, Benjamin Steward-Brown
8:00 – 8:30 Breakfast
University Signature Lecture (Moderator: Jeffrey Bennetzen)
8:30 – 9:30 Sir David Baulcombe, When genomes meet – RNA, epigenetics and phenotypes of hybrid plants
9:30 – 10:00 Break
Session 3 Moderator: Ronald Nagao
10:00 – 10:25 Natasha Raikhel, Pioneer and Promoter of Plant Molecular Biology
10:25 – 10:50 John Walker, Key Signals from Beans to Weeds
10:50 – 11:15 Stephen Kresovich, How to Fill Noah’s Ark: The Quest to Understand and Conserve Crop Diversity in the 21st Century
11:15 – 11:40 Christopher Leaver, 50 Key Years: from Purdue via Georgia, to Africa
11:40 – 11:50 Adolph E. Gude Jr. Award Presentation, American Society of Plant Biologists
11:50 – 12:00 Joe Key, Closing Remarks
12:15 – 2:00 Lunch with speakers (by invitation)
Office of the Vice President for Research
Provost’s Office State-of-the-Art Conference Fund
Office of the Academic Programs
Georgia Research Alliance
Poster Abstract Book
Workshop 1: ENGAGE training (Center for Food Integrity)
Workshop 2: Career Panel (Grotewold, Holbrook, Kamoun, Kanizay, Schlueter)
Organizers: Chad Niederhuth, Matt Zuellig and Wayne Parrott
Erich Grotewold, Ohio State University
Sophien Kamoun, Sainsbury Laboratory, UK