The Annual DOE Joint Genome Institute

Genomics of Energy & Environment Meeting

March 23 – 26, 2015 in Walnut Creek, California

Thanks for making our 10th Annual User Meeting a resounding success!

Event Location: Marriott Hotel, 2355 North Main Street Walnut Creek, CA 94596

Who should attend? Any and all researchers and students interested in energy and environmental genomics.

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Topics: Microbial genomics, fungal genomics, metagenomics, and plant genomics; genome editing, secondary metabolites, pathway engineering, synthetic biology, high-throughput functional genomics, high-performance computing applications and societal impact of technological advances. State-of-the-art presentations by invited speakers as well as short talks selected from poster abstracts.

Speakers/talk titles:

  • Joan Bennett, Rutgers, Do Fungi have a ‘Volatome’?
  • Steve Briggs, UC San Diego, Protein Regulatory Networks
  • Tom Brutnell, Danforth Center, Dissecting C4 Photosynthetic Differentiation Through Comparative Transcriptomics in the Grasses
  • Mark Burk, Genomatica, A Rational Approach to Driving the Development of Commercial Production Strains Through Systems Biology          
  • Atul Butte, Stanford University, Translating a Trillion Points of Data into Therapies, Diagnostics, and New Insights into Disease
  • Rick Cavicchioli, University of South Wales, Australia, Antarctic Microbial Omics–A Path to Learning About Life in the Cold
  • Michelle Chang, UC Berkeley, Designing New Biosynthetic Pathways for Biofuel Production
  • Edward DeLong, University of Hawaii, Ocean Basin-Wide Patterns and Processes Revealed by High Resolution Microbial Community Transcriptome Networks
  • Jack Gilbert, Argonne National Laboratory, Genome-Enabled Flux Balance Metabolic Networks From Periodically Flooded Soils   
  • Barbara Jasny, Science Magazine, Data and Science Publishing in the 21st Century
  • Shawn Kaeppler, Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center, Analysis of Natural Variation for Biofuel Traits in Grasses
  • Sophien Kamoun, Sainsbury Lab, UK, The Two-Speed Genomes of Filamentous Plant Pathogens
  • Susan Lynch, UC San Francisco, The Microbiome–A New Frontier in Human Health
  • Francis Martin, INRA, Harnessing Genomics for Understanding Tree-Microbe Interactions in Forest Ecosystems
  • Marton Palatinszky, University of Vienna, Raman Microspectroscopy Based Sorting of Active Microbial Cells for Single Cell Genomics
  • Sue Rhee, Carnegie Institution for Science, Genome-enabled Prioritization of Candidate QTL Causal Genes Using Machine Learning
  • Antonis Rokas, Vanderbilt University, Evolution of Fungal Chemodiversity
  • Blake Simmons, Joint BioEnergy Institute, Function-Based Genomic Screening for the Discovery and Manipulation of Lignocellulolytic Enzymes and Pathways
  • Rotem Sorek, Weizmann Institute, The Immune System of Bacteria–CRISPR and Beyond
  • Jerry Tuskan, BioEnergy Science Center, Identification and Isolation of Populus Genes that Trigger Laccaria Colonization
  • Stephen Wright, University of Toronto, Comparative and Population Genomics in the Brassicaceae: Understanding Genome-Wide Natural Selection

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