March 21 – 24, 2016 in Walnut Creek, California
Save the Date: User Meeting #12: March 20-23, 2017
Download the revised 2016 JGI User Meeting Abstract Book.
Videos of the 2016 Meeting presentations can be found here.
Event Location: Marriott Hotel, 2355 North Main Street, Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Agenda: Workshops to be held Monday, March 21-Tuesday, March 22. The Meeting opening keynote address is at 5pm on Tuesday evening followed by the first poster session. The main sessions take place all day Wednesday, March 22 through Thursday afternoon, March 24.
Who should attend? Researchers working in the areas of energy and environmental genomics and synthetic biology, as well as current and potential future users of the DOE Joint Genome Institute. The program will feature international speakers on a range of exciting topics (see Speaker List below), but will also provide opportunities to interact with JGI users supported through the JGI Community Science Program (CSP), as well as technical and scientific JGI staff. Students, postdocs, and principal investigators considering future applications to the CSP or other JGI User Programs are particularly encouraged to attend.
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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.
- Orli Bahcall, Nature Publishing: “The Nature of Scientific Publishing”
- Chris Bowler, École Normale Supérieure (France): “Tara Oceans: Eco-systems Biology at Planetary Scale”
- Charles Chiu, University of California, San Francisco: “Deep Sequencing Methods for Detecting Infectious Agents”
- Manpreet Dhami, Stanford University: “The Competitive Edge: Genetic Basis of Fitness in Floral Yeasts”
- José Dinneny, Carnegie Institution for Science: “The Divining Root: Understanding How Roots Find Water in a Heterogeneous Environment”
- Tim Donohue, Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center: “Mining Genomes for Producing Fuels and Chemicals from Biomass”
- Kirsten Hofmockel, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory: “Microbial Drivers of Cellulose Cycling in Biofuel Crop Soils”
- Sarah Lebeis, University of Tennessee: “Characterizing Plant Growth Promoting Members of the Duckweed Microbiome”
- Christopher Mason, Weill Cornell Medical College: “Engineered Metagenomes for Superfund Sites, Subways, and Space Stations”
- Margaret McFall-Ngai, University of Hawaii: “Nature’s Toolkit: Evolutionary ‘Experiments’ in Host-Microbe Interactions”
- Gene Myers, Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics (Germany): “Towards Perfect Sequence Assembly”
- Dianne Newman, California Institute of Technology: “Primary Roles for Secondary Metabolites”
- Jeanine Olsen, Groningen Institute of Evolutionary Life Sciences: “Return to the sea: the genome of the seagrass Zostera marina”
- Michelle O’Malley,University of California, Santa Barbara: “Deciphering the Biomass-Degrading Abilities of Anaerobic Gut Fungi”
- Christine Queitsch, University of Washington: “Mapping and Dynamics of Regulatory DNA in Plants”
- Jeffrey Ross-Ibarra, University of California, Davis: “Adaptation in Plant Genomes: The Importance of Demographic History and Genome Size”
- Reshma Shetty, Ginkgo Bioworks: “Developing plant-inspired cultured aromas using a foundry for organism engineering”
- Hamilton Smith, JCVI: “Design and Synthesis of a Minimal Bacterial Genome”
- Mary Voytek, NASA: “Searching for Life on Earth and Beyond”
- Kelly Wrighton, The Ohio State University: “Life in the Deep Subsurface: What’s Shale Got to Do With It?”
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