Genomics of Energy & Environment

The annual DOE JGI User Meeting

March 18 – 20, 2014 in Walnut Creek, California

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

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

In addition, tutorials on genomic informatics, data management, and new genomic technologies.


Other confirmed speakers:

  • Adam Arkin, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, “The DOE Systems Biology Knowledgebase (KBase)”
  • Martin Ackermann, ETH Zurich, “A single cell perspective on bacterial interactions”
  • Mary Berbee, University of British Columbia, “Pectinases link early fungal evolution to the land plant lineage”
  • David Berry, University of Vienna (Austria), “Single cell isotope probing of microbes via Raman microspectroscopy: A new way of in situ functional analyses and cell sorting”
  • Nicole Dubilier, Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology, “Metagenomic and metaproteomic analyses of symbioses between bacteria and gutless marine worms”
  • Katrina Edwards, University of Southern California, “Genomics and proteomics of zeta proteobacteria”
  • Michael Fischbach, University of California, San Francisco, “A gene-to-molecule approach to the discovery and characterization of natural products”
  • Kelly Matzen, Oxitec, “Genetic control of mosquitoes”
  • Phil McClean, North Dakota State University, “Uncovering signatures of domestication using genomic resequencing and association mapping”
  • June Medford, Colorado State University, “Making better plants: synthetic approaches in plant engineering”
  • Maria Mercedes Roca, Zamorano University (Honduras), “Synthetic biology & bioenergy: helping the good guys and stopping the bad”
  • Anne Osbourn, John Innes Centre, “Plant specialized Metabolites – Synthesis, function and mechanisms of metabolic diversification”
  • Len Pennacchio, Joint Genome Institute, “New Technologies Overview and User Feedback”
  • Pamela Ronald, UC Davis, “Whole genome sequencing of rice mutants to identify genes controlling response to strss and cell wall saccharification”
  • Steve Rounsley, Dow Agrosciences, “Cassava genomics – applying genomic technologies to benefit smallholder farmers in Africa.”
  • Kankshita Swaminathan, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, “Genome biology of Miscanthus”
  • Gerald Tuskan, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, “Rich Genomics Resources Facilitate Progress in Understanding Wood Formation”
  • Rytas Vilgalys, Duke University, “Understanding the forest microbiome: a fungal perspective”
  • Dan Voytas, University of Minnesota, “Precise engineering of genomes with sequence-specific nucleases”