2016 Practical Summer Workshop in Functional Genomics

Welcome to the 2016 Practical Summer Workshop in Functional Genomics event page! Here you will find information on application, scientific modules, distinguished speakers, travel and more. 

The 2016 PSWFG will focus on "Emerging Technologies in Crop Improvement" through three faculty led scientific modules:
1. Plant Genome Engineering with CRISPR (Dr. Anna Dobritsa)
2. Assaying and Analyzing Plant Small RNAs (Dr. Keith Slotkin)
3. Analyzing Plant Intracellular Compounds with Metabolomics (Dr. Ana Alonso)
Daily Seminars to be held 10:00 am - 12:00pm in Rightmire Hall, Room 102 and video-linked to Selby Hall (OARDC), Room 203 
Seminars are Open to Public
A world class lineup of invited speakers will accompany each lab day:
  • Monday, June 6th: Dr. Michael Axtell, Penn State University - "Plant smal RNAs: The parasitic plant cuscuta pentagona (dodder) produces large number of 22 nt mircoRNAs that regulate host mRNA durring parasitism"
  • Tuesday, June 7th: Dr. Scott Poethig, University of Pennsylvania - "MicroRNAs and the reuglation of shoot maturation: From weeds to trees"
  • Wednesday, June 8th: Dr. Reuben Peters, Iowa State University - "The evolutionary interplay between genoms and natural products"
  • Thursday, June 9th: Dr. Edgar Cahoon, University of Nebraska Lincoln - "How to make a better vetagble oil: Principles of oilseed metabolism and metabolic engineering"
  • Friday, June 10th: Dr. Daniel Jones, Michigan State University - "Interrogation, annotation,a dn dynamics of specialized metabolomes"
  • Saturday, June 11th: Dr. Dean DellaPenna, Michigan State University - "Biochemical genomics and genetics in the 21st Century"
  • Sunday, June 12th: Dr. Roger Innes, Indiana University - "Expanding the recognition specificty on plant disease resistence genes using decoys"
  • Tuesday, June 14th: Dr. Christoph Benning, Michigan State University - "Greasing photosynthesis: From membranes to lipid droplets"
  • Wednesday, June 15th: Dr. Jeff Long, University of California Los Angeles - "It's all in the family: The roles of HD-ZIPILLS during Arabidopsis development"
  • Thursday, June 16th: Dr. Mark Johnson, Brown University - "Molecular dialogues between pollen and pistil"
  • Friday, June 17th: Dr. Yinong Yang, Penn State University - "CRISPR/Cas9 genome editing for plany functional genomics and precision breeding"
Cutting-edge facilities (Targeted Metabolomics Laboratory, Computational Biology Laboratory, Molecular and Cellular Imaging Center, Kornish Natural Rubber Lab) at OSU's main and Wooster campuses will be visited and explored. 
Thank you to our generous sponsor for their monetary and scientific supply contribution!!