Genomics of Energy & Environment
The annual DOE JGI User Meeting
March 18 - 20, 2014
in Walnut Creek, California
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.
- Annalee Newitz, io9
"How humans will survive a mass extinction"
- Steve Quake, Stanford University"Single cell genomics"
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
"Genomes of early-diverging fungi reveal evidence of enzymes for breakdown of plant cell walls"
- 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"
- Steve Quake, Stanford University