Archive for January, 2011

JGI ‘Basidiomycetes Genomes’ workshop

January 30th, 2011

coprinopsis_12A JGI  ‘Basidiomycetes Genomes’ workshop will take place  on Monday March 21, 2011 at the JGI in Walnut Creek.

The purpose will be to continue our previous discussions on comparative genomics analyses with the goal of developing a number of co-authored publications. Now that many of the genomes are getting published or the manuscripts are nearing submission the time is ripe to move forward with comparative analyses. We plan for the workshop to start with brief summaries of current Basidiomycetes genome sequencing projects, various aspects of comparative genomics, and more targeted discussions of wood decayers and symbionts.

Contact: Igor Grigoriev, David Hibbett, Francis Martin

Photo: Coprinopsis © F Martin

Winter 2010 DOE JGI Newsletter

January 17th, 2011


The Special “Plant”/Winter 2011 edition of the DOE Joint Genome Institute newsletter, The Primer, has arrived and can be downloaded here:

Highlights include:

  • A roster of all DOE JGI-relevant talks at the upcoming Plant and Animal Genome (PAG) XIX meeting: January 15-19, 2011
  • Phytozome ( Gets Juiced Up
  • Q&A with Jeff Dangl of University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Q&A with International Citrus Genome Consortium head Fred Gmitter
  • Sanger Shutdown
  • JGI in the news

and more!

Hard copies are available by request from

Note that

Registration for the 6th Annual DOE Joint Genome Institute Genomics of Energy & Environment meeting (March 22-24, 2011) is now open at: