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Jan 30 2024

E&E Seminar: “Mining plant genomes for gene discovery and functional validation” by Suzy Strickler (Chicago Botanic Garden)

January 30, 2024

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM


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Please join us at 12:30 on January 30 2024 for an E&E Seminar featuring "Mining plant genomes for gene discovery and functional validation" by Dr. Suzy Strickler (Chicago Botanic Garden)

Learn more about Dr. Strickler's work here.

Host: Joe Walker

Abstract: To date, hundreds of plant genomes have been sequenced, assembled, annotated, and made publicly available. While these genomes can be used in a variety of ways to identify candidate genes for important functional roles most predicted genes remain uncharacterized. In this talk, I will discuss some of the genome sequencing projects I have been involved in and how we have made progress in gene functional validation by identifying genes involved in a variety of processes including pathogen response and the biosynthesis of secondary compounds. Future work includes expanding these approaches to new plant systems particularly native plants with nutritional or medicinal value.


Emily Beaufort

Date posted

Aug 1, 2023

Date updated

Jan 18, 2024