Welcome! Our primary research focus is the study of flowering time and seed development in plants. These two processes determine reproductive timing and fruit/seed generation, contributing to human and animal nutritional needs by way of quality and yield. We examine these developmental features in the context of plant response under conditions of abiotic stress such as salt, drought and photoperiod. More info...


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NSF Funds Development of Common Reference Ontologies and Applications for Plant Biology

NSF recently awarded funding to the Planteome Project (http://www.planteome.org), an international collaboration to support the development of 'Common Reference Ontologies and Applications for Plant Biology' for a three year period. The Project will develop a set of common data standards and universal reference vocabularies to describe and standardized plant gene and phenotype annotation workflow

Job posting: Software and Database developer

We have an immediate opening for a software and database developer to work on the NSF funded Planteome project (www.planteome.org). This open-source computational biology, comparative genomics, and bioinformatics project involves the development and maintenance of databases, software and automated data analysis pipelines. The incumbent will have a proven track record of database development in MySQL (with exposure to Solr, noSQL, and/or MongoDB) and experience developing software in Python, Perl, PHP, and Java.