Unlocking the genome and secrets of Chia seed: The Nutritional Powerhouse

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Title: Unlocking the genome and secrets of Chia seed: The Nutritional Powerhouse



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Image showing chia seeds, an assembled genome, and the flowers. (Source: Jaiswal Lab)


Chia, a tiny seed from Southern Mexico and Central America, might just be the next big thing in healthy eating!

Jaiswal Lab member Dr. Parul Gupta recognized by NASA Genelab AWG

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Congrats Parul Gupta!

Dr. Parul Gupta, a Research Associate in the Jaiswal Lab at Oregon State University and member of the NASA Plant Analysis Smiley faceWorking Group (PlantAWG), was nominated by Dr. Richard Barker for her dedication and outstanding contributions to the Plant AWG. Dr.

2016 STEM Summer Camp on DNA Biology and Bioinformatics

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Article Source: STEM camp article from Gazette Times (July 15, 2016)
Camp website: http://stem.planteome.org/

In the first part of Thursday's lesson, the students used dissection microscopes to examine bees as they learned about their anatomy and biology.

The second part seemed like it involved a completely different field: In it, students learned about programming basics.

Thanks to AMD and Advanced HPC for our new cluster node

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AMD has donated 4 12-core CPUs for a machine that was built by Advanced HPC that has been added to our cluster nodes. This 1U machine has singlehandedly doubled the number of processor cores available for our lab to do research. We have done some benchmarking on these new processors comparing them to the Intel Xeon 6-cores that make up the rest of our computing power. Stay tuned for these results.