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IWGSC Wheat Genome Manual and Functional Annotation Workshop at PAG 2020

14 January 2020 - Plant and Animal Genome Conference, San Diego, CA, USA

The workshop examined advances in functional annotation of regions in the reference genome sequence regions which will include gap closure and finishing the genome sequence as well as the functional annotation of the gene space. Generally the regions examined will be in agronomically important regions and we would expect new bioinformatics developments to accelerate the integration of multiple data sets. The IWGSC phase II strategy, post the release of the wheat reference genome (IWGSC RefSeq v1.0), includes developing a pipeline for community generated manual annotation coupled, functional annotation, and annual annotation releases by the IWGSC. The workshop focused on genome-level studies to facilitate manual and functional annotation, the process of manual annotation, and platforms for annotation and visualization.
Organizers: Kellye Eversole and Frederic Choulet


1:30 pm: Alex Mahlandt, University of Maryland. Impact of Wheat RefSeq v1.0: Translational research to increase wheat yield by isolating sink controlling genes. Abstract

1:50 pm: Yong Gu, USDA-ARS. Annotation of the wheat prolamin. Abstract - Slides

2:10 pm: Sandip Kale, Leibniz Institute of Plant Genetics and Crop Plant Research. Genebank Genomics: paving way to identify candidate genes for disease resistance in wheat. Abstract

2:30pm: Frederic Choulet, INRA GDEC. IWGSC RefSeq Annotation v2.0. Abstract

2:50 pm: Shawn Quinn, Alignment, analysis, and visualization of wheat NGS samples in Curio. Abstract - Slides

3:10 pm: Anne-Françoise Adam-Blondon, INRA URGI. Jbrowse & Apollo for manual annotation of wheat. Slides

3:30 pm: Xi Wang, BASF. Applying network biology and deep learning approach for large-scale characterization of gene function in wheat. Abstract - Slides

3:50 pm: Marco Maccaferri, University of Bologna. Durum wheat pan-transcriptome as a bridge to unravel tetraploid and hexaploid wheat gene function and evolution. Abstract - Slides

4:10 pm: Tanya Berardini, Phoenix Bioinformatics. Applying machine learning to plant literature: Augmenting human curation. Abstract - Slides

4:30 pm: Kellye Eversole, IWGSC. IWGSC Phase II activities: Moving from structural to functional wheat genomics. Abstract - Slides

4:50 pm: Song Weining, Northwest A&F University. IWGSC Proteomics Project. Slides

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