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LATEST NEWS09.28.15 Two new Visiting Research Scholars - Isabela De Castro Sant'Anna (Brazil) and Tomotaka Shinya (Japan) - joined the lab this week.
09.25.15 Phenotype prediction workshop was again a big success with John Hickey (Roslin Institute), David Habier (DuPont Pioneer) and Patricio Munoz (University of Florida) presenting.
07.28.15 NSF PGRP News! Two SSTP students that have spent the past 5 weeks working in the lab, Whitney and Paula, have been were selected as Florida Alliance Scholars.
07.01.15 New paper on the genetic regulation of populus leaf shape is out http://www.biomedcentral.com/content/pdf/s12870-015-0557-7.pdf
06.22.15 New paper out on a consensus genetic map for loblolly pine http://www.g3journal.org/…/2015/06/11/g3.115.019588.abstract
06.10.15 At a IUFRO Tree Biotechnology Meeting in Florence, Italy, we gave a couple of talks on association analysis with rare variants.
05.28.15 Cintia wins the Best Dissertation Award from IFAS - congratulations!
03.15.15 NSF Plant Genome Program funds our phenotype prediction proposal that aims to integrate multiple "omics" data to predict traits!
11.01.14. Article Unravelling Additive from Non-Additive Effects Using Genomic Relationship Matrices will be out in December in GENETICS. Congratulations Pato and Marcio!
09.01.14. Flora Bittencourt is joining the Forest Genomics Lab as a Visiting Research Scholar. Welcome!
08.19.14. Congratulations to Cintia for her PhD defense! She is now joining the Emerging Leaders in Science program at Monsanto
08.11.14. Phenotype Prediction Using Genomic Data was again a big success, with over 600 registered online participants. The complete event can be viewed by accessing the Course & Worshops folder.
06.05.14. Congratulations to Juan for completing his PhD! Juan has now moved to a Research Assistant Professor position at NCSU.
05.01.14. Johnathon Blahut is joining the Forest Genomics Lab as a rotating PMCB student. Welcome!
+ Basic Genomic Research
Gene expression variation defines much of phenotypic diversity. We work to characterize the genomic regulation of gene expression and this information to uncover genes that regulate complex evolutionary and economic traits.
+ Applied Research
Genomics is beginning to revolutionize breeding. Part of our research is in developing methods to accelerate the use of genomic data in plant breeding, by identifying polymorphisms that regulate complex plant traits, and developing models that predict phenotypes.
+ Method Development
For our research we use standard approaches adopted by the community, but also frequently require creating of new methods for genomic and data analysis. These include novel approaches to genotype by next-generation sequencing and genomic prediction.