We have moved from Iowa State University (Ames, IA) to Indiana University (Bloomington, IN). Thank you ISU for providing a home for almost 14 years. Part of the group will continue at ISU for now, while new folks will join our efforts at IUB. Collaborations will flourish beyond that with our many valued colleagues and friends in Ames. Onward!
Doyle, E.L., Booher, N.J., Standage, D.S., Voytas, D.F., Brendel, V.P., VanDyk, J.K. & Bogdanove, A.J. (2012) TAL Effector-Nucleotide Targeter (TALE-NT) 2.0: tools for TAL effector design and target prediction. Nucl. Acids Res., 2012; doi: 10.1093/nar/gks608. [PubMed ID: 22693217] [online article] [PDF]PlantGDB News:
plantgdb.org has moved to our new server at IU on Monday, July 23!
|Michael Sparks is currently a research computational biologist with the USDA-ARS. Home town: Cicero, Illinois. B.S. in Biology, 2002, University of Kentucky. Ph.D. in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology, 2007, Iowa State University. @ ISU from 2002-2008, in Brendel Group since 2002. Research interests: Gene structure prediction. Most recent publication: Sparks, M.E. and Brendel, V. (2008) MetWAMer: eukaryotic translation initiation site prediction. BMC Bioinformatics, 9, 381. Web site: http://brendelgroup.org/mespar1.|
|Matt Wilkerson is currently a postdoctoral associate at the University of North Carolina. Home town: Bethesda, Maryland. B.S. Biological Sciences, Notre Dame University, 2003. Ph.D. in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology, Iowa State University, 2007. @ ISU from 2003-2007, Brendel Group since 2003, student since 2004. Research interests: Genome annotation, U12-intron splicing. Most recent publication: Wilkerson, M.D., Schlueter, S.D. & Brendel, V. (2006) yrGATE: a web-based gene-structure annotation tool for the identification and dissemination of eukaryotic genes. Genome Biol. 7, R58|
|Qunfeng Dong is currently Bioinformatics Director at the Center for Bioinformatics and Genomics, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN. Home town: Wuhan, Hubei, China. Ph.D., Biochemistry, Iowa State University, 2000. Qunfeng was with the Brendel Group from 2001-2006. Most recent publication (13 total): Dong, Q., Wilkerson, M.D. & Brendel, V. (2007) Tracembler - software for in silico chromosome walking in unassembled genomes. BMC Bioinformatics 8, 151. (*Co-first author). Website: http://people.cgb.indiana.edu/qfdong/web/|
|Carolyn Lawrence is a USDA-ARS group leader at Iowa State University and the Director of www.maizegdb.org, a database of maize genome information. Ph.D., University of Georgia, 2003. Carolyn was with the Brendel Group as a postdoc from 2003 to 2005??. Most recent publication: Carolyn J. Lawrence and Virginia Walbot (2007) Translational Genomics for Bioenergy Production from Fuelstock Grasses: Maize as the Model Species. The Plant Cell 19:2091-2094. Website: http://www.lawrencelab.org/index.html|
|Xiaokang Pan is currently with the Department of Biochemistry, Center for Eukaryotic Structural Genomics, U. of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison WI. B.S., Agronomy, Jiangxi Agricultural University, China, 1985. M.S., Computational Plant Biology, U. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1996. Ph.D., Computational Plant Biology, U. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1999. Xiaokang was with the Brendel Group from 2003-2006?. Research Interests: Comparative Genomics. Most recent publication: Brendel, V., Kurtz, S. & Pan, X. (2007) Visualization of syntenic relationships with SynBrowse. In N.H Bergman (ed.), Comparative Genomics, Volume II. Methods in Molecular Biology 396, 153-163. Humana Press, Totowa, NJ. Website: ttp://www.synbrowse.org/|
|Bing-Bing Wang is currently an Information Management specialist at Pioneer Hi-Bred, International, Johnston, Iowa. Home town: Anxiang, Hunan province, China. B.S. Hunan Agricultural University, 1995. M.S. China Agricultural University, 1999. Ph.D., Interdepartmental Genetics, Iowa State University. Bing-Bing was with the Brendel Group from 2000-2005. Research interests: plant pre-mRNA splicing. Most recent publication: Bing-Bing Wang and Volker Brendel (2006) Genomewide comparative analysis of alternative splicing in plants. Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci (USA) 103(18) 7175-7180|
|Shannon D. Schlueter is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer and Information Technology, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN. Home town: Sweetwater, TX. B.S., Genetics, Texas A&M University, 2000. Ph.D., Bioinformatics and Computational Biology, Iowa State University, 2006. Shannon was with the Brendel Group from 2001-2006. Research interests: Genome database development, Genome annotation, and Transcriptional control of gene expression. Most recent publication (6 total): Wilkerson, M.D., Schlueter, S.D. & Brendel, V. (2006) yrGATE: a web-based gene-structure annotation tool for the identification and dissemination of eukaryotic genes. Genome Biol. 7, R58|
|Trent Seigfried is formerly the Database Manager at MaizeGDB, USDA-ARS, Iowa State University. Home town: Niota, Illinois. B.S., Biology and Computer Science, Iowa State University, 2002. @ ISU from 1996 to 2008, Brendel Group from 1998 - 2003. Publications: Lawrence, C.J., Seigfried, T.E. & Brendel, V. (2005) MaizeGDB - the community resource for access to diverse maize data. Plant Physiol., 138, 55-58. Lawrence, C.J., Dong, Q., Polacco, M.L., Seigfried, T.E. & Brendel, V. (2004) MaizeGDB, the community database for maize genetics and genomics. Nucl. Acids Res. 32, D393-D397|
|Darwin Campbell. is the Database Administrator at MaizeGDB, USDA-ARS, Iowa State University. Home town: Mount Ayr, Iowa. B.S., Agricultural Education, Northwest Missouri State University, 1985. @ ISU since April 2002, Brendel Group since April 2002.|