The Group

What's New


V. Brendel serving as Chair of the iPlant Collaborative Scientific Advisory Board

V. Brendel appointed Consulting Editor of The Plant Cell

Recent publications:

Duvick, J., Standage, D.S., Merchant, N. & Brendel, V.P. (2016) xGDBvm: A Web GUI-driven workflow for annotating eukaryotic genomes in the cloud. The Plant Cell [Advance Publication: 28 March 2016]

Standage, D.S., Berens, A.J., Glastad, K.M., Severin, A.J., Brendel, V.P. & Toth, A.L. (2016) Genome, transcriptom and methylome sequencing of a primitively eusocial wasp reveal a greatly reduced DNA methylaiton system in a social insect. Molecular Ecology [First published: 15 March 2016]

PlantGDB News:

xGDBvm on YouTube

Group Meetings

Meeting Information:

Brendel Group meetings this term will be held every Thursday morning at 11:00 AM in Room 216A Simon Hall. The first half hour will be devoted to literature/resource review. You may select papers yourself or pick from the list below. In either case, please post your selection several days before the meeting to give other group members adequate time to read the papers. In your discussion, please briefly review the background, goals, and achievements of the paper, then suggest applications to your or our group's work as well as extensions or improvements. It is not expected that you necessarily understand all aspects of the paper you present. If thoughtful questions arise, pose them, and the group will be challenged to help.

The second half hour of the group meeting will be devoted to research presentations. Use these times to practice giving short talks, get others excited about what you are doing, and outline what you have accomplished and where you are headed in your research.

Meeting Topics (reverse chronological order)

August 22, 2013

Welcome of new members to the group and everyone to the new academic year.