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  Brendel, V.P. (2018) From small RNA discoveries to a new paradigm in computational genomics? New Phytol. 220, 659-660. [PubMed ID: 30324739] [online article] [PDF]

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TSRchitect is now available as a Bioconductor R package!

Brendel group in the Indiana Daily Student news (Dec. 12, 2016)

Volker Brendel elected AAAS Fellow (Oct. 2016); IU News Release (Nov. 21, 2016)

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The Brendel Group provides domain expertise to advise the Jetstream national science and engineering cloud project.

V. Brendel serves on the CyVerse External Advisory Board.

V. Brendel serves as Consulting Editor of The Plant Cell.

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Volker Brendel - Invited Presentations 1999-2011 (click here to see a list of more recent and upcoming presentations)

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Date Location Host Title
October 28, 2011 University of North Texas Department of Biological Sciences Vertical Integration of Genomic Information
March 8, 2011 University of Iowa Medical Scientist Training Program Models and evaluation of intron evolution in eukaryotic gene structure
October 15, 2010 Brno, Czech Republic INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP:
Structural and functional diversity of the eukaryotic genome
Modeling the fate of protein-coding gene structure in plant genomes
May 13, 2010 Indiana University, Bloomington Department of Biology Continuing the paradigm shift in biology: Advances towards characterization, modeling, and prediction of the plant transcriptome
February 5, 2010 University of North Carolina at Charlotte Bioinformatics and Genomics Opportunities and Challenges for Automated Genome Annotation and Modeling in a Time of Unlimited Access to Sequence Data
December 11, 2009 Michigan State University Joint Graduate Program Symposium Advances towards characterization, modeling, prediction, and visualization of the plant transcriptome
December 6-8, 2009 Welcome Trust Conference Center, Hinxton, UK EC-US Task force on Plant Biotechnology
Workshop on Plant Bioinformatics
Data analysis
October 13, 2009 Gainesville, FL University of Florida Genetics Institute Genome-wide studies of intron evolution in the context of orthologous genes
June 16-19, 2009 St. Louis, MO iPlant
Genomics in Education: Gene Annotation and Comparison
Community-enabled Genome Annotation at PlantGDB
June 11-14, 2009 Kansas City, MO 3rd Annual Arthropod Genomics Symposium
Frontiers in Arthropod Genomics
Opportunities and challenges for automated genome annotation and modeling in a time of unlimited access to sequence data
March 12-15, 2009 Pheasant Run, St. Charles, IL 51st Annual Maize Genetics Conference Community annotation of the maize transcriptome @ MaizeGDB
December 8, 2008
Vermillion, SD University of South Dakota, Biology Department Comprehensive annotation and comparative analysis of minor classes of introns in eukaryotic genes
November 15, 2007 Manhattan, KS Kansas State University, Computing and Information Sciences, Distinguished Lecturer Series Necesssity and Promise of Automated and Community Genome Annotation
October 17, 2007 Ann Arbor, MI University of Michigan Bioinformatics Graduate Program Catching up with DNA Sequencing Technology: Steps towards automated and community genome annotation
February 22, 2007 Thousand Oaks, California Ceres Tools and resources for comparative plant genomics, with applications to the analysis of alternative pre-mRNA splicing
May 26, 2006 Research Triangle Park, North Carolina BASF Plant Science Alternative splicing in plants
April 27, 2006 Limburgerhof, Germany BASF Plant Science Cyberinfrastructure for plant genomics
November 17-19, 2005 Atlanta, Georgia The Fifth Georgia Tech International Conference on Bioinformatics Incorporation of splice site probability models for non-canonical introns improves gene structure prediction in plants.
March 10-13, 2005 Lake Geneva, Wisconsin 47th Maize Genetics Conference Estimating and annotating the maize gene space
December 14, 2004 Berlin, Germany International BCB-Workshop on Gene Annotation Analysis and Alternative Splicing Assessment of the number and roles of microRNA genes in Arabidopsis
November 3, 2004 Vermillion, South Dakota South Dakota Biomedical Research Infrastructure Network Bioinformatics tools and resources for the maize genome sequencing project
October 17, 2004 Irvine, California Sackler Colloquium: Frontiers in Bioinformatics: Unsolved Problems and Challenges Comparative plant genomics: evaluation of the model genome concept
August 6, 2004 Ames, Iowa Iowa State University - University of Iowa Joint Bioinformatics Workshop Computational identification of microRNAs and their targets
November 21 - 23, 2003 Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA DASER Summit - Digital Archives for Science and Engineering Resources Development, maintenance and sharing of small-scale databases for genomic research
September 21 - 24, 2003 Banbury Center, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, NY Banbury Meeting: Regulation of Inflorescence Morphology - Insights from Genetics and Genomics Computational approaches to identify candidate genes involved in inflorescence development
March 31 - April 2, 2003 Columbia, Missouri 23rd Stadler Genetics Symposium Novel tools for plant genome annotation and applications to Arabidopsis and rice
March 13 - 16, 2003 Lake Geneva, Wisconsin 45th Maize Genetics Conference The genomic origin of maize revisited
Sept. 30 - Oct. 2, 2002 Dortmund, Germany 32rd Annual Conference of the German Informatics Society Integration of data management and analysis for genome research
September 16, 2002 Columbia, Missouri Microarray Month at University of Missouri-Columbia Gene expression profiling: Comparison of EST sampling and microarray hybridization approaches
September 9, 2002 Vermillion, South Dakota South Dakota Biomedical Research Infrastructure Network Integrated databases and analytical tools for genome research
May 15, 2002 Research Triangle Park, North Carolina BASF Plant Science Refined annotation of the Arabidopsis thaliana genome by complete EST mapping
March 20-22, 2002 Bielefeld, Germany Workshop on Comparative Genome Sequence Analysis and Gene Prediction Genome biology as the driving force and beneficiary of genome informatics
November 13, 2001 Tucson, Arizona Plant Sciences, University of Arizona High-throughput bioinformatics approaches to old-fashioned one-gene-at-a-time molecular biology
May 13, 2001 Ames, Iowa Post-transcriptional Control of Gene Expression in Plants [Plant Sciences Institute Symposium, Iowa State University] Computational approaches to the study of plant pre-mRNA processing
March 1, 2001 Cologne, Germany Cologne Spring Meeting on "Evolutionary Genomics and Bioinformatics" Improved algorithms for gene structure prediction
December 4, 2000 Bielefeld, Germany Practical Informatics, University of Bielefeld Post-processing techniques to explore large molecular databases
November 10-14, 2000 Beijing, China Workshop on Genome Sequence Analysis, Peking University Short course on computational methods and applications of gene identification in genomic sequences
September 20, 2000 Rockville, MD The Institute of Genomic Research Computational approaches to gene identification in genomic sequences by integrated evaluation of genomic, cDNA, and protein sequence properties
September 19, 2000 Iowa City, IA Department of Microbiology, University of Iowa Computational approaches to gene identification in genomic sequences by integrated evaluation of genomic, cDNA, and protein sequence properties
June 28, 2000 Buenos Aires, Argentina BIOLATINA 2000 / Foro Argentino de Biotecnologia Promises and challenges of molecular database mining
March 30, 2000 Purdue, IN Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture, Purdue University Automated genome annotation
Nov. 23, 1999 Berlin, Germany Institut fur Molekularbiologie und Informatik, Freie Universitat Berlin Gene structure prediction by spliced alignment of genomic DNA with protein sequences: Increased accuracy by differential splice site scoring
July 7, 1999 Palo Alto, CA Incyte Genomics, Inc. Algorithms and applications of optimal spliced alignment for gene identification
July 7, 1999 Stanford, CA Department of Mathematics, Stanford University Algorithms and applications of optimal spliced alignment for gene identification
Feb. 15, 1999 Ventura, CA Gordon Conference on Agricultural Science Computational methods for plant genome annotation