About the Lab

The Ware lab has two primary goals:

(1) research into plant genomics, with a focus on functional and comparative genomics of model plant systems and agriculturally important crop plants; and

(2) development of tools, data sources and resources for the genomics research community.

The Ware lab also contributes actively to three large-scale, multi-institutional, cyber-infrastructure collaboratives designed to serve broad research and educational communities: the NSF-funded Gramene and CyVerse projects, and the DOE-funded Systems Biology Knowledgebase (KBase).The Ware lab is a dynamic research group and its composition has continued to evolve keeping in pace with its research objectives. During this period, two of our post-doctoral researchers Christophe Liseron-Monfils and Christos Noutsos completed their fellowships and advanced to newer career opportunities, while Michael Campbell joined our team as a new post-doctoral researcher.  On a similar note, Jurandir Vieira de Magalhaes successfully concluded his collaborative research with the lab as a visiting scientist from Embrapa Maize and Sorghum, Brazil while Dong Ding joined as a new visiting scientist from Huazhong Agricultural University, China.We also had Erin DeNardo from Washington University participating in Undergraduate Research Program(URP) in summer of 2016 .

Lab Blog

RSS Gramene

  • Gramene is attending the PAG Conference 2017 — See you in San Diego! January 3, 2017
    Come meet the Gramene team and get the latest updates to Gramene’s comparative genomics and pathways visualization/mining tools to aid your research of plant models and crops! The Gramene workshop will give a broad overview of Gramene’s database resources and use cases demonstrating many specific topics like how to: Explore plant reference genomes with value […]
  • GARNet newsletter available for download December 28, 2016
    GARNish26 is available for download! The latest edition of the GARNish newsletter is available for download and includes: - New BAR ePlant Tool  by Priyank Purohit and Nicholas Provart - Latest BBSRC Grant Update - GARNet2016 Meeting Report  by Sarah Jose - Update on iGEM Plant Synthetic Biology  by Geraint Parry - ICAR16 Meeting Report  by Peter Venn - Spot […]
  • Illinois Corn Breeders' School, March 6-7, 2017 December 22, 2016
    Invitation to the 53rd AnnualILLINOIS CORN BREEDERS' SCHOOL March 6-7, 2017 I Hotel and Conference Center, Champaign, Illinois   Dear Colleague, On behalf of the Illinois Maize Breeding and Genetics Laboratory, we’d like to extend to you an invitation to attend the 53rd Annual Illinois Corn Breeders’ School to be held on March 6-7, 2017, at the I Hotel […]

RSS Kbase

  • Maintenance Window – January 10, 2017 January 10, 2017
    A Maintenance Window is scheduled for January 4, 2017.
  • KBase paper preprint available January 9, 2017
    The first paper about KBase is now available as a preprint on bioRxiv (http://biorxiv.org/content/early/2016/12/22/096354). The paper describes both the underlying structure and components of KBase and the way it can be used by researchers to perform large-scale systems biology analyses and share their data, results and conclusions. To illustrate how KBase f […]
  • Maintenance Window – January 4, 2017 January 4, 2017
    A Maintenance Window is scheduled for January 4, 2017.