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

  • Everything you wanted to know about plants synteny! -- Join our Gramene Webinar on February 7th January 26, 2017
    The Gramene Database invites you to a FREE 30-min webinar on Gramene Synteny. During this webinar, we will present synteny data that Gramene generated and views rendered in the Gramene Ensembl genome browser. We will also touch base on the underlying process of synteny build to facilitate a better understanding of the data. We will uses concrete example to d […]
  • 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 […]

RSS Kbase

  • Maintenance Window – February 15, 2017 February 11, 2017
    A Maintenance Window is scheduled for February 15, 2017.
  • KBase at the 2017 DOE Genomic Science Annual Contractors Meeting February 1, 2017
    KBase will host three events for attendees at the invitation-only 2017 DOE Genomic Science Annual Contractors Meeting scheduled for February 5-8: A Software Development Kit (SDK) Workshop, Tutorial Presentations, and the KBase Experience Hands-On Session. The KBase Software Development Kit (SDK) Workshop is Monday Feb 6 9am-5pm in the Potomac V room.  The se […]
  • PAG 2017 January 24, 2017
    KBase staff demonstrated new analysis tools and highlighted research accomplishments at the 2017 Plant and Animal Genome Conference (PAG) in San Diego from Jan. 14-18 (www.intlpag.org) . The “Plant Science at the JGI and KBase” workshop featured seven presentations showcasing work done by DOE Joint Genome Institute (JGI) and KBase scientists and collaborator […]