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 Webinar December 2016: Converting genomic coordinates between reference assemblies November 22, 2016
      The Gramene database is pleased to host another FREE 30-min webinar entitled "Gramene Browser: Converting genomic coordinates between reference assemblies". With the increasing number of genome assemblies generated, mapping genomic coordinates between assemblies provides scientists a convenient way to relate annotations on different versions of t […]
  • Programming for Biology 2016: Gramene’s Continued Commitment to Enabling Science Through Education November 15, 2016
    By Michael Campbell The programming for biology course at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory has be equipping scientists to answer big data questions for 18 years. This year’s course started on October 10th and ran through October 25th. The investigators at Gramene have seen the value and reaped the benefits of this course as students and as instructors/teaching […]
  • The Gramene Database build 52 is out! November 14, 2016
    The Gramene Team is pleased to announce its release #52 with 1,760,628 genes and 44 reference plant genomes. In collaboration with Ensembl Plants, we are providing in this release: New data The following data for the early release of B73 Zea mays RefGenV4 reference assembly are now available from Gramene's FTP site: A preliminary gene ID association tab […]

RSS Kbase

  • Maintenance Window – December 6, 2016 December 2, 2016
    A Maintenance Window is scheduled for December 6, 2016.
  • New KBase Help Board December 2, 2016
    KBase is committed to helping all our users to utilize our tools and datasets for their computational biology research. To make our support process more effective, we are rolling out a new, more interactive way for users (and prospective users) to report bugs, ask questions, or suggest new features, using an issue tracking system called […]
  • System update on Tuesday, December 6 will cause downtime November 30, 2016
    The latest release of KBase will be rolled out on Tuesday, December 6. This will make KBase functionality unavailable starting at 8:00am PST until possibly as late as 5pm PST. The new release has a lot of changes “under the hood” that make it more reliable and easier to update. The changes that will be […]