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 .

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  • Uncovering Novel Genomes from Earth’s Microbiomes November 9, 2020
    Despite advances in sequencing technologies and computational methods in the past  decade, researchers have uncovered genomes for just a small fraction of Earth’s  microbial diversity. Because most microbes cannot be cultivated under laboratory conditions, their genomes can’t be sequenced using traditional approaches. Identifying and characterizing the plane […]
  • Viral Tools in KBase Webinar November 4, 2020
    Looking for viruses in your microbiome data? KBase has new Apps to identify and analyze viral sequences in your assemblies. Join this webinar to learn the basics of viral analysis in KBase from Dr. Ben Bolduc of The Ohio State University. Ben and others in Dr. Matthew Sullivan’s lab at OSU have been working with the KBase team […] The post Viral Tools in KBa […]
  • New Viral Tools in KBase October 28, 2020
    New Viral Tools in KBase Have you noticed the “Virus” app category while working in your Narratives? KBase has two new Apps to analyze the viral content of your metagenomic assemblies! Together, VirSorter and vConTACT2 make up the first viral genomics analysis workflow in KBase.  VirSorter is designed to detect viral signals in different types […] The post N […]