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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  • PAG 2018 January 10, 2018
    KBase will be at the 2018 Plant and Animal Genome Conference (PAG) in San Diego from Jan. 13-17 (www.intlpag.org), providing several opportunities to learn more about our data and analysis tools. On Monday, Jan. 15, from 6:20-8:00 pm in the San Diego Room, join us for a workshop on “BER Plant Genomic Science.” KBase Co-PI Bob Cottingham […]
  • New KBase modeling protocol available from Springer December 12, 2017
    KBase offers a comprehensive suite of tools for generating and refining metabolic models. Modeling researchers have observed that genome-scale metabolic models (GEMs) generated from automated reconstruction pipelines often lack accuracy in energy biosynthesis. It is therefore often useful to construct a simplified version of a GEM: a core metabolic model (CM […]
  • Research Highlight: Modeling an Electrosynthetic Microbiome November 16, 2017
    Microbial electrosynthesis is a renewable energy and chemical production platform that employs microbial communities to generate industrially important chemical products (such as biofuels or commodity chemicals) by fixing carbon dioxide using an electric current as the electron donor. In a recent study published in Scientific Reports, researchers applied KBa […]