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IGBB Co-Sponsors MSU's Darwin Week Celebration
January 30, 2014 - The Institute for Genomics, Biocomputing & Biotechnology (IGBB) is co-sponsoring Mississippi State's Darwin Week 2014, a celebration of Charles Darwin, the famed naturalist whose theory of evolution by natural selection has been the cornerstone of biological science for 150 years. For a complete listing of Darwin Week events, click here- ...
IGBB Affiliate Discovers Protist
November 7, 2013 - Dr. Matthew Brown, assistant professor of biological sciences at Mississippi State University and affiliate with the Institute for Genomics, Biocomputing and Biotechnology (IGBB), recently led a research team that identified a protist as a new organism and classified its genomics.
The unicellular protist, Pygsuia biforma, is hinting at answers about the evolution of multicellularity ...
IGBB's Peterson Accepts Major Leadership Roles
October 7, 2013 - Dr. Daniel G. Peterson, director of the Institute for Genomics, Biocomputing & Biotechnology (IGBB) and professor in the Department of Plant and Soil Sciences (PSS), has taken on leadership roles in two prominent plant biology societies.
Peterson was elected to serve on the Steering Committee of the International Cotton Genome Initiative (ICGI; see http://www.cottongen.org/icgi/home). ...
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Buza, T., Arick, M., II, Wang, H, & Peterson, D. G. (2014). Computational Prediction of Disease MicroRNAs in Domestic Animals. BMC Research Notes. 7, 403. DOI:10.1186/1756-0500-7-403. [Abstract] [Document Site]
Guo, H., Wang, X., Gundlach, H., Mayer, K. F., Peterson, D. G., Scheffler, B. E., Chee, P. W., & Paterson, A. H. (2014). Extensive and Biased Intergenomic Non-reciprocal DNA Exchanges Shaped a Nascent Polyploid Genome, Gossypium (Cotton). Genetics. 197(4), xxx. DOI:10.1534/genetics.114.166124. [Abstract]
Stairs, C. W., Eme, L., Brown, M. W., Mutsaers, C., Susko, E., Dellaire, G., Soanes, D. M., Geizen, M., & Roger, A. J. (2014). A SUF Fe-S Cluster Biogenesis System in the Mitochondrion-related Organelles of the Microaerophilic Protist Pygsuia. Current Biology. 24`, 1176-1186. DOI:10.1016/j.cub.2014.04.033.
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The IGBB welcomes new faculty affiliates Dr. Yuhua Farnell (BCH-EPP) and Dr. Matt Brown (BIO)!