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Workshops & Meetings

Plant & Animal Genome Conferences

IGBB director, Dr. Daniel Peterson, has been a workshop organizer at the annual Plant & Animal Genome (PAG) Conference since 2004.  He started as co-organizer of the Reduced Representation Sequencing Workshop (RRSW) with Andrew H. Paterson (U. of GA) and eventually became sole RRSW organizer.  In 2008, Peterson changed the name of the RRSW to the Evolution of Genome Size Workshop (EGSW).  Peterson continued as organizer of the EGSW until 2016. The EGSW is consistently one of the workshops with the best attendance at PAG.


WORKSHOPS ORGANIZED (in reverse chronological order)

EGSW 2015
Peterson (center) with 2015 EGSW speakers Christopher Saski, Joshua Udall, Xiu-Qing Li, and Andrew Paterson

Plant & Animal Genome XXIII (2015)
2015 Evolution of Genome Size Workshop. Organized by Daniel G. Peterson.
1. David A. Ray (Texas Tech University) "Small RNA-Transposable Elements Interactions in Animal Genome Evolution "
2. Andrew H. Paterson (University of Georgia) "Concerted Evolution of Subgenomes in Polyploids "
3. Joshua Udall (Brigham Young University) "Evolutionary Genomics of Cotton – New Horizons with BioNano"
4. Christopher A. Saski (Clemson University) "BAC-level resolution of sub-genomes in upland cotton and assessment of scalable BAC sequencing strategies"
5. Xiu-Qing Li (Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada) "Examining the Coevolution of Genome Sizes, GC contents, and Gene "
EGSW 2014
2014 EGSW speakers Daniel Ence, Nathan Springer, Michael Vandewege, and Hank Bass

Plant & Animal Genome XXII (2014)
2014 Evolution of Genome Size Workshop. Organized by Daniel G. Peterson.
1. Nathan M. Springer (University of Minnesota) "A Complex Interplay Between Genes and Transposons within the Maize Genome"
2. Hank Bass (Florida State University) "MNase Profiling of the Chromatin Landscapes in the Maize Genome"
3. Nathaniel Street (Umea University) "Assembly of the Norway Spruce Genome and Insights into Evolutionary History of Gymnosperm Genomes"
4. Michael W. Vandewege (Mississippi State University) "Interplay Between Transposable Elements and PIWI Interactitng RNAs Among Laurasiatherian Mammals"
5. Daniel D. Ence (University of Utah) "Re-Annotation of the Trichomonas vaginalis Genome; Its all about Maverick"
EGSW 2013
2013 EGSW speakers David Kuhn, Eric Lyons, Andrew H. Paterson, Michael Bennett, and Corrinne Grover

Plant & Animal Genome XXI (2013)
2013 Evolution of Genome Size Workshop. Organized by Daniel G. Peterson.
1. Andrew H. Paterson (University of Georgia) "The smallest Gossypium genome as a reference for the genus"
2. Michael Bennett (Kew Royal Botanic Gardens) "The Expanding Universe of Genome Size(s) -- New Light and Black Holes"
3. Corrinne Grover (Iowa State University) "Genome Size Evolution In Gossypium (Cotton): Progress and Prospects"
4. Eric Lyons (University of Arizona) "Architecture and Evolution of a Minimal Plant Genome"
5. David Kuhn (USDA ARS) "Genome Size Evolution in Theobroma cacao: Recent Sequencing of Two Cacao Genomes of Different Size"
EGSW 2012
Peterson with 2012 EGSW speakers Eric Lyons, Tae-Ho Lee, and Josiane Razafinarivo

Plant & Animal Genome XX (2012)
2012 Evolution of Genome Size Workshop. Organized by Daniel G. Peterson.
Speakers:
1. John MacKay (Université Laval) "Exploring the White Spruce Genome: Gene Content, Evolution and Expression"
2. Josiane Razafinarivo (FOFIFA) "Geographical Gradients in the Genome Size Variation of Malagasy and African Coffea"
3. Tae-Ho Lee (University of Georgia) "Current Status and Future Development of the Plant Genome Duplication Database (PGDD)"
4. Eric Lyons (University of Arizona) "Whole Genome Comparisons with Oryza and Brachypodium using CoGe and SynMap"
5. Eduard Akhunov (Kansas State University) "Alternative splicing and coding sequence evolution in polyploid wheat"
EGSW 2011
Peterson with 2011 EGSW speakers Rod Wing, Jeff Dean, Pat Heslop-Harrison, Heidi Pagan, and Frederic Choulet

Plant & Animal Genome XIX (2011)
2011 Evolution of Genome Size Workshop. Organized by Daniel G. Peterson.
Speakers:
1. Heidi J. Pagan (MS State) "PiggyBAC-ing on a Primate Genome: Novel Elements, Recent Activity and Horizontal Transfer"
2. Pat Heslop-Harrison (U. of Leicester) "Genomic Divergence Outside Genes"
3. Jeffrey F.D. Dean (U. of GA) "On the Road to a Conifer Genome Sequence: Defining the Gene Space in Pine"
4. Rod A. Wing (U. of AZ) "Comparative Genomics in Oryza"
5. Frederic Choulet (INRA, France) "Sequencing and Analyses of the Hexaploid Wheat Chromosome 3B"

EGSW 2010
2010 EGSW speakers Ray Ming, Lisa Kanizay, Thomas Wicker, and Nurul Islam-Faridi

Plant & Animal Genome XVIII (2010)
2010 Evolution of Genome Size Workshop. Organized by Daniel G. Peterson.
Speakers:
1. Andrew H. Paterson (U. of GA) "Evolution of Genome Size Since the Divergence of Sorghum and Rice"
2. Thomas Wicker (U. of Zurich) "The Dynamic Equilibrium of Genome Size in Plants"
3. Ray Ming (U. of IL) "The Evolution of Genome Size and Sex Chromosomes in Papaya and Related Species"
4. Lisa Kanizay (U. of GA) "Evolution of Maize Abnormal Chromosome 10 and Its Impact on the Maize Genome"
5. Nurul Islam-Faridi (US Forest Service) "Chromosomal Distribution of Pine Repetitive DNA Sequences"
2009 Evolution of Genome Size Workshop
2009 EGSW speakers David Ray, Trude Schwarzacher, Stephen Stack, and Daniel Peterson

Plant & Animal Genome XVII (2009)
2009 Evolution of Genome Size Workshop. Organized by Daniel G. Peterson.
Speakers:
1. Stephen M. Stack (CO State) "Cytogenetic Characterization Of Species Hybrids In The Tomato Clade"
2. Jennifer S. Hawkins (U. of GA) "Transposable Elements and Genome Size Dynamics in the Cotton Genus, Gossypium"
3. Daniel G. Peterson (MS State) "Gymnosperms: Evolution in 3/4 Time"
4. Trude Schwarzacher (U. of Leichester) "Evolution and Diversity in Tandem Repeat Arrays"
5. David A. Ray (WV Univ.) "Multiple Waves of Recent DNA Transposon Activity in the Bat, Myotis lucifugus"
EGSW 2008
2008 EGSW speakers Vladimir Kapitonov, J. Spencer Johnston, Jeffrey Demuth, Cedric Feschotte, and Surya Saha

Plant & Animal Genome XVI (2008)
2008 Evolution of Genome Size Workshop. Organized by Daniel G. Peterson.
Speakers:
1. J. Spencer Johnston (Texas A&M) "Anthocyanin Inhibits Propidium Iodide DNA Fluorescence In Euphorbia pulcherrima (Euphorbiaceae) - Implications for Genome Size Variation"
2. Vladimir Kapitonov (Genet. Info. Res. Inst.) "Helitrons In Plants And Animals: Updates On Structure, Function And Genomic Impact"
3. Cedric Feschotte (U. of TX at Arlington) "Building Genetic Networks From Transposable Elements In Plant And Animal Genomes"
4. Jeffery Demuth (U. of TX at Arlington) "Evolution Of Mammalian Gene Families"
5. Surya Saha (MS State) "Targeted Data Mining Of Spatial Proximity Relationships Among Dispersed Repetitive Elements"
RRSW 2007
2007 RRSW speakers - Standing: Jonathan Dennis and Jeffrey Dean.  Seated: John Fellers, Patrick Schnable, and Claude dePamphilis

Plant & Animal Genome XV (2007)
2007 Reduced Representation Sequencing Workshop. Organized by Daniel G. Peterson.
Speakers:
1. Claude dePamphilis (Penn State) "Floral Gene Resources from Basal Angiosperms for Comparative Genomic Research"
2. Jonathan H. Dennis (Havard) "Using Reduced Representation Libraries to Study Mammalian Chromatin"
3. John P. Fellers (USDA/KS State)  "Using Methyl Sensitive Restriction Enzymes for Genome Reduction"
4. Jeffrey F.D. Dean (UGA) "Sequencing the Transcriptionally Active Gene Space in Conifers"
5. Patrick S. Schnable (IA State) "Gene Discovery and Annotation Using LCM-454 Transcriptome Sequencing"
Plant & Animal Genome XIV (2006)
2006 Reduced Representation Sequencing Workshop. Organized by Daniel G. Peterson.
Speakers:
1. Daniel G. Peterson (MS State) "Exploring the Pine Genome Using Cot Filtration and 454 Life Sciences Massively Parallel Shotgun Sequencing" 
2. Claude W. dePamphilis* (Penn State) "Floral Gene Resources from Basal Angiosperms for Comparative Genomic Research"
3. Robert Ivarie (UGA) "Ultra-Rapidly Associating DNA Forms Diverse Secondary Structures with Many Biological Functions"
4. David A. Ray (WVU) "Chompy: An Infestation of MITE-Like Repetitive Elements in the Crocodilian Genome" 

*Dr. dePamphilis missed the workshop due to a snow storm that resulted in cancellation of his flight.


Plant & Animal Genome XIII (2005)
2005 Reduced Representation Sequencing Workshop. Organized by Daniel G. Peterson and Andrew H. Paterson.
Speakers:
1. Mark A. Batzer (LSU) "Mobile Elements and Primate Genomic Diversity"
2. Pablo D. Rabinowicz (The Inst. for Genome Res.) "Using Reduced-Representation Techniques to Complete the Sequence of the Maize Gene-Space and to Explore Other Large Plant Genomes"
3. John F. Fernandes (Stanford) "Gene Sequencing with the Rescuemu Transposon"
4. Robert Ivarie (UGA) "The Repetitive Landscape of the Chicken Genome Analyzed Via Cot Based Cloning and Sequencing of Repetitive DNA Fractions"
5. David A Ray (LSU) "Mobile Elements: Novel Genetic Systems for Forensic Genomics"
Plant & Animal Genome XII (2004)
2004 Reduced Representation Sequencing Workshop.  Organized by Daniel G. Peterson and Andrew H. Paterson. 
Speakers:
1. F. Alex Feltus (UGA) "Scanning for DNA Polymorphisms in Grasses: Intron Scans and DOP-PCR"
2. Brad Barbazuk (Danforth Center) "Consortium for Maize Genomics - An Examination of Maize Gene Coverage Obtained from Shotgun Sequences Derived from Methyl-Filtered and High Cot Selection Libraries"
3. Daniel G. Peterson (MS State) Cot-Based Cloning and Sequencing (CBCS): A 'Divide and Conquer' Approach to Genome Exploration
4. Michael J. Havey (U. of WS) Genomic Analyses and Comparisons Between Monocot Orders Asparagales and Poales

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