Entries by Melanie Binder

Computational Plant Science: Science at the Interface of Math, Computer Science, and Plant Biology

About This Seminar This seminar will give insight into the research of cross-trained scientists at the interface of mathematical, computational, and biological sciences. In doing so, the seminar will cover several research projects of varying complexity performed at the computational plant science lab at the University of Georgia. We also introduce the “undefined” career paths […]

Taproot S2S3: Getting Ready for Season 3

Stayed tuned for Season 3, where our theme will be “myth-busting”. While we have some topics, we also want to hear from our audience about their ideas as well. Please take our brief survey, tell us more about yourself and help us plan for Season 3. Also – if you are attending Plant Biology 2018 […]

Data Management 101: Tips for making your published data more Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Reusable

About This Seminar: The sheer volume of experimental data being generated in biology presents both opportunities and challenges. When data are easy to access, analyze, and reuse, they can drive innovation while maximizing the returns on the investments of time, grant money, and energy that went into generating them. Most funders and many publishers have […]

Taproot S2E5: Evolving Approaches: Herbicide Resistance in Weeds and What Men Can Do to Fight Gender Discrimination in Science

In this episode, Ivan and Liz talk with Gina Baucom, Assistant Professor in Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Michigan. Gina earned her Ph.D. and completed a postdoc at the University of Georgia. She joined the faculty at the University of Cincinnati in 2010 before moving to the University of Michigan […]

Using Raspberry Pi Computers in the Lab

This seminar will demonstrate how low-cost microcomputers may be used for different applications in the lab. The seminar will focus on tips and suggestions for setting up low-cost, high-throughput phenotyping hardware. PlantCV (Plant Computer Vision; image analysis software for high-throughput plant phenotyping), will be highlighted as a tool for downstream analysis. Participants will be able […]

Taproot S2E4: Understanding Biological Networks and When to Break the Circuit with Ross Sozzani

In this episode, Ivan and Liz talk with Rosangela (Ross) Sozzani about her research and career path. Ross received her Ph.D. at the University of Pavia. After her post-doctoral studies at Duke University, Ross received the Armenise-Harvard Career Development Award for outstanding early-career scientists and moved back to Italy as an assistant professor, also at […]

Taproot S2E3: Spiraling out of Silence; Speaking up for Science and Scientists with Kevin Folta

In this episode, Ivan and Liz talk to Kevin Folta, Professor and Chairman of the Horticultural Sciences Department at the University of Florida. Kevin’s research focuses on the functional genomics of small fruit crops, photomorphogenesis, and plant transformation. In addition to his many impressive publications, Kevin has been deeply involved in student education and communication […]