Entries by Melanie Binder

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 […]

Taproot S2E2: Minding the Gap with Elizabeth ‘Toby’ Kellogg

In this episode, Ivan and Liz talk with Elizabeth ‘Toby’ Kellogg about her research interests and career path. Toby received her Ph.D. from Harvard University, then completed a postdoc with R.A. Howard, also at Harvard University. She worked at the Harvard Herbarium before being becoming an Associate Professor of Biology at Harvard University. From there […]

The Future of Phenomics Enabled Biology: Key Takeaways from Phenome 2018

In this seminar, Carolyn Lawrence-Dill and Joshua Peschel, members of the Phenome 2018 Organizing Committee, discuss the key takeaways from the February 2018 conference held in Tucson, Arizona. Phenome 2018 brought together a multidisciplinary community comprising ecologists, engineers, agronomists, computer scientists, and plant biologists. The conference program included preeminent speakers from Asia, Europe, and North America who joined […]

Funding Opportunity: DOE Releases Solicitation Environmental Systems Research

Lewis-Burke Associates LLC – November 21, 2017 The Office of Biological and Environmental Research (BER) of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science has released a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) soliciting proposals from single investigators or multi-investigator teams to conduct research on environmental systems science. This program is managed by BER’s Climate and […]

Funding Opportunity: USDA NIFA announces I-FAST Competition

Lewis-Burke Associates LLC – August 18, 2017 The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) has announced the pre-application open period for the Innovations in Food and Agricultural Science and Technology (I-FAST) Prize Competition.  The I-FAST Competition is a partnership between NIFA and the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Innovation Corps […]

Taproot Podcast S1E6: Population genetics, authorship lists, work/life balance and raining cockroaches with Jeffrey Ross-Ibarra

In this episode Ivan and Liz talk with Jeffrey Ross-Ibarra, a professor in the Department of Plant Sciences and a faculty member of the Center for Population Biology and the Genome Center at the University of California-Davis. Jeffrey is an evolutionary geneticist and erstwhile ethnobotanist studying plant adaptation and crop evolution, with a focus on […]