Entries by Melanie Binder

Applications now open for the 2018-19 Plantae Fellows program

Are you a creative, articulate and web-savvy plant scientist looking to connect with other like-minded folks? We need your help to nurture and grow Plantae, the online community for the global plant science community.  We are looking for individuals who are interested in becoming highly engaged by creating and curating content, facilitating and hosting discussions […]

Self-Advocacy and Negotiation

About This Seminar How to advocate effectively for yourself, your ideas and project, or your group does not necessarily come naturally for many of us and can actually be very difficult depending on your personality, gender, or cultural norms. However, on the road to becoming a leader, mastering the skill of self-advocacy is critical. In […]

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 […]