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Plantae Webinar - Functional Phenomics: Studying Root Physiology Using Affordable Open Source Tools with Larry York

When: Tuesday, December 17, 2019, at 11 AM PST (UTC-8) | 1 PM CST (UTC-6) | 2 PM EST (UTC-5) Functional phenomics is an emerging discipline that utilizes phenotyping, physiology, multivariate statistics, and simulation modeling to generate and test new hypotheses about how plant traits integrate to…

Addressing fundamental questions in plant science through synthetic biology

About this seminar In this seminar, we examined the role that synthetic biology can play in answering fundamental questions in plant science. In studying plants for the past hundred years, we’ve learned a great deal about the mechanistic underpinnings of development and metabolism. However, the…

Transforming Pixels to Millimeters: Geometric Camera Calibration

About This Seminar The affordability and ubiquity of cameras have led to their increasing use in many disciplines. In plant phenomics, it is common to see experimental data based on image-derived measurements. This seminar will explain geometric camera calibration, whereby pixel measurements are mapped…

Plant Synthetic Biology 101

About this seminar: Synthetic biology is an emerging discipline that seeks to apply engineering principles to biology. But what does this actually mean? How does it differ from what has come before? And what challenges are presented by pursuing synthetic biology approaches in plants? In this webinar,…

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…

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…

Plants, Rumors and Imaging Spectroscopy with Alina Zare

Participants will have: Introduction to Hyperspectral Image Analysis and Sub-pixel Target Detection Introduction to Basic Machine Learning Concepts and to Multiple Instance Learning Concepts Introduction to Algorithmic Target Detection Most supervised machine learning algorithms assume…

Taking Plants off This Planet: What Does Spaceflight Teach Us about Biology, Adaptation and Our Place in the Universe with Rob Ferl

The study of space biology, along with astrobiology and exobiology, challenges plant science to actually probe the edges of existence and adaptation. For example, gravity is one of the fundamental tropic forces that impact plant growth and development, and the dissection of gravity-related signaling…

Getting the most out of RNA-seq data with expVIP with Cristobal Uauy

In this seminar, we discuss the use of expVIP, an expression Visualisation and Integration Platform, which allows easy analysis of RNA-seq data combined with an intuitive and interactive visualisation interface. Users can analyse public and user-specified datasets with minimal bioinformatics knowledge…