Commentary: The next generation of training for Arabidopsis researchers: Bioinformatics and quantitative biology

Friesner and 38 other authors have written a Commentary outlining the need to radically redesign training for plant scientists to work with the massive production of biological data. They recommend a comprehensive revision of how we train undergraduate through post-docs, as well as opportunities for current faculty to acquire training. (We asked three of the authors for more information about some of the proposed changes – read more here ). You can also contribute your thoughts in terms of best ways to train or retrain plant scientists for our big-data world here.  (Summary by Mary Williams) Plant Physiol. 10.1104/pp.17.01490