Introduction to OMGN

Because of their economic impact as plant pathogens, molecular,
genetic and genomics studies are well advanced in many oomycete
species. These organisms have served as lead species for the entire
Stramenopiles lineage, a major radiation of crown eukaryotes,
distinct from plants, animals and fungi. The oomycete molecular
genetics community has a strong culture of collaboration and
communication, and sharing of techniques and resources. With the
recent blossoming of genetic and genomic tools for oomycetes, many
new investigators, from a variety of backgrounds, have become
interested in oomycete molecular genetics and genomics. The goals of
the Oomycete Molecular Genetics Research Collaboration Network is to
facilitate the integration of these investigators into the community
and to further strengthen the cooperative culture of this community.
A particular emphasis is placed on training and integrating junior
faculty and faculty from institutions under-represented in the U.S.
research infrastructure. The network's activities have been supported
by two grants from the NSF Research Collaboration Networks in Biology

The proposed network is open to all researchers with an interest in
oomycete molecular genetics and genomics, either at an experimental
or a computational level. Investigators new to the field are always
welcome, especially those interested in saprophytes and animal
pathogens. Please email Brett Tyler with a brief description of your
research interests if you wish to become a member of the network.

Summer Bioinformatics Training Workshop June 23-26, 2013, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA

Oomycete Molecular Genetics Network Meeting March 10-12, 2013, Asilomar, CA




Oomycete Bioinformatics Training Workshop
Virginia Tech. June 2-4, 2015.

Three full days. Arrival June 1. Departure June 5.

Registration deadline May 8. Travel award deadline April 24.

This workshop will cover presentations and hands-on exercises on structural and functional genomics, genome annotation, use of the Gene Ontology, and resources and tools for annotation and analysis of oomycete genomic sequences. Most of the workshop will be devoted to in depth training on an exciting new comparative genomics resource for oomycetes that has been developed in association with No registration fee.

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