Seed Free Genomics Colloquium

Matt Johnson at Seed Free Genomics Conference

At the annual Botany meeting in Savannah Georgia, Erin Sigel (Smithsonian) and I hosted a colloquium titled “Seed Free Plants at the Genomic Scale.” The focus of the colloquium was to showcase genomic-scale research conducted by early-career scientists (grad students, post-docs, and assistant professors). The idea of the colloquium grew from a…

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Introducing HybPiper

logo by Elliot Gardner

This week marks the “official” release of HybPiper, the bioinformatics pipeline I’ve been working on for most of my post-doc. We published a paper on the method, and demonstrated how it can be used for phylogenetics, in this month’s Applications in Plant Sciences (open access). This work was a collaboration between the Pleurocarpous…

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Why moss matters

>>”So, what do you study?” “Moss” >>”Moths? That’s cool!” “No, Mossssssss” >>”Oh. Hey I have some of that on my roof. How do I get rid of it?” I have had this exchange countless times at social gatherings, with family, friends and strangers. It’s possible that loud background noise at social…

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