Meetings:Grape Research Coordination Network Conference 3

The 3rd Annual Grape Research Conference will be held at Granlibakken at Lake Tahoe, CA, USA from the evening of June 2nd, 2011 until mid-day June 5th, 2011. Registration includes room and food. Contact Granlibakken directly to reserve a room. Deadline is April 15th. $100 deposit is required. Payment in full by May 15th. Refer to UNRBIO as the group number. Topics will focus on Bioinformatics, Phenotyping, Gene Annotation and Transformation Technology. A workshop on gene annotation of the grape genome will be included.

Invited Speakers:

  • Anne-Françoise Adam-Blondon (UMR INRA-CNRS-University of Evry on Plant Genomics, France) "Genoscope's Tools for Gene Annotation"
  • Serge Delrot (University of Bordeaux, France) "Phenotyping"
  • Dennis Gray (University of Florida, USA) "Transgenic/Cisgenic Technology"
  • Paul Haynes (Macquarie University, Australia) "Proteogenomics for Gene Annotation"
  • Sean Myles (Stanford University, USA) "Strategies for Genetic Mapping"
  • Mario Pezzotti (University of Verona, Italy) "RNA seq for Gene Annotation"
  • Josh Stein (Cold Springs Harbor Laboratory, USA) "Gramene Tools for Gene Annotation"
  • Nicola Vitulo (CRIBI, University of Padua, Italy) "CRIBI Tools for Gene Annotation"

Tentative Schedule:

  • June 2, Thursday Evening: Reception following dinner
  • June 3, Friday morning: Introduction to Gene Annotation (series of lectures)
  • June 3, Friday afternoon: Gene Annotation Training Workshop
  • June 3, Friday evening: Poster session
  • June 4, Gene Annotation Jamboree (all day Saturday)
  • June 4, Social in the evening
  • June 5, Sunday morning: Lectures
  • Conference ends at Lunch time (noon).

Travel Scholarships: 

A few travel scholarships will be offered for American students to participate and learn how to annotate genes.

Contact Information:

For more information contact the organizer: Grant Cramer