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 MOLECULAR GENETICS MEETING Norwich, UK July 2-4, 2014
The 2014 OMG meeting will be held at the Norwich City Football Ground, in Norwich, UK on July 2-4, 2014.
The Organizing committee is Mark Banfield (John Innes Centre, Norwich, UK), and Sophien Kamoun (The Sainsbury Laboratory, Norwich, UK). To apply for a travel award (deadline February 28, 2014), click here
The conference site including registration and housing is now open at http://omgn.org. Deadline for registration is April 30th, 2014.