9/1/2018 - Excited to start the NSF PGRP project. Will work closely with Sunghun Park (K-State), Frank White (UF), Myeong-Je Cho (UC-Berkeley), and Hairong Wei (MTU). The project was briefly described in K-State news.
8/24/2018 - group photo 2018
8/23/2018 - Welcome Marlenny Grullon, an undergraduate student majoring in Agronomy, to join the lab.
8/12/2018 - Welcome Jinguang Lin, a PhD student in Statistics, to join the lab.
7/15/2018 - Thrilled to have our Goss's wilt project funded by NSF/NIFA Plant Biotic Interactions Program. Will work with Frank White at UF and Alison Robertson at ISU on this exciting project.
4/28/2018 - First planting day in 2018.
2/10/2018 - Our XP-CNV paper is officially online. A general approach was developed to associate CNV with phenotypic traits. Thank all co-authors for their contributions.
12/16/2017 - Welcome Yangfan Hao to join the lab. She will work on resistance gene mapping of maize diseases.
12/16/2017 - Welcome Dr. Cheng He to join the lab. Dr. He will work on gene/isoform transcriptomics of maize.
9/18/2017 - Our tGBS paper was accepted by Nucleic Acids Research. Congratulations to all authors!
6/4/2017 - Northeast Forestry University visiting in China hosted by Drs. Guifeng Liu, Hairong Wei, Yanting Jiang (6/4-6). Very impressed by tree genetic studies there.
5/24/2017 - Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University visiting in China (5/24-25). Discussions with Dr. Weiren Wu for a potential collaboration and student visiting to KSU.
5/4/2017 - Sanzhen's advisor, Dr. Patrick Schnable, visited KSU and had a nice discussion with lab members.
4/28/2017 - Great field team.
4/18/2017 - Sanzhen's Colorado State University visiting hosted by Dr. Kirk Broders (4/18-20). Great visit and had nice interactions with postdocs and graduate students
4/16/2017 - group photo 2017
3/13/2017 - Welcome Ha Le. After a long wait for his OPT, he starts to work in the lab today as a formal employee. Mr. Le will work on developing bioinformatics pipelines and developing technologies related to Nanopore.
3/13/2017 - Congratulations to Pierre Migeon for his successful thesis defense!
3/2/2016 - Dr. Yihui Xie’s visiting to the Department of Plant Pathology. He introduced multiple useful tools (e.g., Bookdown) to us and answered many questions related to R programming.
2/10/2017 - Our k-mer analysis for comparative genomics was accepted by Scientific Report and is online today. Click here for the manuscript.
2/8/2017 - Dr. Hairong Wei's visiting. He gave a great talk for summarizing the algorithms that he and his team developed for constructing gene regulation networks. We also found our collaboration projects between the two labs.
1/17/2017 - Guifang Lin starts her Ph.D. study this semester. She will work on the genetic bases of maize regeneration and wheat resistance to leaf rust.
12/29/2016 - Dr. Junjie Fu started his 40 days short visiting.
11/3/2016 - Dr. James Schnable’s visiting and discussion for the collaboration.
10/13/2016 - Dr. Bailin Li’s visiting to the lab. Dr. Li is a research fellow from DuPont Pioneer. His talk at our departmental seminar summarized his cloning work in Pioneer. We also had a productive discussion about our collaborative project.
9/22 – 10/13/2016 - Dr. Jun Zheng’s short visiting. Dr. Zheng is an associate professor from CAAS.
10/8/2016 - Welcome Daniel Park to become our Bioinformatician
9/22/2016 - Dr. Erliang Zeng’s visiting to the lab. Dr. Zeng is an assistant professor at University of South Dakota. He gave a nice talk in our department about his network studies.
5/8/2016 Welcome Dan Park to join the lab for his 3-month Summer internship
4/22/2016 - summer nursery planting
1/10/2016 - Welcome our new postdoc Dr. Ying Hu to join us starting from Jan 10th 2016!
12/21/2015 - Zhao Peng’s work “Long read and single molecule DNA sequencing simplifies genome assembly and TAL effector gene analysis of Xanthomonas translucens” was accepted at BMC Genomics. Congratulations Zhao!