July 22, 2011: Daniel Peterson is a
co-author on a BMC
Research Notes publication describing the sequences of two cattle
tick BAC clones (see Publications).
May 19, 2011: The Board of Trustees of the Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning grants official status to MS State's new Institute for Genomics, Biocomputing & Biotechnology (IGBB). The IGBB was formed by the merger of MS State's Life Sciences & Biotechnology Institute (LSBI), for which MGEL's Daniel Peterson has been associate director since May 2009, and the Institute for Digital Biology (IDB). Peterson will serve as the IGBB's Associate Director of Genomics. The IGBB is a full member of MS State's prestigious High Performance Computing Collaboratory.
January 21, 2011: A manuscript entitled Adventures in the Enormous: A 1.8 Million Clone BAC Library for the 21.7 Gb Genome of Loblolly Pine is published in PLoS ONE. Authors include MGELans Zenaida Magbanua, Benjamin Bartlett, Philippe Chouvarine, Seval Ozkan, and Daniel G. Peterson (see Publications).
January 15, 2011: MGEL's Daniel Peterson organizes and emcees the Evolution of Genome Size Workshop at Plant & Animal Genome (PAG) XIX. Speakers include Heidi J. Pagan (MS State), Pat Heslop-Harrison (U. of Leicester), Jeffrey F.D. Dean (U. of Georgia), Rod A. Wing (U. of Arizona), and Frederic Choulet (INRA, France) (see Workshops).
January 1, 2011: Kurt Showmaker becomes the newest MGELan. Mr. Showmaker has begun Ph.D. research in the lab of MGEL's Daniel Peterson.
July 2010: MGEL's Xueyan Shan accepts a faculty position in MS State's Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology. Congratulations to Dr. Shan!
June 22, 2010: Daniel Peterson is co-author on a recent BMC Genomics paper describing the physical map of D-genome cotton (see Publications).
June 14-16, 2010: MGEL Director Daniel Peterson gives a plenary lecture at the FoResTTraC Conifer Genomics workshop in Alcalá de Henares (Madrid), Spain.