Dear All,

Once again, Shabari (TAIR) and myself (Marcela, CSHL) are in charge of the organization of the Plant Bioinformatics Resources Workshop at the Virtual 2021 ASPB Plant Biology meeting. We were allotted a total of 2 hours on the Sunday prior to the official kick off of the meeting. So, we would like to get an idea of how many resources would be interested in participating in the workshop.

Plant Bioinformatics Resources Workshop
Sunday July 18, 2021
4:45 PM – 6:45 PM EDT

If you are planning on attending the meeting and are interested in giving a talk, please fill out the table below with your contact info and tentative title (topic) of your talk to help us decide on how to best accommodate all interested speakers or if we need to set forth selection metrics in a minimum rubric (e.g., topics of interests from last survey, impact on the plant community, interconnectivity with other resources, target users, etc.). (WORKSHOP page)

Our deadline to finalize the list of speakers is May 19, so we will close this table by May 10. Again, if there is a similar number of resources as last year, we are likely to follow the same format of short pre-recorded talks. However, if we have a larger number, we might need to select a subset of representative topics/resources.


The AgBioData Steering Committee is pleased to announce that all members of the consortium  will have the opportunity to have a virtual presence in the AgBioData Virtual Booth Exhibit.  The booth will have premium features including the ability to virtually interact live and text chat with visiting users, get analytic data of views/clicks, scan visitors via a scavenger hunt, and other perks. If you are interested in participating, I may be asking you for a logo of your resource and a summary slide to include in an automated slideshow that will be uploaded in our booth.

The best part is that even if you are not attending the meeting, there are free exhibit hall-only registrations, which would allow us to split duties to "wo/man" the booth at prime times, and set up 1-on-1 meetings with our users.

Anyhow, if you are interested in having your resource participate in the booth, please sign up in the same doc: (BOOTH page)

Also, do not forget the reduced group registration rates (regardless of membership status and affiliation), before June 19:

5-9 People, per person  $219
10-24 people, per person  $159

Looking forward to having a strong AgBioData presence at the next ASPB meeting!

On behalf of the AgBioData Steering Committee