Interdepartmental Genetics Workshops 2004-1992


Genomic Tools and Analysis
Workshop 2004


Date: Tuesday, April 6
Place: 1414 Molecular Biology
Time: 4:10 p.m.
Blake Meyers
Assistant Professor, Department of Plant and Soil Sciences
Delaware Biotechnology Institute, Newark, Delaware
"Massively-parallel signature sequencing (MPSS) for transcriptional and genomic analyses."
Host: Gustavo MacIntosh

Date: NOTE: Wednesday, April 21
Place: NOTE: 1010 LeBaron Hall
Time: NOTE: 2:10 p.m.
Lincoln Stein
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
"The GMOD Suite of Genome Database Tools"
Host: Patrick Schnable

Date: Thursday, April 29
Place: 1414 Molecular Biology
Time: NOTE: 3:10 p.m.
Brad Barbazuk
Donald Danforth Plant Science Center
"Getting to the good stuff"... an investigation of gene recovery and biases observed in two reduced representation sequencing techniques when applied to the genome of Zea mays."
Host: Patrick Schnable

Sponsors of the IG/BCB Spring Workshop: Interdepartmental Genetics; Bioinformatics and Computational Biology; Miller Graduate Funds; Plant Science Institute; ISU Center for Integrated Animal Genomics; The Center for Plant Genomics; Department of Entomology; and the Genetics, Development and Cell Biology Department.


New Directions in Evolutionary Genetics
Spring 2003

Place: 1414 Molecular Biology
Time: 4:10 p.m.

Tony Dean, Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior
University of Minnesota
Tuesday March 25
Working Title: Experimental Evolution

Jeff Palmer, Department of Biology
Indiana University
Tuesday, April 1
Working Title: Evolution of Mitochondrial Genome

Doug Schemske, Department of Plant Biology
Michigan State University
Tuesday, April 8
Wednesday, April 9
Working title: Application of QTLS to Evolutionary Problems

Carlos Machado, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
University of Arizona
Tuesday, April 15
Working title: Molecular Population Genetics & Speciation

Jerry Wilkinson, Department of Biology
University of Maryland
Tuesday, April 22
Wednesday, April 23 Working title: Genotype-Phenotype Mapping

Sponsors of the IG/BCB Spring Workshop: Interdepartmental Genetics, Bioinformatics and Computational Biology, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Interdepartmental program, Miller Graduate Funds, Plant Science Institute, ISU Center for Integrated Animal Genomics, Department of Zoology and Genetics



Genetics of Behavior
Spring 2002


  • Bruce Baker, Professor
    Dept of Biological Sciences, Stanford University, California
    "Regulatory Genes Governing Complex Behavior: Reasoning from Drosophila"
    Tuesday, April 2, 4:10 p.m. in the 1414 Molecular Biology


  • Kristen Hessler, Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow in Ethics and Agricultural Biotechnology
    Department of Philosophy and the Office of Biotechnology, Iowa State University
    "Ethics and Human Genetics"
    Tuesday, April 9, 4:10 p.m. in 1414 Molecular Biology


  • Alison Goate, Associate Professor of Genetics in Psychiatry
    Department of Psychiatry, Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri
    "Genetics of Alzheimer's Disease and other Dementias"
    Thursday, April 11, 4:10 p.m. in 2245 Coover Hall


  • Gene E. Robinson, Professor
    Entomology, University of Illinois-Urbana/Champaign
    "Sociogenomics and Division of Labor in Honey Bee Colonies"
    Monday, April 15, 4:10 p.m. in 1414 Molecular Biology


  • Richard M. Amasino, Professor
    Biochemistry, College of Agriculture & Life Sciences, University of Wisconsin-Madison
    "Memories of Winter: Vernalization and the Competence to Flower. "
    Tuesday, April 16, 4:10 p.m. in 1414 Molecular Biology


The Interdepartmental Genetics Workshop is sponsored by IG, ISU Plant Science Institute, ISU Graduate College MILLER funds, Department of Entomology, the US Pig Genome Coordination Program, and the Department of Zoology and Genetics


Interdepartmental Genetics Spring 2001 Workshop

Sponsored by Interdepartmental Genetics, Bioinformatics and Computational Biology, the USDA Pig Genome Coordination Effort, NSF IGERT Fellowships in Computational Molecular Biology, USDA National Needs Fellowships in Plant Biotechnology, USDA National Needs Fellowships in Animal Biotechnology, Center for Plant Genomics, L. H. Baker Center for Bioinformatics and Biological Statistics and MILLER Funds.

Rob Edwards
Department of Molecular Sciences
University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center
TUESDAY April 10, 4:10 p.m., 1414 Molecular Biology

Timothy J. Griffin, Ph.D.
Institute for Systems Biology
Tuesday, April 17, 4:10 p.m., 1414 Molecular Biology

Art Delcher
Computer Scientist, Informatics Research
Celera Genomics
Thursday, April 19, 4:10 p.m. 1414 Molecular Biology

Vivak Kapur
Vet Pathobiology
University of Minnesota
Tuesday, April 24, 4:10 p.m. 1414 Molecular Biology

Gunnar von Heijne, Editor Journal of Molecular Biology
Dept of Biochemistry
Stockholm University, SWEDEN
Monday, April 30, 4:10 p.m. 1414 Molecular Biology



The Science and Controversy of Agricultural GMOs

Interdepartmentals Genetics Spring 2000 Workshop
March 3-4, 2000

March 3 - Friday Afternoon

1:00 The Scope of the GMO Controversy

  • Eileen Kennedy, Deputy Undersecretary of Research, Education and Economics, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Washington D.C.
  • David W. F.Shannon, Chief Scientist, Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, United Kingdom

3:20 Science of GMOs

  • Steven P. Briggs, Presdient and CEO, Novartis Agricultural Discovery Institute, San Diego, CA
  • James D. Murray, Professor, Department of Animal Science, University of California at Davis.

March 4 - Saturday

9:00 The Risks, Ethics and Regulation of GMOs.

  • Paul B. Thompson, Joyce & Edward E. Brewer Distinguished Professor, Department of Philosophy, Purdue University
  • Lester M. Crawford, Director, Center for Food and Nutriton Policy and the CERRES Forum, Georgetown University, Washington D.C.

11:00 Case Studies in Risks: Bt Corn Research at ISU

  • Laura Hansen, Graduate Research Associate, Department of Entomology, Iowa State University
  • Gary Munkvold, Associate Professor, Department of Plant Pathology, Iowa State University

1:00 Impacts of GMOs on the Market place

  • Giancarlo Moschini, Professor, Department of Economics, Iowa State University
  • Mark Ritchie, President, Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy, Minneapolis, MN

3:00 Impacts of GMOs on the Food and Feed Industries

  • Susan Harlander, Vice President, Biotechnology Development and Agricultural Research, Pillsbury Technology Center, Minneapolis, MN
  • Greg Dana, Director, Feed Product Research and Development, Optimum Quality Grains, Des Moines, Iowa

5:00 Panel Debate




Cellular Mechanisms of Disease Defense

Interdepartmental Genetics Spring 1999 Workshop
March 30 - April 28, 1999

Paul Friesen
Institute for Molecular Virology
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Tuesday, March 30
"Regulation of Apoptosis: Lessons from the Baculoviruses"
1414 Molecular Biology, 4:10 p.m.
Student Seminar: March 31, Noon, 3140 Agronomy
"If Viruses Could Talk"

Chella David
Department of Immunology
Mayo Clinic and Medical School
Tuesday April 6
"Immunogenetics of Experimental Arthritis"
1414 Molecular Biology, 4:10 p.m.
Faculty Host: Susan Lamont, Animal Science
Student Seminar: April 7, Noon, 3140 Agronomy
"Autoimmune Diseases - MHC/Antigen/T Cell"

Jeff Dangl
Department of Biology
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Thursday April 15
"Molecular control of plant-pathogen interactions: It takes two to tango"
1414 Molecular Biology, 4:10 p.m.
Co-sponsored by the Department of Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology
The Department of Plant Pathology
Signal Transduction Training Group (STTG)
Faculty Host: Thomas Baum
Student Seminar: April 16, Noon, 3140 Agronomy
"How do disease resistance genes work?
What are pathogen avirulence genes good for?"

Pam Ronald
Department of Plant Pathology
University of California, Davis
Tuesday April 20
"Disease Resistance in Rice"
1414 Molecular Biology, 4:10 p.m.,
Co-sponsored by the Department of Plant Pathology
Faculty Host: Roger Wise
Student Seminar: April 21, Noon, 3140 Agronomy
"A genetic resources recognition fund."

Jean Greenberg
Department of Molecular Genetics and Cell Biology
University of Chicago
Tuesday, April 27
"Life and Death in Plants:
New Connections Revealed Through the Study of
Arabidopsis Accelerated Cell Death Mutants."
1414 Molecular Biology, 4:10 p.m.,
Co-sponsored by the Department of Plant Pathology
Faculty Host: Steve Rodermel
Student Seminar: April 28, Noon, 3140 Agronomy
"Virulence Mechanisms and Engineering Artificial Resistance in Plants."

Co-sponsored by the MILLER FUND through the ISU Graduate College.




Interdepartmental Genetics Workshop
Advances and Challenges in Computation Biology
Iowa State University
April 14-30, 1998
1414 Molecular Biology Building

Lee Hood, University of Washington
Keynote address: "Genomics and Post-Genomic Analyses: Today & Tomorrow"
Tuesday, April 14, 1998, 5:10 p.m.

Dagmar Ringe, Brandeis University
"Sequence to Structure to Drug Design: Where Are We Today?"
Thursday, April 16, 1998, 4:10 p.m.

Benjamin Bowen, Pioneer Hi-Bred, International
"Impact of Genomics on the Seed Industry"
Tuesday, April 21, 1998, 4:10 p.m.

Mark Gerstein, Yale University
"Analysis of Sequences & Structures on a Large-scale: Surveys of a Finite Parts List"
Thursday, April 23, 1998, 4:10 p.m.

Junhyong Kim, Yale University
"Evolutionary Approaches to Bioinformatics Analysis"
Tuesday, April 28, 1998, 4:10 p.m.

Stuart Kauffman, Santa Fe Institute
"Are Eukaryotic Cells Near 'The Edge of Chaos'?"
Thursday, April 30, 1998, 4:10 p.m.




Interdepartmental Genetics Workshop
Chromatin Structure, Transcription and Gene Silencing
Iowa State University
March 25 through April 22, 1997
1414 Molecular Biology Building
Interdepartmental Genetics Workshop

Lorraine Pillus, University of Colorado-Boulder "Silencing genes, silencing chromosomes: mechanisms of chromatin-mediated repression learned from yeast." March 25, 1997, 4:10 p.m.

Carl Wu, National Institutes of Health "Remodeling chromatin for transcription" April 1, 1997, 4:10 p.m.

Huntington Willard, Case Western Reserve "Epigenetic regulation of X-linked gene expression in mammals" April 3, 1997, 4:10 p.m.

Eric Richards, Washington University "Genetic Dissection of DNA methylation in Arabidopsis" April 15, 1997, 4:10 p.m.

Pamela Geyer, University of Iowa "Effects of a retrotransposon on Drosophila gene expression: insights into chromatin insulators and transvection" April 22, 1998, 4:10 p.m.




The Genomic Revolution, Applications and Implications
Iowa State University
April 4-25, 1996
1414 Molecular Biology Building
Interdepartmental Genetics Workshop

Val Sheffield, Department of Pediatric Genetics, University of Iowa
"The human genome project: Application to identification of genes causing human genetic disease"
April 4, 1996, 4:10 p.m.

James Womack, Department of Veterinary Pathobiology, Texas A&M University
"The bovine gene map and comparative genomics"
April 9, 1996, 4:10 p.m.

Michael Lichten, Laboratory of Biochemistry, National Cancer Institute
"Determinants of the chromosomal position of meiotic recombination in yeast"
April 18, 1996, 4:10 p.m.

Lief Andersson, Dept. of Animal Breeding & Genetics, Swedish University of Agricultural Science.
"Mapping monogenic and polygenetic trait loci in a cross between the European wild pig and domestic pigs"
April 23, 1996

Jeff Bennetzen, Department of Biological Sciences, Purdue University
"Parallel Studies of Grass Genome Structure, Function and Evolution: What's There and What is it Doing?"
April 25, 1996




What's New in the Genetics of Virus-Host Interactions?
Iowa State University
April 6 to April 21, 1995
1414 Molecular Biology Building
Interdepartmental Genetics Workshop

Alan Frankel, Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics, University of California-San Francisco
"HIV Gene Expression"
Thursday, April 6, 4:10 p.m.

Cecilia Cheng-Mayer, Aaron Diamond AIDS Research Center, New York
"HIV Variation: Consequences for Viral Pathogenesis"
Monday, April 10, 4:10 p.m.

Barbara Baker, USDA Plant Gene Expression Center, California
"The First-Cloned Plant Virus Resistance Gene N; Possible Role in Signal Transduction pathway Involved in Plant Defense"
Thursday, April 13, 4:10 p.m.

Richard Allison, Department of Botany and Plant Pathology, Michigan State
"RNA Recombination Between Viral RNA Transgenic Plant Transcripts: Can Genetically Engineered Plants Contribute to Plant Virus Evolution?
Tuesday, April 18, 4:10 p.m.

Reed Wickner, MD, National Institutes of Health
"Biochemical Functions of Host Genes Required for Virus Replication in Yeast"
Friday, April 21, 4:10 p.m.




Molecular Evolution Revolution
Iowa State University
April 7 to April 21, 1994
1414 Molecular Biology Building
Interdepartmental Genetics Workshop

Jeffrey Palmer, Indiana University
"The Recent Origin and Episodic Evolution of Nuclear Pre-mRNA Introns"
Thursday, April 7, 1995, 4:10 p.m.

Jeffrey Palmer, Indiana University
"Migration of Organelle Genes to the Nucleus: Why Do Chloroplasts and Mitochondria Still Have Genomes?"
Friday, April 8, 4:10 p.m.

Charles Aquadro, Cornell University
"Why is the Genome Variable? Insights from Drosophila"
Monday, April 11, 4:10 p.m.

David Hillis, University of Texas "To Tree the Truth: Simulated Phylogenies and Experimental Evolution" Thursday, April 14, 4:10 p.m.

David Hillis, University of Texas
"Why Molecular Clocks Don't Keep Time"
Friday, April 15, 4:10 p.m.

Margaret Kidwell, University of Arizona
"Evolution of the P Family of Transposable Elements in Drosophila"
Tuesday, April 19, 4:10 p.m.

Andrew Ellington, Indiana University
"Experimentally Testing Theories of an Ancient RNA World"
Thursday, April 21, 4:10 p.m.




Genes in Development
Iowa State University
March 31 through April 14, 1993
1414 Molecular Biology Building
Interdepartmental Genetics Workshop

Janet Rossant, Toronto
"Cellular and Genetic analysis of Early Mouse Development"
Wednesday, March 31, 4:10 p.m.

Ian Sussex, University of California--Berkeley
"Gene Expression in Root Initiation"
Friday, April 2, 3:10 p.m.

Cynthia Kenyon, University of California-San Francisco
"Pattern Formation and Cell Migration in the Nematode C. elegans"
Tuesday, April 6, 4:10 p.m.

William McGinnis, Yale University
"Conserved Functional Specificities in Homeotic Protein of Flies and Mammals"
Wednesday, April 7, 4:10 p.m.

Michael Freeling, University of California-Berkeley
"Development of the Maize Leaf"
Monday, April 12, 4:10 p.m.

Edoardo Boncinelli, Milan, Italy
"Homeogenes in the Developing Central Nervous System"
Wednesday, April 14, 4:10 p.m.




What's New in Human Molecular Genetics
Iowa State University
February 17-March 3, 1992
1414 Molecular Biology Building
Interdepartmental Genetics Workshop

Bill Rhead, Division of Medical Genetics, University of Iowa
"Micro and Macro Horizons in Human Genetics Reverse Genetics, Gene Therapy, Mitochondrial Genome Disorders"
Monday, February 17, 4:10 p.m.

Douglas Wallace, Center for Genetics and Molecular Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine
"Mitochondrial Genes of Women: Genetics, Evolution, Disease"
Tuesday, February 18, 4:10 p.m.

David Nelson, Institute for Molecular Genetics, Baylor College of Medicine
"The Fragile X Mutation: A DNA Sequence that Challenges Mendel"
Thursday, February 20, 4:10 p.m.

Fred Ledley, Department of Cell Biology, Baylor College of Medicine
"Somatic Gene Therapy: Application of Cellular and Molecular Biology"
Tuesday, February 25, 4:10 p.m.

Ray White, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
"Molecular Genetics of the Familiar Polyposis Gene"
Thursday, February 27, 4:10 p.m.

Jeff Murray, Division of Medical Genetics, University of Iowa
"Molecular approaches to Human Gene Mapping"
Tuesday, March 3, 4:10 p.m.