Maize BioNet Members,
I am writing to announce that POPcorn, the Project Portal for corn,
has been released! It can be accessed online at http://www.maizegdb.org/POPcorn
or by clicking the link to POPcorn in the left margin of MaizeGDB's
POPcorn is an NSF-funded project (DBI #074380) ancillary to MaizeGDB
that currently provides a searchable database of maize projects and
resources. During Phase 2 of development, we plan to enable
researchers to retrieve sequence data from multiple sources with one
query - BLASTing lots of sources from one place!
Work on POPcorn began in February of 2009. It will be released in
three phases over two years.
Phase 1 (current) Provide a searchable database of maize projects and
Phase 2 Provide tools for sequence-based searching of participating
maize projects and resources.
Phase 3 Provide behind-the-scenes tools to enable projects to
transition their data to MaizeGDB when the projects are complete.
Upon completion, POPcorn will become a part of MaizeGDB.
The initial set of searchable projects was released in April '09 and
we are continuing to add projects to the searchable database. We are
in the process of setting up a forum for coordinating annotation
NOTE THAT WE ARE CURRENTLY HIRING A PROGRAMMER! Apply online at https://www.iastatejobs.com/applicants/jsp/shared/frameset/Frameset.jsp?time=1242422222540
before May 30!
Carolyn Lawrence (PI), Taner Sen (coPI), and Ethy Cannon (Solution/