As part of our outreach at the Noble Research Institute, and sponsored through the National Science Foundation’s Plant Genome Research Program, the plantOMICS workshop was offered to undergraduate and high school students on May 11-12 on the Ardmore Campus.

The workshop consisted of two days of intensive learning focused on the understanding and analysis of plant OMICS data for different applications in agriculture. Also, researchers talked about their career and educational paths in order to inspire students to become future scientists.

This workshop provided insights into big data acquisition technologies (phenomics, transcriptomics, metagenomics, proteomics, metabolomics), key enabling technologies (plant transformation and gene editing), and bioinformatics analyses in plant research. We also covered data acquisition in the field using drones and guided on-site visits of Noble’s cutting-edge greenhouses and research field plots.