(Preliminary and subject to change, listed in alphabetical order)
Organizers: Beth Carroll, Retired, Greensboro, NC, U.S.A. Sponsoring Committee/Sponsors: Public Policy Board, Potentially Chemical Control and/or IPM committees Potentially USDA NASS
An opportunity for hands-on experience on how to utilize the extensive USDA National Agricultural Statistics Survey (NASS) databases.
Organizers: Niklaus Grunwald and Zhian Kamvar, USDA-ARS, Corvallis, OR, U.S.A.Sponsoring Committee/Sponsors: Evolutionary Genetics and Genomics, Epidemiology
Analysis of population genetic data remains challenging. This session will focus on the kinds of analyses typically conducted by plant pathologists. It will cover analyses of data from haploid and diploid populations with dominant or codominant marker systems applicable to a range of molecular genotyping techniques. Participants will gain hands-on experience with analysis in R using datasets provided by instructors.
Organizers: Li-Jun Ma, University of Massachusetts, Boston, MA, U.S.A.Sponsoring Committee/Sponsors: Molecular/Cellular/Plant-Microbe Interactions, Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions
The continuing advance of sequencing technology enables application of RNA-seq in functional studies in almost all aspects of phytopathology. This workshop will help researchers identify potentially confounding sources of variability in differential expression experiments and consider how to improve the focus of their research on their question of interest. After an overview of experimental design, attendees will have the opportunity for hands-on data analysis using the Tuxedo package.
Organizers: Neil McRoberts, University of California – Davis, Davis, CA, U.S.A.; Paul Esker, University de Costa Rica, San Jose, Costa RicaSponsoring Committee/Sponsors: Epidemiology
The aim of the workshop is to introduce new users to several useful multivariate analysis methods available in the R statistical computing language. Science is full of such data sets and there are many statistical techniques available for exploring them and teasing out the useful information they contain. The workshop will introduce some of the more commonly used techniques and will focus on application rather than background theory. Some prior experience of R will be useful but not necessary.
Organizers: Laetitia Willocquet and Serge Savary, INRA, FranceSponsoring Committee/Sponsors: Epidemiology
Simulation modeling is a powerful approach to synthesize and integrate quantitative knowledge. It allows identifying key processes governing dynamic systems and exploring “futures” through scenario analyses. This workshop introduces basic concepts of systems analysis and simulation modeling. It then focuses on plant disease epidemics and crop yield losses. Simulation models will be used to explore model structures, their behavior, and the effect of key parameters on system dynamics.
Organizers: Anne Bridges, AACC International, St. Paul, MN, U.S.A. Sponsoring Committee/Sponsors: Professionalism/Outreach, Professional Development
New Technologies and Future Food Supply. Latest in food and feed crops, benefits across the entire supply chain. Includes overview of current plant breeding technologies; new crops and potential food and feed benefits; challenges of yield increases, emerging plant diseases; changes in crops and ingredients; managing new molecular traits in the supply chain; new approaches in molecular detection technologies to manage authentication in the supply chain. Insights to critique popular press and internet.