August 2019- We received an USDA/NIFA award to study epigenomics of disease resistance in sugar pine!. Please see the description of the project in the Research section.
June 2019- Dr. De La Torre was a keynote speaker at the IUFRO Tree Biotechnology meeting in Raleigh, North Carolina
April 2019- Ben’s presentation on the “Genome-wide association of cold related traits in Douglas fir” has been accepted for presentation at the Ecological Society of America meeting in Louisville this August.
March 8th, 2019- Our research paper at PNAS (Lin et al. 2018) was featured at the NAU website! https://nau.edu/nau-research/nau-forest-geneticist-collaborates-on-first-full-genome-sequence-analysis-of-aspen-trees/
January 2019- Our research paper at New Phytologist (De La Torre et al. 2019) was featured by a Commentary paper in the same issue by Dr. Casola (Texas A & M) https://nph.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/nph.15655
January 2019- Dr. De La Torre was an invited speaker at the “Evolution of genome size” session at the Plant and Animal Genome XXVII meeting in San Diego.
Top image credits: De La Torre et al. 2019.Genome Biology and Evolution.