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Buckler Lab Hosts Virtual Hackathon

Updated: May 18, 2020

On May 11 - 15, 2020, the Buckler Lab hosted its first-ever virtual Hackathon due to the social distancing requirements of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Through remote meeting technology, participants worked in teams to develop and expand the capacity of new and existing plant breeding bioinformatic tools.

One of the primary objectives of the Hackathon was to design a new bioinformatic tool that applies a series of computational methods and models to take an input DNA sequence and predict the final phenotype following the mechanistic pathway of molecular biology.

Another task for Hackathon collaborators was to develop a higher level PHG pipeline interface that is more intuitive and makes file and parameter management easier.

Buckler Lab members meet over Zoom to review progress on Hackathon objectives.

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