Mandoli, Dina F. , Renzaglia, Karen S. .
Tools for Success in Interdisciplinary, Collaborative Research.
Several trends are compelling scientists to collaborate and engage in interdisciplinary research.These include demand for research using multiple methods or providing insight into molecular mechanisms of action, increasing pressure by funding agencies toward large collaborative grants, accessing the crosscutting power of new technologies (-omics, comparative phylogenetic analysis) and the declining costs of gathering data (e.g. cheap sequencing, digital photography).However, there can be a steep learning curve for switching to any one of these modes, be it collaborative, interdisciplinary, large-scale, or high-throughput.This symposium is designed to identify the problems engendered by such changes and to share solutions to those issues.The presenters are members of the Deep Green consortium who have succeeded in working together to obtain funding and who are in the midst of it learning to talk, work and make databases across disciplines.Our group is comprised of systematists, molecular biologists, developmental biologists, computational genomicists with expertises in taxa including algae, ferns, hornworts, liverworts, bryophytes, and land plants.We welcome conversations with other scientists, including graduate students and postdoctoral fellows, who are contemplating or engaging in such an exciting change themselves.
Sponsored by NSF grants: Green Tree of Life Project and Deep Gene Research Coordination Network.
1 - Southern Illinois University, Department of Plant Biology, 1125 Lincoln Drive, Carbondale, Illinois, 62901-6509, USA
2 - University of Washington, Department of Biology & Center for Developmental Biology, Box 355325, Seattle, Washington, 98195-5325, USA
Presentation Type: Discussion
Location: Ballroom 3 (Cliff Lodge)
Date: Wednesday, August 4th, 2004
Time: 3:30 PM