Fay-Wei Li

Fay-Wei Li

Durham, NC


Published on Jul 02, 2018

Paper published in Nature Plants!

You can download the pdf at https://www.nature.com/articles/s41477-018-0188-8Thank you all again for making this happen!!

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Published on May 04, 2018

Manuscript ACCEPTED!

Hi all!Sorry it has been a while since I posted the last update! We have been busy putting together a manuscript describing our genomes and our findings. And today I have really good news to share!...

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Published on Apr 19, 2016

We have not just one, but TWO genomes!

Hi all! We are finalizing our genome assembly on Azolla filiculoides, and Josh Der's group is now busy annotating genes on this genome. How exciting! But do you know what's even more exciting? - We...

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Published on Oct 25, 2015

A visit to BGI!

Hello! It's me again!Today is the last day of ICG 10 (International Conference on Genomics) in Shenzhen, China. Our BGI collaborator, Shifeng Cheng, invited me to visit their headquarter in east Sh...

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Published on Oct 17, 2015

Azolla draft genome!

We have been getting some amazing data, and our first genome assembly is looking uber good!To assemble the genome, we generated two types of sequencing data. The first one is what called “short-rea...

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Published on Jun 15, 2015


Hello! We have been trudging through the massive amount of the data BGI and collaborators have generated. It has been a lot of fun and today I'd like to share a preliminary, yet very exciting findi...

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Published on Dec 09, 2014

Genome data arrived!

Dear Azolla Team, We have just received the first batch of Azolla genome sequencing results from BGI (formally Beijing Genomics Institute)! BGI scientists, Shifeng Cheng, Xin Liu, Bo Song, prepped ...

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Published on Sep 16, 2014

DNA en route to BGI!

We just shipped the DNA of Azolla filiculoides to BGI! Our BGI collaborator, Xin Liu, will start the sequencing process as soon as the sample arrives. Stay tuned for more updates!  ...

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Published on Aug 20, 2014

New partner!

We are happy to announce that Amplicon Express (http://ampliconexpress.com) will help us construct "Bacteria Artificial Chromosome" (BAC) library for us, free of charge!! BACs will allow us to stor...

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Wow! That's fast! Could you message (or email fl43@duke.edu) me your mailing address? Thanks!
Grasses are super hard! I admire your determination!