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Fay-Wei Li

Fay-Wei Li

Durham, NC

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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

Symbiosis!

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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Published on Aug 04, 2014

Azolla photo shoot!

Macroscopic Solutionshere

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Published on Jul 14, 2014

We are in Scientific American!

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/how-scie...

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Published on Jun 19, 2014

We are on Duke Today!

Going Public With Research FundingBiology professor reaches beyond the 'bubble' for science's sakehttp://today.duke.edu/2014/06/azolla

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Published on Jun 16, 2014

Our guest blog post at GigaScience!

We were invited to write a guest blog post for GigaScience, and the piece is published today! We summarized all the amazing aspects of Azolla and argued that it's time to sequence the genome! Check...

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Published on Jun 15, 2014

More RADIO coverage for our Azolla project!

Listen to Kathleen Pryer at http://www.littleraleighradio.org . Show airs LIVE on Wed June 18 from 5-6 pm. Listen in!

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Jun 19, 2015
Azolla, a little fern with massive green potential
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Awesome project! Please check out some epiphytic ferns for me!
Aug 20, 2014
Tree Climbing for Climate Change Research
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Good luck and enjoy the fieldwork!
Aug 04, 2014
Spiders of Yasuni: How do their Physical Traits Determine their Lifestyle?
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Wow! That's fast! Could you message (or email fl43@duke.edu) me your mailing address? Thanks!
Jun 14, 2014
Azolla, a little fern with massive green potential
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Grasses are super hard! I admire your determination!
Jun 14, 2014
Evolution of Dichanthelium: a complex group of forest grasses
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At Duke, only the rapid run mode can get 150bp PE, plus the output per cost is the same as regular HiSeq lanes
Jun 12, 2014
Azolla, a little fern with massive green potential
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Yes! Of course! As soon as we have the data, it will be available through NCBI SRA.
Jun 12, 2014
Azolla, a little fern with massive green potential
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So did ferns save the world in the end?
Jun 11, 2014
Azolla, a little fern with massive green potential
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Thanks!
Jun 09, 2014
Azolla, a little fern with massive green potential
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Thanks!
Jun 09, 2014
Azolla, a little fern with massive green potential
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Thanks Andrew! You can also visit http://pryerlab.biology.duke.edu for updates about our research!
Jun 09, 2014
Azolla, a little fern with massive green potential
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