This colloquium, organized by Matt Johnson (Chicago Botanic Garden, ) and Erin Sigel (Smithsonian Institution, ) aimed to showcase research on seed-free plants (algae, bryophytes, and lycophytes, and ferns) using genomic techniques. The sixteen talks presented research conducted by early-career scientists (graduate students, post-docs, and assistant professors) and was sponsored by the American Bryological and Lichenological Society and the American Fern Society. It was also attended by some of the most prolific tweeters at !
Emily Sessa, Assistant Professor, University of Florida (): Building a comprehensive evolutionary history of flagellate plants
Hilary McManus, Assistant Professor, Le Moyne College (): A comparison of chloroplast and mitochondrial genomes within a family of green algae
Amber Paasch, PhD Student, American Museum of Natural History (): Food vs Photons: the genomics of an algae that eats bacteria.