CyVerse.org provides a platform for researchers studying plant diversity and has helped undergraduate biology students complete their honors theses examining factors affecting root growth. (Credit: Cowpea Diversity panel by James Burridge at URBC, South Africa, 2013)
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Gesing Sandra

Associate Director
Community Engagement and Exchange
Discovery Partner Institute University of Illinois Chicago
Sandra Gesing is an associate research professor and computational scientist at the University of Notre Dame. Previously, she worked as a research associate at the University of Edinburgh, UK, and at the University of Tübingen, Germany, where she also received her PhD. Additionally, she has extensive experience working as a project manager and developer in industry. Her research interests include science gateways for bioinformatic applications, workflows as well as distributed and parallel computing. She is the founder of the European International Workshop on Science Gateways (IWSG).