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Conference Synopsis

Presentations concentrate on, but are not limited to, regional crops / products such as wheat, maize, barley, rice, soybean, canola, rapeseed, palm oil, rubber etc.

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Day 1, Stream 1
NGS / Omic Technologies for Plant Research

  • NGS platform comparison / Best practice guidelines / New technology / Future uses
  • Synthetic biology / Genome editing - Application of TALENs and CRISPRs in plants
  • Metabolic Engineering
    • Plant Metabolism / Pathway manipulation / System biology system
  • Metabolomics
  • Phenomics
  • Genotype and phenotype connections - Genomics of domestication
    • High throughput phenotyping technology
    • Selective sweep mapping
  • Genotyping by sequencing
  • Genome / DNA assembly
  • Sample preparation technology
  • High resolution scanning
  • SNP discovery/typing, QTL mapping, Alternative splicing & Marker-assisted selection
  • Mapping multiple traits simultaneously
  • DNA & RNA isolation
  • Panel Discussion: Regulation and acceptance of GMO in Asia

Day 1 & 2, Stream 2
Plant Genomic Case Studies

Applications of NGS in plant research / Using NGS to enhance:
  • Molecular marker development / Marker assisted selection
  • Crop / trait improvement –e.g. plant stress resilience
  • Plant breeding e.g. novel breeding techniques, breeding by design
  • Hybridization,
  • Evolution studies e.g. evo devo biology, polyploid studies, transposable elements
  • Pathology
  • Panel Discussion: Food Security in Asia

Day 2, Stream 1

Bioinformatics, Data Analysis & Management
  • Bioinformatic analysis and challenges
  • Bioinformatics from a biologist’s perspective – Using data for improvement
  • Use of genomic data for candidate genes
  • Gene network studies
    • Identifying novel functional genes /networks / knowledge from data
  • NGS data analysis
  • Application of bioinformatics software for DNA / RNA analysis
  • Gene expression analysis
  • Genomic selection / technologies
  • Sequencing pipelines and assembly
  • Improving error rates
  • Cloud computing and storage solutions

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Advisory Panel

Meilena Ong AbdullahMeilina Ong Abdullah
The Advanced Biotechnology and Breeding Centre
Malaysian Palm Oil Board (MPOB)

Jacqui BatleyJacqueline Batley
University of Queensland

Jeff BennetzenJeff Bennetzen
University of Georgia, USA
Kunming Institute of Botany, China

Pao Yang ChenPao-Yang Chen
Academia Sinica

Mee-Len Chye
University of Hong Kong

David EdwardsDave Edwards
University of Western Australia

Jennifer HariskrishnaJennifer Ann Harikrishna
University of Malaya

Yuehui HEYuehui HE
National University of Singapore

Sachiko IsobeSachiko Isobe
Kaduza DNA Research Institute (KDRI)

Dave JacksonDave Jackson
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

Michael JonesMichael Jones
Murdoch University, Australia

Graham KingGraham King
Southern Cross University

Ji-Young LeeJi-Young Lee
Seoul National University, South Korea

John MannerJohn Manners
CSIRO Plant Industry

Sagadevan MundreeSagadevan Mundree
Queensland University of Technology

Yijun RuanYijun Ruan
HuaZhong Agricultural University, Wuhan, China

Rachael SymondsRachael Symonds
University of Nottingham, Malaysia

Chia-Lin WeiChia-Lin Wei
Joint Genome Institute (JGI)

Shi Ying YANGShi Ying Yang
South Australian Research and Development Institute, Australia

zhao shancenShancen Zhao

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