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The agenda is in development and should be available in August. If you would like to enquire about speaking at the meeting, please contact Rachel Moorse at rachel@globalengage.co.uk

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

  • Genome editing - Application of TALENs and CRISPRs in plants
  • Phenomics and high-throughput phenotyping technologies
  • Metabolic Engineering
    • Plant Metabolism / Pathway manipulation / System biology system
  • Proteomics/Metabolomics by Mass Spectrometry
  • Genotyping by sequencing and genome / DNA assembly
  • Transcriptomics
  • Sample preparation technology
  • High resolution scanning
  • SNP discovery, QTL mapping, Alternative splicing & Marker-assisted selection
  • Panel Discussion: Gene Editing and GMO Regulation
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. stress resilience
  • Plant breeding e.g. novel breeding techniques, breeding by design, hybridization
  • Plant microbiome studies
  • Evolution studies e.g. evo devo biology, polyploid studies, transposable elements
  • Plant-pathogen interactions
  • Panel Discussion: Food Security in Asia
Day 2, Stream 1
Bioinformatics, Data Management & Analysis
  • Bioinformatics analysis and challenges
  • 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
Day 2 Stream 2
Plant Genomics Case Studies
Applications of next-generation sequencing in plant research. Case studies covering:-
  • Epigenetics
  • DNA methylation
  • Gene silencing
  • ChIP seq
  • Gene expression
  • Regulatory elements in RNA
  • miRNA
  • ncRNA
  • Biofuels research



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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
BGI


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