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Global Engage are pleased to announce as part of their Next Generation Sequencing series of events the 2nd Annual Plant Genomics Congress, which will be held in London on the 12-13 May 2014.  This successful event which attracted over 260 attendees last year is the sister meeting to the Asian Plant Genomics Congress  which is taking place in February and the American meeting which will take place once again in St Louis next September.

Feedback from the 2013 attendees:

Attracting experts working in all areas of plant sciences, next generation sequencing, genomics, epigenetics, bioinformatics and data management, the conference will examine the latest NGS platforms and technologies suitable for progressing plant based research in aspects such as molecular marker development, crop/ trait improvement, breeding, hybridization, conservation, evolution studies and pathology.  Presentations concentrate on, but are not limited to plant, crop and forestry research ranging from wheat, barley, maize and rice to potato, tomato, arabidopsis, spruce and ash in order to attract delegates across the Europe and beyond.

Should you already be using NGS for plant research, with a desire to extend your knowledge, a researcher keen to invest in sequencing technology and looking to learn which platform suits your requirements or looking to find solutions to your data analysis or management bottlenecks  - the conference will provide an interactive networking forum to answer your queries through a vibrant exhibition room full of technology providers showcasing their technologies and other solutions, expert led case study presentations and interactive Q&A panel discussions from a 60 strong speaker faculty examining topics on six separate tracks covering:

Day 1 Stream 1 -
NGS Technologies for Plant Research
Day 1 Stream 2 - Plant Genomics Case Studies (Cereals)
Day 1 Stream 3 - RNA Seq Case Studies

Day 2 Stream 1 - Bioinformatics, Data Management & Analysis
Forestry Research Case Studies
Day 2 Stream 2 - Epigenetic / DNA Methylation Case Studies
Genomic Evolution Case Studies
Day 2 Stream 3 - Plant Genomics Case Studies

Plant Genomic Series Advisory Panel:

Robin AllabyRobin G Allaby
Associate Professor, School of Life Sciences
University of Warwick, UK

Todd BlevinsTodd Blevins
Senior Postdoctoral Associate, Pikaard Lab
Indiana University

                              BosseRoger Bossé
Global Product Line Leader

                              CantuDario Cantu
Assistant Professor, Department of Viticulture & Enology
University of California, Davis

                              ChenCaifu Chen
Vice President, Genetic Analysis R&D, Genetic Analysis Platform
Life Technologies

James CoomerJames Coomer
Senior Technical Advisor for Europe
Data Direct Networks

Tamas DalmayTamas Dalmay
Professor of RNA Biology, School of Biological Sciences
University of East Anglia, Norwich

Massimo DelledonneMassimo Delledonne
Professor,  Department of Biotechnology & Director, Functional Genomics Center
University of Verona, Italy

Joe Duran
                              HPC SystemsJoe Duran
Director - HPC Systems, Technology Solutions Division

                              FerrariniAlberto Ferrarini
Biotechnology Professional
University of Verona

Keywan Hassani-PakKeywan Hassani-Pak
Group Leader Applied Bioinformatics, Computational and Systems Biology
Rothamsted Research

                              LlacaVictor Llaca
Research Scientist, Analytical and Genomics Technologies
DuPont Pioneer

Julin MaloofJulin Maloof
Professor, Department of Plant Biology
University of California, Dav

Piotr MieczkowskiPiotr Mieczkowski
Director of Next Generation Sequencing Facility
Research Assistant Professor
University of North Carolina

Stephen MooseStephen P. Moose
Associate Professor, Maize Genomics, Department of Crop Sciences,
Program Leader, Feedstock Genomics, Energy Biosciences Institute
University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign

Lukas MuellerLukas Mueller
Professor, Plant Breeding and Genetics
Boyce Thompson Institute,
Cornell University

Thomas Mitchell OldsThomas Mitchell Olds, Professor Department of Biology, Duke University

Kenneth OlsenKenneth Olsen
Associate Professor Department of Biology
Washington St Louis University

Olsen Odd-ArneOdd-Arne Olsen
Professor at Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences (IPM)
Norwegian University of Life Sciences (UMB)

Faculty of Education & Natural Sciences

Hamar University College (HUC), Norway

Uwe ScholzUwe Scholz
Group Leader, Research Group Bioinformatics and Information Technology,      IPK

Alan SchulmanAlan Schulman
MTT Agrifood Research and Institute of Biotechnology
University of Helsinki

Brian TrawBrian Traw
Assistant Professor, Department of Biological Sciences
University of Pittsburgh

Hairong WeiHairong Wei
Assistant Professor, School of Forest Resources and Environmental Science
Michigan Tech University

Jianming YuJianming Yu, Associate Professor, Department of Agronomy, Iowa State University

You may also choose to attend the US or Asian round of this congress series:

Plant Genomics USA -  11-12 September 2014

Plant Genomics Asia -  9-10 march 2014

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For further information please contact;

Steve Hambrook

Conference Director

+44 (0) 1865 849841

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