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Global Engage is pleased to announce as part of their Next Generation Sequencing series, the 4th Plant Genomics Congress, which will be held on 9-10 May 2016 in London, England.  The successful event which was attended by over 275 attendees last year is the sister meeting to both the
US Congress and Asian Congress which take place each year in September and April respectively.

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Attracting experts working in all areas of plant sciences including next generation sequencing, genomics, phenomics, proteomics, gene editing, epigenetics, bioinformatics and data management, the conference will examine the latest NGS platforms, omic and gene editing technologies suitable for progressing plant based research.

The event focuses on aspects such as molecular marker development, breeding, crop/ trait improvement, disease/stress resistance, evolution studies and pathology as well understanding tools to overcome bottlenecks and enable successful data analysis and management. Presentations concentrate on, but are not limited to plant, crop and forestry research ranging from wheat, barley, maize and rice to potato, tomato, arabidopsis, biofuels and various fruits in order to attract delegates across Europe and beyond.

Plant research has transformed dramatically over the last 5 years as a result of the revolutionary breakthroughs and reduction in cost in sequencing as well as the introduction of new gene editing technologies. Many plants have been successfully sequenced and a wide range of biological data sets made available. Plant scientists are therefore making use of state of the art technology platforms to help explain biological principals, advance research and therefore enable benefits such as crop improvement / breeding etc. by harnessing the greater understanding of plant genomes.

Should you be either an expert already using NGS for plant analysis with a desire to extend your knowledge or a researchers keen to invest in sequencing / omic technology and looking to learn which platform/technology best suits your requirements - 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 & interactive Q&A panel discussions examining topics through six separate tracks: 

Day 1 Stream 1 -
NGS / Omic and Gene Editing Technologies for Plant Research
Day 1 Stream 2 - Plant Genomic Case Studies (Cereals)
Day 1 Stream 3 - Plant and Soil Microbiome & Disease Resistance

Day 2 Stream 1 - A) Bioinformatics, Data Analysis & Management;
B) Young Investigators Flash Presentations
Day 2 Stream 2 - A) Epigenetic/DNA Methylation Case Studies
B) Genome Evolution Case Studies
Day 2 Stream 3 - A) Plant Genomics Case Studies
B) RNA Seq Case Studies

The Agenda is still in development.  Click here to see last year's agenda and the current proposed synopsis in more detail.

Advisory Panel

Meilena Ong
                            AbdullahMeilina Ong Abdullah
Malaysian Palm Oil Board (MPOB)

Robin AllabyRobin G Allaby
University of Warwick

Helene BergesHélène Berges
INRA – CNRGV, France

Tamas DalmayTamas Dalmay
University of East Anglia, Norwich

Jacqui BatleyJacqueline Batley
The University of Queensland

                            DelledonneMassimo Delledonne
University of Verona, Italy

Ruth GreneRuth Grene, Professor
Virginia Tech University

                            Hassani-Pakeywan Hassani-Pak
Rothamsted Research

Sachiko IsobeSachiko Isobe
Kaduza DNA Research Institute (KDRI)

Inna LermontovaInna Lermontova

Lukas Muellerukas Mueller
Boyce Thompson Institute,
Cornell University

Olsen Odd-ArneOdd-Arne Olsen
orwegian University of Life Sciences (UMB)
Hamar University College (HUC)

Kim Plummer
Australasian Plant Pathology Society
La Trobe University

Jessica SchlueterJessica Schlueter
University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Uwe ScholzUwe Scholz

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

Sanjeev Kumar SharmaSanjeev Kumar Sharma
The John Hutton Institute

                        TaylorGail Taylor
Professor of Plant Biology
Southampton University

Serena VarottoSerena Varotto,
University of Padova

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

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

Plant Genomics Asia -  11-12 April 2016

Plant Genomics USA -  12-13 September 2016

The Agenda is still in development.  To keep up to date on the latest Plant Genomics news and to receive a copy of the 2016 agenda when released, please complete the form below:

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Plant Genomics Series

Plant Genomics USA
12-13 September 2016

Plant Genomics Asia
  11-12 April 2016

2015 Sponsors

For further information please contact;

Steve Hambrook

Conference Director

+44 (0) 1865 849841

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