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Plant Genomics Congress - Asia

In February Global Engage held, as part of their Next Generation Sequencing series of events, the Plant Genomics Congress Asia in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.  The event is the sister meeting to the American meeting which is held in September and the European Plant Genomics Congress which will take place again in London in May.

Feedback from this year's congress:

Co-hosted with the Malaysian Biotechnology Corporation (BiotechCorp) and attracting over 200 experts working in areas such as plant sciences, next generation sequencing, genomics, epigenetics, bioinformatics and data management, the conference examined the latest NGS platforms and technologies suitable for progressing plant based research as well as tools to enable successful analysis.  Presentations concentrated on, but were not limited to, regional crops such as rice, wheat, barley, maize, soybean, rapeseed, palm oil, etc in order to engage people from across the Asia Pacific region and far beyond.

Should you be a expert already using NGS for plant analysis 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 return on the 9-10 March 2015.  This will build on this year's early successes and again 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 50+ strong speaker faculty.

The next agenda will go into development soon, but as a guide, 2014 divided into 4 conference tracks  examining topics covering:

1 - NGS Technologies for Plant Research
2 - Plant Genomic Case Studies
3 - Epigenetics Case Studies / Biofuel Research

4 -
Bioinformatics, Data Management & Analysis / Maize Case Studies

Plant Genomic Asia Advisory Panel:

John Manners
CSIRO Plant Industry, Australia

Dave Jackson
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, USA

Sachiko IsobeSachiko Isobe
Laboratory Head Applied Plant Genomics,
Kaduza DNA Research Institute (KDRI), Japan

Graham King
Director, Southern Cross Plant Science and Professor of Plant Genomics and Epigenetics
Southern Cross University, Australia

Jacqueline Batley, Associate Professor, ARC QEII Research Fellow - School of Agriculture & Food Sciences, Faculty of Science, The University of Queensland, Australia

Zhao ShancenShancen Zhao
Senior Project Consultant

Shailajah Hittalmani, Professor and Head, Genetics and Plant Breeding Dept., Principle Investigator and Head, DNA Marker-Assisted Selection Laboratory,  University of Agricultural Sciences, GKVK, India

Meilena Ong AbdullahMeilina Ong Abdullah
Breeding and Tissue Culture Unit, The Advanced Biotechnology and Breeding Centre, Malaysian Palm Oil Board (MPOB) Malaysia

Yijun Ruan
Professor and Director, Systems Biology Center
HuaZhong Agricultural University, Wuhan, China

Yuehui HEYuehui HE
Senior Principal Investigator & Associate Professor
National University of Singapore, Republic of Singapore

Shi Ying Yang, Research Officer, School of Agriculture Food and Wine, The University of Adelaide & Gene Function Lab South Australian Research and Development Institute, Australia

Chia-Lin Wei, Group Leader - Sequencing Technologies Group, Joint Genome Institute (JGI), USA

Dave Edwards, Principal Research Fellow, School of Agriculture & Food Sciences, University of Queensland,  Australia

Pao-Yang Chen
Assistant Research Fellow
Institute of Plant and Microbial Biology
Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan

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Steve Hambrook

Conference Director

+44 (0) 1865 849841

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