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Global Engage are pleased to announce, as part of their Next Generation Sequencing series of events, the 4th Plant Genomics Congress Asia, which will be held on 10-11 April 2017 in Hong Kong. The successful event, which was attended by over 200 people last year, is part of our highly respected Plant Genomics Series which includes a European meeting each May and US meeting each September which attract another 500 delegates each year.

Attracting experts working in all areas of plant science, the event will examine the latest NGS platforms and omic technologies being used for progressing plant based research in aspects such as genome editing, crop trait development, epigenetics, phenotyping, plant microbiome, and disease resistance as well understanding tools to overcome bottlenecks and enable successful data analysis and management.

Presentations concentrate on, but are not limited to, regional and model crops such as rice, wheat, maize, barley, soybean, canola/rapeseed, arabidopsis, palm oil, etc in order to attract delegates across Asia Pacific region 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. 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 sequencing 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 for researchers keen to invest in sequencing / omic technology and looking to learn which platform 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, and interactive Q&A panel discussions examining topics through four separate tracks.

1 - NGS / Omic Technologies for Plant Research
2 - Plant Genomic Case Studies
3 - Bioinformatics, Data Analysis & Management
4 - Plant Genomic Case Studies

The a more detailed synopsis click here to visit the agenda page.

Feedback from the previous congress:

Plant Genomic Asia Advisory Panel Includes:

Meilena Ong AbdullahMeilina Ong Abdullah
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

David EdwardsDave Edwards
University of Western Australia

Sachiko IsobeSachiko Isobe
Kaduza DNA Research Institute (KDRI)

                        JacksonDave Jackson
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

John MannerJohn Manners
CSIRO Plant Industry

Yijun RuanYijun Ruan
HuaZhong Agricultural University, Wuhan, China

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


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