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Global Engage are pleased to announce, as part of their Next Generation Sequencing series of events, the 3rd Plant Genomics Congress Asia, which will be held on 11-12 April 2016 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.  The successful event, which was attended by over 200 people last year, will be co-hosted this year with the Malaysian Biotechnology Corporation and is the sister meeting to the American meeting and the European Plant Genomics Congress which took place in London.

Attracting experts working in all areas of plant sciences including next generation sequencing, genomics, phenomics, proteomics, bioinformatics and data management, the conference will examine the latest NGS platforms and Omic 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, 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 or to download the agenda 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)

Supporting Partners
BiotechCorp is the bio-based economic development agency under the purview of Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MOSTI), providing support, facilitation and advisory services for biotech and life sciences companies in Malaysia. BiotechCorp has been facilitating the development of BioNexus Status companies in Malaysia. The BioNexus Status is an accreditation given to international and Malaysian biotech companies that qualify them for fiscal incentives, grants and guarantees administered by BiotechCorp. For further information, visit

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