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Global Engage are pleased to announce as part of their Next Generation Sequencing series of events the 2nd Plant Genomics Congress USA, which will be held on September 11-12, 2014 in St. Louis, Missouri.  The successful event which attracted over 160 attendees last year is the sister meeting to both the 
European and the Asian meetings which are held annually.

Attracting experts working in areas such as 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 as well as tools to enable successful analysis.  Presentations concentrate on, but are not limited to, regional crops such as wheat, maize, barley, rice, sorghum, soybean, arabidopsis etc. in order to attract delegates across the United States 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 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.

The conference will include topics such as:
  • NGS Technologies for Plant Research
  • Plant Genomic Case Studies
  • Bioinformatics, Data Management & Analysis
  • Epigenetics/DNA Methylation/mRNA Case Studies
  • Maize Genomics/mRNA Case Studies
  • Biofuels and Soybean Genomics
For a more detailed synopsis please visit the Agenda page.

Feedback from the 2013 Congress:

Advisory Panel

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

Jacqui BatleyJacqueline Batley
University of Queensland

                              BergesHélène Berges
INRA – CNRGV, France

                              CantuDario Cantu
University of California, Davis

                              GreeneRuth Grene
Virginia Tech University

Sachiko IsobeSachiko Isobe
Kaduza DNA Research Institute (KDRI), Japan

                              LlacaVictor Llaca
DuPont Pioneer

Julin MaloofJulin Maloof
University of California, Davis

Piotr MieczkowskiPiotr Mieczkowski
University of North Carolina

Stephen MooseStephen P. Moose
University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign

Thomas Mitchell OldsThomas Mitchell Olds
Duke University

Kenneth OlsenKenneth Olsen
Washington St Louis University

Kim Plummer
Australasian Plant Pathology Society
La Trobe University

Jessica SchlueterJessica Schlueter
University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Brian TrawBrian Traw
University of Pittsburgh

Serena VarottoSerena Varotto
University of Padova, Italy

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

Hairong WeiHairong Wei
Michigan Tech University

Jianming YuJianming Yu
Iowa State University

For a more detailed synopsis please visit the Agenda page.

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