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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

Day 1 Stream 1 - NGS Technologies for Plant Research
Day 1 Stream 2 - Plant Genomic Case Studies
Day 2 Stream 1 - Bioinformatics, Data Management & Analysis
Day 2 Stream 2 - Plant Genomic Case Studies; Epigenetics & MiRNA

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For a more detailed synopsis please visit the Agenda page.

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For further information please contact;

Steve Hambrook

Conference Director

+44 (0) 1865 849841

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