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Plant Genomics UK

12 May 2014 - 13 May 2014 - London, UK



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This is the second meeting to be held in London and the 4th in the international series that has attracted over 1000 people across Asia, Europe and the Americas.

Be part of this exceptional gathering of scientific leaders.

1. Network with 300 of your peers

2. Hear from 60 speakers

3. Personalise your meeting agenda by selecting lectures from across three streams running over two days

a. Day 1 

i. Stream 1 – NGS/Genomic Technologies for Plant Research 

ii. Stream 2 - Plant Genomic Case Studies (Cereals) 

iii. Stream 3 – RNA Seq Case Studies 

b. Day 2 

i. Stream 1 - Bioinformatics, Data Management & Analysis & Forestry Research Case Studies 

ii. Stream 2 – Epigenetic / DNA Methylation Case Studies & Genomic Evolution Case Studies 

iii. Stream 3 - Plant Genomic Case Studies

4. Discover exciting new research presented in 40 poster presentations

5. Learn about work from 18 countries

6. Meet with 20 leading solution providers



Further information
Scientific News
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Ten thousand years ago, a golden grain got naked, brought people together and grew to become one of the top agricultural commodities on the planet.
TOPLESS Plants Provide Clues to Human Molecular Interactions
Scientists at Van Andel Research Institute have revealed an important molecular mechanism in plants that has significant similarities to certain signaling mechanisms in humans, which are closely linked to early embryonic development and to diseases such as cancer.
New Technique for Mining Health-conferring Soy Compounds
A new procedure devised by U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists to extract lunasin from soybean seeds could expedite further studies of this peptide for its cancer-fighting potential and other health benefits.
Rice Disease-Resistance Discovery Closes the Loop for Scientific Integrity
Researchers reveal how disease resistant rice detects and responds to bacterial infections.
Pesticide Found in 70 Percent of Massachusetts’ Honey Samples
New Harvard University study says that the pesticide commonly found in honey samples is implicated in Colony Collapse Disorder.
Oxitec ‘Self-Limiting Gene’ Offers Hope for Controlling Invasive Moth
A new pesticide-free and environmentally-friendly way to control insect pests has moved ahead with the publication of results showing that Oxitec diamondback moths (DBM) with a ‘self-limiting gene’ can dramatically reduce populations of DBM.
More Rice, Less Greenhouse Gas?
An international group from China, Sweden and the U.S. has unveiled a genetically modified super rice that has more starch, yet releases a fraction of the harmful gas methane.
Kiwi Bird Genome Sequenced
The kiwi, national symbol of New Zealand, gives insights into the evolution of nocturnal animals.
Yeast Cells Use Signaling Pathway to Modify Their Genomes
Researchers at the Babraham Institute and Cambridge Systems Biology Centre, University of Cambridge have shown that yeast can modify their genomes to take advantage of an excess of calories in the environment and attain optimal growth.
Faster, Better, Cheaper: a New Method to Generate Extended Data for Genome Assemblies
The Genome Analysis Centre have developed a new library construction method for genome sequencing that can simultaneously construct up to 12 size-selected long mate pair (LMP) or ‘jump’ libraries ranging in sizes from 1.7kb to 18kb with reduced DNA input, time and cost.
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