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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
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