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Webcasts
Capturing D Genome Variation for Wheat ImprovementCapturing D Genome Variation for Wheat Improvement
Eric Olson, Michigan State University, speaking at Advances in Plant Genomics 2014
Characterising Plant Genomes The Good The Bad and The UglyCharacterising Plant Genomes The Good The Bad and The Ugly
Dave Edwards, University of Queensland, speaking at Advances in Plant Genomics 2014

Market Reports
Security Technologies in Biotechnology
RI Technologies

The report serves as a guide to security technology industry for biotechnology applications, covering more than 350 companies that are engaged in security technology/products and services.
Feed Nucleotides
RI Technologies

This market insight report on Feed Nucleotides gives an insight into global Feed Nucleotides value and volume market. The report also provides market analytics by application, and by source.
DNA Sequencing
RI Technologies

This report presents an in depth analysis of DNA sequencing market. The study emphasizes on both, the methods and instruments/software of DNA sequencing in medical research, agriculture and animal husbandry and DNA testing and forensics application areas.
Biopesticides
RI Technologies

This market insight report on Biopesticides gives an insight into the global Biopesticides market, segmented into different types including microbial pesticides, biochemical pesticides, macrobial pesticides, plant incorporated protectants and and their impact on various application areas.
Multi-Mode Microplate Reader Trends 2013
HTStec

This market report summarizes the results of HTStec’s 4th industry-wide global web-based benchmarking survey on multi-mode microplate readers carried out in September 2013.
Global Crop Protection (Pesticides) Market Report - 2013 Edition
Koncept Analytics

Crop protection products are widely used across the globe since they are very useful in safeguarding the crops against various insects, diseases and pests. Pesticides are very important as they improve the quality and yield of agricultural produce.
India Fertilizers Market Forecast & Opportunities, 2017
TechSci Research

Fertilizers play an important role in increasing efficiency of agricultural output. With the strengthening of pricing control policies and reforms, the fertilizers market is expected to be regulated soon in India. Fertilizer products are based on chemicals such as Nitrogen, Potassium and Phosphorus, where nitrogen based fertilizers have the largest usage in India.
Global Market for Urea to 2017 - Market Size, Growth and Forecasts in Over 50 Countries
MarketSizeInfo

This comprehensive publication enables readers the critical perspectives to be able to evaluate the world market for urea.
Life Science Software 2013: Markets and Opportunities
Biopharm Reports

This reports into in the life science field examines the use of specialist software and databases relating to the conduct of PCR, DNA sequencing, DNA microarray, flow cytometry, mass spectrometry and disease biomarker studies. The studies were carried out to assist software developers and vendors to identify market opportunities in these fields.
DNA Sequencing 2013: Market Developments, Growth Areas and Opportunities
Biopharm Reports

DNA sequencing is important in all areas of biological research and increasing demand for this technique is driving advances in this field, in the form of next-generation techniques. Today, laboratories use a number of different sequencing methods, however common goals include increasing throughputs and speeds, while reducing costs.
Scientific News
Sweet Potato Is 'Genetically Modified' By Nature
Researchers from Ghent University and the International Potato Institute have discovered that sweet potatoes naturally contain genes from a bacterium. Because of the presence of this 'foreign' DNA, sweet potato can be seen as a 'natural gmo'.
Genetic Code Of Upland Cotton Cracked
Scientists decode the genetic makeup of upland cotton.
Honey Bees Use Multiple Genetic Pathways To Fight Infections
The findings may help scientists develop honey bee treatments that are tailored to specific types of infections.
Detailed Genetic Map of World Wheat Varieties Developed
Kansas State University researchers are releasing a study that details the first haplotype map of wheat.
New Test To Revolutionise Disease Detection In People, Crops And Stock
A single-drop DNA test invented by UQ scientists could revolutionise the detection of diseases in humans, livestock and crops.
Fast-Growing Trees That Are Easier To Turn Into Fuel
Researchers at the University of Georgia have discovered that manipulation of a specific gene in a hardwood tree species not only makes it easier to break down the wood into fuel, but also significantly increases tree growth.
Study Seeks to Reduce Effects of the South’s Most Costly Weed
A new study published in the journal Weed Science.
CT Scanning Shows Why Tilting Trees Produce Better Biofuel
Researchers use X-ray micro-computed tomography to examine the willow's growth through high resolution 3D images.
Pathogen-Sensing ‘Antenna’ Gene Transferred To Wheat
A receptor that recognises bacteria from Arabidopsis thaliana has been transferred to wheat.
Novel Online Bioinformatics Tool Significantly Reduces Time Of Multiple Genome Analysis
UK research collaboration develops a new bioinformatics pipeline that enables automated primer design for multiple genome species, significantly reducing turnaround time.
Business News
New Big Data Era Pushes Training Need For Bioinformatics In Life Sciences
The GOBLET international consortium aims to share bioinformatics training expertise, experience, and resources.
TGAC And Scientific Partners Awarded £6m To Tackle Big Data Challenges In Bioscience
The award will be used to investigate big data infrastructure for crop genomics, establish the infrastructure for functional annotation of farmed animal genomes, and create a cyber infrastructure for plant sciences.
New World-Class Scientific Collaboration To Combat Devastating Crop Rusts
Seven scientific teams from the co-located John Innes Centre (JIC), The Sainsbury Laboratory (TSL) and The Genome Analysis Centre (TGAC), have joined forces in the fight against rust fungi which can cut crop yields by up to 80%.
£15m Initiative Puts Scotland at Forefront of Gene-Led Healthcare
Initiative sees the Universities of Edinburgh and Glasgow partner with Illumina.
Illumina Announces AOCC to Receive Agricultural Greater Good Initiative Grant
Project designed to improve food security in Africa.
New Research Leader Joins TGAC and TSL
Ksenia Krasileva joins The Genome Analysis Centre’s (TGAC) Science Faculty to lead the Institute’s new Triticeae Genomics Group, in joint appointment with The Sainsbury Laboratory (TSL).
AgBiome and Syngenta Partner
Partnership will discover and develop products for protection of specific crops.
Horticulture Innovation Australia and ICRISAT Collaborate
Australian horticulture sector to benefit from R&D agreement with ICRISAT.
TGAC In The Spotlight At Largest Global Supercomputing Conference
TGAC attended the annual SC14 conference in New Orleans, US, 16-21 November, the largest and most significant meeting for supercomputing and HPC professionals worldwide.
UK And India Collaborate On Future-Proof Crops
Drought-tolerant tomatoes, improved wheat and grass pea could provide crops for the future.

Events
Plant Genomics Congress
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18 May 2015
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PAG Asia 2015
13 Jul 2015
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AgriGenomics India 2015
20 Aug 2015
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ePosters
THe AtSCL26 transcription factor controls cross-talk between GA and N root architecture in Arabidopsis thaliana roots
University of Warwick

Phenotypic and molecular evidence supports the hypothesis that developmental program enabling nodule formation arose during evolution from a lateral root ‘blueprint’ pre-existing in all higher plants . We reasoned that analyzing Arabidopsis genes orthologous to regulators of nodulation could shed insight on control of lateral root development. This led us to the discovery that an Arabidopsis GRAS family transcription factor controls lateral root development under specific nitrogen conditions.
LOHA Comprehensive Assay for Single Nucleotide Polymorphism, Copy Number Variants and Loss of Heterozygosity Using SureSelect Target Enrichment
Agilent Technologies, Diagnostics and Genomics Group

Here we describe a comprehensive assay that enables researchers to identify SNP, INDEL, CNV, and LOH using SureSelect target enrichment. This design can be employed as a standalone entity or in concert with other bait designs for SNP and INDEL detection. We also describe methods for data analysis and visualization.
An examination of specific cellular organelle-targeting nanotags using combined 3D Raman and SERS imaging
Renishaw plc,

We investigated the specific targeting of endoplasmic reticulum and trans-Golgi network in Chinese hamster ovarian cells using functionalised nanotags. The targeting was examined using the combined 3D SERS and Raman imaging method.

DETERMINATION OF THE QUALITY OF ACTIVE INGREDIENTS IN PAIN KILLERS USING GC-MS
Jomo Kentyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (Kenya), and Foundation of Analytical Science and Technology in Africa (UK).

From this study, the pain killers sampled were found to have large error bars suggesting that there exist counterfeit drugs in the market. The brands mostly affected for analysis of acetaminophen were panadol, action, P500, P5500, elymol and neladol. The error bars for caffeine analysis were quite low indicating that all tablets either counterfeit or original maintained the same amount of this active ingredient.
DETERMINATION OF ESSENTIAL AND HEAVY METALS IN KENYAN HONEY BY ATOMIC ABSORPTION AND EMMISSION SPECTROSCOPY
Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology

Generally, honey samples recorded very low concentrations of As compared to the other heavy metals determined in this study. The highest concentration of As was recorded in honey sample from Nairobi with a value of 0.03±0.01 ppm. All the values recorded were within the KEBS permitted value of 0.5 ppm in food according to Kenya Bureaue of Standards, 1996.
Prospecting For Iron and Titanium Using Termitaria
Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology

This study demonstrated elevated levels of the two metals (that is iron and titanium) in termitaria soil compared to the surrounding soils. Termitaria are very important bioturbators and can therefore be used as preliminary step in mineral prospecting since they provide an indication of the potential of the positive anomaly, and enables a judgment on the scale of the metal accumulation
Improved Small RNA Library Preparation Workflow for Next-Generation Sequencing
TriLink BioTechnologies

We describe an optimized small RNA NGS library prep workflow using chemically modified adapters which suppresses adapter dimers, allows for RNA inputs down to 1 ng and eliminates the need for a gel purification step, thus allowing full automation not previously possible.
Combined Use of Rheometry and GPC/SEC for Characterising Ionic Polysaccharides
Malvern Instruments Ltd

This poster shows how Rheometry and GPC can be complementary tools for characterising the behaviour of polysaccharides in solution
Rate and Mechanistic Investigation of Eu(OTf)2-Mediated Reduction of Graphene Oxide at Room Temperature
Department of Chemistry, Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai-600 036, TN, India

Eu(OTf)2 has been introduced as an efficient reagent for the reduction of graphene oxide. Details kinetic studies have been performed which suggests that, the method is more efficient compared to that of other commonly used reduction methods.
Electrical Fusion Machine - New electrical fusion system for x-ray fluorescence analysis
FLUXANA GmbH & Co. KG

This poster describes sample preparation in x-ray fluorescence analysis using the Electrical Fusion Machine by FLUXANA.
Application Notes
Double stranded DNA quantitation using Promega QuantiFluor® Dyes
Tecan Group Ltd.

Achieving selective and sensitive quantitation of double stranded DNA (dsDNA) using spectrophotometric methods can be problematic. Recognizing these difficulties, researchers have incorporated fluorescence-based quantitation techniques in their workflows to obtain the required sensitivity and target selectivity.
Gas Chromatographic Analysis of Polyunsaturated FAME in Biodiesel Made From Algae and Marine Oils
Agilent Technologies

This application note describes the configuration and performance of the Agilent 7890A GC system when using this method for the analysis of B100 biodiesel derived from algae oil.
Automating Complex Sample Preparations Using the Agilent 7696A WorkBench
Agilent Technologies

The 7696A Workbench is a standalone instrument specifically designed to automate sample preparation.
Analysis of Natural Oils and Extracts Using the Low Thermal Mass LTM Series II System
Agilent Technologies

The enantiomers of linalool and other important components of natural oils or natural extracts including cypress oil, geranium extract, balm leaves oil, and jasmin oil are separated on a multidimensional system using two separate GC ovens.
Analysis of Organophosphorus Pesticides with Agilent 7820 Gas Chromatograph Flame Photometric Detector


The Agilent 7820 series gas chromatograph (GC) equipped with a flame photometric detector (FPD) provides high sensitivity, good linearity, and stability for the analysis of organophosphorus pesticides.
Analysis of Glycerin and Glycerides in Biodiesel (B100) Using ASTM D6584 and EN14105
Agilent Technologies

This application provides complete system configuration as well as guidelines for successful analysis of free glycerin and total glycerides in biodiesel.
Monitoring Bacterial Cell-to-Cell Communication “Quorum sensing” Using FLUOstar OPTIMA
BMG Labtech

Bacteria can monitor and respond to changes to environmental conditions via a cell density process known as quorum sensing. Bacteria use this process to monitor their community by producing, detecting and responding to low molecular mass signal molecules, called autoinducers. Effects on quorum sensing were investigated by measuring growth and bioluminescence of Vibrio fischeri. The FLUOstar OPTIMA was utilized to measure absorbance and luminescence in parallel.
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