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Market Reports
Algae Biofuel: Why Not Now?
Select Biosciences Ltd

Algae biofuel is either just around the corner or off in the distant future. Which? We used a patented technology mapping process from Emerging Tech Insights, Inc. to answer the question and to Get Beyond the Hype® in algae biofuels.
Single Cell Omics 2011
Select Biosciences Ltd

The single cell Omics revolution is the potential transformation of cellular heterogeneity from a source of noise to a source of new, as yet hidden discoveries.
Global Pipeline of New GM Crops
European Unioins JRC

A new publication provides a detailed list of products in the commercial, regulatory and advanced R&D pipelines.
Scientific News
Analysis of Dog Genome will Provide Insight into Human Disease
An important model in studying human disease, the non-coding RNA of the canine genome is an essential starting point for evolutionary and biomedical studies – according to a new study led by The Genome Analysis Centre (TGAC).
Pathogen Takes Control of Gypsy Moth Populations
A new fungal pathogen is killing gypsy moth caterpillars and crowding out communities of pathogens and parasites that previously destroyed these moth pests.
Super Wheat Brought Closer to Reality
Scientists at the John Innes Centre (JIC) and The Sainsbury Laboratory (TSL) have pioneered a new gene-detecting technology which, if deployed correctly could lead to the creation of a new elite variety of wheat with durable resistance to disease.
Mechanism Behind Plant Withering Clarified
Reproducing the reaction in which harmful reactive oxygen species are created during plant photosynthesis allows researchers to confirm the mechanism behind plant withering.
Sequencing the Salmon Genome
Researchers have established a “human” quality sequence of the Atlantic salmon genome that is now available online.
Improved Path to Cassava Production
Researchers have studied the genetic diversity of cassava, highlighting strategies to improve breeding programmes.
New Online Tool Helps Predict Gene Expression in Plants
Scientists at The Genome Analysis Centre (TGAC) and The John Innes Centre have developed a free online tool that will help a global community of scientists understand more about important food crops.
Rare DNA Transfer Between Animals, Plants
Scientists identify rare DNA transfer between conifers and insects.
A Love Potion for Plant Fertilization
A group of scientists at Nagoya University has succeeded in discovering AMOR, a sugar chain molecule that increases the fertilization efficiency in plants.
How The Bat Got Its Wings
Finding may provide clues to human limb development and malformations.
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DuPont Reveals First Product Developed with CRISPR-Cas
Advanced breeding technology is an important innovation for agricultural progress.
Illumina Invests In New Venture Fund
Illumina will commit $100M over 10 years to drive genomic technology development.
Rock River Lab Opens NY Lab
Rock River Laboratory has opened the doors to a new feed and forage analysis laboratory in Binghamton, N.Y.
Meiogenix, Bayer Sign Licensing Agreement
Meiogenix announces a licensing agreement with Bayer to apply SpiX technology in crops.
LGC Acquires Douglas Scientific
Acquisition will allow expansion of LGC’s high-throughput PCR platform offering.
$4.8M USAID Grant to Improve Food Security
To strengthen capacity to develop and disseminate genetically engineered eggplant in Bangladesh and the Philippines, the USAID has awarded Cornell a $4.8 million, three-year cooperative grant.
Field Pathogenomics a Defence Against Rust and Other 'Cereal Killers'
Leading scientists discuss rust prediction and prevention at Agri-Tech East Pollinator event.
Advances in Undercover Growing Brings Salad to London Tunnels
Innovative new approaches to growing produce to be explored at Agri-Tech East Pollinator meeting.
Agena, CapitalBio Partner
Agena Bioscience (Agena) has announced its partnership to co-develop commercial tests with CapitalBio Technology (CapitalBio) for a variety of agricultural applications on the MassARRAY® System.
Opening the DEFRA Treasure Trove
The release of data by DEFRA will create opportunities for new types of applications in agri-tech, says expert adviser.

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ePosters
Rapid electrochemical impedance spectroscopy for protein detection in Lab-on-a-Chip devices
(a) Thomas Johann Seebeck Department of Electronics, Tallinn University of Technology, Tallinn, Estonia; (b) Protobios OÜ, Tallinn, Estonia

We present results in rapid solution impedance spectroscopy to detect protein interactions (antibody-antigen) in human serum. Two different serum-antibody mixtures are measured in cuvettes, interfaced with screen-printed electrodes to determine whether the experimental setup can detect differences in composition.
Advanced Microfluidic Mixing Device for the Study of Macromolecule Dynamics
Department of Biomedical, IIT Hyderabad

We have developed and characterized a micro-fluidic mixer to study the macro-molecule dynamics such as kinetics of protein folding, DNA sequencing, single molecule study and detection etc. on a micro-second timescale. Numerical simulation has been performed to analyse the study of mixing performance of micro-fluidics channel.
Analysis of Terpenes Using Gas Chromatography with Vacuum Ultraviolet
The University of Texas at Arlington and VUV Analytics

The VUV absorption spectra for different terpenes were distinctive and differentiable. GC-VUV demonstrated the capabilities for qualitative and quantitative analysis of terpenes in turpertine mixtures. Chromatographic coeluting signals can be deconvolved by the VUV data analysis software.

Assessing Diversity in Cassava through the Application of Metabolomics
aSchool of Biological Sciences, Royal Holloway University of London, Egham, UK bInternational Center for Tropical Agriculture, CIAT

In the present study metabolomic platforms have been established for Cassava and used to assess the biodiversity present in Cassava germplasm collections and elucidate underlying biochemical mechanisms associated with traits of interest.
Metabolic response to everolimus in patient-derived xenografts of triple negative breast cancer
1Department of Circulation and Medical Imaging, The Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway, 2Department of Medical Imaging, St Olavs University Hospit

Everolimus treatment metabolic effects on TNBC PDX models were investigated using MR spectroscopy. PLS-DA successfully discriminated treated from controls and PDX expressing INPP4B and not. LMM revealed significant differences in 4/17 metabolites and two metabolite ratios between treated and controls.
Design considerations for highly specific and efficient synthetic crRNA molecules
GE Healthcare Dharmacon, Inc.

An overview of our rational design algorithm for picking highly functional crRNA sequences in combination with comprehensive specificity analysis.
Picking the best CRISPR-Cas9 targets for functional gene knockout: a machine learning algorithm based on both specificity and functionality
GE Healthcare Dharmacon, Inc.

The CRISPR-Cas9 system has the potential to significantly advance basic and applied research.
Scaffold design, function and over-expression of lentiviral-based microRNAs
GE Healthcare Dharmacon, Inc.

Here we describe the strategy for scaffold design, the importance of an optimal promoter, and demonstrate gene target down-regulation from the over-expression of lentiviral microRNA mimics.
Homology-directed repair with Dharmacon™ Edit-R™ CRISPR-Cas9 and single-stranded DNA oligos
GE Healthcare Dharmacon, Inc.

Here we demonstrate how to perform lipid based transfections for homology directed repair using DharmaFECT Duo, CRISPR-Cas9 reagents and, synthetic DNA donor oligos.
Tools for studying and using small RNAs: from pathways to functions to therapies
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, Watson School of Biological Sciences

This poster provides an overview of the tools that have been developed to understand the functions of small RNAs and, conversely, the use of small RNAs as tools. Tools that are based on small RNAs have been exploited to investigate gene function in cultured cells and in living animals. Small RNA biogenesis, discovery and functional roles are explored in detail. Screening approaches to functional genomics, in vivo methods and potential therapeutic applications are discussed.
Application Notes
Rapid point of use DNAble® assay for citrus greening disease (Candidatus Liberibacter spp.) using the Douglas Scientific® AmpliFire®
Douglas Scientific

In this experiment, a crude insect preparation and a DNAble assay were used to demonstrate that the AmpliFire instrument accurately detects the presence of HLB-causing bacteria consistent with a real-time PCR system. The AmpliFire offers greater portability than real-time PCR instrumentation, and is a powerful tool for point of use applications such as management of citrus greening disease.
Characterization of the FlexJet® with Multi-Array Dispense for Reduction of Chemistry Waste Due to Overage
Douglas Scientific

This study demonstrates that the Nexar® with the FlexJet multi-array dispense feature can reduce master mix consumed as dead volume by 87.5% compared to Dispense Jet single-array dispense. The capability to perform multi-array dispense with one aspiration also produces repeatable and accurate results and is an ideal solution for genotyping applications.
Muliplex SNP Genotyping of Field Corn Crude Samples with Probe-Based Assays using the IntelliQube® from Douglas Scientific®
Douglas Scientific

This study evaluated multiplex genotyping on the IntelliQube, a PCR instrument optimized for 1.6 µL reaction volumes in Array Tape®. It demonstrates the feasibility of achieving two SNP genotyping results in a single reaction well. IntelliQube provides cost savings through miniaturized PCR reaction volumes, shorter thermal cycling times, and multiplex reactions without compromising data quality.
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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