Decoding the Genome of the Olive Tree A team of scientists from three Spanish centers has sequenced, for the first time ever, the complete genome of the olive tree. This work will facilitate genetic improvement for production of olives and olive oil, two key products in the Spanish economy and diet.Four Newly-Identified Genes Could Improve Rice A Japanese research team have applied a method used in human genetic analysis to rice and rapidly discovered four new genes that are potentially significant for agriculture. These findings could influence crop breeding and help combat food shortages caused by a growing population. What Makes a Good Scientist? It’s the journey, not just the destination that counts as a scientist when conducting research.Biomarkers That Could Help Give Cancer Patients Better Survival Estimates Discovered UCLA research may also help scientists suppress dangerous genetic sequences.Mobile Laboratories Help Track Zika Spread Across Brazil Researchers from the University of Birmingham are working with health partners in Brazil to combat the spread of Zika virus by deploying a pair of mobile DNA sequencing laboratories on a medical ‘road trip’ through the worst-hit areas of the country.How “Silent” Genetic Changes Drive Cancer The researchers found that EXOSC2 expression is enhanced in metastatic tumors because their cells have increased levels of a tRNA called GluUUC.‘Jumping Gene’ Took Peppered Moths To The Dark Side Researchers from the University of Liverpool have identified and dated the genetic mutation that gave rise to the black form of the peppered moth, which spread rapidly during Britain’s Industrial Revolution.Benchtop Automation Trends Gain a better understanding of current interest in and future deployment of benchtop automated systems.How Did The Giraffe Get Its Long Neck? Clues about the evolution of the giraffe’s long neck have now been revealed by new genome sequencing.Big Data Can Save Lives The sharing of genetic information from millions of cancer patients around the world could be key to revolutionising cancer prevention and care, according to a leading cancer expert from Queen's University Belfast.
Bacterial Genomic Changes Revealed through Next-generation Sequencing Data Analysis Lori Snyder, Kingston University, speaking at NSG & Big Data 2014
Management of Genomic Big Data in a Country-wide Collaborative Initiative for Rare Disease Gene Finding. Joaquin Dopazo, Centro De Investigacion Principe Felipe, speaking at Advances in NSG & Big Data 2014
Lessons Learned from Implementing a National Infrastructure in Sweden for Storage and Analysis of Next-generation Sequencing Data Ola Spjuth, Uppsala University, speaking at Advances in NGS & Big Data 2014
Quantification of Bacterial DNA for Metagenomic Control Materials Denise O'Sullivan, LGC Genomics, speaking at Advances in qPCR and dPCR
Can We Exploit the Power of NGS to Move Towards Personalized Medicine? Jose Garcia Manteiga, San Raffaele Scientific Institute, Speaking at Advances in NGS & Big Data 2014
Automated Injection of Cancer Cells in 3D ECM Scaffolds and Zebrafish Embryos for (Personalized) Compound Screening Jan De Sonneville, Life Science Methods B.V, speaking at High Content Analysis 2014
Use of Nextgen to Study Circulating Biomarkers Mostafa Ronaghi, Illumina Inc, speaking at Exosomes and Circulating Biomarkers Summit 2013.
Unravelling Pathogen Virulence Strategies through the Application of Transcriptomics and Real-time Imaging Professor Murray Grant, University of Exeter, speaking at AgriGenomics World Congress 2013.
Microvesicle (exosome) RNA as Biomarkers for Disease Johan Skog, Exosome Diagnostics Inc, speaking at Exosomes and Circulating Biomarkers Summit 2013.