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.
The Bru-seq Technology Platform for Nascent RNA analysis Mats Ljungman, Professor, University of Michigan will present a set of novel techniques to analyze many aspects of gene expression based on the capturing of nascent RNA.
Drug Sensitivity and Resistance Testing Platform for Personalized Medicine at the Institute for Molecular Medicine Finland (FIMM) Jani Saarela, Institute for Molecular Medicine, speaking at Screening Europe 2015
Oncology Biomarker Testing Current US Practice Baseline and Emerging Trends Julia Trosman, Center for Business Models in Healthcare, speaking at Diagnostics & Biomarkers 2015.
Characterising Plant Genomes The Good The Bad and The Ugly Dave Edwards, University of Queensland, speaking at Advances in Plant Genomics 2014
Next Generation Genomics and Genetics for Accelerating Genetic Gain in Plant Breeding: Some Examples in Grain Legumes Rajeev Varshney, International Crops Research Institute for the Semi Arid Tropics, speaking at Advances in Plant Genomics
Evolution and Selection of Soybean Nematode Resistance Locus Tong Geon Lee, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, speaking at Advances in Plant Genomics 2014
Knowledge-Based Identification of Plant Stress Regulators Lorenz Bülow, Institute for Breeding Research on Agricultural Crops, speaking at Advances in Plant Genomics 2014
Characterizing the Early Drug Development Outsourcing Landscape Stella Stergiopoulos, Tufts Center for the Study of Drug Design, speaking at Drug Discovery and Development 2014
Recent Advancement in Mendelian Genomics and Data Management/Analysis Challenges at the Yale Center for Genome Analysis. Shrikant Mane, Yale Center for Genome Analysis, speaking at Advances in NGS & Big Data 2014
Next Generation Diagnostics Birgit Sikkema-Raddatz, University Medical Center Groningen, speaking at NGS & Big Data 2014