Come and hear how the new genomics equipment made available through the Future Foods beacon could benefit your research.
- 09:15 – 09:20: David Salt, Opening remarks from Future Food Beacon.
- 09:20 – 09:45: Matt Loose, Director of DeepSeq, School of Life Sciences. Title: Long reads for large genomes.
- 09:45 – 10:05: Olivier Hanotte, Professor of Genetics and Conservation, School of Life Sciences. Title: The unique adaptation of African cattle in relation to food production.
- 10:05 – 10:20: Equipment Talk 1: Rutger Prins/Sandra Bauer, Bionano. Title: Beyond NGS: Bionano genome mapping builds platinum genomes and reveals structural variation in cancer and genetic disease.
- 10:20 – 10:40: Gabriel Castrillo, Research Fellow, School of Biosciences. Working title: Characterisation of the regulatory interplay between the plant microbiome and root endodermal cell wall diffusion barriers.
- 10:40 – 11:00: Coffee break
- 11:00 – 11:15: Equipment Talk 2: Tonya McSherry, Illumina. Title: Leveraging Illumina NGS for food authenticity and pathogen detection.
- 11:15 – 11:35: Levi Yant, John Innes Centre. Title: Ecological and evolutionary genomics across the Future Foods beacon.
- 11:35 – 11:50: Equipment Talk 3: Oliver Hartwell, Oxford Nanopore Technologies. Title: Through the Nanopore… An introduction to Nanopore Sequencing.
- 11:50 – 12:10: Richard Emes, Professor of Bioinformatics, School of Veterinary Medicine and Science. Title: Using long reads to improve de novo assemblies.
- 12:10 – 12:25: Sum up
- 12:25 – 13:30: Lunch
Advance booking is required for this event.
Register your place by emailing Joanna Smuga-Lumatz.