Future Food beacon day

Come and hear how the new genomics equipment made available through the Future Foods beacon could benefit your research.

Agenda:

  • 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.

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