Come and hear how the new genomics equipment made available through the Future Foods beacon could benefit your research.
This event takes place 9.15am-1.30pm, Wednesday 18 July.
- 09:15-09:20am: David Salt, Opening remarks from Future Food Beacon.
- 09:20-09:45am: Matt Loose, Director of DeepSeq, School of Life Sciences. Title: Long reads for large genomes.
- 09:45-10:05am: Olivier Hanotte, Professor of Genetics and Conservation, School of Life Sciences. Title: The unique adaptation of African cattle in relation to food production.
- 10:05-10:20am: 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.
- 10:20-10:40am: 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.
- 10:40-11:00am: Coffee break
- 11:00-11:15am: Equipment Talk 2: Tonya McSherry, Illumina. Title: Leveraging Illumina NGS for food authenticity and pathogen detection.
- 11:15-11:35am: Levi Yant, John Innes Centre. Title: Ecological and evolutionary genomics across the Future Foods beacon.
- 11:35-11:50am: Equipment Talk 3: Oliver Hartwell, Oxford Nanopore Technologies. Title: Through the Nanopore… An introduction to Nanopore Sequencing.
- 11:50-12:10am: Richard Emes, Professor of Bioinformatics, School of Veterinary Medicine and Science. Title: Using long reads to improve de novo assemblies.
- 12:10-12:25am: Sum up
- 12:25-13:30am: Lunch
Advance booking is required for this event.
Register your place by emailing Joanna Smuga-Lumatz.