Tackling the Agri Challenge with Genomics
Tackling agriculture challenges with next-generation sequencing and high-performance computing technologies.
On Tuesday 8th November, the Earlham Institute (formerly the Genome Analysis Centre) will offer a seminar in the Genome Building on Norwich Research Park.
6:30 - 7:40 pm
Tackling agriculture challenges with Next Generation Sequencing and High Performance Computing Technologies
Headed by experts at the Earlham Institute, a panel discussion will introduce key research themes and illustrate how next generation sequencing technologies and high performance computing is applied to answer biological questions.
This session will aim to highlight the challenges faced by breeders, farmers and wider industry and how Earlham Institute’s open-source tools, databases and innovative in-field technologies are being developed to support them. Open discussion is encouraged through questions from the audience relating to the panel discussion and any issues that it raises.
Wilfried Haerty Group Leader
Kirsten McLay Platforms & Pipelines Operational Manager
Timothy Stitt Head of Scientific Computing
Ji Zhou Phenomics Project Leader
8:30 - 9:30 pm
Led by experts at the Earlham Institute, these workshops will promote the sharing of key challenges and potential solutions including: new technology and accessibility, data storage and analysis, fast response to pests and disease, health of farm animals and the application of next-generation sequencing to crop breeding. Through discussion of current problems and existing innovations, the groups will identify future goals and construct a ‘route map’ of how we can get there.
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Registration deadline: 08 November 2016
Participation: First come, first served