Earlham Institute at New Scientist Live 2016

21 September 2016

Come and find out how we decode living systems with our next generation DNA sequencing technologies and big data-crunching supercomputers at New Scientist Live 2016!

From 22-25 September at ExCeL London, Earlham Institute will be at stand 1418, where our scientists will be on hand to tell you about our diverse research which is helping to improve human, animal and plant health.

A leading research Institute for the study of genomics and bioinformatics, EI’s National Capability in Genomics offers a state-of-the-art DNA sequencing and computing facility, hosting one of the largest data centres dedicated to life science research in Europe. 

Our projects range from accelerating crop breeding; protecting endangered species; sustainable biofuel resources; responding to environmental epidemics; improving dietary health and combatting human disease; to contributing to aquaculture. Covering the breadth of life on earth while tackling global issues of food security, climate change, environment conservation and human well-being.

Our stand will feature mini-seminars and open Q&A discussions with Dr Daniel Swan and Dr Tim Stitt who will be sharing their genomics and scientific computing expertise and life science highlights, live demos of our nano sequencing technology – real-time portable genome analysis, our genome ‘factoids’, and chances to win an iTunes prize.

New Scientist Live is a festival of ideas and discovery, taking place at ExCeL London. Rooted in the biggest, best and most provocative science, New Scientist Live will touch on all areas of human life. The show will feature four immersive zones covering Brain & Body, Technology, Earth and Cosmos. For four days this September, New Scientist Live will be like no other place on earth.

Notes to editors

For more information, please contact:

Hayley London

Marketing & Communications Officer, Earlham Institute (EI)

  • +44 (0)1603 450 107

hayley.london@earlham.ac.uk

The Earlham Institute (EI) is a world-leading research institute focusing on the development of genomics and computational biology. EI is based within the Norwich Research Park and is one of eight institutes that receive strategic funding from Biotechnology and Biological Science Research Council (BBSRC) - £6.45M in 2015/2016 - as well as support from other research funders. EI operates a National Capability to promote the application of genomics and bioinformatics to advance bioscience research and innovation.

EI offers a state of the art DNA sequencing facility, unique by its operation of multiple complementary technologies for data generation. The Institute is a UK hub for innovative bioinformatics through research, analysis and interpretation of multiple, complex data sets. It hosts one of the largest computing hardware facilities dedicated to life science research in Europe. It is also actively involved in developing novel platforms to provide access to computational tools and processing capacity for multiple academic and industrial users and promoting applications of computational Bioscience. Additionally, the Institute offers a training programme through courses and workshops, and an outreach programme targeting key stakeholders, and wider public audiences through dialogue and science communication activities.

www.earlham.ac.uk

The Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) invests in world-class bioscience research and training on behalf of the UK public. Our aim is to further scientific knowledge, to promote economic growth, wealth and job creation and to improve quality of life in the UK and beyond.

Funded by Government, BBSRC invested over £509M in world-class bioscience in 2014-15 and is the leading funder of wheat research in the UK (over £100M investment on UK wheat research in the last 10 years). We support research and training in universities and strategically funded institutes. BBSRC research and the people we fund are helping society to meet major challenges, including food security, green energy and healthier, longer lives. Our investments underpin important UK economic sectors, such as farming, food, industrial biotechnology and pharmaceuticals.

For more information about BBSRC, our science and our impact see: http://www.bbsrc.ac.uk For more information about BBSRC strategically funded institutes see: http://www.bbsrc.ac.uk/institutes

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