BGI - Next-Gen Sequencing for Enhanced Agricultural Breeding

BGI has been working on the 1000 Plant and Animal Reference Genomes Project with collaborators from around the world for nearly 2 years. We have initiated 512 plant and animal genome projects, completed genome maps for over 100 species and finished the sequencing of about 200 species. You will hear several case studies from leading researchers applying BGI's sequencing and bioinformatics technologies to advance agricultural breeding.


Light refreshments will be served. Space is limited, so please come early.

Dr. Joyce Peng(BGI)
Date: Monday, January 16, 2012
Time: 6:10 PM-8:20 PM
Room: Pacific Salon 1
6:10 PM
BGI Agricultural Genomics: From Genome to Field
Dr. Bicheng Yang,
Director, Branding and Communication Division, BGI

6:25 PM
The Lettuce Genome, Present and Future
Dr. Richard Michelmore,
Director, Genome Center, University of California, Davis

6:50 PM
Better Soybean, Better Life through Large-Scale Genome Re-sequencing
Dr. Henry T. Nguyen,
Director, National Center for Soybean Biotechnology, University of Missouri

7:15 PM
A Sneak Preview of Genome of Kabuli Chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.)
Dr. Rajeev K. Varshney,
Principal Scientist, Applied Genomics, International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropic

7:40 PM
Elimination of Chronic Hunger and Malnutrition in African Traditional Food Crops Through Genomics: A Paradigm Shift in Solving Nutritional Deficiencies
Dr. Howard-Yana Shapiro,
Global Staff Officer, Plant Science and External Research, Mars, Inc

8:05 PM
Rice Poplulation Epigenome Database: 40 whole genome methylomes of cultivated and wild rice.
Dr. Xin Li,
Max-Planck Junior Scientist Group on Evolutionary Genomics, Kunming Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Kunming, China

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