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NRGene - The Fast Track from Genome to Traits Discovery

Elucidating intra-species variability by denovo assembly of complex genomes The advance of Next-Generation-Sequencing (NGS) technologies have enabled the sequencing of large populations of plants, some of which have very complex and sometimes polyploid genomes. However, the lack of adequate analysis tools for that data is still a major barrier for the research of those crops. After years of research, NRGene has developed GenoMAGIC, a novel computational platform that analyzes large and diverse populations of the most complex plant genomes, helping researchers and breeders to correlate genetic sequence with information about plant performance. The workshop will feature several presentations in which leading researchers of maize, wheat, and vegetables will describe the results of whole genome analysis projects, and how they used GenoMAGIC to elucidate the complexity of their population of interest. Each talk will demonstrate a specific use of the GenoMAGIC platform together with phenotypic information, to reach exciting new genetic understating on the desired traits, and practical use in advanced breeding.
Date: Tuesday, January 13, 2015
Time: 10:30 AM-12:40 PM
Room: Pacific Salon 4-5 (2nd Floor)
Organizer:
Moran Ressler
Chair:
Gil Ronen
10:30 AM
Assembling Maize Inbred CML247: The Maize Pan-Genome Takes Off
Fei Lu, Institute for Genomic Diversity, Cornell University; Robert Bukowski, Institute for Genomic Diversity, Cornell University; Qi Sun, Institute for Genomic Diversity, Cornell University; Edward S. Buckler, USDA-ARS-Cornell University

10:55 AM
Towards Functional Durum Wheat Genome Assembly
Assaf Distelfeld, Tel Aviv University

11:20 AM
Ultra-High Resolution QTL Mapping of Fruit Quality Traits in Melon
Navot Galpaz, Agricultural Research Organization (ARO); Itay Gonda, Agricultural Research Organization (ARO); Omer Barad, NRGENE LTD.; Doron Shem Tov, Tel Aviv University; Shery Lev, Agricultural Research Organization (ARO); Galil Tzury, Agricultural Research Organization (ARO); Zhangjun Fei, Cornell University; Vitaly Portnoy, Agricultural Research Organization (ARO); Rotem Harel-Beja, Agricultural Research Organization (ARO); Adi Doron-Faigenboim, Volcani Center, ARO; Merav Kenigswald, Agricultural Research Organization (ARO); Einat Bar, Agricultural Research Organization (ARO); Guy Kol, NRGENE LTD.; Eran Halperin, Tel Aviv University; Yaakov (Kobi) Tadmor, Agricultural Research Organization (ARO); Joseph Burger, Agricultural Research Organization (ARO); Ari Schaffer, Volcani Center, ARO; Efraim Lewinsohn, Agricultural Research Organization (ARO); James Giovannoni, USDA-ARS and Boyce Thompson Institute for Plant Research; Nurit Katzir, Agricultural Research Organization (ARO)

11:45 AM
New Approaches for sequencing complex plant genomes for de novo assembly
Alvaro G. Hernandez, Roy J. Carver Biotechnology Center, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Chris Wright, Roy J. Carver Biotechnology Center, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Mark A. Mikel, Roy J. Carver Biotechnology Center, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Ilya Soifer, NRGENE LTD.; Omer Barad, NRGENE LTD.; Kobi Baruch, NRGENE LTD.; Doron Shem-Tov, NRGENE Ltd.; Liat Mizrachi, NRGENE; Gil Ben-Zvi, NRGENE

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