Analysis of Complex Genomes

Advances in genomics continue to drive paradigm-shifting changes in science and society. In this workshop, speakers and participants will discuss advances, accomplishments, questions, opportunities and challenges in complex genome assembly, analysis, modification and manipulation.
Date: Saturday, January 9, 2016
Time: 1:30 PM-3:40 PM
Room: Golden Ballroom
Boulos Chalhoub , Hongbin Zhang and David M. Stelly
1:30 PM
The Importance of Gene Conversion in Flowering Plants
Andrew H. Paterson, Plant Genome Mapping Laboratory, University of Georgia

2:10 PM
Wild Emmer 10.5 Mb Genome Assembly Reveals Insights on Wheat Domestication
Assaf Distelfeld, Faculty of Life Sciences - Tel Aviv University; The wild emmer wheat sequencing consortium (WEWseq), Tel-Aviv University

2:30 PM
Improved Methods for Reassembly and Analysis of the 17 Gb Bread Wheat Genome
Juan D Montenegro, University of Queensland; Agnieszka Golicz, University of Queensland; Bhavna Hurgobin, University of Queensland; Huey Tyng Lee, University of Queensland; Chon-Kit Kenneth Chan, University of Western Australia; Paul Visendi, University of Queensland; Philipp Bayer, University of Queensland; Jacqueline Batley, University of Western Australia; David Edwards, University of Western Australia

2:50 PM
Towards Understanding and Harnessing Dosage Variation in Populus
Isabelle M. Henry, University of California; Matthew S. Zinkgraf, US Forest Service; Héloïse Bastiaanse, US Forest Service; Andrew T. Groover, US Forest Service; Luca Comai, Plant Biology and Genome Center, UC Davis

3:10 PM
New Insights on Genome Size Reduction in the High-Polyploid Carnivorous Plant Utricularia gibba from a Long-Read, Third Generation Assembly
Victor A. Albert, University at Buffalo; Tianying Lan, University at Buffalo; Alan Cervantes-Perez, LANGEBIO, CINVESTAV; Rikky W. Purbojati, Nanyang Technological University; Chunfang Zheng, University of Ottawa; David Sankoff, University of Ottawa; Enrique Ibarra-Laclette, Instituto de Ecología A.C.; Luis Herrrera-Estrella, Laboratorio Nacional de Genomica para la Biodiversidad; Stephan Schuster, Nanyang Technological University

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