This conference will be held June 5-8, 2017 and seeks to address the intersection of newly emerging genomic technologies and their application to crop improvement.

Traditional breeding and crop improvement are undergoing a transformation as these disciplines expand to include genomic based, large-scale DNA genotype information, comparative functional insight from expression analyses, and new tools for selecting superior gene combinations while breeding crops to meet the challenges of population growth, declining natural resources and climate variability. For this meeting, we will bring together leading researchers applying genomic based techniques to crop improvement and plant molecular breeding experts, along with traditional breeders who are interested in applying these techniques within their crops of interest.

In addition, you will have the opportunity to attend a FREE Phytozome Workshop Monday, June 5, from 3:30 – 5:30 PM at the Jackson Center.

Phytozome, the Joint Genome Institute’s Plant Genomics Portal, is the home of all post-sequencing analyses of the eight JGI Flagship Plant Genomes, as well as the integration point for comparative analyses of these flagships in the context of other plant genomes produced at the JGI and externally.

In this workshop, you will learn about the current version 12 of Phytozome as well as provides a preview of version 13, a significant redesign of Phytozome’s software architecture and user interface. Click here to register for the workshop.

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Or call: 256-327-5218.

At HudsonAlpha, we are applying the techniques of genomic research to plants and agriculture through both de novo sequencing of important crops and functional genomics research. Extraordinary progress in plant genomics has been made here at the Institute and around the world since our last meeting two years ago. Over the next four days, we invite you to join the conversation about genomics-enabled crop breeding and improvement so we can all learn from the latest developments in integrating data into crop applications. We hope the schedule of presentations from international experts will provide a forum for thought provoking discussion throughout the conference, including during the wide variety of social events and in the exhibitor spaces.


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