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Growing the Next Generation in Plant Genomics

Egan, Ashley N. [1].

Growing the Next Generation in Plant Genomics.

Conceptual Focus: This symposium will bring together scientists from across the country who are conducting leading edge research in plant genomics across various disciplines. The purpose of the symposium is to showcase how next gen methods are being used to explore biological questions across the breadth of botanical science such as genetic impacts of climate change, plant adaptations in a genomic context, or comparative genomics of seed plants. Much of the research being discussed will be either empirical or present novel methods for analyzing data. The symposium format is justified here to enable i) cutting edge research from leading labs to be presented together and ii) a balanced representation of scientists across gender and career stage; these goals are best obtained through invitation to speak at a symposium. Significance: Next generation methods are now well formulated and have become widely accessible. This symposium will present a variety of innovations in thought and application of these methodologies. The next (and current ) generation of scientists will likely be dealing with NGS technologies and must learn how to utilize these methods in their research. Our speakers are helping to sprout the next generation of genome scientists through teaching and training of colleagues, postdocs, and students in NGS methodologies. This symposium will provide scientists with examples of how NGS can be applied to botanical research and how these technologies are revolutionizing scientific disciplines. The increasing publicity and availability of next generation methods and their applications in botanical science make this symposium topic timely.

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1 - East Carolina University, Biology, Howell Science Complex N303a, Mailstop 551, Greenville, NC, 27858, USA

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Presentation Type: Symposium or Colloquium Presentation
Session: SY04
Location: Franklin C and D/Hyatt
Date: Monday, July 9th, 2012
Time: 1:30 PM
Number: SY04SUM
Abstract ID:48

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