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Long read sequencing for genome insights

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Agro Business Park 90

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Spring 2019 Meetup on Genome Insights

Including contest: Get a whole plant genome sequenced & assembled for free!

On Thursday March 21, 2019 KeyGene organizes a meetup on the perspectives of genome insights for innovation in plant breeding and plant sciences. The focus of this meetup is on the promises of long read sequencing, using Oxford Nanopore Technology platforms for plant breeding and research. Researchers from industry and academia will present the progress they made and the genome insights they obtained by using this technology.

Participants can choose to participate ‘off line’ or ‘interactive-on-line’.

The possibilities KeyGene offers its partners from industry and academia by using Nanopore sequencing are mind blowing. KeyGene has more than a decade experience in developing protocols for the isolation of high quality, high molecular weight DNA from plant cells. The bioinformatics team transform the sequencing data into information that gives genome insights. Thanks to these capabilities KeyGene exploits the great long read possibilities of the GridION and PromethION platforms in research projects in an unrivalled way.

This Spring 2019 meetup on Genome Insights, one of the crop innovation platforms of KeyGene, will show the perspectives from the viewpoint of the users, from both industry and academia.


Get a whole plant genome sequenced & assembled for free!

Whole genome sequencing at KeyGene is so powerful that this now becomes within reach for any plant breeder and scientist. That is why KeyGene organizes a contest: participants to the meeting who register before February 1, 2019, can 'enter' a plant genome during the registration. One of these participants will be selected for a free of charge sequencing & assembly of his/her plant genome.


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14:00 Reception

14:30 Opening by Arjen van Tunen, CEO KeyGene

  • Ian MacLaren-Lee, Oxford Nanopore Technology, Senior Market Development Manager – AgriGenomics: Nanopore sequencing: technology developments and applications in agriculture

  • Yogesh Gupta, The Sainsbury Laboratory UK, Post-Doctoral Scientist

  • Frank Breuer, KWS, Research Scientist Maize & Oilseed Crops: How Long read technology will impact breeding in the coming years

  • Winner of the free-of-charge sequenced & assembled plant genome: What I want to achieve by getting genome insights generated by Nanopore long reed sequencing

  • Anker Sørensen, KeyGene: Genome Insights, KeyGene's crop innovation platform that opens plant's black box

17:00 Catch up and discuss with KeyGene scientists, ONT specialists and colleagues from industry and science

Posibility to visit KeyGene's research greenhouse and NGS laboratory

(from 16h: off line only)

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