The 3rd Plant Genomics Congress: USA

Attracting plant science experts working in areas including next generation sequencing, genomics, phenomics, proteomics, bioinformatics and data management, the conference will examine the latest NGS platforms and Omic technologies suitable for progressing plant based research. The event focuses on aspects such as molecular marker development, breeding, crop and trait improvement, stress resistance, bioenergy, evolution studies and pathology as well understanding tools to overcome bottlenecks and enable successful data analysis and management. Presentations concentrate on, but are not limited to, regional crops including wheat, maize, barley, soybean, rice, tomatoes etc. in order to attract delegates from across the US region and beyond.

Plant research has transformed dramatically over the last 5 years as a result of the revolutionary breakthroughs and reduction in cost in sequencing. Many plants and crops have been successfully sequenced and a wide range of biological data sets made available. Plant scientists are therefore making use of state of the art sequencing platforms to help explain biological principals, advance research and enable benefits such as crop improvement by harnessing the greater understanding of plant genomes.

Should you be either an expert already using NGS for plant analysis with a desire to extend your knowledge or for researchers keen to invest in sequencing technology and looking to learn which platform suits your requirements, the conference will provide an interactive networking forum to answer your queries through a vibrant exhibition room full of technology providers showcasing their technologies and solutions, expert led case study presentations and interactive Q&A panel discussions examining topics through four separate tracks:
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The Speaker Panel Includes:

Adam BogdanoveAdam Bogdanove
Professor, Department of Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology
Cornell University

Maureen HansonMaureen Hanson
Liberty Hyde Bailey Professor, Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics
Cornell University

Michael ScanlonMichael Scanlon
Professor of Plant Biology
Cornell University

David GalbraithDavid Galbraith
Professor, School of Plant Sciences, BIO5 Institute, Biomedical Engineering, & Institute of the Environment
University of Arizona

Brian Vande BergBrian Vande Berg
Senior Principal Scientist
Bayer Crop Science

Patrick ZhaoPatrick Zhao
Associate Professor, Plant Biology Division
Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation

Eve WurteleEve Wurtele
Professor, Department of Genetics, Development and Cell Biology
Iowa State University

Karen HudsonKaren Hudson
Research Molecular Biologist, USDA-ARS and Adjunct Assistant Professor
Purdue University Department of Agronomy

Yubin LiYubin Li
Professor, Biotechnology Research Institute
Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, China

Dina St ClairDina St. Clair
Professor of Genetics, Department of Plant Sciences
UC Davis

Michael SussmanMichael Sussman
Professor and Director of UW Biotechnology Center
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Carolyn LawrenceCarolyn Lawrence
Professor, Department of Genetics, Development and Cell Biology
Iowa State University

Zhanyuan ZhangZhanyuan Zhang
Research Associate Professor and Director of Plant Transformation Core Facility, Division of Plant Sciences
University of Missouri

Kulvinder GillKulvinder Gill
Professor and Director, Climate Resilient Wheat Innovation Lab
Washington State University

Andy PereiraAndy Pereira
Professor, Anheuser-Busch and Arkansas Wholesalers Professorship in Plant Molecular Genetics
University of Arkansas

Henry NguyenHenry Nguyen
Endowed Professor, Director of National Center for Soybean Biotechnology
University of Missouri

Jane GlazebrookJane Glazebrook
Professor, College of Biological Sciences
University of Minnesota

Peggy LemauxPeggy Lemaux
Faculty, Department of Plant and Microbial Biology
UC Berkeley

Surinder ChopraSurinder Chopra
Professor of Maize Genetics, Department of Plant Science
Pennsylvania State University

Ry WagnerRy Wagner
Chief Technology Officer
Agrinos

Stephen MooseStephen Moose
Professor, Department of Crop Sciences
University of Illinois

Ross SozzaniRoss Sozzani
Assistant Professor, Department of Plant and Microbial Biology
North Carolina State University

Argelia LorenceArgelia Lorence
Associate Professor in Metabolic Engineering
Arkansas State University

Roger WiseRoger Wise
Research Geneticist, USDA-ARS &
Professor, Department of Plant Pathology and Microbiology, Iowa State University

Stanton GelvinStanton Gelvin
Edwin Umbarger Distinguished Professor of Biology, Department of Biological Sciences
Purdue University

Gustavo Caetano-AnollesGustavo Caetano-Anolles
Professor of Bioinformatics, Department of Crop Sciences
University of Illinois

Henrik SchellerHenrik Scheller
Adjunct Professor of Plant and Microbial Biology
UC Berkeley

Molly HammellMolly Hammell
Assistant Professor
Cold Spring Harbour Laboratory

Nataliade LeonNatalia de Leon
Associate Professor, Department of Agronomy
University of Wisconsin Madison

Martin BohnMartin Bohn
Associate Professor, Department of Crop Sciences
University of Illinois

Kevin ChildsKevin Childs
Assistant Professor, Department of Plant Biology
Michigan State University

Shin-han ShiuShin-Han Shiu
Associate Professor, Department of Plant Biology
Michigan State University

Olga PontesOlga Pontes
Principal Investigator
Shanghai Center for Plant Stress Biology, China

Doug AllenDoug Allen
Research Scientist and Principal Investigator
USDA-ARS/Donald Danforth Plant Science Center

Felix HauserFelix Hauser
Assistant Project Scientist, Division of Biological Sciences
University of California San Diego

Yinong YangYinong Yang
Associate Professor, Department of Plant Pathology and Environmental Microbiology
Pennsylvania State University

Mike ThompsonTrack Chair -
Mike Thompson
Associate Director - Agrigenomics Global Lead
Illumina

Chair
Gloria Burow
Plant Geneticist
USDA-ARS, USA

Matthew Hufford
Assistant Professor, Department of Ecology, Evolution and Organismal Biology
Iowa State University

Pal Maliga
Distinguished Professor, Waksman Institute of Microbiology
Rutgers University

William Barbazuk
Associate Professor, Department of Biology
University of Florida

Peter Morrell
Assistant Professor of Computational Biology
University of Minnesota

Paul Chomet
Genetic Marker Discovery & Development Lead
Monsanto

Andrew Carroll
DNAnexus

Wolfgang Goettel
Research Molecular Biologist
Donald Danforth Plant Science Center

Olga Pontes
Principal Investigator
Shanghai Center for Plant Stress Biology, Shanghai

Roger Beachy
Director of the World Food Center
UC Davis

14 Sep - 15 Sep 2015
St Louis
United States of America
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