• Event
  • Scientific training

Wheat as a model organism

This workshop is targeted at early career researchers that want to learn about the latest cutting edge resources available in polyploid wheat.

Start date:

06 December 2016

End date:

06 December 2016

Time:

09h30 - 17h00

Venue:

Earlham Institute

Registration deadline:

03 December 2016

Cost:

£30

About the event.

This workshop is targeted at early career researchers that want to learn about the latest cutting edge resources available in polyploid wheat.

Food security is recognised as a major global challenge, how to feed the world’s growing population against the backdrop of climate change. With the advent of the era of genomics-based technologies now is the time to translate fundamental plant biology research into crops. This workshop introduces the latest resources and the practical steps you can take to use them in your research.

Trainers

Dr Matthew Clark (EI), Dr Cristobal Uauy (JIC), Dr Ksenia Krasileva (EI), Prof Anthony Hall (EI), Dr Andy Phillips (RRes), Dr Dan Bolser(EBI) and Dr Guy Naamati (EBI).

Programme.

06 December 2016

Time

Topic

09:30 - 10:00

Registration at the Earlham Institute Reception

10:00 - 10:05

Welcome

10:05 - 10:20

Understanding the benefits and challenges of working in wheat– Ksenia Krasileva

10:20 - 11:30

Wheat Genomic Resources (Genome Assemblies, Gene Models, Gene Expression) – Matt Clark

11:30 - 11:45

Coffee break

11:45 - 12:30

Integrating Resources - Wheat resources at Ensembl (Dan Bolser) / Comparisons within and between species / Polymorphism data resources / How to find wheat orthologues

12:30 - 13:30

Lunch

13:30 - 15:30

Functional Genomics

15:30 - 16:00

Coffee break

16:00 - 17:00

Wheat Haplotypes – Cristobal Uauy

17:00 - 17:00

Depart

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