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11th – 13th June 2012. Imperial Botanical Beach Hotel, Entebbe, Uganda.
Finally – the tomato genome paper has been published in Nature! In this paper both the Heinz genome and the genome of a wild relative S. pimpinellifolium are described. This has been a major coordinated international effort – as is reflected in the >300 authors from 14 countries! The quality of the assembly covering more than 35,000 genes is considered to be one of the best ever published. Well done everyone who has been involved.
The International Tomato Genome Consortium has released a new assembly, version 1.50. This version includes polishing with Solexa and SOLID sequences, and improved scaffolds based on BAC end linkage data. Please refer to the Data Agreement.
The whole genome shotgun assembly for the close wild relative of tomato, Solanum pimpinellifolium, has been pre-released on SGN by the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory scientists Doreen Ware, Richard McCombie and Zach Lippman. The dataset can be downloaded and used for BLAST. Please read the accompanying Data Agreement carefully.
The March 2010 newsletter from the Solanaceae Coordinated Agricultural Project (Volume 2, issue 2) is available, see attachment.
The new tomato genetic map of Kazusa has been made public, see http://www.kazusa.or.jp/tomato/.
A success story describing the draft release of the tomato genome was published by EU-SOL in EU Agrinet, please follow the link.
Since last academic year, a Master of Biochemistry and Biotechnology is offered at Ghent University. This training is open to students with a Bachelor or Masters degree. Our department contributes largely to the curriculum and major in Plant Biotechnology. All courses will be taught in English. This training is an excellent preparation for a PhD in plant biotechnology and an exquisite steppingstone to a promising career in agro-industry.
Thursday 1 May 2008 at the Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain, London
AGRON-OMICS (Arabidopsis Growth Network Integrating -OMICS technologies) is an Integrated Project funded by the European Commission within the Framework Program 6 involving the top European plant research institutes (www.agron-omics.eu). The AGRON-OMICS research program focuses on the integration of a wide range of molecular profiling and phenotyping technologies to unravel leaf and plant growth gene regulatory networks.
South African participation in the European Union's Sixth Framework Programme for Research