Seminar Series Plant Sciences Wageningen UR, various dates, RADIX building, Wageningen University & Research Centre, Wageningen, The Netherlands
Seminar Series Plant Sciences Wageningen UR
Date: Tuesday November 4th, 2014
Time: 15.30 - 17.00 h
Venue: Wageningen University Campus, Radix Building, Building 107, Room W01, ground floor Radix-West, Droevendaalsesteeg 1, 6708 PB Wageningen.
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Topic to be discussed: 'Plant Bioinformatics'
Dick de Ridder (Chair Bioinformatics, Wageningen University, NL): 'Bioinformatics for the plant sciences'
Paul Kersey (Team Leader, Non-vertebrate Genomics European Bioinformatics Institute, Cambridge, UK): 'Ensembl Plants: Informatics infrastructure for cereal genomics'
Plant biology is increasingly a data-driven science. Where the first reference genomes were sequenced only recently, already programmes are completed or underway sequencing hundreds to thousands of varieties or individuals. Likewise, it is now routine to measure plant transcriptomics, proteomics or metabolomics under different conditions and/or over extensive periods of time. New developments in bioinformatics are required to keep up with this: not only for storing and analyzing all this data, but also to construct models of key biological mechanisms that integrate this data and to use these to formulate hypotheses and propose novel experiments. The Bioinformatics group aims to develop and apply novel computational methods to get from such -omics data to biological knowledge in the green life sciences.