Dovetail Genomics to Discuss Disruptive Technologies for Improving Disease-Resistant Crops

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In this free webinar, which LabRoots will host May 31, participants will better understand the role of genomics in developing durable disease resistance in crops and improving global food security.

Richard Michelmore, PhD Natural Sciences Professor of Genetics in the Departments of Plant Sciences, Molecular & Cellular Biology, and Medical Microbiology and Immunology

Although more remains to be learned, great advances have recently been made in the understanding of the molecular and genetic bases of disease resistance in plants. It is now time to deploy this knowledge to provide more durable disease resistance. Much of these advances have been enabled by improvements in analytical technologies.

In particular, high-throughput DNA sequencing enable detailed analysis of food crops and their pathogens. It is now possible to characterize the resistance gene repertoires of plants and variability in pathogen populations. This information can be used as the foundation for rational deployment of resistance genes to maximize the evolutionary hurdle for pathogens to become virulent.

In this webinar, sponsored by Dovetail Genomics, participants will learn about the genetic basis for disease resistance in plants and the value of high-quality reference genomes in crop research and improvement. In addition, participants will take away an understanding of how genomics is speeding up crop breeding programs.

The speaker for this event will be Dr. Richard Michelmore of the University of California, Davis. Dr. Michelmore currently is a professor of Genetics in the Departments of Plant Sciences, Molecular & Cellular Biology, and Medical Microbiology & Immunology; and Director of the Genome Center at UC-Davis. He earned his doctorate in natural science from the University of Cambridge. Dr. Michelmore’s research focuses on pathogens, genetic changes resistance in plants and development of disease resistance in crops.

LabRoots will host the event May 31, 2017, beginning at 9:00 a.m. PDT, 12:00 p.m. EDT. To read more about this event, learn about the continuing education credits offered, and to register for free, click here.

About Dovetail Genomics
Dovetail Genomics LLC is transforming genomics by making long-range information readily accessible to all. The company enables researchers and clinicians to solve complex problems involving de novo assembly, structural variation, microbiome analysis, cancer research, phasing analysis and more by providing them a more comprehensive view of the genome. Its proprietary in vitro proximity ligation approach simplifies genomic discovery by integrating the highest quality long-range genomic information with next-gen sequencing output. Dovetail is based in Santa Cruz, California. For more information on Dovetail, its technology, and service offerings, visit dovetailgenomics.com. Follow Dovetail on Twitter @DTGenomics.

About Labroots
LabRoots is the leading scientific social networking website, which provides daily scientific trending news, as well as produces educational virtual events and webinars, on the latest discoveries and advancements in science. Contributing to the advancement of science through content sharing capabilities, LabRoots is a powerful advocate in amplifying global networks and communities. Founded in 2008, LabRoots emphasizes digital innovation in scientific collaboration and learning, and is a primary source for current scientific news, webinars, virtual conferences, and more. LabRoots has grown into the world’s largest series of virtual events within the Life Sciences and Clinical Diagnostics community.

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