From January 14th to 18th it’s all about genomes
Starting 2017 on a high, TomGEM will be strongly represented at the Plant & Animal Genome Conference (PAG) taking place from January 14th-18th in San Diego California, United States.
TomGEM partner INRA (Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique) will present results regarding the use of the CRISPR/Cas 9 method utilized to mutate specific genes in tomato and the description of the corresponding phenotype (“CRISPR/Cas9-Mediated Mutagenesis of Floral Termination Genes: A Way to Control Fruit Size”). This technique is in use in Work Package 2 of TomGEM. At the conference, the group will have the opportunity to meet other scientists working with the same tool and to exchange views.
Furthermore, Dr Mohamed Zouine from the TomGEM coordinating institution INPT (Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse) will give a talk on a TomGEM-related topic: “TomExpress, a Unified Tomato RNA-Seq Platform for Visualization of Expression Data, Clustering and Correlation Networks”.
Another member of the project consortium, Prof. Antonio Granell from CSIC (Agencia Estatal Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas), who is also the coordinator of TRADITOM, a H2020 initiative collaborating with TomGEM, will participate in the conference presenting the TRADITOM project.
The PAG Conference is designed to provide a forum on recent developments and future plans for plant & animal genome projects. PAG brings together over 3000 leading genetic scientists and researchers in plant and animal research, and over 130 exhibits, 150 workshops, 1100 posters and over 1800 abstracts. With visitors from over 50 countries each year, the conference is an excellent opportunity for scientists to exchange ideas and collaborate.