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Thursday Seminar

Thursday, September 24, 2015, 01:15pm - 02:15pm


The Explosion of Rice Bioinformatics


​​​Nickolai Alexandrov
Senior Scientist
T.T. Chang Genetic Resources Center (TTCGRC​)​


​​​Rice bioinformatics exploded when the 3,000 rice genome sequencing project was completed last year. An unprecedented amount of sequence data required immediate attention—it had to be reliably stored, carefully quality-controlled, properly organized in data structures, and thoroughly analyzed. Not everything went smoothly and there were unexpected delays and a few mistakes. Nevertheless, the main results from this project have been made available to the rice community via a friendly and interactive web portal.

How does this data help breeders and other rice scientists in their work? What have we achieved and what new discoveries should we expect in the near future? How should we be prepared to meet new challenges in rice bioinformatics? More questions will be discussed and some of them will be answered in this seminar.


Havener Auditorium, International Rice Research Institute, Los Baños, 4030 Laguna, Philippines