[Arabidopsis] Plant Genome Evolution Conference- Amsterdam

Joanna Friesner via arab-gen%40net.bio.net (by jdfriesner from ucdavis.edu)
Fri Mar 18 13:56:32 EST 2011

Plant Genome Evolution - A Current Opinion Conference
4-6 September 2011, NH Grand Krasnapolsky, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Welcome from the Conference Chair – Yves Van de Peer

The first plant genome sequence, the one of the model organism Arabidopsis
thaliana, was presented in December of the year 2000. The second one, of
rice, followed more than a year later, in April 2002. The poplar genome,
which was third, was only published in late 2006. However, due to the
recent progress in next-generation sequencing technologies, the number of
completely sequenced plant genomes is rapidly increasing. On top of that,
also more and more functional genomics data are becoming available for
plants. All this makes this an extremely fascinating era for plant science
and, amongst other things, allows studying plant genome evolution at many
different levels. It is therefore my great pleasure to invite you all to
the conference on Plant Genome Evolution, where you will be able to meet
the leading experts in the field and to hear about their latest
discoveries. It is also a great venue where you can share your latest
findings on topics as diverse as plant genomes, gene and genome
duplications, genetic variation, plant systems biology, and plant
bioinformatics. Hope to see you soon in Amsterdam and stay tuned!

Conference Themes:

    * Genome structural diversity
    * Gene and genome duplication
    * Genetic variation and ecogenomics
    * Genomic views on hybridization, heterosis and speciation
    * Plant systems biology: the road from genotype to phenotype
    * Future directions in plant genomics 

For more information on these topics please visit www.PlantGenomeEvolution.com

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