Dempewolf, Hannes , Cronk, Quentin .
Applying Modern Genomic Tools to the Management and Characterization of Plant Genetic Resources.
As new sequencing technologies become rapidly available, the price for sequencing is predicted to drop continuously. The human genomics community in particular is pressing hard for cheaper and faster sequencing methods as they promise new and improved treatments in the area of medicine. The great potential of these technologies for the field of plant genetic resource management have so far remained largely untapped. Soon, germplasm will become distinguishable on the level of varieties and land races with standardized methods that are fast, reliable and affordable. The great opportunities for plant genetic resource management that arrive with these new technologies need to be explored. Challenges of already established methods, such as plant DNA-barcoding, should be addressed and limitations of such techniques should be discussed in the context of plant genetic resource management. The diversity of crops regarding their reproductive biology, agricultural management and genetic make-up, poses a particular challenge that needs special consideration for the development of global standards. Furthermore a mediated discussion forum is envisioned, where scientists can freely exchange their ideas on this topic and debate controversial issues.
• The management and characterization of plant genetic resources in the age of genomics – chances and challenges
• Population genetic challenges and the potential of modern genomics technologies for the management and characterization of plant genetic resources
• Towards a rational, secure and effective long-term conservation strategy
• DNA barcoding: An oversimplified solution to a complex problem
• Challenges of applying molecular techniques to PGR management – a Canadian perspective
• Prospects and challenges of Solexa sequencing for PGR characterization
• Prospects and challenges of 454 sequencing for PGR characterization
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Full workshop description is at:
1 - University of British Columbia, Botany Department, 3529-6270 University Blvd, Vancouver, British Columbia, V6T 1Z4, Canada
2 - University of British Columbia, Botanical Garden and Centre for Plant Research. Department of Botany, 6804 SW Marine Drive, Vancouver, British Columbia, V6T 1Z4, Canada
Presentation Type: Workshop
Location: Blair CD/Gage
Date: Sunday, July 27th, 2008
Time: 8:00 AM