Genome sequence for mother of ash dieback survival
The first sequence data for a survivor of the ash dieback epidemic has been made available by scientists from The Genome Analysis Centre (TGAC) as part of a research collaboration led by the John Innes Centre and The Sainsbury Laboratory. The data is available for analysis on crowdsourcing site OpenAshDieBack.
TGAC at Science in Norwich Day 2013
TGAC4Kids joined the Science in Norwich Day on 2nd June at the Forum, Norwich. The Genome Analysis Centre (TGAC) had the pleasure of engaging with the kids and general public, exhibiting hands on activities such as Blueberry DNA extraction and 'Guess the genome size' games and competitions.
Unravelling the genetic code of the Ash Dieback survivor “tree 35”.
Norwich, UK, Tue., 14 May 2013 - The Genome Analysis Centre (TGAC) scientists are addressing challenges in ash tree genomics as part of collaborative research funded by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) and Defra.
TGAC new Scientific Advisory Board: a multidisciplinary set of key experts
Norwich, UK, 3rd May 2013 – Distinguished scientists from across the globe form the newly appointed Scientific Advisory Board of The Genome Analysis Centre (TGAC). Dr. Ewan Birney of the EMBL-European Bioinformatics Institute will serve as Chair, and is joined by Prof. Martien Groenen of Wageningen University, the Netherlands; Prof. Keith Edwards of the University of Bristol, UK; Prof. Mark Blaxter of the University of Edinburgh, UK; Dr. Jack Gilbert of Argonne National Laboratory, USA; Dr. Joe Tohme of the CGIAR-International Center of Tropical Agriculture, Colombia; Dr. Deanna Church of the National Center for Biotechnology Information, USA; Prof. Enrico Coen of the John Innes Centre, UK; and Prof. Christine Orengo of University College London, UK.
TGAC hosted the Friends of John Innes evening on Tuesday 23rd April. More than 100 attendees from the general public, including farmers, breeders, retired scientists and prospective scientists attended. The theme for this evening was "Genebanks, more valuable than gold?". The verdict was, YES 100% more valuable.
How fishy is the human genome?
Norwich, UK, Wednesday, 17 April 2013 – The Genome Analysis Centre (TGAC) is proud to have been part of the international effort led by the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute to sequence and annotate the zebrafish genome. Dr Matt Clark, current leader of the TGAC Sequencing Technology Development group at TGAC is one of the lead authors of the scientific manuscript published today in Nature. TGAC’s acting director Dr Mario Caccamo, Dr Christine Bird, Kirsten McLay and former director Prof Jane Rogers are also authors of this work.
First sequenced Vietnamese rice genomes.
Norwich, UK, Hanoi, Vietnam Friday, 12 April 2013 - A collaboration of researchers from the UK and Vietnam has sequenced the genome of 36 lines of Vietnamese rice for the first time.
Metagenomics gone viral.
Norwich, UK, Monday, 8 April 2013 – The Genome Analysis Centre (TGAC) is proud to be part of a research collaboration that involves several research institutions across the globe with the objective to characterise the viruses encountered in Eidolon helvum, an African fruit bat. This species lives in close contact with humans and is a potential host for emerging zoonotic viruses. As recently reported in a publication in the scientific journal Virology1, the study resulted in the characterisation of the viruses of E. helvum, the detection of a chiropteran poxvirus and the isolation of a novel bat adenovirus.