Wednesday, May 7, 2014

SNP Data Analysis Workshop Held

IRRI Training is currently holding a workshop on Single Nucleotide Polymorphism (SNP) Data Analysis from 5 - 9 May 2014 at the IRRI Training Center.

The workshop aims to develop the skills of rice researchers on SNP analysis and bioinformatics. It includes hands-on computer training, where the participants will work on exercises individually with assistance from resource persons.

According to Maria Ymber Reveche, Associate Manager- Research Support of the Plant Breeding, Genetics, and Biotechnology Division (PBGB), the workshop introduces the participants to the tools available to discover SNP markers related to important traits which can be used for the improvement of rice varieties.

The workshop is offered to researchers and scholars who conduct SNP analysis in their research. A total of 21 participants from different countries in Asia are being trained on the workshop.

Coordinators of the workshop are Dr. Michael Thomson, Scientist, Molecular and Marker Applications of IRRI-PBGB, Dr. Ramil P. Mauleon, Scientist and Bioinformatics Specialist of IRRI T.T. Chang Genetics Resources Center (TTC-GRC) and Dr. Kenneth McNally, Senior Scientist for Computational Biology.

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