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Special Seminor – Mari Miyamoto, PhD (K.K. Oxford Nanopore Technologies)

Special Seminor

Title

Oxford Nanopore Sequencing: from basics to the latest updates

Speaker

Mari Miyamoto, PhD /
Business and Technical Applications Manager, K.K. Oxford Nanopore Technologies

Date

13 December 2017 13:00 – 15:00

Access

Room W-302, Faculty of Agriculture Main Bldg., Yoshida North Campus, Kyoto University
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Abstract

Oxford Nanopore Technologies has commercialized a hand-held DNA/RNA sequencer MinION since 2015. During 2016 to 2017, numerous updates were applied that increase accuracy and throughput dramatically. On top of that high throughput version of sequencer, GridION and PromethION are announced and Nanopore sequencing technologies applications cover from small size of genome to large genome. In this seminar we introduce basic chemistry of nanopore sequencing and wide range of its applications. Besides we will share the latest information from New York Community meeting which was hold in the end of last month including Hunan RNA data release (Direct RNA sequence and cDNA sequence using MinION and GridION), VolTRAX library automation system and field kit using lyophilised sequencing chemistry.

* Language: English

We welcome you to join us for the seminar!

Special Seminor – Mr. Ben White (Earlham Institute, Norwich, UK)

Special Seminor

Raising the profile of yam: Whole genome sequence and sex determination of white Guinea yam revealed
Speaker

Ben White / Earlham Institute, Norwich, UK

Date

28 Novenber 2017 13:00 – 14:30

Access

Room W-214, Faculty of Agriculture Main Bldg., Yoshida North Campus, Kyoto University
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Further Informations

We welcome you to join us for the seminar!

Genome sequencing of Guinea yam

 Despite their importance in West Africa, yams have little recognition worldwide and are often confused with the completely unrelated sweet potato. Termed an “orphan crop” because of this restricted recognition, research into improving the crop has so far been limited. But now, new research published in BMC Biology reports the whole genome sequence of Guinea yam, setting the stage for genomics-assisted improvement to the crop.

Blog about Yam(writen by Prof. Terauchi)
>> Improving yams with genomics / BMC’s blog network

Research Article
>> Genome sequencing of the staple food crop white Guinea yam enables the development of a molecular marker for sex determination / BMC Biology

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民族自然誌研究会 第83回例会

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栽培植物の起源を探る旅
– 「西アフリカのヤムイモに魅せられて」
– 「ムギ農耕のふるさとを訪ねて ― イラク、イラン、トルコ」

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2016年6月25日(土)13:00-17:00

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京都大学薬学部構内 稲盛財団記念館3階大会議室

Special Seminor – Prof. Cyril Zipfel (The Sainsbury Laboratory, Norwich, UK)

Special Seminor

[Title]
Receptor kinase-mediated immunity: from the plasma membrane to the field

[Speaker]
Prof. Cyril Zipfel
(The Sainsbury Laboratory, Norwich, UK)

[Date]
June 02 (Friday), 2017
16:00 – 17:30

[Place]
Room W506, Faculty of Agriculture Main Bldg.
(North Campus, Kyoto University)
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[Abstract]
Cell surface receptor kinases are essential to perceive extracellular stimuli and to modulate cellular outputs during growth and development, as well as in response to environmental challenges. In plants, cell surface-localised pattern recognition receptors (PRRs) involved in ‘non-self’ innate immune perception are receptor kinases, or are part of heteromeric receptor kinase complexes. In my presentation, I will present our recent work that shed light on the molecular mechanisms that control the formation and activation of plant PRR complexes leading to downstream cell-autonomous immune responses. In addition, I will illustrate how the use of plant PRRs represents a promising biotechnological tool to engineer broad-spectrum and potentially durable disease resistance in crops.

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Special Seminor – Prof. Sophien Kamoun (The Sainsbury Laboratory, Norwich, UK)

Special Seminor

[Title]
Membrane trafficking at host-pathogen interface

[Speaker]
Prof. Sophien Kamoun
(The Sainsbury Laboratory, Norwich, UK)

[Date]
March 15 (Wednesday), 2017
15:00 – 17:00

[Place]
Room W522, Faculty of Agriculture Main Bldg.
(North Campus, Kyoto University)
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Abstract