[Roundtable Discussion]
Empowering Agrigenomics:
Solutions tailored for Research towards Sustainable Agriculture
When: Monday, 6th June 2022
Time: 11am Singapore | 1pm Sydney | 10am Bangkok | 12pm Tokyo

Today, we face a wide range of challenges, from the growing world population to climate changes threatening our agriculture industry. With the advances in genomic sequencing, researchers can now identify desirable traits via genetic engineering to meet these growing challenges. From building quality assembly in de novo species, cultivars breeding and selection, to meeting food sustainability modelling. We can now deliver impactful results to the global community and build a sustainable ecosystem for the generation to come.

In this roundtable discussion, Professor Robert Park at the School of Life and Environmental Sciences, University of Sydney and Dr. Jarkko Tapani Salojarvi at the School of Biological Sciences, Nanyang Technological University together with experts at Novogene will be discussing the future, trends, advancements, and the impact of genomics applications on agriculture research.

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Get up close and personal with our esteemed speakers and moderator at this Roundtable Discussion on Agrigenomics that matters.
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The Moderator
Chris Looi, Ph.D
Technical Support Manager at Novogene AMEA (APAC, Middle-East & Africa)

Chris is currently the Technical Support Manager at Novogene AMEA. He received his Ph.D in plant biology from the National University of Singapore. He has extensive experience in research and lab management, having did his postdoctoral at the Nara Institute of Science and Technology, Japan, and Temasek Life Sciences Laboratory Ltd, Singapore.
Meet the Speakers
Prof. Robert Park
Director of Cereal Rust Research at the School of Life and Environmental Sciences, Faculty of Science, University of Sydney

Winner of the Eureka Prize for Leadership in Innovation and Science (2020),  Professor Robert Park is a highly regarded plant pathologist who has successfully translated his scientific discoveries into real world application. His research has had a sustained global impact on the economic viability of cereal production and food security.

  • A Chromosome-Scale Assembly of the Wheat Leaf Rust Pathogen Puccinia triticina Provides Insights Into Structural Variations and Genetic Relationships With Haplotype Resolution. Front Microbiol. 2021 Jul 29;12:704253. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2021.704253.
  • Austropuccinia psidii, causing myrtle rust, has a gigabase-sized genome shaped by transposable elements. G3 (Bethesda). 2021 Apr 23;11(3):jkaa015. doi: 10.1093/g3journal/jkaa015. 
  • Adaptive defence and sensing responses of host plant roots to fungal pathogen attack revealed by transcriptome and metabolome analyses. Plant Cell Environ. 2021 Dec;44(12):3526-3544. doi: 10.1111/pce.14195.

Dr. Jarkko Salojarvi
Lead PI/ Assistant Professor, Bioinformatics for Molecular Biology and Genomics at the Nanyang Technological University (NTU) Singapore.

Dr. Jarkko's research focuses on using statistical modelling and combining different -omics tools to study population genomics and systems biology in tree species. A particular interest is the link between microevolution and macroevolution, and the impact toward forestry.

Lu Wang, M.Sc.
Senior Product Manager at Novogene AMEA (APAC, Middle-East & Africa)

Lu is the Senior Product Manager for Plants and Animals Sequencing at Novogene AMEA. She has five years of research and development experience at Novogene, revolving around plant and animal genome assembly and resequencing using long reads and short reads sequencing technologies. She also has a comprehensive understanding of the global sequencing market.

Novogene is a leading provider of genomics services and solutions for the research and clinical fields. We have a global footprint with sequencing labs in Singapore, China, the US (at The University of California at Davis campus), and the UK (Cambridge). The AMEA regional headquarters is in Singapore, overseeing a dynamic and diverse region with presence in Singapore, Japan, Hong Kong, Australia, India and across the region through our network of local partners.

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