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Using data driven approaches to address fundamental biological questions in wheat

Tuesday 28 January 2020, 1.00PM

Speaker(s): Professor Anthony Hall, Earlham Institute, Norwich

Biology is now a data rich science and with only a computer you can ask fundamental biological questions using existing open data.  I will describe how my group has used open access data to explore the recombination landscape in wheat. How we identified an interesting recombination phenotype, a QTL with altered levels of recombination and candidate gene. Then how we confirmed the functionality for the novel RecQ helicase gene that belongs to an ancient clade that is missing in some plant lineages including Arabidopsis. All within three months and requiring only data generation to support our hypothesis.

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Location: Dianna Bowles Lecture Theatre (B/K/018)