Crop Biotech Update

Latest Genomics Technologies to Advance Life Science: Highlights of Int'l Conference on Genomics

December 5, 2012

The recently concluded 3-day 7th International Conference on Genomics (ICG) and Bio-IT APAC 2012 in Hongkong successfully highlighted research and technology updates such as the latest sequencing and bioinformatics technologies for application in human diseases and in enhancing global agriculture development, as well as for big data management. Topics on the application of genomics in Agriculture include the latest genomic studies on important crops and livestock. Noted experts delivered reports on the studies of potato, soybean, conifer, and other model plants, demonstrating the power of whole genome sequencing in expediting genetic studies of crops.

The conference organized by the Beijing Genomics Institute (BGI) provided the 300 participants an excellent platform for researchers to exchange their knowledge and insights on sequencing and bioinformatics technologies. During the closing ceremonies, BGI announced the plan for organizing series of ICG conferences in 2013, including ICG-Europe, ICG-Americas and ICG-8 to promote more international collaborations and accelerate innovations and applications of genomics research under a global effort.

For more details on the Conference highlights, see