Professor Arthur Georges, Institute for Applied Ecology, University of Canberra
Advancing knowledge using nextgen technologies has always involved a tussle between coming up with questions of substance, having the necessary samples, the technological challenges of sequencing, and the bioinformatics. Each vie for the crown of being the biggest bottleneck impeding progress. The ground has just shifted with affordable commercial generation of SNP genotyping, bringing nextgen sequencing and high thoughput genotyping, involving typically 10s of thousands of nuclear markers, to the fingertips of a wide range of disciplines with previously intractable questions. A recent survey of molecular ecology projects showed that 79.2% relied on the Illumina platform for sequencing and 53% used representational approaches to genomics such as Restriction site Associated DNA (RAD) sequencing or DArTSeq (ddRAD) sequencing.
Arthur will give an informal talk on his use of SNP markers to first rapidly address a practical problem faced by the NSW conservation agencies in conserving an endemic native species, and second, the application of SNP genotyping in species level phylogeography as a challenge to the dominance of mitochondrial DNA markers for such investigations.
Gould Meeting Room, RSB (#116)
2.30pm to 3.30pm
TIC Techniques In Computational Genomics
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