Date: Tuesday, 8 March 2016, 10 am (Manila Time)


Genomic technologies coupled with new computational approaches have led to new insights into the genomes of key plant species, particularly agriculturally important crops. We will discuss some general opportunities for plant genome research in the Philippines, and illustrate some of these with examples from my laboratory’s work on Asian and African rice and date palms.

michael_puruggananDr. Michael Purugganan

Dean of Science, NYU, USA
Dorothy Schiff Professor of Genomics
NYU Center for Genomics and Systems Biology
Purugganan Lab

About the Speaker

Michael Purugganan is the Silver Professor of Biology and Dorothy Schiff Professor of genomics, as well as the Dean of Science at New York University. He studies plant genomics, particularly crop evolutionary genomcs. He is the recipient of an Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Young Investigator Award, and was named a Guggenheim Fellow and a Kavli Fellow. In 2005 was elected a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He serves on the editorial board of various journals in plant biology and evolutionary genetics, and is a member of the National Science Foundation Biological Sciences Advisory Committee, and the US representative to the Council of Scientists of the Human Frontier Science Program.

Webinar Slides and References:
Powerpoint Slides
Environmental gene regulatory influence networks in rice (Oryza sativa): response to water deficit, high temperature and agricultural environments
Whole genome re-sequencing of date palms yields insights into diversification of a fruit tree crop