PacBio Webinar Series

Getting the Most Out of Your Breeding Program with DNA & RNA Sequencing


Tuesday, September 21, 2021


10:00 a.m. PDT
1:00 p.m. EDT
6:00 p.m. BST


Understanding genome sequences and how they evolved is critical for harnessing that evolutionary process for agricultural improvement. Whether asking questions about the gain/loss of genes, the role of structural variation on phenotypic diversity, or identifying favorable alleles in exotic and wild species, DNA and RNA sequencing have proven to be extremely valuable tools for breeding programs all over the world. This panel-style webinar brings together three plant biologists to talk about their journeys into sequencing plant genomes and how these efforts have helped push plant breeding forward.


Join us for this webinar to understand:

  • The evolution of sequencing technologies and where they stand today
  • The experiences of three plant biologists incorporating sequencing into their work
  • How you can get a sequencing pilot project started for your research

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Michelle Vierra

Manager, Plant and Animal Sciences

Seth Crawford, Ph.D.

Oregon CBD

Steven J. Knapp, Ph.D.

Professor & Director of the Strawberry Breeding Program
UC Davis

Doreen Ware, Ph.D.

USDA-ARS, Adjunct Professor
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

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