SPP 1530: Flowering Time Control - from Natural Variation to Crop Improvement

Call for Abstracts and Participation


Call for Poster Abstracts and Participation



Meeting on Advances and Challenges of RNA-seq Analysis

Halle (Saale), 20-22 June 2012


The tremendous pace at which sequencing technologies have been developed over the last years has triggered a plethora of new research projects that were unthinkable a decade ago. Examples are the 1000 Genomes Project, the Genome 10K Project, the Human Microbiome Project, or the Plant 1KP Project. Next-generation sequencing technologies have not only led to incredible advances, but also to great challenges, and our goal is to bring together researchers from different fields of science to discuss these topics in a stimulating environment at Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg.

We would like to invite abstracts for posters on advances and challenges of RNA sequencing, both experimental and computational, from both users and developers of novel techniques. The meeting will be focused on plant transcriptomics, specifically on flowering time control, but otherwise ranging from small to long RNAs, from non-coding to coding RNAs, from model plants to crop plants. Despite the focus on plant transcriptomics, contributions to advances and challenges in bacterial, fungal, or animal RNA-seq analyses are highly welcome.


Keynote Speakers


- Gunnar Raetsch, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, USA:

  "Computational Methods for Accurate Transcriptome Reconstruction"


- Peter Stadler, University of Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany:

  "Hidden Treasures in RNA-seq Data Sets"


- Gane Ka-Shu Wong, University of Alberta, Alberta, Canada:

"1KP - An International Consortium Sequencing the Transcriptomes of 1000 Phylogenetically Diverse Plant Species from Angiosperms to Algae"


Key Dates


- Submission of abstracts for posters: May 28, 2012

- Notification of acceptance for posters: June 4, 2012

- Early registration deadline: May 31, 2012

- RNA-seq meeting: June 20-22, 2012


Organizing Committee


- Martina Bluemel, Kiel

- Ivo Grosse, Halle

- Yvonne Poeschl, Halle

- Wolf Zimmermann, Halle


Program Committee


- Ivo Grosse, Halle

- Korbinian Schneeberger, Cologne

- Dorothee Staiger, Bielefeld

- Conny Traenkner, Kiel




Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg, Von-Seckendorff-Platz 1, 06120 Halle (Saale), Germany




Martina Bluemel

Christian Albrechts University Kiel

Plant Breeding Institute

Am Botanischen Garten 1-9

24118 Kiel, Germany

Phone: +49 (0)431 880 2135

Fax: +49 (0)431 880 2566


Further Information


WWW: http://www.flowercrop.uni-kiel.de/scientific-workshops/rnaseq-workshop/

Email: m.bluemel(at)plantbreeding.uni-kiel.de

Program available at: http://cmsdemo36.rz.uni-kiel.de/en/scientific-workshops/meeting-on-advances-and-challenges-of-rna-seq-analysis/program

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