Following in the series of abstracts from the last few weeks, this week we share with you Remco Ursem's abstract. Remco will be representing Rijk Zwaan, a breeder and producer of seeds based in Netherlands. His presentation title is: "Challenges in Next Generation Bioinformatics for Vegetable Breeding"
Abstract: With a genome reference available for almost all crops we are working on a great wealth of research opportunities emerges. Analyzing data from large scale resequencing or transcriptome sequencing projects demands a serious bioinformatics capacity. Not only the dimensions of hardware and infrastructure, but also the tools and how we bring it all together has to be adapted, this is a challenge. How to deal with >100 samples projects and multiple references per species? Pan-genomes and visualization? Integrating this big data with ever growing knowledge for lead discovery? Some ideas and directions we see as a breeding company.