Aberystwyth Partnering Workshop 2015

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventWorkshop, Seminar, or Course


A workshop was held to discuss oat genotyping and genomics, and to provide hands-on training in new software. Two senior Canadian researchers (Dr Nick Tinker, AAFC Ottawa and Dr Robert Latta, Dalhousie University) were invited, with their travel and subsistence covered by the Partnering award. Dr Jess Schlueter (University of North Carolina at Charlotte) and Dr Giorgio Tumino (CRA, Fiorenzuola and Wageningen University) also attended, with independent funding and some support from Aberystwyth University. A number of IBERS colleagues also participated. Sessions covered genetic resources and selection of diverse material for future genotyping, phylogenetic analyses and sampling strategies, genome sequencing and genotyping-by-sequence (GbS) analyses. Use of Dr Tinker's new Haplotag software was demonstrated with hands-on analysis of new data from the IBERS' NAM population.

The workshop provided valuable training which has been put to good use with further NAM GbS analysis. Progress on the existing Avena Ancestors project, led by Dr Tinker, and on the hexaploid oat genome sequencing project, led by Dr Schlueter, was reviewed and future plans confirmed. Possible extensions of these projects to include further European collaboration were discussed. IBERS colleagues were updated on oat programmes and provided valuable suggestions for analyses.
Event typeWorkshop
LocationAberystwyth, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern IrelandShow on map
Degree of RecognitionInternational