报告题目:Application of Bioinformatics in Agriculture
报告人：Wong Sek Man, Department of Biological Sciences, National University of Singapore.
DNA sequencing of the genomes of plants and animals has provided enormous benefits to the agricultural community and can be used to search for the genes within these genomes and their functions, making plants and animals healthier, more disease resistant and higher yield. In recent years, with its unprecedented throughput, scalability, and speed, next-generation sequencing (NGS) enables researchers to study biological systems at a level never before possible.RNA-seq has been widely used to study transcriptomics in the whole genomes of plants and animals. It provides a precise measurement of global gene expression levels at a specific time.
We have conducted RNA-seq analyses to investigate plant virus-host interactions. Our models are plant viruses including Tobacco mosaic virus (TMV), Hibiscus latent Singapore virus (HLSV), Turnip crinkle virus (TCV), Cymbidium mosaic virus (CymMV) and Odontoglossum ringspot virus (ORSV) and plants Arabidopsis thaliana and Nicotiana benthamiana. I will introduce our work during the seminar.
The speaker is currently a Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences, National University of Singapore. He is concurrently a Senior Principal Investigator at the National University of Singapore Suzhou Research Institute. His main research areas are in plant virology. He was a guest Professor of Huazhong Agricultural University from 2011 to 2014. He obtained his BSc degree in Biology from the former Nanyang University (Singapore) and MSc and PhD degrees in Plant Pathology from West Virginia University and Cornell University, USA, respectively. He has published in Plant Disease, Phytopathology, Archives of Virology, Virus Genes, Journal of General Virology, Virology, Journal of Virology, Molecular Plant Microbe Interactions, etc. He serves as editor for PLOS One and Scientific Reports and is a member of the International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses (ICTV).