The Earlham Institute (UK) and the Universidad Catolica de Santa María (Perú) are organising the first scientific workshop on 'Integrating omic-based technologies for the valorisation of Peruvian crop biodiversity' to be held in Arequipa - Perú (Universidad Catolica Santa María) from 10 to 12 September 2019.
This workshop is supported by Researcher Links, grant, ID 226-2018-FONDECYT, under the Newton-Paulet Partnership and is funded by the UK Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy and Fondo Nacional de Desarrollo Científico, Tecnológico y de Innovación Tecnológica (FONDECYT) and delivered by the British Council.
The high diversity of crops in Peru has great potential for the development of the country. However, an important proportion of the current research projects lack an integrated approach which leads to a fragmented knowledge of Peruvian crop biodiversity and a limited impact on the local agriculture.
This first scientific workshop aims at understanding the potential of the application of high-throughput 'omics-technologies' such as genomics, transcriptomics, proteomics, chemical computing and metabolomics for the characterization and valuation of the genetic biodiversity of Peruvian crops in a more holistic and integrative approach.
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