Induced mutations and TILLING in the era of genome editing


30th Mar 2022



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Date: 30 March 2022 (Wednesday)
Time: New York 10:30 | London 15:30 | Paris 16:30 | Singapore 22:30 | Tokyo 23:30 | Sydney 01:30 ( 31st March)
Duration: 60 minutes
Event structure: Presentation + Q&A
Registration fee: Complimentary access
Webinar on-demand: Available to view until midnight 15 April 2022 (registration is required)

Dr. Till will provide background and history around use of induced mutations for forward genetics (mutation breeding) citing examples in triploid banana and resistance to Fusarium wilt (TR4). Additionally, Dr Till will describe the use of TILLING in tomato and discuss his recent review in Trends in Plant Science regarding complementarity of induced mutations alongside precision gene editing methods such as CRISPR.

1st Presenter:

Dr. Brad Till – Former Lead of IAEA Plant Breeding and Genetics Laboratory Genomics Group, University of California Davis, Veterinary Genetics Lab

Dr. Till is molecular biologist and genome scientist with over 17 years of experience in using genomics to facilitate functional genomics, genetic screening and breeding. This includes developing and running high-throughput mutation discovery assays and services. He helped develop the TILLING reverse-genetic method and ran the Seattle TILLING Project facility for many years. Subsequently he joined the United Nations FAO/IAEA Joint Programme to target reverse genetic technologies to understudied crops important to food security in developing nations. Dr. Till received his Ph.D. from the University of Oregon and currently works with the Veterinary Genetics Lab at the University of California, Davis with a focus on bioinformatic analysis of whole genome and targeted amplicon data sets in animals.


2nd Presenter & Moderator:

Dr. Kristian Ridley – Project Sales Manager, Agrigenomics, Eurofins Genomics

Kris Ridley is the Project Sales Manager for Agrigenomics at Eurofins Genomics, and holds a PhD in Molecular Biology from the University of Nottingham, UK. Since transitioning from academic research to commercial life sciences in 2006, Kris has spent over 15 years in various roles, including Project Management, Technical Sales, and Business and Market Development. During this time, he spent 10 years based in Asia-Pacific, helping to launch various technology platforms for high throughput genotyping for applications in agrigenomics. Kris is currently based in the UK and manages global service projects across all agriculture markets, with a primary focus on microarray and NGS solutions.


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