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About the Webinar

In this webinar and live panel discussion, hear how experts in the genome assembly space are utilizing chromosome-scale genome assemblies to advance their research in conservation, evolutionary biology, translational research and beyond.

Key Takeaways

  • Learn how cutting-edge sequencing and computational methods allow researchers to reconstruct genomes of any complexity, and what this means for human health and biodiversity
  • Hear about case studies from the Vertebrate Genomes Project, and how the availability of many genomes opens the door to new opportunities for biological research
  • Get a glimpse into the evolutionary genomics of Brenthis fritillary butterflies! Learn how genome assemblies help researchers understand the mode and tempo of chromosome evolution in this genus

Meet the Speakers

Shilpa Garg, PhD

Assistant Professor, University of Copenhagen

Dr. Garg will share her work chromosome-scale haplotype-resolved assembly and pangenomics.

Giulio Formenti, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow, The Rockefeller University

Dr. Formenti will present on chromosome-scale reference genomes for a new era in biology.

Alex MacKintosh

PhD Student, University of Edinburgh

Mr. MacKintosh will present on genome assembly, chromosome evolution, and speciation in Brenthis fritillary butterflies.