Prof Peter Gresshoff recently returned from presenting at the PAG Conference in San Diego (USA) along with Mrs Alina Tollenaere (Lab and Operations Manager) and Centre associate A/Prof Jacqui Batley. Two PhD students, Manuel Zander and Reece Tollenaere, also attended. Manuel was successful in obtaining a PAG Travel Award.
 
The Plant & Animal Genome conference is designed to provide a forum on recent developments and future plans for plant and animal genome projects. Consisting of technical presentations, poster sessions, exhibits and workshops, the conference is an excellent opportunity to exchange ideas, and applications on this internationally important project. Over 2,800 participants attended, making it the main “Genome” conference in the world.
 
After the PAG meeting, Professor Gresshoff visited the biofuel firm TerViva in Oakland, then presented the Pongamia project to the Joint Genome Institute (JGI) at Walnut Creek (CA) for possible future genome assembly of the biofuel feedstock. He also presented a major seminar on nodulation control at Stanford University.

 

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