A perspective on genomics, past, present and future
Dr Jane Rogers, Deputy CEO, International Wheat Genome Sequencing Consortium
Dr Jane Rogers has worked at the forefront of genomics research for over twenty years. Having trained initially as a biochemist, her research career eventually led to the responsibility for the development, operation and evolution of The Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute sequencing facility from 1993 until 2007, during which time she was a member of the Board of Management of the Institute and served on international advisory groups for genomics strategy and policies. Jane spent a year working with the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council to develop plans for a new genomics and bioinformatics research institute in the UK focusing on plants, animals and microbes. She served as Director of The Genome Analysis Centre (TGAC) from 2008 to 2013 and established several strategic research programmes, including genomics and bioinformatics analysis platforms for important crop plants. Whilst at TGAC she led the International Wheat Genome Sequencing Consortium (IWGSC) initiative, and since leaving Jane has worked with the consortium as Deputy Executive Director to develop plans and accelerate the production of a reference genome sequence for hexaploid wheat.
We are pleased that Jane has kindly agreed to share her experiences while visiting Australia. Please come along:
WHAT: A perspective on genomics, past, present and future, Dr Jane Rogers, Deputy CEO, International Wheat Genome Sequencing Consortium
WHEN: 10-11am, Tue 16 Feb 2016
WHERE: Seminar Space, Lab-14, 700 Swanston St, Carlton
For further information: https://www.vlsci.org.au/jane-rogers