Next Meeting: 16 May 2017, Rothamsted Research, Harpenden, AL5 2JQ
Genomics is increasingly being seen as a tool that can be applied to facilitate research in a wide variety of areas, and the availability of insect genomes has increased rapidly. these tools are becoming increasingly widely available as sequencing costs continue to plummet. The goal of this SIG is to bring together both genomics practitioners and those who are just starting out or planning to use genomics techniques in Entomology. Invited speakers at or first meeting will be Mark Blaxter (The GenePool, Edinburgh), Dan Lawson (European Bioinformatics Institute and i5k initiative), and Lin Field (Rothamsted Research). We hope to cover a range of topics including new technologies, bioinformatic challenges and specific projects across entomology that involve genomic techniques.