Funding from Carlsberg to genomic analysis project – University of Copenhagen

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30 November 2015

Funding from Carlsberg to genomic analysis project

Researchers from Department for Plant and Environmental Sciences have received funding for an Illumina MiSeq benchtop sequencer from the Carlsberg Foundation.

Project on genomics analysis funded by Carlsberg
“Genomic analysis of information processing in plants” is the title of the project funded by the Carlsberg Foundation. The aim of the project is to gain a deeper understanding of how plants process information (e.g. form the environment) and translate this information into a physiological response.

The research group behind the application
The recipients of the grant is a group of plant biologists from Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences. They study processes from basic development, gene regulation and metabolism to plant-pathogen interactions. The group consists of the researchers Stephan Wenkel, Meike Burow, Sebastian Marquardt, Birger Lindberg Møller, Søren Bak and Hans Thordal-Christensen.

The grant will be used for an Illumina MiSeq
An Illumina MiSeq benchtop sequencer will be funded by the Carlsberg grant in combination with a NeoPrep Library preparation system. This will allow the researchers to perform in house transcriptome sequencing. Future use of the new equipment could, furthermore, include protocol establishment and refinement, pre-sequencing, sequencing of small genomes and mapping mutations by sequencing.