Latest crop improvement technology coming to Texas A&M AgriLife Research

COLLEGE STATION – Texas A&M AgriLife Research is investing in the future of rapid crop design with improved traits through the deployment of two new labs and a half-million dollar seed grant program to jump-start the process. “We are pleased to announce a new funding opportunity that focuses on building a pipeline for genome editing Read more about Latest crop improvement technology coming to Texas A&M AgriLife Research[…]

Recruiting key leadership position within AgriLife TxGen

Recruiting for a key leadership position as part of our new Illumina NovaSeq service team. We are looking to fill a critical need within our facility for a senior person with experience in NGS research, loves working with people, and has had experience in industry or a leadership position in an academic research service.  Apply Read more about Recruiting key leadership position within AgriLife TxGen[…]

New Recent Publications

Bin Tian, Shichen Wang, Timothy C. Todd, Charles D. Johnson, Guiliang Tang, and Harold N. Trick Genome-wide identification of soybean microRNA responsive to soybean cyst nematodes infection by deep sequencing. BMC Genomics 2017. 2 August 2017 18:572 Link David L. Oldeschulte, Yvette A. Halley, Miranda L. Wilson, Eric K. Bhattarai, Wesley Brashear, Joshua Hill, Richard Read more about New Recent Publications[…]

PoreCamp USA

In collaboration with CVM, we are putting a short course on a minION sequencing (handheld sequencer).  Five of the top researchers working in this area will be coming to College Station in June and we are now in the process of recruiting students. PoreCamp is part of the PoreCamp series,  This series was founded Read more about PoreCamp USA[…]

Genome Technology Seminar

Title: Real time DNA sequencing using Oxford Nanopore Technologies ‘nanopore sensing’ platform When: 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM April 24th, 2017 Where: MSC 2406A Who: James Brayer, Associate Director, Oxford Nanopore Technologies Come learn about Oxford Nanopore Technolgie sequencing technology and learn about the Porecamp_US workshop which will be June 5-9, sponsored by AgriLife and Read more about Genome Technology Seminar[…]


AgriLife Genomics and Bioinformatics Service will have open Bioinformatics office hours twice a month in the Interdisciplinary Life Sciences Building on main campus, providing in-person assistance for bioinformatics questions for faculty/students/researchers. Depending on the response we may expand both the number of hours and frequency. During these bioinformatics office hours, we will answer questions related to Read more about NEW BIOINFORMATICS HELP COMING TO AGGIELAND[…]

Bioinformatics Workshop – January 12, 2017

Association Analyses of Genotypes and Phenotypes Using GAPIT and TASSEL 5.0 Thursday, January 12, 1:00-5:00 PM; Heep Center 440 “Association Analyses of Genotypes and Phenotypes Using GAPIT and TASSEL 5.0” Presented By: Dr. Shichen Wang Bioinformatics Scientist, Texas A&M AgriLife Research Shichen Wang is a Bioinformatics Scientist in AgriLife Genomics and Bioinformatics Service. He has Read more about Bioinformatics Workshop – January 12, 2017[…]

2016 Final Update

2016 was a great year for us. New sequencers and great research, HiSeq 4000, PacBio Sequel, and MinION R9. New website. 365 projects added to our LIMS this year (One a day).  Over $1.6M in new grant funding. TxGen is overseeing four genomic seed grant programs.