Fall Bioinformatics/HPC short course series

We are pleased to announce our fall bioinformatics/HPC short course series, offered by TAMU HPRC and Agrilife Genomics and Bioinformatics Service. The short courses will start with introduction to Linux/Unix (Friday September 7), followed by introduction to the Ada/Terra systems that have most of bioinformatics tools already installed and ready for you to use. Please Read more about Fall Bioinformatics/HPC short course series[…]

Texas A&M AgriLife Launches cross-discipline crop gene editing, transformation, and genomics technology

Genome editing aims to change something in a plant’s form or function, or, in other words, its phenotype, says Dr. Bill McCutchen, executive associate director of AgriLife Research. Yet the relationship between phenotypic traits and genetic sequences is far from well-understood, he says, adding that although genome editing shows tremendous promise, several challenges must be Read more about Texas A&M AgriLife Launches cross-discipline crop gene editing, transformation, and genomics technology[…]

Another Green Revolution is Coming

Advances in genomics, automation, phenomics, and data management are allowing scientists to identify, modify, and express influential genes for health sciences, agriculture, and veterinary medicine; researchers all over the world are building an unprecedented view of gene content and genome organization. Yet we have much left to learn of the relationship between variation in organisms’ Read more about Another Green Revolution is Coming[…]

Focus of Texas A&M’s ‘revolutionary’ new lab with PerkinElmer Genome research

LinkedIn Story Link to The Eagle Texas A&M AgriLife's @TXGEN lab made the newspaper today, covering the launch of AgSeq- breaking down the high cost of whole genome based genotyping for agriculture – combing low cost library prep and skimseq @TAMU @TheBattOnline @theeagle @aglifesciences https://t.co/Db03Edt4bq pic.twitter.com/Ly0pEQ9B00 — Charlie Johnson (@BioMath) May 2, 2018

AgSeq comes to Texas A&M AgriLife Research

Texas A&M, PerkinElmer create leading public agriculture, life sciences genome platform April 25, 2018 Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Charlie Johnson, 979-862-3287, Charlie@ag.tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Texas A&M AgriLife Research and their internationally recognized Genomics and Bioinformatics Service are poised to change the face of agriculture-focused genomics. Dr. Charlie Johnson, director of the Read more about AgSeq comes to Texas A&M AgriLife Research[…]

Capacity to processing 50,000 DNA Samples a year

Our army of amazing PerkinElmer, Inc. robots have arrived! With a capacity to process 50,000 samples a year. In combination with our Illumina NovaSeq system (Illumina’s first agricultural focused NovaSeq site) we now have an even larger capacity to support agriculture and life science researchers from across Texas A&M AgriLife, Texas A&M University, Texas A&M Read more about Capacity to processing 50,000 DNA Samples a year[…]

Finale of spring short courses for NGS/data analysis 2018

@TXGEN offers valuable data science shortcourses @TAMU, this last one before summer focuses on teaching some genomic data analyses skills https://t.co/LRAppo77gT — Seth C Murray (@DrSethMurray) April 21, 2018 Final computer/programing training workshop of the spring semester. More to come this summer @aglifesciences @tamu @DrSethMurray https://t.co/MIAHldqmoV — TXGEN (@TXGEN) April 21, 2018 Finale of HPRC Read more about Finale of spring short courses for NGS/data analysis 2018[…]

NGS analysis workshops come to Aggieland

Next set of NGS analysis courses comes to Texas A&M University, covering introduction, RNA-Seq, assembly, metagenomics and genotyping in collaboration between TxGen and TAMU HPRC. Outstanding instructors and a great group of students 👏👏👏 .  Whoop for all the Aggies with the new rings on Ring day. R class next week. Organized by Noushin Ghaffari, Read more about NGS analysis workshops come to Aggieland[…]

1st Software Carpentry workshop at Texas A&M University

25 Texas A&M faculty & students use their Spring Break to attend the first Software Carpentry workshop at Texas A&M University. The workshop was taught by A&M instructors. Instructors: Noushin Ghaffari, Anna Dabrowski, Ramalingam Saravanan Helpers: David Bapst, Jian Tao, Michael Dickens The attendees learned best practices for scientific programing. Participants from across the University, Read more about 1st Software Carpentry workshop at Texas A&M University[…]