San Diego skyline and palm treePlant and animal genome researchers gathered at the Plant and Animal Genome Conference this past week in San Diego. As the largest Ag-Genomics meeting in the world, researchers work with a staggering variety of organisms and attend talks on topics ranging from arthropods to coffee genomics.


A team from DNASTAR joined these researchers at the conference to present our Lasergene software, highlighting workflows including RNA-Seq, protein structure prediction, de novo genome assembly, and more.


We presented a poster entitled “DNASTAR’s Lasergene Genomics Suite for RNA-Seq Alignment and Analysis of Three Bos taurus Breeds” which is available for download.


In addition, we also held a workshop entitled “Genomic and Transcriptomic Analysis with Lasergene: Case Studies and a Workflow.” Dr. Petr Tvrdik of the University of Utah presented a talk on RNA-Seq analysis for mouse geneticists. He discussed his research on RNA expression profiles in mouse cortical microglia and his experience with DNASTAR’s SeqMan NGen and QSeq applications. Dr. Brenda Oppert of the USDA Agricultural Research Service Center for Grain and Animal Health Research presented her work with the lesser grain borer Rhyzopertha dominica and the studies of phosphine-resistance in this species. She also illustrated how she uses DNASTAR’s SeqMan NGen and ArrayStar applications to work with genomic and transcriptomic data in her research. Finally, DNASTAR’s Matthew Keyser gave a live demonstration of an RNA-Seq alignment and analysis workflow and highlighted our ability to run multiple parallel assemblies on the cloud.


We’d like to thank everyone who stopped by our booth and attended our workshop. If you missed us at PAG, we will next be exhibiting at the American Association for Cancer Research Annual Meeting in Philadelphia this April.