Date：8/Mar/2016 (Tue) 16 :20～17:30
Place：Lecture Room9, Faculty of Science -Bldg 2, Saitama University
Speaker：Dr. Hoe-Han Goh (Plant Biotechnology Center, Institute of Systems Biology, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia)
Title：INTEGRATING GENOMICS, TRANSCRIPTOMICS, PROTEOMICS, METABOLOMICS AND BIOINFORMATICS TO REVEAL THE BIOLOGY OF PLANTS AND MICROBES
Summary：The field of biology has moved to a big data era since the past decade with the advancement of omics approaches. High throughput techniques of next-generation sequencing and tandem mass spectrometry coupled with bioinformatic analysis allow us to study complex biological network at different molecular levels. Since the establishment of INBIOSIS in 2005, we champion systems biology approach in the study of tropical plants, namely, Polygonum minus, Garcinia mangostana, Nepenthes spp., Oryza sativa and Carica papaya. We also adopted the model plant Arabidopsis thaliana as a molecular tool for gene functional characterisation. In this talk, I am going to share about how the different omics approaches were integrated for a holistic understanding on plant physiology and for the discovery of biomolecules and crop improvement. To illustrate that, our flagship project on P. minus will be used as a case study. Furthermore, a brief overview on the various on-going research projects by different researchers will also be provided.