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Long-Read Sequencing meeting

3rd-4th April 2019

Uppsala - Sweden

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The Long-Read Sequencing meeting, organized by The National Genomics Infrastructure Uppsala (NGI) is an opportunity  for the NGI to share information and its experience about state-of-the-art PacBio,10x Genomics and Oxford Nanopore applications, as well to inspire the scientific community to apply advances of long-read technologies in research.

Caroline Callot , Carine Satge and Margot Alison Fustier attended the presentations given by researchers from different fields of biology and medical sciences who are using long-read sequencing to answer their scientific questions.

They have also participated in various interactive workshops on different long-read applications, which covered experimental design, sample preparation, basic bioinformatics and possibilities for tertiary analysis.

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International Plant & Animal Genome XXVII / January 12-16, 2019 - San Diego – USA

The CNRGV will attend the PAG XXVII meeting. The team will give 3 presentations and present 3 posters :

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  • PO0001 : Development of a CRISPR-Cas9 large DNA fragment targeting technique for plant genomes. Carine SATGÉ, Céline CHANTRY-DARMON, Margaux-Alison FUSTIER, Sandra MOREAU, Caroline CALLOT, Stéphane CAUET, Adrien CASTINEL, Nicolas MILON, Arnaud BELLEC, William MARANDE, Pauline DURIEZ, Stéphane MUNOS, Aurélien BANCAUD and Hélène BERGES.

Development of a CRISPR-Cas9 large DNA fragment targeting technique for plant genomes

  • PE0168 : Combining old genomic strategies with new technologies to decipher the complex structure of plant genomes. Nathalie RODDE, Carine SATGE, Céline CHANTRY-DARMON, Margaux-Alison FUSTIER, Stephane CAUET, Caroline CALLOT, William MARANDE, Sandrine ARRIBAT, Sonia VAUTRIN, Arnaud BELLEC and Hélène BERGES.

Combining old genomic strategies with new technologies to decipher the complex structure of plant genomes

  • PE0166 : Optical maps to improve our understanding of genome complexity in plants. William Marande, Sandrine Arribat, Pauline Duriez, Stéphane Muños, Ray Watson, Alex Hastie, Melis Akman, Benjamin K. Blackman and Hélène Berges.

Optical maps to improve our understanding of genome complexity in plants


The CNRGV will also give 3 presentations :

  • One given by Carine Satgé in the frame of the International Sunflower Sequencing Consortium to present the strategy developed in the laboratory in order to efficiently capture genomic regions of interest.
  • The second, given by Hélène Bergès, to present the interest of optical map to improve sequence genome assembly and to characterize structural variations in order to tackle intra species genetic diversity.
  • The third, given by Arnaud Bellec who presented for the first time his phD results on evolutionary dynamics of grass genomes.
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Hélène BERGES was an invited speaker at the 6th Plant Genomics & Gene Editing Congress in USA. Plant research has transformed dramatically over the last few years as a result of revolutionary breakthroughs and cost reductions in sequencing technology. Successful sequencing of many plants, along with the improvement of biological data sets, have given plant scientists the tools and knowledge to make exciting developments to benefit agriculture. Novel gene editing technologies like CRISPR will take this research even further. This conference aimed at examining the latest NGS, ‘omic’ and gene editing technologies being used for progressing plant-based research,aswell other gene-focused aspects of plant science. Hélène BERGES discussed a strategy we have developped in the laboratory in order to better characterize plant genomes. This innovative method is based on  the CRISPR-cas large fragment targeting approach,


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La Science en taille XXelles

Aims at showing to everyone an artistic and scientific exhibition, meeting researchers and exploring the city in an original way.


As part of the Science in the city festival in Toulouse, this project, driven by the association “Femmes & Sciences” and the CNRS Midi-Pyrénées, highlights contemporary and historical women scientists and reveals the diversity of scientific and technical professions to encourage everyone to be interested in science and fight against stereotypes.

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-  An artistic exhibition of 12 portraits of women scientists from Toulouse, representing all disciplines, from July 6th to 15th  at "Galeries Lafayette", at "l'Espace des diversités et de la laïcité" and all summer at "Aeroscopia" the aeronautical museum.

Photographer: Vincent Moncorgé

Artistic direction: Caroline Moncorgé-Sabatier


- Meetings at the “ Espace des Diversités and laïcité” (38 rue d'Aubuisson in Toulouse), from July 7th to 9th 2018: women scientists will be present to lead workshops and round tables, show the diversity of scientific professions, debate on science, professional equality, stereotypes, etc.


Teaser:  https://twitter.com/i/status/1015154509448929280


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International Plant & Animal Genome XXVI / January 13-17, 2018 - San Diego – USA

The CNRGV will attend the PAG XXVI and will present three posters :

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  • P0003: Development of a CRISPR/Cas9 Large DNA Fragment Targeting Technique for Plant Genomes. Céline Chantry-Darmon, Carine Satgé, Nicolas Milon, Arnaud Bellec, William Marande, Stephane Cauet, Caroline Callot, Pauline Duriez, Stéphane Munos, Aurélien Bancaud and Helene Berges

Development of a CRISPR-Cas9 Large DNA Fragment Targeting Strategy for Plant Genome Understanding

  • P0196: Optical Maps Combined with Recent NGS Reach High Quality Genome Assembly in Plants. Sandrine Arribat, William Marande, Pierre Frasse, Pauline Heuillard, Olivier Bouchez, Mondher Bouzayen, Mohamed Zouine and Helene Berges

Optical maps combined with recent NGS reach high quality genome assembly in plants

  • P1010: Assessing the Consequences of Key Events of the Hexaploid Wheat Genome Evolution: Structural and Evolutive Analysis of an Ancestral Chromosomes Fusion Point and of a Region Resulting from Ancient and Recent Polyploidizations. Arnaud Bellec, Nadege Arnal, Nathalie Rodde, Stephane Cauet, Caroline Pont, Florent Murat, Jérôme Salse and Helene Berges.

The CNRGV is also involve in this poster :

  • P1166 : The complete genome sequence of the parasitic weed Orobanche cumana (sunflower broomrape). Nicolas Pouilly(1), Jérôme Gouzy(1), Marie-Claude Boniface(1), Olivier Bouchez(2), Sébastien Carrère(1), Olivier Catrice(1), Stephane Cauet(3), Clotilde Claudel(4), Ludovic Cottret(1), Sebastien Faure(4), Álvaro Calderón González(5), Xavier Grand(1), Luyang Hu(1), Céline Jéziorski(3), Marc-Marie Lechat(6), Ludovic Legrand(1), Johann Louarn(1), William Marande(7), Nicolas Ribière(4), Erika Sallet(1), Philippe Simier(6), Leonardo Velasco(5), Cécile Donnadieu(2), Christophe Jestin(8), Philippe Delavault(6), Hélène Bergès(3), Marie Coque(4), Begoña Pérez-Vich(5) and Stéphane Munos(1), (1)Laboratoire des Interactions Plantes Micro-organismes (LIPM) - INRA/CNRS, Castanet-Tolosan, France, (2)INRA GeT Genomics Facility, Castanet-Tolosan, France, (3)INRA - CNRGV, Castanet-Tolosan, France, (4)BIOGEMMA, Mondonville, France, (5)Instituto de Agricultura Sostenible - CSIC, Córdoba, Spain, (6)Laboratoire de Biologie et Pathologie Végétales, SFR 4207 QUASAV, Université de Nantes, Nantes, France, (7)French Plant Genomic Center CNRGV - INRA, Castanet-Tolosan, France, (8)Terres Inovia, Thiverval-Grignon, France

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June 4th, 2014 - Toulouse, France  /  Achievements, challenges and future for  plant genomics

 The French Plant Genomic Resource Center (CNRGV) was created 10 years ago by the INRA based on a French ministry decision. The aim of this new structure was to maintain and valorize genomic resources developed at that time in the framework of first plants genomic large-scale projects. During the past decade the CNRGV has developed its activity, offering more and more resources and new technical services following the goal to meet the needs of the plant genomic community and support their efforts.

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To celebrate our tenth anniversary we want to take the opportunity to look back at the contributions of genomics in plant research and to imagine the future.

 Thus we are very pleased to invite you to attend the Plant Genomes' Day which will take place in Toulouse on June 4th, 2014.

During this day, scientists who played a major role in the development of plant genomics will present several major projects and share their points of view regarding the future and expectations. In addition to the opportunity to attend fascinating conferences, we will also take time to exchange.  The conference will be followed by a friendly social event.

Confirmed speakers : 

Vincent Colot - CNRS - France

Patrick Schnable - Iowa State University - USA

Kellye Eversole - Eversole Associates - USA

Nils Stein - IPK - Germany

Michele Morgante – IGA - Italy

Cristobal Uauy – JIC - UK

Christophe Plomion  - INRA - France

Rajeev Varshney – ICRISAT - India

Francis Quétier  - University of Evry – France

Rod Wing – AGI – USA

Jane Rogers - IWGSC - UK

Nevin Young – University of Minnesota – USA


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Watch all Plant Genomes' Day conferences in video here !