Deciphering cis-Regulatory Elements at Single-Cell Resolution in Plant Genomes
Speaker: Professor Bob Schmitz, Ph.D.
Moderation: Professor Claude Becker (CAS Young Center/LMU)
Significant progress has been made in recent years in plant genome assembly and gene annotation. However, the systematic identification of plant cis-regulatory DNA elements remains a challenge. Schmitz discusses how single-cell genomics can be used to map the genetic basis for gene expression and chromatin-accessible variation across the maize germplasm, and presents future goals to decode the cis-regulatory landscape of crop genomes using single-cell genomics through time, across environments and by genotype.
Bob Schmitz is a professor of Plant Sciences at the University of Georgia and currently Visiting Fellow at CAS.
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