5th Plant Genomics and Gene Editing Congress Europe - Amsterdam, The Netherlands

16 - 17 March 2017

Global Engage is pleased to announce as part of their Plant Science series, the 5th Plant Genomics and Gene Editing Congress Europe, which will be held on 16-17 March 2017 in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Joe Don Heath will be presenting a talk entitled Trait to Table: NSG Solutions for Targeted Genotyping and Transcriptomics on the 16th of March at 15:40. Come and visit us at our booth to learn more about recent advances in genotyping and RNA-Seq enabling agricultural research. 

  • Targeted genotyping
  • Species specific RNA-Seq 
  • Highly sensitive Methyl-Seq


When: 16 March 2017


Trait to Table: NGS Solutions for Targeted Genotyping and Transcriptomics

Joe Don Heath

NuGEN Technologies, Inc.

Next-generation sequencing (NGS) technology is being widely adopted as an essential research and development tool in plant genomics. As accessibility and affordability of NGS technologies continue to improve, the tool is being applied to marker-assisted selection to accelerate plant breeding and selection, as well as in transcriptomics, plant-pathogen interactions and epigenetics. We will present NuGEN’s novel and flexible transcript depletion strategy for enabling whole transcriptome and mRNA studies on any species. In addition, we will highlight our recently introduced targeted genotyping solution based on our novel SPET (Single Primer Enrichment Technology).  Our complete sequencing library systems feature simple workflows that are cost-effective, flexible and easy to automate.

Joe Don Heath

NuGEN Technologies, Inc.

Joe Don Heath is VP of Market Development at NuGEN where he is responsible for diagnostics and emerging markets as well as the deployment of NuGEN’s broad range of sample preparation assays on robotics systems. Joe Don earned his PhD in biochemistry and molecular biology from the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston and completed a postdoctoral fellowship in plant-microbe interactions at the University of Washington in Seattle.