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The advance of next-generation sequencing (NGS) technology has provided a large amount of genome information for biological science research. The NGS is currently applied in decoding the genomes of non-model organisms, including marine invertebrates, such as corals, sea urchins, sea squirts, etc. In addition, metagenomic approaches using NGS techniques also enhance our understanding in the marine environmental sampling. These information are not only available in understanding the function aspects of genome in marine organisms, but also share the lights of biodiversity, evolution, and even in facing the impact of future climate change for the ocean.
Taiwan is located in subtropical region, surrounded by oceans, with extremely high marine life and ecological biodiversity. In the past, Taiwan already achieved good results in research related to marine biodiversity and aquaculture. Now, Taiwan is putting a lot of effort in using cutting edge technology to study the genomics, evolutionary and environmental aspects of marine biodiversity. This includes marine organisms such as corals, tunicate, sea urchin, red algae, fish and microorganisms.
This workshop invites the leading researchers from three major aquatic genomics research laboratories from Germany, Australia, and Japan (for details, see "invited speakers") to Taiwan and share the achievement and future application of the cutting-edge techniques to marine evolutionary and environmental biology.