Webinar: “How long reads are revolutionizing Plant Genomics”


12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

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The first webinar of the NGS-CN webinar series is held by Björn Usadel from HHU Düsseldorf on the topic “How long reads are revolutionizing Plant Genomics”. To register to this webinar write an email to our officer Dr. Melanie Sapp: melanie.sapp@hhu.de


Björn Usadell short bio

Björn Usadel studied Biochemistry at the Free University Berlin and conducted his MSc research on Drosophila at the Rockefeller University.  Upon returning to Germany in 2001, he conducted his PhD studies in the lab of Dr. Markus Pauly at the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Plant Physiology, Potsdam on identifying and characterizing novel cell wall genes using bioinformatics approaches.

After a postdoc and group leader position with Prof Mark Stitt at the same institute, he became full professor and director at RWTH Aachen University and the Forschungszentrum Center Jülich in 2011. Ín 2020 he moved to a joined position as Professor for Biological Data Science at Heinrich Heine University and Head of the Institute of Bioinformatics at Forschungszentrum Jülich. He has co-authored more than 150 publications and is an ISI highly cited researcher in Plant and Animal Sciences.