Symposium: Genomics in Agriculture, Fisheries and Food

The Institute for Agricultural and Fisheries Research (ILVO) is pleased to invite you to the Symposium: Genomics In Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, which will be held on 21st of April 2016, in Melle, Belgium.

Genomics symposium


Genomics, the science of studying genomes, has radically changed the way we study the composition and functionality of plant, animal and microbial populations of relevance for agriculture, fisheries and the food sector. Monitoring the genetic composition of organisms, populations and communities, allows to understand their interaction with the environment, to steer (meta)populations towards optimal agronomical or ecological properties, or to develop diagnostic tools and control measures for harmful (micro)organisms in water, soil, and food.

ILVO Genomics Platform

In 2013, the Institute for Agricultural and Fisheries Research (ILVO) created the Genomics Platform to implement next-generation sequencing (NGS) technologies and corresponding bio-informatics tools for genome analysis in a broad range of applications. Now, in 2016, we present you an overview of recent results and demonstrate the added value of the Genomics Platform to the research at ILVO.

Programme and registration