Bioinformatics Workshop – From data deluge to delivering better crops

Eagle Genomics

When July 9th, 2013 9:00 AM   through   5:30 PM
Sophi Taylor building, Park Farm
Villa Road
Cambridge, CAM CB24 9NZ
United Kingdom
Contact Phone: 01223 342215 
Lunch £ 15.00

Meet experts at the cutting edge. Become empowered to create bespoke software tools. Learn to innovate and discover profitable applications from plant sequence data to genes to crop traits to products.
Showcasing Eagle Genomics Limited, a registered SME on the NIAB Innovation Farm Business Assistance Programme.
Eagle is an innovative young company established in 2008 to provide bioinformatics services and consultancy for genetics and genomic research. They develop tools and strategies to help businesses and researchers to translate complex sequencing datasets into effective and profitable commercial ventures. For more information on Eagle please visit their web page at:

About the workshop

A one-day event especially targeted at the bio-based industries and researchers in the plant and food sciences sectors. The key objective is to understand the desired applications and existing barriers for managing, mining and utilising sequence data sets and in particular, from next-generation sequencing (NGS). An improved understanding of the challenges facing these industries will inform bioInformatics service providers on how best to adapt and/or develop new tools to facilitate the profitable exploitation of sequencing information from plants. The workshop sets out to prepare a framework to achieve the goal whilst also capitalising on publicly available resources.

Target Audience

The target audience is industry (plant breeders and processors), academia (plant scientists, biomedical researchers and computational systems biologists), public sector research institutes (plant science/agriculture – e.g. Rothamsted/ John Innes Centre/ John Hutton Institute) and policy/funding sector (BBSRC/TSB).


The event provides networking opportunities for delegates to make new business and research contacts. Eligible small to medium size business clients will have the chance to sign up and take advantage of the free NIAB Innovation Farm SME business assistance programme. Eagle Genomics staff will be on hand to engage with clients requiring bespoke one-to-one bioinformatics consultation services.