Computomics: Discussions On Machine Learning Algorithms For Plant Breeding Challenges
Computomics: Discussions On Machine Learning Algorithms For Plant Breeding ChallengesNov 16, 2023
Practical Farm Research: Helping farmers succeed
In this episode, we talk to Jim Schwartz, Director of Research, Agronomy and PFR and Jason Gahimer, PFR Manager, both working for Beck’s Hybrids about the Practical Farm Research (PFR) program. Learn what the PFR program is, why it is important, and how farmers can get involved. Dive into the origins of the Practical Farm Research (PFR) program, tracing its roots back to 1964 when Sonny Beck started this unbiased research program to help farmers succeed by providing them with reliable information on agronomic practices, equipment, and other inputs.
Jason Gahimer, PFR Manager at Beck’s Hybrids grew up on a small family farm in Milroy, IN. He attended Ball State University and graduated with a degree in Computer Technology. Jason has been with Beck‘s for over 12 years and served in many different roles within the Practical Farm Research department.
Jim Schwartz, Director of Research, Agronomy, and PFR at Beck’s grew up in Southern Indiana and went to Purdue University. His career in the seed business for 38 years has included a 17 year stent with Monsanto. Jim‘s last role there was as the U.S. agronomy lead for the regional brands. He was also a partner and co-owner in a seed company called Icorn that he eventually sold to Monsanto. Jim has been at Beck's for 6 1/2 years.
Microorganisms - the good, the bad and the ugly
Today’s guest is Kalliopi Rantsiou, professor at the University of Turin. Kelly is sharing insights into the SAFFI - Safe Food for Infants – project. This European funded project evaluates how pathogenic microorganisms may contaminate food for infants, and how we can understand ways of controlling these microorganisms. Learn what role next-generation sequencing technologies play in understanding the microbiota. In a second project, Kelly delves into fermented olives trying to understand what the influence of the microbiota during primary production is and how inoculating a microbial community can foster certain health promoting characteristics.
Kalliopi Rantsiou graduated from the University of Athens in Greece in 1997 with a degree in Biology and continued her education at the University of Davis, USA obtaining a PhD in Food Science in 2002. She then returned to Greece and from 2003 to 2005 was scientific advisor regarding microbial hazards for the Hellenic Food Safety Authority. In 2006 she moved to Italy and initiated her researcher career first at the University of Udine and then at the University of Turin. In 2008 she became researcher/lecturer, in 2016 Associate Professor and in 2022 Professor in Food Microbiology at the same University. Her main research interest is microbial ecology of foods with particular emphasis on combining culture dependent and culture independent approaches to describe the microbiota and its function in foods.
DOMINO project on fermented food
"Better Barley": Reducing greenhouse gas emissions and supporting farmers
In this episode, we continue our conversation about barley with Matthias Nachtmann, Sustainability Business Development Lead at BASF. Matthias gives us insights into the "Better Barley" project, which has the goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in barley cultivation while supporting farmers to meet the high protein standards for malting barley.
Learn how companies can work with farmers to overcome the challenges of balancing sustainability and productivity. By developing new barley varieties that are both high-yielding and sustainable, the project is helping to ensure that the food industry can continue to produce food in a way that is both environmentally friendly and profitable.
Matthias explains their 3-step approach to the project:
- What do you want?
- How will the first hectare look like?
- How is the scale-up plan?
Better Barley Project:
Podcast with Brent Atthill: Diving into the world of barley
Diving into the world of barley
In this episode Brent Atthill, managing director of RMI Analytics GmbH delves into the fascinating world of barley. Explore the entire supply chain, uncovering the challenges and emerging trends within the industry. Brent provides valuable insights into why having the best quality barley is crucial for the malting process in the brewing industry and gain a better understanding of the role of technology and data in this sector. With his dedication to fostering exchange and sharing best practices, Brent takes the lead in engaging with all stakeholders in the barley network, ensuring a collaborative and thriving industry.
Brent Atthil is an accomplished global professional with over 25 years experience in the grain, malting, and brewing industries, with a proven track record in strategic procurement, team leadership, and business integration. In his current position as principal owner, board member, and managing director for RMI Analytics GmbH, he focuses on driving RMI’s content delivery through their Journal publication, webinars, and global Insights Tours. He is a leader in the development of extensive supply chain strategies designed to deliver continuous, real business value through optimization and a constant challenge to the status quo. Brent is absolutely passionate about agriculture and sustainability!
PhenoRob - giving each plant the love it needs to prosper
In this episode Cyrill Stachniss, professor at the University of Bonn and spokesperson of the DFG Cluster of Excellence “PhenoRob - Robotics and Phenotyping for Sustainable Crop Production” sheds light on the purpose and focus of PhenoRob. Gain insights into the importance of optimizing field management with digital technologies like robotics or machine learning. How can we analyze every plant at high speed to provide management and automatic target actions for every plant. Are there different complexity levels in analyzing and taking actions? What methods, applications and technologies are used to analyze the data? What's the technological outlook for the next 5-10 years?
Cyrill Stachniss is a full professor at the University of Bonn and heads the Photogrammetry and Robotics Lab. He is additionally a Visiting Professor in Engineering at the University of Oxford and is with the Lamarr Institute for Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence. Cyrill is a spokesperson of the DFG Cluster of Excellence “PhenoRob - Robotics and Phenotyping for Sustainable Crop Production” at the University of Bonn. Before his appointment in Bonn, he was with the University of Freiburg and the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, ETH Zurich. The research activities of the Photogrammetry and Robotics Lab focus on probabilistic techniques for mobile robotics, perception, and navigation. This involves developing and applying state estimation, machine learning, and AI algorithms for robots and sensor data interpretation. The team has made several contributions to SLAM, localization, place recognition, semantic scene interpretation, autonomous exploration, and navigation. The main application areas of the lab are autonomous service robots, agricultural robotics, and self-driving cars.
Besides his university involvement, he co-founded three startups: Escarda Technologies, DeepUp, and PhenoInspect.
The domestication of Amaranth or how wild plants become crops
In this episode Markus Stetter, group leader at the Institute for Plant Sciences at the University of Cologne and member of CEPLAS (Cluster of Excellence on Plant Science) takes us into the exciting history of Amaranth. Markus combines molecular and computational biology approaches to study the domestication of wild plants. Learn how wild plants became crops and how these crops spread around the globe. Furthermore get insights into CEPLAS, its research mission, focus area and education program.
Since 2019, Markus Stetter is a group leader at the Institute for Plant Sciences and member of CEPLAS (Cluster of Excellence on Plant Science). His group is interested in the domestication and evolution of crop plants. To study how wild plants became crops and how the crops spread around the globe the group combines molecular and computational biology approaches. Within BIPON Markus is interested in the conservation and utilisation of genetic diversity from wild plants and novel crops. Markus did his postdoctoral research in the Department of Plant Sciences at the University of California Davis, USA. Before that he was PhD student at the University of Hohenheim, Stuttgart.
URUPOV, SAA and the South American Seed Market
In this episode Diego Risso, Executive Director of URUPOV (Uruguayan Plant Breeders Association) and Secretary General of the SAA (Seed Association of the Americas), gives insights into the activities of both organizations. What are the major assets, what are the goals and challenges? Diego talks about the UPOV91 framework, intellectual property rights, plant breeders rights and much more. Which role does technology play for the seed industry? Which technology will be relevant in 2023 for agriculture and the seed industry and has the most impact? Get a recap of the SAA Congress 2022, a short outlook to the congress in 2024 and the importance of gene editing in South America.
Diego Risso got his degree in Agronomy in 1997 and in 2001 completed a postgraduate degree in Marketing and in 2013 a postgraduate in seed technology.He has been the Executive Director of URUPOV (Uruguayan Plant Breeders Association) since 2002 and is responsible for developing royalties’ collection systems and enforcing plant breeder’s rights in Uruguay. In 2005 he took the position of Executive Director of the National Seed Institute (INASE-Uruguay) and returned to URUPOV in 2006. Diego is also the Secretary General of the Seed Association of the Americas (SAA) which headquarters are in Montevideo, Uruguay. He is responsible of assisting the 4 working groups in SAA (Biotech, Phytosanitary, Seed treatment, IP). Diego organizes congresses and workshops where seed industry and governments representatives gather to address common agenda items to agree on a joint work plan.
Why Pollination Bags and NAPB are closely linked
Hannah Senior is CEO of PBS International, President of NAPB (National Association of Plant Breeders) and a podcast creator. In this episode you will get a glimpse into Hannah’s broad experience. Learn about the process of developing new solutions within PBS International for plant breeding.
On top of that, Hannah shares her story on how she became the first president of the NAPB from outside North America. During her period as president of the NAPB Hannah is focusing on 3 themes: Putting more structure into the organization, fostering exchange with other international plant breeding organizations and communication and advocacy.
Last but not least get to know what made her become a podcast creator and host of the Plant Breeding Stories podcast.
Hannah Senior grew up in a farming community but followed a career into corporate life working with multinational companies, including 5 years with Tesco. She completed an MBA at Stanford University before returning to the UK and agriculture when she acquired PBS International, a company which makes specialist pollination control products for plant breeders and seed producers around the globe.
Hannah’s business career brought her into plant breeding but her contribution to this discipline goes further than PBS International. She has championed communication about plant breeding and highlighting the diversity of perspectives through activities like the podcast series she created called Plant Breeding Stories, and as President of the National Association of Plant Breeders (NAPB).
Hannah’s interest in plant breeding sits alongside her interest in AgriTech entrepreneurship more generally.[nbsp] She holds Board and advisory positions with several AgriTech companies including Crop Health and Protection, the UK’s government-backed Agritech centre for Crops.
PBS International: https://www.pbsinternational.com/
Podcast - Plant Breeding Stories: https://www.pbsinternational.com/podcast/
Book recommendation: Braiding Sweetgrass from Robin Wall Kimmerer
The Crop Trust: securing global plant genetic resources
In this episode Stefan Schmitz, Executive Director of the Crop Trust, gives comprehensive insights on the background, history and purpose of the Crop Trust. Learn how conserving seeds works and how it is ensured that the seeds are safe and secure. What is the difference between seed banks in general and the Svalbard Global Seed Vault? Why is the Global Seed Vault located in Svalbard and what is so extraordinary about it?
Stefan Schmitz joined the Crop Trust as Executive Director in January 2020. He previously worked as Deputy Director-General and Commissioner for the “One World – No Hunger” Initiative at the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). He also chaired the Steering Committee of the Global Agriculture and Food Security Program (GAFSP). For more than 10 years, Stefan was leading the food security, agriculture and rural development work at BMZ. From 2007 until 2009 he worked as senior advisor to the Secretariat of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) in Paris. Before joining the BMZ in 2001, Stefan held various posts in the German federal administration in the fields of geographical information systems, regional planning and international cooperation on urban issues. He received scholarships of the McCloy Fellowship of the American Council on Germany and of the German Academic Exchange Service. After studying in Bonn and St. Andrews, he graduated from Bonn University in geography and mathematics and received a doctorate in geosciences from the Free University of Berlin in 2000.
More information about the Crop Trust: https://www.croptrust.org/
How archery, plants and machine learning come together
In this episode, Patrizia Ricca from Computomics gives us comprehensive insights into xSeedScore – a breeders’ tool to develop new crop varieties adjusted to future climates. Learn about how to work with xSeedScore, about the benefits of using machine learning, and how it differs from conventional methods. What data is needed to apply xSeedScore? What role does the interaction between genetics and temperature play for future varieties?
Patrizia Ricca joined Computomics 4 years ago as Bioinformatics Analyst. She studied Plant Molecular Biology and Bioinformatics at the University of Tübingen, graduating at the Center for Plant Molecular Biology and the Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology, Tübingen. Patrizia has worked in industry and academia in multiple fields. She has comprehensive and unique knowledge in plant biology, genomics, metagenomics, transcriptomics and machine learning. Since beginning of the year 2022, Patrizia is the Scientific Product Manager for xSeedScore – Computomics’ predictive plant breeding technology.
Details xSeedScore: https://computomics.com/services/innovative-plant-breeding.html
Doubled haploid technology in maize breeding and the role of organic farming
In this episode Thomas Lübberstedt a professor of agronomy from Iowa State University shares his research goals focusing on doubled haploid technology in maize breeding. What are the challenges, what did they achieve already and what are the further research plans? How can doubled haploid speed up the process of getting homozygous lines?
A second focus area is on the organic farming industry. Within 2 organic projects, Thomas is working with a sweet corn breeder and a popcorn breeder on different research goals ranging from the use of natural traits instead of GMO to inbred performance under weedy conditions.
Thomas Lübberstedt is Professor and K.J. Frey Chair at the Department of Agronomy, Iowa State University (ISU). Thomas serves as Director of the R.F. Baker Center for Plant Breeding, and the Distance M.S. in Plant Breeding program. He is founder of the Doubled Haploid (DH) Facility, and Faculty Scholar of Plant Sciences Institute at ISU. Thomas served as chair of the Plant Breeding Coordinating Committee (PBCC) in 2016/17. He continued to contribute to the PBCC education objective and was co-host of the 2022 NAPB meeting at ISU.
Applying machine learning models to real world agricultural applications
In this episode Prof. Dr. Dominik Grimm from TUM Campus Straubing and Weihenstephan-Triesdorf University of Applied Sciences gives us insights into CropML, a BMBF funded project. The project evaluates new machine learning techniques for more accurate plant breeding by integrating heterogeneous external factors. Different phenotype prediction models, including basic genomic selection methods to more advanced deep learning-based techniques have been compared. Learn why advanced models are the future and where the challenges are.
Dominik is heading the Bioinformatics department at TUM Campus Straubing. He received his PhD from Max-Planck-Institute for Intelligent Systems & Max-Planck-Institute for Developmental Biology Tübingen in 2015. Dominik did his PostDoc at ETH Zürich. From there he moved on to TUM where is now Head of Bioinformatics. He receved a prize for Excellence in Teaching two years in a row.
Computomics 10-Year Anniversary
The October episode is a special one as we are celebrating 10 years of Computomics! We give a retrospect of Computomics through plants. Get to know 10 different plants Computomics has worked on. The plants range from rather well known ones like rice, soy, corn and banana up to rather unusual ones like the mamala tree which is native to various tropical islands. You will hear some fun facts about the plants before receiving some insights on the challenges and questions Computomics addressed. In the last 10 years Computomics performed genome assemblies, genome annotations, methylation patterns, predictive plant breeding and much more.
Dr. Sebastian J. Schultheiss, Managing Director of Computomics, founded Computomics together with a very experienced board of scientific advisors from ETH Zurich, Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology and the University of Tübingen. Sebastian studied Bioinformatics at University of Michigan and Tübingen. He worked on Machine Learning research and its application to biological data for his PhD degree at the Max Planck Institute for Developental Biology and FML. He brings startup experience, boinformatics skills and machine learning expertise to Computomics, which brings superior prediction accuracy and unprecedented integration of phenotyping, genotyping, management and environmental data to agriculture, enabling its clients to produce stable, value-added crops.
Links to MethylScore:
- MethylScore, a pipeline for accurate and context-aware identification of differentially methylated regions from population-scale plant whole-genome bisulfite sequencing data
From farmer to consumer - sustainable agricultural production
In this episode, listen to Anne Buchwalder, an experienced plant breeder for different crops ranging from pea, cantaloupe, sweet and hot pepper to cocoa. Anne shares her view on sustainable agricultural production, what it implies for the consumer but also the impact on the producing country. Learn about the value chain from farmer to customer. The second part of this episode covers the role technology plays for plant breeding and how it can help plant breeders breed forward. Technology has improved over the last 25 years and plant breeders have much more tools in their [nbsp]toolbox available today.
After her graduation in agronomy, Anne started her career as commercial plant breeder. During 13 years she had been in charge of several vegetable breeding programs for different seed companies: processing pea, cantaloup sweet and hot pepper, in Europe and Middle East. In 2010 Anne joined Nestlé group to support the Global sustainable sourcing of cocoa beans -Nestlé Cocoa Plan. In 2018 she took the head of a research institute center specialized in perfume and medicinal plants. Since the pandemic Anne started a freelance consultancy activity. Today she is helping companies in the horticultural sector to structure their R[&]D teams and to broaden their expertise to achieve their goals to support more sustainable practices and resilient cropping systems.
Podcast "Minisode": Look back at season 3 and preview of season 4
To shorten the summer break we take a quick look back what we covered in the last season and give a preview of what to expect in season 4. We already have a great line-up for the next season, stay tuned and don't miss any episode! If there is anyone out there you would like to listen to with interesting stories in agriculture and technology, let us know. Just send us a short message to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Surf the Wave of Data
Anthony Hall is giving comprehensive insights into the Earlham Institute, the research projects he is working on and why it is important to surf the wave of data. Learn how technology helps in integrating all data – genomic, phenotypic and environmental data - and which role AI plays. Generating data, analyzing it and making it reusable is key to Anthony. Get insights into projects on circadian regulations of the transcriptome in polyploid crops, introgression breeding in wheat and GWAS on heat tolerance in wheat in collaboration with CIMMYT.
Anthony is the head of Plant Genomics at Earlham Institute. He moved from the University of Liverpool where he held the Holbrook Gaskell Chair of Botany at the University of Liverpool. He was research lead for the Institute of Integrative Biology. Was director at the Centre for Genomic Research (CGR) and academic lead of the Liverpool GeneMill (£3.8M investment). He received his PhD from the University of Leicester in 1997 from the Botany Department and has worked as an Arabidopsis molecular geneticist for 18 years, focusing on the field of plant circadian biology.
If you want to learn more about the latest research projects you can reach out to Anthony here.
Links to papers and preprints mentioned in episode:
Forward Fooding and the Future of AgriFoodTech
In this episode, Alessio D’Antino, the founder of Forward Fooding tells us about the start of the platform – from the very beginning of the idea to how it developed. Why is it important to connect all the players in the food and beverage ecosystem? How can we contribute positively to a system that leverages new technologies and makes it more efficient? What is the methodology behind the FoodTech 500 (FT500) - the fortune 500 of AgriTech?. Why is sustainability such an important criteria for FT500? On top of this, receive insights into the trends and future of AgriTech. Alternative proteins, AI and microbiome are just a few examples. What are future game changers and what are challenges startups are facing?
How to make machine learning work in medicine
In this episode, Karsten Borgwardt gives insights into his current research projects. In two examples, Karsten explains how machine learning algorithms are being developed specifically in the medical sector. Learn about the importance of massive amounts of data, and how this data is used to train a machine learning model to predict the probability of a sepsis of individual patients. Understand the various challenges, the importance of big datasets, the importance of validation, and why it’s a huge undertaking to make machine learning in medicine work. Apart from the Sepsis Study hear how Karstens career started in plant genetics and how the field has grown in importance.
What does hockey have in common with corn breeding?
In this episode we talk to Tom Koch, research manager at Beck’s Hybrids. Tom talks about the challenges of a mid-size breeding company and gives insights into how technology helps Beck’s stay ahead of competition. Apart from technology, learn what else is important in corn breeding and what role data plays especially for phenotyping.
Gene editing with CRISPR and its impact on plant breeding
In this episode we talk to Gabino Sanchez, Director Business Development at Hudson River Biotechnology (HRB). He gives detailed insights on CRISPR technology, how it evolved and that it can be a game changer for many companies. Learn about the Partnership between Computomics and HRB and the joint solution AccelATrait. Another important topic is legislation and regulations in Europe and other countries. How should edited plants be positioned versus genetically modified organisms (GMO).
Trends and Hot Topics in Consumer Foods
Learn from Cyrille about the hot topics in consumer foods from food inflation, the shift in consumer behaviour, the long term story of climate change and the reduction of emissions. What is the cause for food inflation and how does geo politics and labor affect the supply chain and with that food inflation? How does the shift in consumer behaviour impact food companies? What is quick commerce? And what role does plant breeding play in consumer foods?
Insights into the Wheat Initiative and what role "Spätzle" played
Get to know Dr. Alisa-Noemi Sieber and gain insights into the Wheat Initiative in this episode of the Computomics podcast. What is the idea behind the Wheat Initiative, who is part of it and what are first results? Additionally, learn what a pre-breeders work is and what role the Swabian specialty "Spätzle" played in the work life of Alisa. Last but not least understand what role plant breeding plays to support the UN Sustainability Goals (SDG).
Computomics disruptive technology and the impact of the new investment
In this episode Sebastian Schultheiss, Managing Director of Computomics, is talking about the new investment of BVC and Amathaon, the impact it has, the technology and why entrepreneurial independence is of highest importance to Computomics.
Insights into the MAZE project - Accessing diversity of maize to improve quantitative traits
In this episode Prof. Dr. Chris Schön shares insights about her research especially within the MAZE project which is funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). The goal of the MAZE project is to analyze the diversity of landraces and make them available to widen the diversity of germplasm we use today.
The Seed Industry, ASTA and the Future of CSS & Seed Expo
In this first episode of season 3 we are speaking with Andy LaVigne, the President and CEO of the American Seed Trade Association (ASTA). He tells us how he ended up in agriculture, gives insights on the focus and main challenges of ASTA, explains how the pandemic changed and impacted the seed industry, shares ASTA’s plans for the setup of the CSS & Seed Expo 2021 and much more.
Overcoming Challenges in the Latin American Market
Miguel Rapela talks to us about his career in bridging the divide between intellectual IP and agricultural development in Argentina as well as about the collaboration between UBATEC and Computomics.
Client Success Journey with Ruth Mayes
In this episode we chat with our Director of Global Business Strategy, Ruth Mayes, on the ways we can support our clients on their journey to success.
Role of Large AGTech Corporations in Driving Innovation
Kevin Falk is a recent PhD graduate of Iowa State University where he focused on soybean breeding, plant phenomics and image analytics. In 2019 he started with Corteva Agriscience as an Integrated Field Sciences Research Scientist where he sits on the IFS Global Innovation team. Kevin is also on the National Association of Plant Breeders education committee, has a passion for science communication and enjoys bringing his camera with them wherever he goes. This week we talk about the field of agriculture and innovation and the role that "Big-Ag" plays in driving that innovation.
Predicting Phenotypes in Untested Locations
In this episode we discuss the need to integrate environmental data into phenotype predictions. Our Computomics xSeedScore Scientist Björn leads us through what type of data is needed to untangle complex traits and how a focus on the client's needs is integral in providing data that is actionable and useful.
Remote Sensing Made Useful with VITO
VITO is an international research organization with the mission of accelerating our path to a more sustainable world through research in the applied technology domain and by utilizing human creativity. We discuss their products for translating remote sensing data to actionable insights for the agricultural sector.
Methylation Analysis in Breeding with Claude Becker
In this episode we discuss the current status and the promise of the epigenetic landscape within plant sciences. Claude Becker serves as Professor of Genetics at the LMU in Munich and studies the role of epigenetic marks in plant-environment interactions; to understand how and when epigenetic variation arises, if and how it is inherited, and whether it influences plant physiology and phenotype. He is also co-developer of our product MethylScore.
Q&A Follow-Up of Webinar on Innovation on Plant Breeding
In this podcast we follow up on the questions we received during our December Webinar titled Innovation in Plant Breeding: Advanced machine learning for predictive plant breeding. If interested, please download the webinar: https://computomics.com/webinar-2020.html or listen to the replay https://seedworld.com/seed-world-innovation-webinar-series-advanced-machine-learning-for-predictive-plant-breeding/
Contact Ruth Mayes for further information: email@example.com
The Scientific Journey with Detlef Weigel
Detlef Weigel, Computomics co-founder and Managing Director at the MPI for Developmental Biology discusses his scientific career and where he sees scientific discovery headed in the future.
End of Year Episode with Sebastian Schultheiss
In this end of the year episode we look back on lessons from 2020 and look forward to 2021.
Delving into the Human behind the Machine
This episode dives into a discussion on human psychology and dealing with the instability in our world while moving technology forward.
Integrating Earth Observation Data for Agriculture
Max from ConstellR discusses the challenges of integrating and homogenizing earth observation data and the need to make it accessible and usable for agricultural purposes.
Using AI to Reduce Food Waste
Maize Breeding with Professor Albrecht Melchinger
Prof. Dr. Albrecht Melchinger provides a primer on maize breeding and how machine learning capabilities can improve accuracy and prediction capability for complex traits.
Microbiome Analysis for Human Health: CeGaT
This week we talk to Saskia Biskup, the co-founder of CeGaT, a diagnostic company that's moving the field of human health forward. Their microbiome analysis tools utilize MEGAN6 to bring patients improved understanding of what their metagenomics results really mean.
Daniel Huson on MEGAN6 and the Future of Metagenomics
The final episode in our series on Metagenomics analysis concludes with an interview with Computomics Co-Founder and MEGAN6 author Daniel Huson. We discuss how MEGAN came about, what long-reads sequencing has meant to Metagenomics, and the way forward.
MORPHEUS: An Interactive Metagenomics Analysis Platform
Dr. Oliver Deusch from Computomics will talk about interactive and reproducible metagenomics data analysis with MORPHEUS. MORPHEUS enables comparative data analysis and storage of hundreds of samples without the need for your own high performance compute infrastructure. It offers interactive and reproducible analysis of taxonomy and function.
Next Generation of Metagenomics Analysis Series: Introduction
CANNABIS-Net Canadian-German Network
We interview Simone Graef-Hoenninger who is head of CANNABIS-NET on the benefits of international collaborations in agricultural challenges around cannabis and hemp production.
Using GIS and Sensor Data in Agriculture with Landviser
Optimizing Urban Farms with Volkmar Keuter
Volkmar is Head of the Department of Photonics and the Environment at the Fraunhofer UMSICHT and he tells us about their guiding principles in making urban farms as efficient as possible.
Find their most recent project here: https://www.altmarktgarten-oberhausen.de