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Bioinformatics and genomic and phenomic platform development

Principal Investigator / Supervisor Professor Ian Armstead
Co-Investigators /
Professor Roger Boyle, Professor John Doonan, Dr Narcis Fernandez-Fuentes, Mr Alan Gay, Dr Matthew Hegarty, Dr Lin SF Huang, Dr Marie-Therese Neal, Dr Martin Swain, Mr Ian Thomas
Institution Aberystwyth University
Funding typeResearch
Value (£) 2,290,933
TypeInstitute Project
Start date 01/04/2012
End date 31/03/2017
Duration59 months


Technological and analytical advances in plant science are increasingly data intensive. While these offer new opportunities for understanding and developing precision plant breeding they also bring considerable challenges. One of these challenges is in developing an informatics infrastructure that can accommodate the various dataset-types generated by research from the molecule to the field and implement the necessary relational integration to mine these datasets. This work brings together process and research in order to deliver informatic-based, high-throughput and genome/phenome-scale analytical methodologies to inform both fundamental research into genome/phenome biology and germplasm improvement in the context of plant breeding.


Committee Not funded via Committee
Research TopicsCrop Science, Plant Science, Technology and Methods Development
Research PriorityX – Research Priority information not available
Research Initiative X - not in an Initiative
Funding SchemeX – not Funded via a specific Funding Scheme
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