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Genome Technology

Image showing gene expression profiling of developing barley grain
genomics resources are pivotal to the identification of causal genes underlying key biological targets

Development and exploitation of genomics resources is pivotal to the identification of causal genes underlying key biological targets, which include agronomic traits in crop species, pathogenicity of plant diseases and fundamental processes in model organisms. The Genome Technology group provides access for all James Hutton Institute staff and external collaborating groups to high-throughput genomics tools and expertise.

The group is managed by Pete Hedley, who will be pleased to discuss any potential projects, and supported by Jenny Morris, Clare Booth and Louise Donnelly.

The lab supports three main types of technology:

  • Sequencing
    Sanger sequencing is supported as a full service on an AB3730, and Second Generation Sequencing (2GS) using an Illumina MiSeq and also facilitated through 3rd party service providers.
  • Genotyping
    Multiplex Single Nucleotide Polymorphism (SNP) assays are processed using the Illumina BeadXpress system, and fluorescent SSRs analysed on an AB3730.
  • High-throughput gene expression
    Microarray technology is exploited using the custom Agilent platform, and 2GS utilised with Illumina RNA-seq.


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The James Hutton Research Institute is the result of the merger in April 2011 of MLURI and SCRI. This merger formed a new powerhouse for research into food, land use, and climate change.