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"Novel genomic approaches for polyploids, and their application to Miscanthus breeding": Lindsay Clark

Tuesday, September 17, 2019 to 12:20pm

Emerson Hall, 135

Lindsay Clark
University of Illinois

I am a plant geneticist with particular interests in polyploidy, population genetics, and the development of novel algorithms and software for the analysis of molecular markers.  I use genomics to address applied questions in agriculture and ecology, with the ultimate goal of sustainability and the preservation of biodiversity.  I have a strong background in computer programming, and seek to bridge the gap between applied biology and bioinformatics, both by creating software that is easy for biologists to use, and by helping biologists to learn the fundamentals of programming.

I am currently a research specialist in the lab of Prof. Erik Sacks in the Department of Crop Sciences at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.  I study genetic and phenotypic diversity of Miscanthus, a perennial grass used for bioenergy and biomass, and have made discoveries about its evolutionary history in the wild and in cultivation.  I am also responsible for training other lab members in genetics and data analysis.


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