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  • Genomics Aotearoa update – September 2023

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    In this issue: 

    • Saving a species from extinction - kākāpō paper in Nature Ecology and Evolution
    • Minister's visit
    • Rachel Brooking (list MP based in Dunedin, Otago, Minister for Oceans and Fisheries, and Food 
    • DNA & genomics workshop for school teachers
    • Advanced genome assembly workshop
    • Genomics Aotearoa Seminar Series 
    • Ngā Puanga Pūtaiao Fellowships 
    • Scholarship opportunity 
    • Upcoming bioinformatics training 
    • Introducing Genomics Aotearoa post doc Brooke Whitelaw 
    • Introducing a new Genomics Aotearoa Indigenous Genomics Platform project  - Molecular characterisation of Māori traditional root crops in Aotearoa as an insurance policy for food security; He wae kai pakiaka (a grounded solution) 
    • Asia-Pacific Genetics Seminar Series on our You Tube channel: John Bowman and Tomoko Ohta 
  • Genomics Aotearoa update – June 2023

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    • Genomics Aotearoa Co-Director Peter Dearden responding to the National Party's announcement on revisiting GM restrictions in New Zealand.
    • Ang McGaughran (University of Waikato), co-lead of the GA Invasomics project, has been talking about the role of genomics in New Zealand biosecurity.
    • DNA and genomics workshop for school teachers organised by Genomics Aotearoa, in conjunction with Pūtahi Manawa (Healthy Hearts for Aotearoa New Zealand - HHANZ). 
    • Published paper: Exploring the depth and breadth of the genomics toolbox during the COVID-19 pandemic: insights from Aotearoa New Zealand. 
    • Thank you to recent Genomics Aorearoa seminar presenters Shannon Clarke, Santiago C. González-Martínez, Thomas Buckley.
    • Advanced genome assembly workshop, July 4-6, 2023.
    • Metagenomics Summer School 2023. 
    • Upcoming bioinformatics training. 
    • Queenstown Research Week - Genomics Satellite (August 27-28), BioProtection Satellite (August 31-September 1). 
    • The annual MapNet conference is on November 22-24, 2023. 
    • eResearch NZ 2024 is coming to Wellington February 7-9, 2024. 
    • Introducing Genomics Aotearoa post doc Rebecca Clarke. 
  • Genomics Aotearoa update – May 2023

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    • Professor Mik Black has been appointed as Co-Director of Genomics Aotearoa, working alongside Peter Dearden.   
    • Genomics Aorearoa is pleased to welcome a new associate - the Applied Molecular Solutions lab based at Unitec Te Pūkenga in Auckland. 
    • Genomics Aotearoa is hosting its Annual Meeting from November 20-22 in Dunedin. 
    • Congratulations to Genomics Aotearoa post docs Rebecca Clarke and Rachael Ashby from AgResearch, recipients of Full-Ride Travel Awards. 
    • Ko wai ngā rākau rangatira pohutukawa o Mauao? Building agile and informed kaitiaki biosecurity on the maunga.
    • Queenstown Research Week – registrations are open.
    • Genomics Aotearoa Seminar Series – thanks to Greg Jones and Michael Hoggard.
    • Asia Pacific Forum presentation from Guojie Zhang (Adjunct Professor at the Kunming Institute of Zoology of the Chinese Academy of Sciences).
    • Advanced genome assembly workshop.
    • Upcoming training.
    • Introducing Genomics Aotearoa post doc Susie Szakats.
    • Genomics job opportunity - Post-Doctoral Scientist for eradicating rats in New Zealand.
  • Genomics Aotearoa update – March / April 2023

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    • Listen to Peter Dearden talk to Kim Hill, Radio New Zealand, about Peripatus (aka velvet worms or ngāokeoke). 
    • Event: All the small things.  
    • eResearch NZ 2023 conference.  
    • Genomics Aotearoa Post Doc workshop.
    • Congratulations to Ann McCartney, who received the National Human Genome Research Institute’s (NHGRI) inaugural Staff Award for DEIA Innovation in the Genomics Workforce. 
    • The 2023 Genomics Aotearoa seminar series has started with several international researchers.
    • Genomics Aotearoa bioinformatics training for April.
    • Introducing Zoe Yang, working on a Pangenome Graphs research project to come up with methods for improved variant detection in New Zealand. 
  • Genomics Aotearoa update - February 2023

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    Welcome to the first newsletter for 2023 - read about:

    • Director Peter Dearden's new role  
    • Genomics Aotearoa's new associates - GeneCrypt Ltd and Wilderlab
    • Introducing Thierry Lints  
    • All the small things evening
    • Exhibition tour this year 
    • Media Savvy workshop
    • The Early Career Researcher Forum Aotearoa
    • Genomics Aotearoa seminar series
    • Upcoming bioinformatics training






  • Genomics Aotearoa update - December 2022

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    Season's Greetings from Genomics Aotearoa – read about:

    • Genomics Aotearoa Annual Report 2022 
    • Brave New World 
    • Genome: Science of Life exhibition update 
    • Ancient DNA and Dinosaur Day 
    • eResearch NZ 2023 registration 
    • 11th International Rosaceae Genomics Conference 2023 
    • Congratulations to Professor Stephen Robertson 
    • Papers published 
    • Kākāpō in the spotlight 
    • Genomics Aotearoa Seminar Series 
    • Genomics events calendar 
  • Genomics Aotearoa update - November 2022

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    In this month's newsletter you can read about:

    • Some of the new activities in the Genome: Science of Life exhibition
    • Genomics Aotearoa Seminars this month: Liz Ross and Roger Hellens
    • eResearch NZ 2023 registrations open
    • Some very cool kākāpō genomics discoveries
    • Farewell to our VM support coordinator Jacqueline Godfery, who has a new position at Te Papa Tongarewa
    • The 11th International Rosaceae Genomics Conference announcement
    • Media SAVVY for Māori researchers
    • New to our YouTube channel: Kirsten Boggs & Zornitza Stark - Acute Care Genomics
    • Genomics events calendar
  • Genomics Aotearoa update - October 2022

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    It's another busy time for genomics in Aotearoa. Read about:

    • The return of the Genome: Science of Life exhibition
    • Indigenous Genomics Platform (IGP) update - Realising the potential of genomics for swamp maire replanting in the Rangitāne rohe
    • Asia-Pacific Genetics Seminar Series: John Bowman November 17
    • Genomics Aotearoa Seminars this month: the HPRC (Part II) and Gene editing in crops
    • Bioinformatics training: RNA-seq workshop 1 November
    • eResearch NZ 2023 call for abstracts
    • New to our website
    • New Genomics Aotearoa YouTube Channel content
    • 25th New Zealand Molecular Ecology Meeting announcement
    • Genomics events calendar
  • Genomics Aotearoa update - September 2022

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    In this month's newsletter, read about:

    • Indigenous Genomics Platform (IGP) update 
    • Te Nohonga Kaitiaki guidelines 
    • Genomics Aotearoa Seminar Series 
    • September bioinformatics training 
    • Genomics Aotearoa YouTube Channel 
    • New To Our Website - Amy Vaughan
    • Save the date - eResearch NZ 2023 hybrid conference, February 15 to Friday February 17, 2022, University of Waikato
    • The Role of the Genome in Biological Invasions November 6-9, 2022
    • Australasian Genomic Technologies Association conference October 30-November 2, 2022
  • Genomics Aotearoa update - August 2022

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    Read about:

    • Indigenous Genomics Platform update - Nā tō rourou, nā taku rourou: Sharing the benefits of genomics
    • Call for convention on Biological Diversity participation
    • Call for contributions to Molecular Ecology Resources special issue
    • Training news
    • Vacancies - five genomics research positions at Bragato Research Institute
    • Website updates - introducing postdoctoral researchers Elahe (Eli) Parvizi and Nuzla Ismail
    • Genomics Aotearoa seminar series
  • Genomics Aotearoa update - July 2022

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    It's a busy time for genomics in Aotearoa. Read about:

    • Highlights from the Genomics Aotearoa annual meeting
    • Training news - Another Metagenomics Summer School
    • Vacancies at Fonterra and Te Herenga Waka-Victoria University of Wellington
    • Genomics Aotearoa website refresh
    • Genomics Aotearoa seminar series
    • The new Invasomics Hub
    • Upcoming events to note - lots of them!
    • How to acknowledge Genomics Aotearoa in your outputs
    • Genomics Aotearoa YouTube channel - three videos added this month
  • Genomics Aotearoa update - June 2022

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    A round-up of Genomics Aotearoa news for June 2022.

    • Welcome to new Science Leadership team members Shannon Clarke, Heid Dungey and Craig Cary
    • Genome: Science of Life at Otago Museum wraps up
    • Genomics Aotearoa Annual Meeting last chance to register
    • Genomics Aotearoa YouTube Channel
    • Genomics Aotearoa Seminar Series
    • New To Our Website: Introducing Annie West