Our multidisciplinary research on genome structure and function is instrumental in discovering gene functions and understanding the evolution and role of allelic variants.
We are currently focusing our R&D efforts on NGS-based genome assembly, detection of SNPs and structural variation, and analysis of epigenetic modifications.
Research projects cover five areas:
Sequencing & Assembly
IGA participates in many plant genomes sequencing projects.
Unravelling the domestication history of crop species.
Structural variation, movement of transposable elements and epigenetics.
Understanding the genetic bases of agronomic traits.
With our research projects, we seek innovative solutions for agriculture, breeding and plant science.