The technological platforms underpin our ability to carry out biological research on a large scale.
We have several rice breeding bases for planting and collecting. We also provided gene transformation platform for our researchers and postgraduate students.
We provided two different sequencing platforms for our researchers, one is the Sanger dideoxy terminator sequencing (3730 sequencing), and another is the Illumina Production Sequencing (Illumina sequencing). With the de novo rice genome sequencing project finished, the other two groups provide samples to 3730 sequencing: BAC sequence and small insert sequencing.
The Illumina sequencing provides a next-generation large-scale DNA (and RNA) sequencing service to NCGR or other collaborations.
In the past ten years, we have succeeded in sequencing of rice indica and japonica chromosome 4 and ESTs and full-length cDNA sequencing of rice indica. The IT infrastructure put up the necessary support for these projects.
Now, with tremendous sequencing capacity of emerging next-generation technologies, the IT infrastructure continues to grow and adapt to the lab’s scientific needs.