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WEBINAR: Conservation genomics in the age of extinction

This record includes training materials associated with the Australian BioCommons webinar ‘Conservation genomics in the age of extinction’. This webinar took place on 8 March 2022.

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Biodiversity is crashing and millions of plant and animal species are at the edge of...

Keywords: Conservation genomics, Genomics, Bioinformatics, Sequencing, Threatened Species Initiative, Galaxy Australia

WEBINAR: Conservation genomics in the age of extinction https://dresa.org.au/materials/webinar-conservation-genomics-in-the-age-of-extinction This record includes training materials associated with the Australian BioCommons webinar ‘Conservation genomics in the age of extinction’. This webinar took place on 8 March 2022. **Event description** Biodiversity is crashing and millions of plant and animal species are at the edge of extinction. Understanding the genetic diversity of these species is an important tool for conservation biology but obtaining high quality genomes for threatened species is not always straightforward. In this webinar Dr Carolyn Hogg speaks about the work she has been doing with the Threatened Species Initiative to build genomic resources to understand and protect Australia’s threatened species. Using examples such as the Kroombit Tinker Frog and the Greater Bilby, Carolyn describes some of the complexities and challenges of generating genomes from short reads and HiFi reads for critically endangered species. She outlines the technologies and resources being used and how these are bridging the gap between genomicists, bioinformaticians and conservation experts to help save Australian species. Materials are shared under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International agreement unless otherwise specified and were current at the time of the event. **Files and materials included in this record:** - Event metadata (PDF): Information about the event including, description, event URL, learning objectives, prerequisites, technical requirements etc. - Index of training materials (PDF): List and description of all materials associated with this event including the name, format, location and a brief description of each file. **Materials shared elsewhere:** A recording of this webinar is available on the Australian BioCommons YouTube Channel: https://youtu.be/Bl7CaiGQ91s   Melissa Burke (melissa@biocommons.org.au) Conservation genomics, Genomics, Bioinformatics, Sequencing, Threatened Species Initiative, Galaxy Australia