Earlham Institute and WorldFish: Changing the World with NovaSeq™ X Plus

March 25, 2024

Feeding the world’s growing population requires big advances in sustainable aquaculture, and in this video, three scientists describe how the Illumina NovaSeq X Series is helping make those advances possible. John Benzie, acting director of Aquatic Foods Biosciences at WorldFish, explains how his organization develops strains of tilapia that grow faster and can better tolerate climate change and disease. They make these breeding decisions equipped with sequencing data from the Earlham Institute, where Karim Gharbi, head of Genomics Pipelines, and Tarang Mehta, postdoctoral researcher use multomics to identify genetic markers in tilapia DNA that express these desirable traits—all in the interest of translating the work they do at the genomic level directly into sustaining food biodiversity. Learn more about the NovaSeq X Series: https://www.illumina.com/systems/sequencing-platforms/novaseq-x-plus/applications/broad-sequencing.html #NovaSeqX #Illumina #EarlhamInstitute #WorldFish Subscribe to the Illumina video channel http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=IlluminaInc A global genomics leader, Illumina provides comprehensive next-generation sequencing solutions to the research, clinical, and applied markets. Through collaborative innovation, Illumina is fueling groundbreaking advancements in oncology, reproductive health, genetic disease, microbiology, agriculture, forensic science, and beyond. View customer spotlight videos https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLKRu7cmBQlajfheLzgbI4S7xBn7IDbt79 View Illumina webinars https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLKRu7cmBQlahpXlnrrXlQw9itVJ8yHwUZ View Illumina support videos https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLKRu7cmBQlajbm2KGsICWb-JOnusJfYvM Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/illuminainc LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/illumina Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/illuminainc/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/illumina 0:00 – A fish population in decline 0:50 – John Benzie and WorldFish’s mission 1:24 – The importance of aquaculture to food security 2:03 – Sampling for Earlham Institute 2:36 – Tarang Mehta and genomic sequencing of Tilapia 3:03 – Karim Gharbi and collaboration with WorldFish 3:37 – Working with the NovaSeq™ X Plus 4:15 – A combined passion for technology and sustainable food production

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