Greater Good Initiative 2023 - Sequencing the sustainable secrets of seaweed

August 1, 2023

SENAI CETIQT in Rio de Janeiro is the 2023 recipient of Illumina’s Agricultural Greater Good Initiative grant, an award given annually since 2011 to projects that support research into food security and sustainability. The grant will enable the Brazilian Consortium for Phycogenomics to generate a high-quality genome sequence of K. alvarezii and make it publicly available. Using Illumina sequencing technology, the consortium will collect trillions of base pairs’ worth of genome and transcriptome data for it and other seaweeds, probing the protists to discover the secrets of how they grow and synthesize their useful biomolecules. ( Subscribe to the Illumina video channel A global genomics leader, Illumina provides comprehensive next-generation sequencing solutions to the research, clinical, and applied markets. Illumina technology is responsible for generating more than 90% of the world’s sequencing data.* Through collaborative innovation, Illumina is fueling groundbreaking advancements in oncology, reproductive health, genetic disease, microbiology, agriculture, forensic science, and beyond. *Data calculations on file. Illumina, Inc., 2015. View customer spotlight videos View Illumina webinars View Illumina product videos View Illumina support videos Facebook: LinkedIn: Instagram: Twitter:

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