Sunday, May 12, 2013

Sneak Peek: Elucidating the Effects of the Deep Water Horizon Oil Spill on the Atlantic Oyster Using RNA-Sequencing Data Analysis Methods

Join us this Tuesday, May 21st at 10 AM Pacific Time / 1:00 PM Eastern Time, for an interesting webinar on the effects of the Deep Water Horizon oil spill.

Natalia G. Reyero, PhD. – Mississippi State University
N. Eric Olson, PhD. – PerkinElmer Sr Leader Product Development

The Deep Water Horizon oil spill exposed the commercially important Atlantic oyster to over 200 million gallons of spill-related contaminants. To study toxicity effects, we sequenced the RNA of oyster samples from before and after the spill. In this webinar, we will compare and contrast the different data analysis methodologies used to address the challenge of an organism lacking a well-annotated genome assembly. Furthermore, we will discuss how the newly generated information provided insight into underlying biological effects of oil and dispersants on Atlantic oysters during the Deep Water Horizon oil spill.

REGISTER HERE to attend.