1st Workshop of StatSeq COST Action: The Symposium will be held at the Aula 11.13 of Casa Convalescència the 4th and 5th October, 2009.

Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) technologies will soon enable us to sequence plant genomes for less than 1000 euros. This will accelerate plant genomics and biological research. However, the dramatic expansion in both the availability of sequence data and the range of sequencing-based applications requires new techniques and approaches to unlock the sequence-treasury. 
The aim of this workshop is to build a community of researchers that facing the design and analysis of experiments involving high-throughput sequence data. This community provides a low-entry platform for the presentation and discussion of problems, best-practice, solutions, ideas and future directions to empower its members.
The wide variety and often unique characteristics of plant genomes will pose additional challenges and opportunities.