Genomics and Epigenomics with Deep Sequencing was the subject of the 24th CDB Meeting on June 13-14, as a part of RIKEN Symposium series (Japan). The Assistant of the Department of Invertebrate Zoology and Functional Histology at KFU Oleg Gusev held a workshop on “Genomics of cryptobiosis as the fundamental biotechnological basis of anhydrous storage of living tissue".
The high relevance of this Symposium comes from the fact that genetic data technologies are currently undergoing rapid development. It is becoming easier to decode the genome of the whole organism. At the same time, vast amounts of data from genomic projects require reflection and processing. And most importantly, there is an issue of choosing the right strategy for research and modelling of biological objects. On the other hand, development and cost reduction of genomic technologies enables the analysis of new organisms with unique features.
At the symposium, Oleg Gusev spoke about the positive experience of the researchers from the Institute of Basic Medicine and Biology (KFU) in this area. In a joint project, which brings together research groups of KFU, Moscow State University, Institute of physical and chemical medicine (Moscow), Zoology Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences (St. Petersburg) and several institutions of Japan - the international creative team is engaged in studying the mechanisms of formation of given organism resistance to complete dehydration. The main object for a detailed analysis of the genome is the cryptobiotic insect Polypedilum vanderplanki.
Overall, this meeting was focused on insights into tackling future challenges in understanding animal genome regulation and evolution.