• Digital-Health-Conference-2020

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Dr. Hajime Ohyanagi
Dr. Hajime Ohyanagi Hajime Ohyanagi is a research specialist at KAUST


Dr. Ohyanagi obtained his B.S. and M.S. degrees from The University of Tokyo, and received his Ph.D. degree in genetics from The Graduate University for Advanced Studies, Japan. With over 15 years of experience in both private and academic sectors of bioscience in Japan, he joined to KAUST in 2015. 

All sessions by Dr. Hajime Ohyanagi

  • Day 2Tuesday, January 21st
Session 3 : Digital Health & Food and Environment (Chair Prof. Xiangliang Zhang)
10:45 am

Machine Learning Reveals Crop Genome Evolution: Better Domestication Leads to Healthier Diet

Domestication is anthropogenic evolution that fulfills mankind’s critical food demand. As such, elucidating the molecular mechanisms behind this process promotes the development of future new crops. Here we show the genome-wide introgressive region map as traces of domestication of Asian rice, by utilizing 4,587 accession genotypes with a stable outgroup species, particularly at the finest resolution through a machine learning-aided method.

The results provide a definitive answer to a long-standing controversy in plant science, and new breeding designs and practices based on the introgressive genomic map with the aim of serving healthy diet.

Building 19, Hall 1 10:45 - 11:10 Details