Genome-wide Association Studies (GWAS) are used for obtaining candidate genes/loci associated with phenotypic traits by studying the linkage disequilibrium between markers and phenotypic characteristics.
News & Updates
29 September 2021
A new advanced genomic research facility was inaugurated today at the headquarters of the International Center for Biosaline Agriculture (ICBA) to further genomic research on, among other things, healthier, more nutritious, and resilient crops for sustainable food systems.
20 August 2020
A recent study by an international team of scientists gives a new insight into how multi-parent populations (MPPs) can be better used for crop research, development and breeding.
7 May 2020
To accelerate agricultural research and development in the world’s marginal environments, the International Center for Biosaline Agriculture (ICBA) and the BGI Group, the world's largest genomics research institution, have agreed to establish a dedicated, cutting-edge genomics center in the UAE.
Located at ICBA's headquarters in the United Arab Emirates, the Desert Life Science Laboratory is a joint venture between ICBA and BGI, the world’s largest genomic research institution. It is designed to fast-track the discovery and development of food and other crops suited to marginal environments. It will help to further genomic research on, among other things, healthier, more nutritious, and resilient crops for sustainable food systems.