Genomic Research Laboratory was set up in 2007 under Genome Technology Research Unit, National Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology to become a focal point in the area of genomics in Thailand.  Our lab aims to address relevant biological questions with economic and social impacts through advanced genomic techniques.  Genomic Research lab is equipped with several leading high-throughput DNA sequencing platforms such as Ion Torrent, Pacific Biosciences RSII and 454-Roche in addition to pulse-field electrophoresis, sequencing gel electrophoresis, and thermocycler instruments.  Our lab currently has four researchers and six research assistants with experiences in genome sequencing, transcriptome sequencing (RNA-seq), gene expression analysis, genotyping techniques to study population genetics and marker-assisted selection.   A large number of our research projects have been funded by national funding agencies such as NSTDA, NRCT, ARDA, Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives and also private sectors.  Examples of our projects include genetic improvement programs of major tropical crops such as cassava, rubber tree, oil palm, sugarcane, maize and rice.  We are also interested in applying state-of-the-art genomic technologies to environmental studies, investigating the effect of sea water temperatures on coral bleaching and exploring genetic diversity of coral-dinoflagellate and diversity of microbes in extreme environments.