NRSP-8: NAGRP Aquaculture Genome Program
From: John Liu [mailto:email@example.com] Sent: Monday, October 4, 2004 2:42 AM To: aquaculturegenomics Cc: John Liu Subject: [aquaculturegenomics] Aquaculture genomics Newsletter 3 Dear Aquaculture Genomics Colleagues: Several issues demanded this communication: 1. Concerning the application of Aquaculture Genomics Travel Bursaries, the deadline for submission of abstract has been extended to October 4, 2004 by PAG. In order to make decisions on the application, all your application material must be received by October 8, 2004. Please send your applications to either Dr. Gregory Warr (firstname.lastname@example.org), or Dr. John Liu (email@example.com). 2. USDA plans to sunset the Animal Genome Reagent and Tool Development program (Program 43.1) (please visit http://www.csrees.usda.gov/funding/rfas/nri_rfa.html for details) “and redirect resources to other animal genomics programs”. As you know, this program is regarded as one of the most successful programs under NRI. Given the stages of genomic research in aquaculture species, the closing of this program in FY 2006 may negatively impact on genome research efforts of aquaculture species. Please let me know what you think. I believe it is most productive if we, as a group, can prepare a formal statement of our needs before we meet in January in San Diego, and present it to USDA. Please indicate what particular “genome tools” or “genome reagents” you see are needed for aquaculture genome research. 3. We need to develop a meeting agenda for our business meeting during PAG. Please let me know the items that you would like to be included. 4. We would like to post all presentations to Aquaculture Genomics web site. Please send your PowerPoint presentations to Dr. John Liu (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Dr. Caird Rexroad (CRexroad@ncccwa.ars.usda.gov) by January 13, 2005. 5. We are a part of the NRSP-8 program that requires annual report. For all scientists who are officially participants of NRSP-8 project, please send an annual report to your species coordinators: Salmonids, Dr. Caird Rexroad (CRexroad@ncccwa.ars.usda.gov); Tilapia, Dr. Thomas Kocher (email@example.com), catfish, Dr. Melanie Wilson (firstname.lastname@example.org); striped bass, Dr. Mark Westerman (MWesterman@kentseatech.com); Shrimps, Dr. Paul Gross (email@example.com); and oysters, Dr. Patrick Gaffney (firstname.lastname@example.org). Each coordinator will be asked to have a report on their species prepared by November 15, so that an integrated progress report for Aquaculture can be assembled in advance of our meeting. If the species you are working on is not included above, please send your progress report to Dr. John Liu (email@example.com). 6. BAC library plates and high-density filters for several fish species, including tilapia and rainbow trout, are now available from the Hubbard Center for Genome Studies. For more information, please visit http://hcgs.unh.edu/BAC/. P.S. If you know someone who wish to be on this mailing list, or if you wish to be removed from this mailing list, please send a note to John Liu (firstname.lastname@example.org).