NRSP-8: NAGRP Aquaculture Genome Program
From: "John Liu" [firstname.lastname@example.org] To: "aquaculturegenomics" [email@example.com] Cc: "Grant Burgess" [Grant.Burgess@newcastle.ac.uk] Subject: [aquaculturegenomics] Aquaculture genomics Newsletter 14.doc Date: Mon, 17 Sep 2007 12:31:53 -0500 Aquaculture Genomics Workshop to be held: The annual Aquaculture Genomics Workshop will be held January 12-13, 2008, along with the Plant & Animal Genome XVI Conference (PAG-XVI), January 12-16, 2008 at the Town & Country Convention Center in San Diego, California. The deadline for the abstract submission is October 5, 2007. For more information, please visit http://www.intl-pag.org/. This yearís Aquaculture Genomics Workshop will focus on the theme of Comparative Genomics with four invited speakers. Please submit your abstracts under the category of poster under Aquaculture: For PAG XVI abstracts related to Aquaculture, all presenters should submit their abstract as a poster and the workshop organizing committee will select from the poster abstracts those to be given as oral presentations. Aquaculture Genomics Travel Awards: Again this year, the NRSP-8 Aquaculture Committee is pleased to announce the availability of a limited number of Travel Awards of up to $1,000, to support the attendance of graduate students and postdoctoral fellows at PAG XVI. Graduate students and postdoctoral fellows who register for the PAG XVI meeting and submit an abstract to the Aquaculture Workshop are eligible for consideration. Applications should be submitted by E-mail to either John Liu (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Geoff Waldbieser (email@example.com) and include the following items. A) the Title and Authors of the submitted Abstract, B) a statement of the anticipated costs for the applicant to attend the PAG XVI meeting, and a statement of additional resources (if any) that will be available to support their attendance. Applicants MUST also arrange for their supervisor to send an E-mail to John Liu or Geoff Waldbieser confirming their status as a graduate student or postdoctoral fellow. The deadline for the completion of application is October 5, 2007. Applications will be evaluated by the Aquaculture Genomics Executive Committee, and decisions will be announced to applicants soon after. USDA releases Blueprint for Agricultural Animal Genomics: The United States Department of Agriculture recently released a Blueprint for Agricultural Animal Genomics 2008-2017. For details and content of this Blueprint, please visit http://www.csrees.usda.gov/newsroom/news/2007news/blueprint.html NRSP-8 renewal is underway: The writing team (Ernie Bailey, Hans Cheng, Noelle Cockett, Mary Delany, Jerry Dodgson, John Liu, Joan Lunney, Jim Reecy, Max Rothschild, Jim Womack) has held email correspondence and a conference call on 7/23/07 for the renewal of the NRSP-8 project. This renewal is for five years with the following three general objectives: 1. Create shared genomic tools and reagents and sequence information to enhance the understanding and discovery of genetic mechanisms affecting traits of interest. 2. Facilitate the development and sharing of animal populations and the collection and analysis of new, unique and interesting phenotypes. 3. Develop, integrate and implement bioinformatic resources to support the discovery of genetic mechanisms that underlie traits of interest. Your input is welcome. From the Editors of Marine Biotechnology: Many genomics projects have been recently launched in marine and other aquatic species as a consequence of the genomics revolution. To timely reflect the larger research trend, the editors of Marine Biotechnology decided to increase its coverage on genomics, proteomics, and metabolomics, and believed that such a move will further increase the journalís rising impact factor (currently 2.408). In this context, we invite submissions of papers on linkage analysis, QTL analysis, association mapping, microarray studies, physical mapping, comparative genome analysis, bioinformatics, functional genomics, and whole genome sequencing. We also encourage submission of papers on large-scale development of genome resources such as ESTs, SNPs and other relevant genome analysis platforms, and papers on development of genome-based technologies in marine and other aquatic species.