January 10, 2004
A total of 65 people attended the Workshop/meeting.
|John Liu ,||firstname.lastname@example.org||Auburn, Coordinator|
|Tom Kocher,||Thomas.email@example.com||U New Hampshire, Chair, Tilapia coordinator|
|Greg Warr,||firstname.lastname@example.org||MUSC, Secretary|
|A Alcivar-Warren,||email@example.com||Tufts; Shrimp Coordinator|
|Pat Gaffney,||firstname.lastname@example.org||U Delaware; Oyster coordinator|
|Caird Rexroad,||email@example.com||NCCCWA, salmonid coordinator|
|Mark Westerman,||firstname.lastname@example.org||Kent SeaTech, striped bass coordinator|
|A. Karsi,||email@example.com||Missippi State U|
|J. Yang,||firstname.lastname@example.org||U. Hawaii|
|M. Rise,||email@example.com||U. Wisconsin|
|H. Katib,||firstname.lastname@example.org||U. Wisconsin|
|R. Yant,||email@example.com||Harvest Select|
|G. Waldbieser,||firstname.lastname@example.org||USDA CGC Stoneville|
|R. Zaminkalam,||email@example.com||U of Adelaide, Australia|
|T. Rabic,||firstname.lastname@example.org||Wageningen U, Netherlands|
|B. Trumble,||email@example.com||U New Hampshire|
|C. Matthewsonfirstname.lastname@example.org||GSC Vancouver|
|T. Vuong,||email@example.com||U. Illinois|
|B. Koop,||firstname.lastname@example.org||U Victoria|
|R. Foxall,||email@example.com||Genome BC, Canada|
|W. Davidson,||firstname.lastname@example.org||Simon Frasier U|
|E. Bengten,||email@example.com||U Miss|
|C. Artieri,||firstname.lastname@example.org||Simon Fraser U|
|L. Mitchell,||email@example.com||Simon Fraser U|
|S. Parisotto,||firstname.lastname@example.org||SimonFraser U|
|S. Ng||Simon Fraser U|
|K. Olek,||email@example.com||U Bonn, Germany|
|B. Robison,||firstname.lastname@example.org||U Idaho|
|K. Nichols, NOAA/NMFS,||Krista.email@example.com||WSU|
|M. Yasuike, .||firstname.lastname@example.org||Tokyo|
I: Call to order
II. Introduction of industry reps, R. Yant, J. Carlberg, M. Westerman, National Program Leader Muquarrab Qureshi, and of the new species group, striped bass.
III. Old Business
1. Species Reports: These were deferred for later E-submission.
Database coordination. Dr Kocher explained that the Ag station directors had assigned resources from NRSP8 to database coordination at Iowa State U, and introduced James Reecy to explain the databases. There followed quite a long and lively discussion while the meeting attendees attempted to find out exactly how the database initiative would benefit them. The audience opinions appeared to range from mildly skeptical to hostile.
2. Administrators reports. Dr Trumble briefly explained the history of NRSP8 and indicated that anyone could join NRSP8 as a station (even international participants) and that attendance at the Workshop was open to all, and that anyone could serve as species coordinator within aquaculture. Dr Qureshi deferred his report.
3. 2005 workshop. Dr Kocher was warmly commended for his organization of a successful workshop in 2004. Greg Warr was introduced as organizer of the 2005 workshop. Formats were discussed, and it was agreed that abstracts should be solicited and the workshop consist of a mixture of invited speakers and those selected on the basis of the abstracts. It was agreed that the workshop should be followed by a reception. It was agreed that NRSP8 funds should be used to hire the Tiki Hut and host a reception at which the aquaculture posters would be on view. Funds to cover the food and beverages would be sought from elsewhere (participant contributions, industry sponsors were 2 suggestions).
IV. New Business.
V. Meeting was adjourned.
Respectfully submitted, Greg Warr
A total of 22 talks was scheduled, and 21 were given. Of these, 11 dealt with salmonids, 4 with catfish, 2 with striped bass, 1 with tilapia, 2 with shrimp, and 1 with oyster. One talk was an excellent overview of the JGI. The topics ranged from presentations of tools that had been developed for genomic research to investigations of specific research topics. It was clear that the Canadian salmon genome project (GRASP) is a model of its kind, and leads all other aquaculture species in genomic enablement. Investment over the currently-funded GRASP project period is $6M comprised of federal funding and local match. Although genomic enablement of other teleost species was not specifically evaluated, it is clear that trout, catfish and tilapia are making significant progress (e.g. BAC libraries, EST resources, microarrays that are in some cases beyond the pilot stage) but that striped bass is deficient in genomic tools. The ESTs available for salmonids (both the salmon and trout) exceed >196,000. The ESTs from catfish exceed 46,000 that are already available from the GenBank. There is a physical map (including mainly fingerprint contigs) for salmon and tilapia. From the talks presented it appears that genomic tools are being developed for shrimp and oyster, and that pilot microarrays (up to a few thousand sequences) are starting to be used in these species.