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 15 Date: Thu, 4 Oct 2007 19:31:53 -0500 Craig Sullivan to coordinate striped bass genome project: Dr. Craig Sullivan of North Carolina State University is now the Coordinator for Striped Bass Genome. Dr. Sullivan runs a striped bass breeding program using genome-based approaches as well as traditional selective breeding. Please join me to support Craig on his new role as the coordinator. We appreciate the great work of Dr. Mark Westerman as the former coordinator. Due to job change of Dr. Westerman, he will continue to serve our community though not working with striped bass. Aquaculture Genome Technologies published: A book entitled "Aquaculture Genome Technologies" has been recently published by Blackwell Publishing. This book was edited by John Liu of Auburn University, and foreworded by Dr. James E. Womack of Texas A&M University, a member of the Academy of Sciences USA. The chapters of the book were contributed by 42 aquaculture genome experts of various institutions from the United States, Canada, China, United Kingdom, Israel, Singapore, and South Africa. The 29-chapter book contains five parts: marking genomes, mapping genomes, analysis of genome expression and function, sequencing genomes, and dealing with the daunting genomes of aquaculture species. The editor of the book is grateful to all the contributors, reviewers, proof readers, and all aquaculture genome community for all the support he received during the course of publication. For more information, please visit http://store.blackwell-professional.com/9780813802039.html New BAC library of Pacific oyster available: A new BAC library of Pacific oyster was constructed by Dr. Pat Gaffney's group from a single inbred male to circumvent the problems caused by high levels of polymorphism in oysters. A physical map based on BAC contigs is under way using fingerprinting. USDA-NRI Grant RFA for FY 2008 Now Available, and Letter of Intent required for some programs: The National Research Initiative FY 2008 RFA is now available at http://www.csrees.usda.gov/ or www.grants.gov . Program 43.0, Animal Genome, contains five elements: Translational Animal Genomics (Letter of intent required for integrated proposals only, with a due date of March 14, 2008; Proposal deadline June 5, 2008), Tools and Resources (no letters of intent required, proposal deadline June 5, 2008), Bioinformatics (no letters of intent required, Proposal deadline June 5, 2008), Functional Genomics (Letter of intent due March 14, 2008; Proposal deadline June 5, 2008) and Whole Genome Enabled Animal Selection (Letter of intent due November 26, 2007; Proposal deadline February 14, 2008) Please see the RFA for deadlines for other animal-related programs. Please also pay attention to Letters of intent, a new requirement for some programs this year.