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From: "John Liu" []
To: "aquaculturegenomics" []
Cc: "Grant Burgess" []
Subject: [aquaculturegenomics] Aquaculture genomics Newsletter 16
Date: Thu, 8 Nov 2007 14:31:53 -0500

Aquaculture Genomics Travel Awardees Selected: Through the evaluation of abstracts by the Aquaculture Genome Executive Committee, ten graduate students/postdoctoral fellows have been selected to receive the Travel Award to participate in the PAG conference January 12-16 in San Diego. Congratulations to all the awardees. These students/postdoctoral fellows are:

Nicole Quinn, Simon Fraser Univ., BC, Canada; Jason Abernathy, Auburn Univ.; Gregory Maes, Katholeicke Univ; Leuven, Belgium, Sham Nair; Macquarie Univ, Australia; Kim Johnstone, Simon Fraser Univ., BC, Canada; Shaolin Wang, Auburn Univ.; Tiago Hori, Memorial Univ., NF, Canada; Dina Proestou, Univ. of Rhode Island; Delphine Lallias, Bangor Univ., Wales; Anti Vasemägi, Univ. of Turku, Finland.

It is time to join NRSP-8 again (For US scientists only): The NRSP-8 renewal application is underway. It is time to officially become a member of NRSP-8. To officially join the NRSP-8 Project, you need to fill out the Appendix E by working with your director of Agricultural Experiment Station. Instructions of how to file the Appendix E can be obtained through your species coordinator. If you are working with species other than catfish, tilapia, salmonids, shrimps, oysters, and striped bass, and wish to be a member of the NRSP-8, contact John Liu ( for information.

USDA-ARS Research Geneticist Position Available: The USDA-ARS National Center for Cool and Cold Water Aquaculture (NCCCWA) in Leetown, WV is seeking a Research Geneticist (animal) to conduct independent and cooperative research studies aimed at improving cool and cold water fish species by determining the genetic and phenotypic parameters that define the expression of complex traits, such as growth, disease resistance, stress response, and meat yield and quality, through quantitative genetic analyses and the development of breeding and selection approaches to enhance productivity of the species. For details and application procedures see the announcement at Position ARS-X8E-0017. For further information contact Maryanne Cage, (304)725-3451 ext. 332 or e-mail

National Needs Fellowship Available in the area of Genomic Enablement of Aquaculture, An Interdisciplinary PhD Program to Improve Aquaculture Through Genomic Sciences: Molecular Mechanisms of Immunity to Diseases. The Department of Zoology at North Carolina State University announces the availability of a Fellowship beginning in 2008 for PhD studies of Genomic Sciences in Aquaculture. This fellowship will involve interdisciplinary study and result in a scientist who is broadly trained in applying genomic science to research and development of technologies for advancing aquaculture. For details about the research focus, see: For more information, please contact Dr. Edward J. Noga, Professor of Aquatic Medicine, Department of Clinical Sciences, 4700 Hillsborough Street, Raleigh, NC 27606 (