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From: "John Liu" []
To: "aquaculturegenomics" []
Cc: "Grant Burgess" []
Subject: [aquaculturegenomics] Aquaculture genomics Newsletter 25
Date: Tue, 22 Jul 2010 14:19:21 -0500

NRSP8 Aquaculture Species coordinators had a conference call to discuss issues related to the PAG Aquaculture Workshop and Annual Report on June 25, 2010. A number of specific recommendations were made from the conference call including early abstract deadline for the PAG Aquaculture Genomics Workshop.

PAG 2011 Aquaculture Genomics Workshop. The Plant and Animal Genome (PAG) Aquaculture Workshop will be held in San Diego January 15-16, 2011. The theme for this year’s Aquaculture Workshop is: “Post-genomics aquaculture research: acquiring and using high-quality reference genomes for finfish and shellfish species”. Invited speakers will include Dr. William Davidson (Simon Fraser University), Dr. Ben Koop (University of Victoria), Dr. John Liu (Auburn University), Dr. Geoff Waldbieser (USDA), and Dr. John Buchanan (AquaBounty Technologies). Additional speakers for the 1.5 day workshop will be chosen by the committee from abstracts submitted directly via e-mail to the Aquaculture Workshop Chair, Dr. Matt Rise ( In order to be selected for an oral presentation, you must meet the abstract submission deadline of September 1, 2010.

Abstract Submission and Review. Abstracts to be considered for oral presentations at the PAG Aquaculture Genomics Workshop must be submitted by email to Matt Rise ( by September 1, 2010. Please note that all abstracts (for both oral and poster presentations) must also be submitted directly to PAG using the PAG website (deadline: November 1 2010). Abstracts being considered for an oral presentation will be reviewed by committee after the September 1 2010 internal deadline, and those selected for oral presentations will be notified in early October 2010. Abstracts will be judged on both the scientific quality of the abstract, and interest to USDA National Animal Genome Project (National Research Support Project NRSP-8) aquaculture species stakeholders.

Travel Award Applications. The Aquaculture Genomics Group of the NRSP-8 is pleased to announce the availability of a limited number of Travel Bursaries, of up to $1000, to support the attendance of graduate students and postdoctoral fellows at PAG to be held January 15-19, 2011. All graduate students and postdoctoral fellows who will submit an abstract to the Aquaculture workshop are eligible for consideration. Applicants should submit all the required items as listed below by September 1, 2010, through e-mail to Matt Rise ( 1) the abstract to be submitted to PAG, including the title and authors; 2) a statement of the anticipated costs for the applicant to attend the PAG meeting, including information on additional resources (if any) that will be available to support their attendance; and 3) Travel award applicants MUST also arrange for their supervisor to send an e-mail to Matt Rise confirming their status as a graduate student or postdoctoral fellow. Award selections will be made and awardees will be notified soon after the September 1 deadline. Awards will be paid after the meeting as a travel stipend.

Special Genomics Session calls for abstracts and participation in 2011 WAS Aquaculture Conference in New Orleans: World Aquaculture Society Aquaculture America 2011 will be held in New Orleans, Louisiana February 28-March 3, 2011, A Special Session of Aquaculture Genomics will be held during the meeting. Please submit your abstract under finfish genetics and send a note to the organizer, John Liu by email ( of your interest to make oral presentations in the session. The organizer will communicate with you as to the date and time of your talk if selected. Please note that the deadline for submission of your abstract is August 1, 2010. We are not sure they will extend the abstract deadline, but please submit your abstracts NOW!