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From: "John Liu" []
To: "aquaculturegenomics" []
Cc: "Grant Burgess" []
Subject: [aquaculturegenomics] Aquaculture genomics Newsletter 27
Date: Tue, 07 Jan 2012 13:47:24 -0500

PAG 2012 Aquaculture Genomics Workshop: The Plant and Animal Genome PAG 2012 Aquaculture Genomics Workshop: The Plant and Animal Genome (PAG) Aquaculture Workshop will be held in San Diego January 14-15, 2012. The theme for this year’s Aquaculture Workshop is: "New Genomics Technologies and their Impact on finfish and shellfish functional genomics". Invited speakers will include Dr. Robert Chapman (South Carolina Department of Natural Resources), Dr. Goro Yoshizaki (Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology), Dr. John Postlethwait (University of Oregon), and Dr. Shane Burgess (University of Arizona). The program can be fund from the two links below:

Rainbow trout was added as a new member of species in the Animal QTLdb: NRSP-8 Informatics page has added rainbow trout as a new member of species in the Animal QTLdb. Thanks to the efforts by Yniv Palti and Caird Rexroad, III from the USDA National Center for Cool and Cold Water Aquaculture. The URL link is:

Travel Awards for PAG 2012 Aquaculture Genomics: The following graduate students and postdoctoral fellows have been selected to receive the PAG 2012 Aquaculture Genomics Travel Awards: o Kris A. Christensen, Washington State University, WA, Abstract Title: "Identifying SNPs in Rainbow Trout Paralogs" o Daphne Gille, University of California, UC Davis, Abstract Title: "Identification of Quantitative Trait Loci Associated with Caviar Yield And Ovarian Adiposity In White Sturgeon (Acipenser transmontanus)" o Ben Hecht, Purdue University, Abstract Title: "The Genetic Architecture of Juvenile Migration in Rainbow Trout" o Christopher M. Hollenbeck, Texas A&M University, Abstract Title: "Design of Expressed-sequence Tag-Linked Microsatellites or Non-Model Aquacultured Species" o Chao Li, Auburn University, Abstract Title: "RNA-seq Analysis of Mucosal Immune Responses Reveals Signatures of Intestinal Barrier Disruption and Pathogen Entry Following Edwardsiella ictaluri Infection in Channel Catfish, Ictalurus punctatus" o Eric Rondeau, University of Victoria (Canada), Abstract Title: "An EST/RNAseq Library and First-Generation Linkage Map for Sablefish (Anoplopoma fimbria)" o Fanyue Sun, Auburn University, Abstract Title: "RNA-Seq Analysis of Differentially Expressed Genes in Channel Catfish After Flavobacterium Columnare Challenge" o Rossana Sussarellu, Ifremer Brest, Laboratoire LPI (FRANCE), Abstract Title: "Transcriptomic Analysis of The Pacific Oyster: Studying Local Adaptation of Recently Settled Populations in Northern Europe" o Ruijia Wang, Auburn University, Abstract Title: "Rapid Development of Molecular Resources for a Freshwater Mussel, Villosa lienosa (bivalvia: Unionidae) Using a RNA-seq-based Approach" o Hao Zhang, Auburn University, Abstract Title: "Molecular Characterization and Expression Responds to Edwardsiella ictaluri Challenge Of Three L-type Lectin Genes from Channel Catfish, Ictalurus punctatus".

The 1st International Conference on Integrative Salmonid Biology: The 1st International Conference on Integrative Salmonid Biology will be held in Oslo, Norway, June 17 – 20, 2012. International Symposium on Aquaculture Genetics XI (ISGA XI):

International Symposium on Aquaculture Genetics XI (ISGA XI) will be held June 24-30, 2012 at the Auburn University Hotel and Conference Center, Auburn University, Alabama, USA. Sessions are planned in the following areas: 1) Quantitative Genetics and Selective Breeding; 2) Biotechnology (Polyploidy, Sex Reversal and Breeding, Genetic Stem Cell Applications; 3) Transgenics; 4) Ethics, Food Safety and Environmental Risk of Genetic Enhancement Programs; and 5) Applied Genomics (Marker Assisted Selection and Whole Genome Selection). The objectives of the conference are for the international community of aquaculture geneticists and genomists including both researchers and graduate students 1) to share the latest research on aquaculture genetics and applied genomics for genetic enhancement of farmed fish, shellfish and crustaceans, 2) to link the past, present and future of aquaculture genetics, 3) to present the current state of the integration of breeding, genetics and genomics for genetic enhancement, 4) to provide a forum for aquaculture geneticists to learn from leaders in terrestrial animal research on the latest developments on integrating breeding, genetics and genomics for improving performance and 5) to develop strategies to utilize the genomics data from the past 20 years for practical application of the genetic enhancement of farmed aquatic animals. Pre- and post-conference tours are being planned. The keynote speaker will be Jeremy Taylor, Professor and Wurdack Chair in Animal Genomics, Division of Animal Sciences, University of Missouri lecturing on Applied Genomics to Accelerate Genetic Improvement Programs. Details, registration information and updates can be found at If you have any questions or suggestions, please contact the conference Chairman, Dr. Rex Dunham (