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From: "John Liu" []
To: "aquaculturegenomics" []
Cc: "Grant Burgess" []
Subject: [aquaculturegenomics] Aquaculture genomics Newsletter 34
Date: Thu, 07 Mar 2013 09:34:55 -0600

 Thanks to Dr. Eric Peatman: As the organizer of the Plant and Animal Genome
(PAG) Aquaculture Workshop that was held in San Diego January 12-13, 2013,
Dr. Peatman did a superb job. The Aquaculture Genome community thank you
for your great dedication and efforts.

Small Funding Possibilities for US Aquaculture Groups: The Aquaculture Genome Co-coordinators of USDA-NIFA National Research Support Project 8 (NRSP8) request proposals for activities that support community research efforts for US Aquaculture species; primarily catfish, oyster, salmon, shrimp, striped bass and/or rainbow trout. Proposals should specifically address the current NRSP8 Objectives which are:

Objective 1: Advance the status of reference genomes for all species, including basic annotation of worldwide genetic variation, by broad sequencing among different lines and breeds of animals.

Objective 2: Develop strategies to identify and exploit genes and allelic variation that contribute to economically relevant phenotypes and traits, in part through improving functional annotation of the genomes of our species.

Objective 3: Facilitate analysis, curation, storage, distribution and application of the enormous datasets now being generated by next-generation sequencing and related "omics" technologies with regard to animal species of agricultural interest. Investigators should be based at US institutions, proposals should be no more than 1 page in length, and funding requests should not exceed $10,000. Proposals should identify the relevant research community and outline how funds will be used for research support activities. Such activities may include but are not limited to training, workshops, development of highthroughput genotyping platforms, genome sequence assembly and annotation, developing and/or supporting community databases and web sites. Proposals should be sent to John Liu ( and Caird Rexroad ( by March 29, 2013.

GIA 2013. The Genomics in Aquaculture (GIA) International Symposium will be held September 4-6 in Bodo, Norway. This is the third GIA conference. GIA has had one symposium every other year, and the previous two conferences were quite successful, with a Special Issue published from each conference. For more information, see Upcoming Events for details.

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