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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:

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. Sylvie Quiniou ( In order to be selected for an oral presentation, you must meet the abstract submission deadline of November 1, 2011.

Abstract Submission and Review: Abstracts to be considered for oral presentations at the PAG Aquaculture Genomics Workshop must be submitted by email to Sylvie Quiniou ( by September 30, 2011. 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, 2011). Abstracts being considered for an oral presentation will be reviewed by committee after the September 30, 2011 internal deadline, and those selected for oral presentations will be notified in October 2011. 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 $1,000, to support the attendance of graduate students and postdoctoral fellows at PAG to be held January 14-18, 2012. 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 30, 2011, through e-mail to Sylvie Quiniou (

  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
  3. Travel award applicants MUST also arrange for their supervisor to send an e-mail to Sylvie Quiniou confirming their status as a graduate student or postdoctoral fellow.

Award selections will be made and awardees will be notified soon after the September 30 deadline. Awards will be paid after the meeting as a travel stipend.

Sylvie Quiniou(USDA-ARS) and Eric Peatman(Auburn University)
Date: Sunday, January 15, 2012
Time: 8:00 AM-12:30 PM
Room: Royal Palm Salons 3-4
8:00 AM
Introductory Remarks

8:05 AM
Follow up on Improving Aquaculture through Genomics and Phenotyping
Jeffrey Silverstein, USDA-ARS; Delbert M Gatlin, Texas A&M University ; Mike Rust, Dept. of Commerce/NOAA; Diane Bellis, United Soybean Board/Ag Source Inc.; Frederic Barrows, USDA-ARS; Steven Hart, Soy Aquaculture Aliiance

8:20 AM
Churchillian wisdom in fish genome annotation
Shane Burgess, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, University of Arizona

9:05 AM
Annotation and Nomenclature; An Example: Zebrafish
John Postlethwait, University of Oregon

9:25 AM
Update on the Regulatory Journey of the AquAdvantage Genetically-Engineered Salmon
Alison Van Eenennaam, Department of Animal Science, University of California, Davis

9:45 AM

10:15 AM
Evolution and Meiotic Maps by Massively Parallel DNA Sequencing
John Postlethwait, University of Oregon; Julian Catchen, University of Oregon

11:05 AM
Genetic Diversity and Strain Sub-structuring Among Zebrafish
Kim Brown, Brigham and Women’s Hospital

11:25 AM
Identifying SNPs in Rainbow Trout Paralogs
Kris Christensen, Washington State University

11:45 AM
The Genetic Architecture of Juvenile Migration in Rainbow Trout
Ben Hecht, Purdue University; Frank Thrower, NOAA Alaska Fisheries Science Center; Mathew C. Hale, Purdue University; Michael Miller, University of Oregon; Krista Nichols, Purdue University

12:05 PM
Dissecting the genetic basis for migration in rainbow and steelhead trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss)
Mathew C. Hale, Purdue University - Dept. of Biological Sciences; Ben Hecht, Purdue University; Ewann Bernston, NOAA Fisheries / Northwest Fisheries Science Center,; Frank Thrower, NOAA Alaska Fisheries Science Center; Michael Miller, University of Oregon; Krista Nichols, Purdue University

12:25 PM
Genetic Mapping of Quantitative Trait Loci (QTL) for Body Weight in Atlantic Salmon (Salmo salar)
Alejandro P. Gutierrez, Simon Fraser University; Krzysztof P. Lubieniecki, Simon Fraser University; Evelyn A. Davidson, Simon Fraser University; Sigbjørn Lien, CIGENE, Norwegian University of Life Sciences; Matthew Peter Kent, Norwegian University of Life Sciences; Steve Fukui, Mainstream Canada; Ruth E. Withler, Pacific Biological Station; Bruce Swift, TRI-GEN Fish Improvement Ltd.; William S. Davidson, Simon Fraser University

12:45 PM
Concluding Remarks

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