Genomics of Non-Classical Model Animals

This workshop is dedicated to genomics studies of non-classical model animals that can be sources of natural substances or have biological traits of interest that can contribute to human welfare.

Aaron Avivi(Haifa University)
Date: Sunday, January 15, 2012
Time: 10:20 AM-12:30 PM
Room: Pacific Salon 4-5 (2nd Floor)
10:20 AM
Sequencing the Snake Venom Transcriptome for Its Applications in Biomedicine
Ana Conesa, Genomics of Gene Expression Lab, Bioinformatics and Genomics Department , Centro de Investigacion Principe Felipe

10:45 AM
Bioprospecting for Hypoxia Tolerance: Applied Genomics of the Blind Subterranean Mole Rat (Spalax)
Assaf Malik, Institute of Evolution, University of Haifa; Alvaro Hernandez, University of Illinois - W. M. Keck Center; Abraham Korol, University of Haifa,Institute of Evolution; Mark Band, W. M. Keck Center for Comparative and Functional Genomics, University of Illinois; Aaron Avivi, Haifa University

11:10 AM
Genome Sequencing and Analysis of the Naked Mole Rat Reveal Insights into Physiology and Longevity
Vadim Gladyshev, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School

11:35 AM
Anabolic Transcriptional Changes and Muscle Atrophy, Bone Loss Prevention in Hibernating Black Bears
Vadim B. Fedorov, Institute of Arctic Biology, University of Alaska

12:00 PM
Reference-Assisted Approach for Chromosome Assembly of Non-Classical Model Genomes Generated Using NGS Techniques
Denis Larkin, Aberystwyth University; Jaebum Kim, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Qingle Cai, Beijing Genomics Institute; A. Asan, Beijing Genomics Institute; Yongfen Zhang, Beijing Genomics Institute; Ri-Li Ge, Beijing Genomics Institute; Loretta Auvil, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Boris Capitanu, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Guojie Zhang, Beijing Genomics Institute; Harris Lewin, University of California, Davis; Jian Ma, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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