This workshop will cover current research advances on development of molecular and genomics tools for aquaculture species, application of molecular genetics and genomics to selective breeding, application of genomic selection in aquaculture, and selective breeding in commercial aquaculture populations.
Date: Saturday, January 10, 2015
Time: 8:00 AM-6:10 PM
Room: Royal Palm Salon 3-4
Roger L. Vallejo
8:00 AM
Welcoming Remarks

8:05 AM
A Genome Sequence Assembly for Channel Catfish, Ictalurus punctatus
Geoff Waldbieser, USDA - Agricultural Research Service

8:45 AM
De Novo Genome Assembly of the South American Freshwater Fish Tambaqui (Colossoma macropomum)
Alexandre R. Caetano, Embrapa Recursos Genéticos e Biotecnologia

9:05 AM
Allele-Specific Expression in Interspecific Catfish Hybrids
Ailu Chen, The Fish Molecular Genetics and Biotechnology Laboratory

9:25 AM
Tissue and Disease Specific Expression of miRNA Genes in Atlantic Salmon (Salmo salar)
Rune Andreassen, Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences

9:45 AM
Can Epigenetic Regulation of Sex  Ratios Explain Natural Variation in Self-Fertilization Rates?
Carlos M Rodriguez Lopez, University of Adelaide; Amy Ellison, Cornell University; Paloma Moran, Universidad de Vigo; Martin Swain, Aberystwyth University; Manuel Megias, Universidad de Vigo; Matthew Hegarty, IBERS, Aberystwyth University; James M. Breen, University of Adelaide; Michael J Wilkinson, University of Adelaide; Sofia Consuegra, Swansea University

10:05 AM
AM Break

10:20 AM
The Application of Genomic Selection in Aquaculture
Theodorus M. Meuwissen, Norwegian University of Life Sciences

12:10 PM
Lunch Break

1:20 PM
Application of Genomics to Selective Breeding of Atlantic Salmon
Ross D. Houston, The Roslin Institute and R(D)SVS, University of Edinburgh

2:20 PM
GWAS Analyses in Catfish Reveal the Functional Hubs of Related Genes within Major QTLs for Columnaris Disease Resistance
Xin Geng, Auburn University; The Fish Molecular Genetics and Biotechnology Laboratory

3:00 PM
PM Break

4:00 PM
Stepping Toward Sustainable Aquaculture: Genomic Resource Development to Guide Broodstock Selection and Culture Practices for the California Yellowtail, Seriola lalandi.
Catherine Purcell, Southwest Fisheries Science Center, National Marine Fisheries Service; Andrew J. Severin, Iowa State University; John Hyde, Southwest Fisheries Science Center, National Marine Fisheries Service; Mark Drawbridge, Hubbs-SeaWorld Research Institute

5:00 PM
NRSP-8 Bioinformatics Coordinator
James M. Reecy, Iowa State University

5:10 PM
Business Meeting
John Liu, Auburn University; Caird E. Rexroad, III, USDA-ARS-NCCCWA

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