Canada: Functional annotation of the Atlantic salmon genome, translation to improved health and performance for Aquaculture

Lead Research Organisation: University of Aberdeen
Department Name: Inst of Biological and Environmental Sci

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Description Several workshops have been held, during November 2018 the second workshop was held in Aberdeen, 16 experts from UK and Canada were joined by two further researchers from INRA, France.
The outcomes of the workshop included applying for the next international conference on salmonid biology to be held i Scotland.
Also an application being generated for Horizon 2020 was further discussed prior to submission of an application.
Exploitation Route The outputs from the Canada / UK workshops under the partnering award have meant the next international meeting for salmonid genomics will be held in the UK.
This is being coordinated by Dr MacQueen, Prof Houston and Prof Martin, all partners on the award.
The conference is the 4th International Conference on Integrative Salmonid Biology, 17-20th November 2019.
Sectors Agriculture, Food and Drink,Environment

 
Description The international partnering award between Canada and UK salmonid genomics researchers has led to new interactions with indutrial sector. A main offshoot from the project has been the next international conference on salmonid biology "International conference on integrative salmonid biology" will be organised by the UK grant holders Martin, Macqueen and Houston in Edinburgh during November 2019. We anticipate upto 300 of the worlds top salmon biologists being present, there is also a day dedicated to industrial aspects of improved aquaculture and breeding programs. This conference will be an opportunity to highlight the UK research in salmon genomics.
First Year Of Impact 2018
Sector Agriculture, Food and Drink
Impact Types Societal

 
Description INRA, Fish Virology and Immunology. Dr Collet and Dr Boudinot 
Organisation French National Institute of Agricultural Research
Department INRA Versailles
Country France 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution The Lab in INRA is also working on Gene editing in fish cell lines.
Collaborator Contribution Exchange of knowledge and approaches for gene editing
Impact None as yet
Start Year 2017
 
Description Salmon genomics 
Organisation University of Victoria
Department Department of Biology
Country Canada 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Prof Ben Koop is a leading fish genomics expert and is a partner on the BBSRC / Canada partnering award.
Collaborator Contribution Significant interactions in relation to transcriptomics and genomics in salmon
Impact The outputs have been a working white paper in BMC Genomics highlighting the next stages of functional annotation of the salmonid genomes.
Start Year 2017
 
Description Dan Macqueen, BBSRC UK,Canada partnering award workshop 1: research relevant to FAASG, live projects an future plans. Victoria, Canada 16&17 November 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Presentation to fish Genomics workshop relating to functional annotation of salmonid genomes
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Macqueen DJ. 'Linking evolution and function through genomes - Fishing for insights'. Roslin Institute, University of Edinburgh. Hosted by Prof. Ross Houston Aug 2017. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Invited seminar to University of Edinburgh, Roslin Institute
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Sam Martin, BBSRC UK,Canada partnering award workshop 1: Genome annotation and immune function. Victoria, Canada 16&17 November 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation to BBSRC_Canada partnering award workshop
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017