AQUA-FAANG is running from first of May 2019 to 30th of April 2023
Countries: Norway, United Kingdom, France, Spain, Italy, Poland, The Netherlands, Greece, Germany
Project coordinator: Sigbjørn Lien, NMBU
Project manager: Lise Marie Fjellsbø, NMBU
The European project AQUA-FAANG aims to improve understanding the genome function and usage of genotype-to-phenotype prediction in the six most important European farmed fish species.
AQUA-FAANG brings together world-leading interdisciplinary expertise and industry partners providing direct pathways to commercial exploitation.
Despite notable advances there's still a poor understanding of the functional basis of many traits of importance to aquaculture, including a lack of knowledge on the causative mutations underlying genotype-to-phenotype associations. This limits the predictive value of genomic data and exploitation of cost-effective genomic tools in the aquaculture sector, while restricting the potential of genome editing technology for functional validation due to a lack of known target sites in the genomes. This demands a new phase of research in close collaboration with end users, building on recent advances in genomic fish species within European aquaculture.
AQUA-FAANG will create an internationally leading consortium for excellence and innovation in fish genomics. The cluster of world experts from both academia and industry, combined with extensive training and dissemination activities, will create a long-term interactive hub expected to outlast the duration of the project. This hub aims to be world-leading within basic genome biology research targeting aquaculture fish species, and for applied research targeted towards tackling industry and stakeholder issues of importance for sustainable industry expansions.
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AQUA-FAANG has started!
AQUA-FAANG project has started on May 1, 2019. Its Kick-off Meeting took place on May 28-29, 2019 in Oslo, Norway. There were 23 participants from the partner organisations. Introduction of the project, explanations on the project management WP presentations were presented and internal WP meetings were organised during the 2 day meeting. A specific session was dedicated to Risk management group work where risks where identified and presented. It was a good opportunity to meet with all the other partners and having to learn more about Norwegian salmon production and expected activities and tasks of the project.
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Professor - NMBU
Communication & Dissemination
Çağla Yüksel Kaya Kuyululu
Project Manager - EFFAB