First Edition AQUA-FAANG Newsletter
Post-doc position at Roslin Institute
A post-doctoral position in comparative functional genomics of fishes is now available at Roslin Technologies. The position is funded by the AQUA-FAANG project.
• Generate and analyse ChIP-Seq and ATAC-Seq data in two salmonid fish species.
• Identify evolutionarily conserved and divergent functional elements in six teleost fish genomes using ChIP-Seq, ATAC-Seq, and RNA-Seq datasets
Main responsibilities include generating ChIP-Seq and ATAC-Seq libraries using existing samples, bioinformatic analysis using ChIP-Seq, ATAC-Seq, and RNA-Seq datasets and identifying conserved and divergent functional elements in six teleost fish genomes using ChIP-Seq, ATAC-Seq, and RNA-Seq data.
The deadline for application is 12 August 2020. For more information please visit here.
"My Job in Research" Challenge by REA
European Commission's Research Executive Agency (REA) organized an online "My Job in Research" short video challenge to promote the work of researchers. Annemiek Blasweiler from Wageningen University & Research joined the challenge with her video as a part of the AQUA-FAANG project and her video was selected one of the best to be shared online by REA. In this short video, Annemiek explains her research work within the AQUA-FAANG project. Congratulations Annemiek!
AQUA-FAANG at EFFAB AGM
The AQUA-FAANG project's aim, strategy and progress were presented to 35 breeding sector members of EFFAB and FABRE-TP during the EFFAB General Annual Virtual Meeting on 28 May 2020.
AQUA-FAANG 1st Annual Meeting
AQUA-FAANG project's first annual meeting took place on 7 May online due to Covid-19. During the meeting the progress of the work packages were shared by the partners. The impacts of COVID-19 on the project and suggestions on how to solve the raised issues were also discussed.
Aqua-Farm Conference 2020
AQUA-FAANG project was presented by University of Padua (UNIPD) and Valle Ca’ Zuliani Società Agricola (VCZSA), at the Aqua-Farm Conference on 19 and 20 February 2020 in Italy.
Aqua Farm is an international event dedicated to and reserved for operators of the Euro-Mediterranean sustainable aquaculture industry, one of the food production activities with the highest growth rate worldwide. Aqua Farm 2020 was dedicated to the technologies, products and best practices of sustainable production of fish.
AQUA-FAANG poster was exposed at the stands of UNIPD and VCZSA during the event. Next year, the event will take place on 17-18 February 2021. Check the event's website for more information.
Fish Immunology and Vaccination Workshop
The fish immunology / vaccination workshop have been organised annually since 1998. This year the subject is fish immunology and vaccination. The workshop will take place in Wageningen between 26-30 April 2020. For more information, registration details and the preliminary programme, please click on the flyer below.
AQUA-FAANG project has started on May 1, 2019. Its Kick-off Meeting took place on 28-29 May 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.