AQUA-FAANG Young Researchers movie
Watch the AQUA-FAANG animated movie
AQUA-FAANG project counts on a brilliant team of scientists who are accomplishing relevant research in aquaculture.
In this video, you'll be able to meet Joanna, Ada and Annemiek, three young researcherswho study the genetics of the common carp, one of the six different species within AQUA-FAANG.
Do you want to learn more about the research process they are carrying out? Have a look to our video!
The AQUA-FAANG project aims to better understand how the genes of fish are being expressed to influence traits of commercial importance. Knowing how the genome functions is crucial for safer and more sustainable aquaculture activities.
Not only is it relevant what we do, but also how we communicate it. Therefore, we would like to introduce you the AQUA-FAANG animated movie that we have produced for an easy and reachable understanding.
We hope you enjoy watching it!
Scientific terms for everyone
In most Horizon 2020 projects, the vocabulary is often very much influenced by scientific terms, specific ways of expressing a situation, impact, or a specific scientific area in general.
For us, it is highly important that people outside the labs and libraries understand what is going on, and what a scientific term means. Scientific terms like “DNA Methylation” are not common for the wider citizens of Europe. We want to change this.
We have discovered a series of scientific terms used in our scientific publications, general content, online debates, and discussions. These are words that the European Union also uses when publishing news, legislation, and policy updates from time to time.
Over the next 10 weeks, we will explain a series of scientific terms. Explanations will come from a mix of scientists connected to the project with creative animations explaining what the term means and why it is used in relation to EuroFAANG.
We hope you will enjoy the videos, share them with your network and learn with us!
EuroFAANG presentation at EAAP
"Harnessing functional annotation to improve disease resistance in farmed fish"
Presentation by Ross Houston & Dan Macqueen from this year's EAAP - European Federation of Animal Science in 2021.
Second Edition AQUA-FAANG Newsletter
Interview with Shahmir Naseer
Meet Shahmir Naseer, Phd Student at the University of Aberdeen in Scotland. Shahmir is working for the AQUA-FAANG project studying the genomic basis of innate immune systems and how this can make a difference in the future Europe.
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First Edition AQUA-FAANG Newsletter
ACUIGEN team at work
Turbot body maps and immunology maps sampling for the AQUA-FAANG project has been carried out by the ACUIGEN Team under The University of Santiago de Compostela (USC), one of the partners of the AQUA-FAANG project.
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 Brochure is now available!
The introductory brochure of the AQUA-FAANG project provides brief information on the project aim, structure, partners, expected outputs and impact.
We are in the news!
AQUA-FAANG project is mentioned in the Spanish newsletter "El Progreso".
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.