Functional Annotation of ANimal Genomes (FAANG) Project
— A coordinated international action to accelerate Genome to Phenome
EU Horizon Grant 817923 [€6,000,000] (2019-05-01~2023-04-30)
Objectives: AQUA-FAANG will functionally annotate the genomes of all six fish species, employing standardized experimental assays and analysis pipelines defined by the FAANG initiative. AQUA-FAANG datasets will be shared and coordinated with other FAANG initiatives via the FAANG data coordination centre, and made available through the Ensembl genome browser. Functional assays will be used to study intermediate phenotypes and prioritise causative genetic variants in trait-associated genomic regions to accelerate selection of disease-resistant stocks. Functionally-enriched marker panels will be developed to improve accuracy of genomic selection.
Additional Info: Sigbjørn Lien, head of CIGENE, will be the coordinator of the project, with support from Daniel Macqueen from University of Edinburgh. The consortium consist of 24 partners from nine European countries and represent both academia and industry. (https://tinyurl.com/y2nvrbfo)
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