International Consultation meeting on Fish genomics held at ICAR-CIFA on 23rd Jan 2015

23rd January 2015, Bhubaneshwar

International Consultation meeting on Fish genomics held at ICAR-CIFA on 23rd Jan 2015ICAR-Central Institute of Freshwater Aquaculture, Bhubaneswar organized an International Consultation meeting on Fish genomics here today to discuss current status of fish genomics research and applications in India and abroad with a focus on developing a roadmap for future fish genomic research in India.

The chief guest and leader of the consultation Dr Z. John Liu, Professor, Auburn University, AL, USA explained the breakthrough of Whole genome sequencing and annotation in catfish. He emphasized the need of genomics in aquaculture for mitigating global problem of food and climate change scenario.

Dr. P. Jayasankar, Director, ICAR-CIFA and convenor of the meeting welcomed the participants. In h presentation on “Genetic Improvement: Journey for Black box Approaches to Genomics”, he highlighted the need of genomics in traditional breeding and achievement of CIFA under genomics work.

Dr. T. Mohapatra, Director, ICAR-CRRI, Cuttack, explained about Plant genomics and breakthrough in the rice genomic field and achievements.  He emphasized on the need of research pertaining to functional analysis of genes/allele mining and driven research from genomics to phonemics is need of the hour.

Marker assisted breeding, whole genome sequencing, phenomics, development of phenotypic and ontology databases and Genomic selection in aquaculture were identified as the critical areas in which ICAR and other organizations like Auburn University, USA should have collaborative and network programmes.

(Source: ICAR-Central Institute of Freshwater Aquaculture,Bhubaneswar)