Scientific Programme

This page contains the schedule of the lectures that will be held at the ISAFG 2015.
Information the lecturers can be found here.

Monday 27th

Opening session

07:30 Registration
09:30 Opening and welcome
Paolo Ajmone-Marsan
09:45 OECD-CRP programme presentation
Rafael Blasco
10:15 Bridging research and agro-food policies
Jean Charles Cavitte

From genome sequencing to breeding

10:45 Genomics and breeding for food security in developing countries (Asia and Africa)
Kathiravan Periasamy
11:15 Genomics and breeding for food security in developing countries (South America)
José Fernando Garcia
11:45 Discussion
12:15 Lunch
14:00 Neomutations in Criollo cattle demonstrating convergent adaptation to tropical climate
Tad Sonstegard
14:45 Lessons from cattle genome sequencing
Jerry Taylor
15:30 Technology presentation
16:00 Coffee break
16:30 Lessons from pig genome sequencing
Martien Groenen
17:15 Comparative genomics and gene function
Nicole Soranzo
18:00 Discussion
18:30 Closure of day one
19:00 Poster session and finger food dinner
20:30 Concert

Tuesday 28th

Genome structure, regulation and beyond

08:30 The Functional Annotation of Animal Genomes (FAANG) initiative
Alan Archibald
09:15 Structural variation impacting traits
Ben Hayes
10:00 Technology presentation
10:30 Coffee break
11:00 miRNAs and the post trascriptional control of gene expression
Amy Pasquinelli
11:45 Discussion
12:15 Lunch
14:00 Restoring a correct epigenome in ART derived pre- and post implantation embryos
Pasqualino Loi
14:45 Epigenomics, animal health and welfare
John Williams
15:30 Technology presentation
16:00 Coffee break
16:30 Gene expression in immune cells
Tim Smith
17:15 Using biological networks to help understand disease susceptibility
David Lynn
18:00 Discussion
18:30 Closure of day two
19:00 Poster session
20:30 Gala dinner

Wedenesday 29th

Genome structure, regulation and beyond

08:30 From Genomes through Transcritomes to Phenomes in Animal Production and Health
Haja Kadarmideen
09:15 Gut metagenomics and methane production in ruminants
John Wallace
10:00 Technology presentation
10:30 Coffee break
11:00 Animals, diet, microbes and health
Lorenzo Morelli
11:45 Discussion
12:15 Wrap up on lessons learnt and perspectives
Alessandra Stella
12:30 Lunch

Please find below the ISAFG 2015 Schedule or download it in case you can’t see the embedded PDF.

Important Dates

  • December the 15th 2014: registration opening!
  • March the 18th 2015: deadline for fellowships application [EXTENDED]
  • March the 31st 2015: deadline for regular registration
  • June the 25th 2015: deadline for abstract submission [EXTENDED]
  • July the 10th 2015: deadline for late registration

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