GenoFisk is a national resource and competence platform for functional genomics research in fish. The aim of GenoFisk is to increase the quality and volume of functional genomics based research in fish and to strengthen the Norwegian competence and business development in this area.
Professor Stig Omholt, CIGENE, the Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Ås.
The platform is organised as a virtual network of projects based at the universities in Oslo, Ås, Bergen and Tromsø. A collaborative agreement regulates the activity where also the university in Trondheim is partner. The mandate is given by the FUGE board (The functional genomics programme in Norway) and a scientific leader team is appointed. An international reference group is supervising the activities.
Vision and aims
GenoFisk is founded on four main objectives: 1) Establish resources, 2) Develop technologies, 3) Build competence, and 4) National cooperation with distribution of tasks and responsibilities.
GenoFisk shall provide all Norwegian research environments with infrastructure as a basis for projects addressing important biological challenges. In addition GenoFisk provides a knowledge base for policy development and decision making. The aim is to increase the quality and volume of functional genomics based research in fish and to strengthen the Norwegian competence and business development in this area.
The application of solid, functional genomics knowledge in the management of fish stocks, aquaculture and environmental issues, is believed to contribute to a sustainable marine sector.
Technology and services
GenoFisk provides functional genomics knowledge and support for fish related biological challenges. To do this research projects investigating health problems, stock management, immunology, and projects building basic genomics foundations for the utilisation of Salmon and Cod genome sequences are supported. Two main tasks during 2009 - 2011 are to sequence the Salmon and Cod genomes as international collaborative projects.
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Address: The University of Life Sciences, Ås.
Phone: +47 64 96 52 97