2nd FAANG-Europe Workshop on Functional Annotation of Animal Genomes (FAANG)

Prague, Czech Republic

11 – 13 February 2020



The scientific programme will comprise a mix of invited plenary presentations, contributed podium presentations and roundtable discussions.

The scientific programme will start on Tuesday 11 February 2020 at 9.00 a.m. and conclude on Thursday 13 February 2020 at 12 noon.


Confirmed speakers include:

Goran Andersson (Uppsala)
“A functional regulatory variant of MYH3 influences muscle fiber-type composition and intramuscular fat content in pigs”
Chiara Bortoluzzi (Wageningen)
“Conserved non-coding regions in the chicken genome harbour functionally important variation”
Emily Clark (Roslin)
“The Ovine FAANG Project: A High-Resolution Atlas of Transcription Start Sites in the new Rambouillet Ovine Reference Genome”
Miriam Friedma-Einat (ARO, Volcani Center)
“Comparative 'omics of adipose gene expression: A new understanding of the evolution of energy balance control”
Musa Hassan (Edinburgh)
“Profiling open chromatin in developing pig muscle to identify regulatory variants”
Peter Harrison (EMBL-EBI)
“The FAANG Data Coordination Centre: New European perspectives for our continued global effort”
Jan Gorodkin (Copenhagen)
Marjo Hytönen (Helsinki)
“The DoGA project: functional annotation of the dog genome”
Luc Janss (Aarhus)
Juha Kantanen (Helsinki)
“Population genomic analyses of domestic reindeer (Rangifer tarandus)”
David MacHugh (UC Dublin)
“Integrative genomics and network biology of the bovine alveolar macrophage response to Mycobacterium bovis infection”
Ole Madsen (Wageningen)
“Genome-wide assessment of DNA methylation in chicken cardiac tissue development during temperature and CO2 level stress”
Salvatore Spicuglia (CNRS)
“Genome-wide discovery of promoters with enhancer function”
Michèle Tixier-Boichard (INRA)
“Opportunities to share biological samples for FAANG : the FR-AgENCODE repository”
Christopher Tuggle (Iowa State)
“The topography of pig immune cell-type expression”
Huaijun Zhou (UC Davis)
“Genome-wide identification and annotation of functional regulatory regions in the chicken, cattle, and pig genomes”