February 14, 2019

Midwest Meeting Preview

The registration deadline for the 2019 ADSA-ASAS Midwest Annual Meeting is Monday, February 18, 2019. Don’t miss out on the exciting Symposia at this year’s meeting. Take a peek below for a preview of what’s to come during the Breeding and Genetics Symposium!

The gap between the genotypic and phenotypic expression of a species is shrinking due to the advances in genomic research. The annotation of the functional components of genomes, or its biological identity, is needed for both basic and applied genomic research. In 2014 the Functional Annotation of Animal Genomes (FAANG) consortium was established to address the lack of knowledge in this area. During the 2019 ADSA-ASAS Midwest Section Breeding and Genetics Symposium, FAANG will be introduced and the topic of discussion specifically for, sheep horses and other livestock species. Researchers within the Midwest region will discuss the biological role of genes, as well as their molecular function and expression in an attempt to bridge the gap, enabling predictive biology.


Don’t miss this year’s Breeding and Genetics Symposium held on Monday, March 11 at the 2019 ADSA-ASAS Midwest Section Annual Meeting.

Titles and Presenting Authors:

  • Introduction to Functional Annotation of Animal Genomes Consortium – Christopher Tuggle

  • The Functional Annotation of the Sheep Genome Project – Brenda Murdoch

  • Functional annotation of livestock genomes: chromatin structure and regulation of gene

    expression – Sylvain Foissac

  • Mutli-omic data integration in quantitative genetics – Goto Morota

  • Building a functional annotation of the equine genome – Jessica Petersen

Meeting registration information can be found here. For more information on other symposia, visit our website where you can find the draft program online!

We look forward to seeing you in Omaha, Nebraska!