ELIXIR Innovation and SME Forum: Data-driven innovation in the aquaculture and marine industries

Thu 12 May 2016, 12:00 to Fri 13 May 2016, 13:00
The Research Council of Norway, Oslo, Norway

The event will introduce delegates to some of the free tools, data resources and services that are available through ELIXIR, highlight examples of research-intensive companies already making use of big data in their respective fields, and stimulate interaction between companies and the academic partners involved in running ELIXIR resources. Intended audience: large and small companies interested in aquaculture, fish farming and breeding, bioprospecting and marine metagenomics.

12:00 Registration and sandwich lunch
13:00 Welcome and purpose of meeting
Dag Inge Våge (ELIXIR Norway)
13:15 Introduction to ELIXIR Europe
Andy Smith (External Relations Manager, ELIXIR)
13:45 An overview of ELIXIR Norway
Nils Peder Willassen  (ELIXIR Norway)
14:10 Genomic- and bioinformatic resources salmonids – a breeding company’s perspective
Thomas Moen, AquaGen
14:40 M2B3 and Nagoya Protocol: Data Access and Benefit Sharing Initiatives - impact on scientific databases
Guy Cochrane (EMBL-EBI)
15:10 Tea and coffee break
15:30 Challenges in the sequence-based discovery of novel enzymes and the need for bioinformatics solutions in the biotech industry
Bernd K. Striberny (ArcticZymes AS, Tromsø)
16:00

Malaspina 2010 expedition: insights into diversity and genomics of marine microorganisms 
Pablo Sanchez (Institute of Marine Sciences (ICM-CSIC)

16:30 Tea and coffee break
16:45 Systems biology for salmon farming
Jon Olav Vik
17:10 Using field data combined with genomics as a tool in a breeding program for Atlantic salmon
Ashie Norris, Marine Harvest ASA
17:30

Overview of Aqua Genome project and Atlantic cod and salmon population genomic resources
Kjetill Jakobsen, University of Oslo and Dag Inge Våge, Norwegian University of Life Sciences

  Round 1: Tech tracks
18:00

Tech Track 1:  Bioinformatics

This Tech Track will include an overview of the Ensembl annotation pipelines and data resources, and an introduction to our website and tools.


Ensembl resources: data and tools (Bronwen Aken, EMBL-EBI)  

Tech Track 2: Marine genomics

This Tech Track will include hands-on presentations on the available genome resources of sea lice, salmon and cod:


LiceBase (Michael Dondrup ,UiB)
SalmoBase (Jeevan Karloss, NMBU)
Genomic Resources for Atlantic Cod
(Lex Nederbragt, UIO)     

Tech Track 3: Metagenomics

In this tech track a brief overview of the EBI metagenomics analysis pipeline will be presented, followed by a more interactive demonstration on how to access the analysed marine datasets via the website:


EBI metagenomics and Hand-out notes (Rob Finn, EMBL-EBI)

19:00 Networking Dinner
8:30 Arrival tea and coffee
9:00 Coordinated research in marine biotechnology - an overview
Steinar Bergseth
09:30

Tech Track 1: Bioinformatics

This Tech Track will include an overview of the Ensembl annotation pipelines and data resources, and an introduction to our website and tools.


Ensembl resources: data and tools  (Bronwen Aken, EMBL-EBI)

Tech Track 2: Marine genomics

This Tech Track will include hands-on presentations on the available genome resources of sea lice, salmon and cod:


LiceBase (Michael Dondrup, UiB)
SalmoBase (Jeevan Karloss, NMBU)
Genomic resources for Atlantic Cod
(Lex Nederbragt, UIO)

Tech Track 3: Metagenomics

In this tech track a brief overview of the EBI metagenomics analysis pipeline will be presented, followed by a more interactive demonstration on how to access the analysed marine datasets via the website:


EBI metagenomics and Hand-out notes (Rob Finn, EMBL-EBI)

10:30 EMBRC: The European Marine Biology Resource Centre
Ilaria Nardello
11:00 Coffee break
11:30 XELECT Ltd: Genetic Solutions for Aquaculture 
Prof. Ian Johnston 
12:00

META-pipe
Lars Ailo Bongo (UiT)

12:30 Wrap up and close
Inge Jonassen, ELIXIR Norway
13:00 Lunch