USAID Project: Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Genomics to Improve Poultry (GIP): Improving food security in Africa by enhancing resistance to Newcastle disease and heat stress in chickens. Followings are selected media reports about this project:
Fox40 News on November 8, 2013; UC Davis; GlobalMeat; Feedstuffs; UC Health; The Davis Enterprise; Daily Democrat; High Plains/Midwest; AG Journal; efeedlink;Examiner; 5M Poultry
USDA NIFA project: Functional Annotation of Regulatory Elements in Livestock Species. This project is one of pilot projects of FAANG consortium (www. FAANG.org). The overall goal of this project is to generate a comprehensive resource of functional genomic elements for the chicken, cattle, and pig genomes. Our specific goals are:
- Annotate chromatin states corresponding to DNase hypersensitivity, four histone modifications, and one transcription factor
- Annotate promoters, enhancers, and silencers by integrating information from RNA-seq, DNAse-seq, and ChIP-seq against four histone modifications and one transcription factor.
- Freely distribute all raw and annotated data via UCSC Genome Browser and Ensembl.
NIH-NIFA Dual Purpose with Dual Benefits project: Development of Colonization Resistance in Chicks.
Our long-range goal is to understand the mechanisms that govern the interactions between the host and its gut-associated microbial communities. The objectives of this application are to study the mechanism of colonization resistance and devise strategies to prevent a bloom of Proteobacteria after hatching.
- Specific Aim 1: Determine the mechanism by which obligate anaerobic bacteria confer colonization resistance against Proteobacteria in newly hatched chicks;
- Specific Aim 2: Determine whether a treatment that enhances colonization resistance accelerates development of a mature microbial community structure in newly hatched chicks.
USDA NIFA National Need Fellowship Project: Genomics for Improving Animal Production (GIAP)
USDA NIFA Bioinformatics Project: The Animal Systems Biology Analysis and Modeling Center (ASBAMC) http://www.asbamc.org