These resources include
- Genomic sequencing (low-coverage) of cod
- EST libraries and microarrays.
- Stock assessment tools (cod, mitogen omic database).
Together, this should boost functional genomics research on fish in Norway, as well put our country on the map internationally.
The project is led by the University of Oslo. The members in the consortium are strong basic research groups with a strong and long experience within the fields of genomics, ecology and evolutionary biology. Some of the participants have experience from commercialization and establishment of biotechnology companies.
The coordinating research group - the Centre for Ecological and Evolutionary Synthesis (CEES) - houses scientists working on both ecological and molecular genetics, separately as well as within close interdisciplinary teams. As such the coordinating research group as well as the entire consortium represents a unique constellation of scientific expertise. The other groups represent core functional genomics at UiB (The Sars Centre), Nofima and the Norwegian Veterinary College.