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3rd International Seminar of CRB-Anim infrastructure

 3rd International Seminar of CRB-Anim infrastructure
The 3rd International Seminar on CRB-Anim Infrastructure showed the contribution of animal biobanks to research in the genetics and physiology of domestic animals as well as the complexity of ethical and societal issues surrounding biological resources.

Domestic Animals, Biobanks and Biodiversity

Nov 26, 2019, 9:am to 5:30 pm

A conference on animal biological resources organised by the CRB-Anim infrastructure, featuring

  • Gene banks’ case studies demonstrating support to research
  • as well as support to the conservation of biodiversity
  • Ethical challenges raised by the conservation of biodiversity
  • Prospects for animal gene banks


Session 1 : Animal gene banks for livestock

Chair Harvey Blackburn

  • Introduction: CRB-Anim and resources for agriculture research (RARe), Michèle Tixier-Boichard > abstract
  • Improving methods for cryopreservation of germplasm : Bovine Embryo, Alline de Paula Reis > abstract
  • Improving methods for cryopreservation of germplasm : Chicken primordial germ cells, Marina Govorun > abstract
  • Representativness of local pig breeds in the French cryobanck :Time trends in genomic variation for commercial pig lines, Marie-José Mercat > abstract
  • Representativness of local pig breeds in the French cryobanck :Time trends in genomic variation for commercial pig lines, Simon Boitard > abstract

Session 2 : Ethical issues about biodiversity and animal gene banks

Chair Terence Tiersch

  • Ethical issues raised by conservation of biodiversity, François Sarrasin > abstract    
  • Ethical surveys about animal gene banks in France and in Europe, Antoine Doré > abstract                                                                                 

Session 3 : Animal gene banks as a support to genomic research

Chair Tosso Leeb

  • Exploring genomic variation in dogs : DOG 10000 genomes, Christophe Hitte > abstract
  • Exploring genomic variation in dogs : Validation of the Affymetrix Dog chip, Marie-Laure Schneider > abstract
  • Sharing as caring: conditions for socially responsible use of mice biobanks in UK, Sara Perez and Emma Roe > abstract
  • Exploring genomic variations in fish : Whole genome analysis of isogenic trout lines, Delphine Lalllias > abstract
  • Exploring genomic variations in fish : Sex determination in the perch, Yann Guiguen > abstract

Session 4 : From the banks to the field

Chair Bertrand Pain

  • Prospects for animal gene banks, Aurélie Delavaud > abstract
  • Feedback from a training session on use cases, Etienne Verrier > abstract
  • On-farm testing of a new semen quality assessment method, Maxime Reverchon > abstract
  • Organoid biobanking, Bertrand Pain > abstract

Provisional Programme

3rd International Seminar of CRB-Anim infrastructure
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