Acknowledgements This workshop is supported by AFRI grant 2017-67015- 26907 project accession 1013525 from the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture, the ARS Office of National Programs and the National Agricultural Library

Genome to Phenome:
  An USDA Blueprint for Improving Animal Production

This workshop is an effort to update the previous report developed by the animal genomics community under the leadership of Dr. Ronnie Green (USDA-ARS) and Dr. Muquarrab Qureshi (USDA-NIFA) titled “Blueprint for USDA Efforts in Agricultural Animal Genomics 2008 – 2017”.  Over the last decade the vision outlined in this document has served to guide intra- and extramural research programs at USDA and in the broader international community.  This workshop will revisit the progress made and develop meaningful and tangible goals for the next decade in developing the second generation blueprint for the animal genomics community.




November 15, 2017 (Wednesday)
08:30 AMRegistration Open
09:00 AMWelcome
Dr. Caird Rexroad (USDA-ARS), Dr. Jeff Vallet (USDA-ARS) and
Dr. Adele Turzillo (USDA-NIFA), Dr. Lakshmi Matukumalli (USDA-NIFA)
09:05 AMLogistics
Dr. Caird Rexroad (USDA-ARS)
09:10 AM
The 2008 Blueprint for USDA Efforts in Agricultural Animal Genomics
Dr. Ronnie Green (Chancellor, University of Nebraska)
10:20 AMImplementing Blueprint at the USDA
Dr. Jeffrey Silverstein (USDA-ARS)


Dr. Parag Chitnis (USDA-NIFA)
10:40 AMImplementing the Blueprint with Federal and International Partners (Introductions)
09:50 AM
Developing a Next Generation Blueprint
Dr. Caird Rexroad (USDA-ARS)
10:00 AM
Livestock High-Throughput Phenotyping and Big Data Analytics
Dr. James Reecy (Iowa State University)
10:40 AMLivestock Industry Perspectives
11:30 AMDiscussion Session I: Science to Practice

    Breakout groups:
  • Precision Selection 1
  • Precision Selection 2
  • Precision Management Systems 1
  • Precision Management Systems 2
12:00 PMWorking Lunch
01:00 PM
Thoughts on Components of an Agricultural Data Ecosystem
Dr. Sean Davis (NIH)
01:40 PM
Long Reads and the Future of Vertebrate Genome Sequencing
Dr. Adam Phillippy (NIH)
02:20 PMDiscussion Session II: Discovery Science

    Breakout groups:
  • Genomic and Functional Biology
  • Host Pathogen Interactions
  • Phenotyping
  • Microbiome and Metagenomics
04:30 PMPanel Discussion – Federal and International Partners
05:00 PMAdjourn


November 16, 2017 (Thursday)
08:30 AMRegistration Open
09:00 AM
Writing Genomes
Dr. Jef Boeke (New York Medical Center)
09:40 AM
Using Networks to Understand the Genotype-Phenotype Connection
Dr. John Quackenbush (Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health)
10:20 AMDiscussion Session III: Infrastructure

    Breakout groups:
  • Genomic Tools and Resources
  • Education and Training
  • Bioinformatics and Computational Biology
  • Genome Modification
  • Animal Populations / Germplasm Preservation
12:00 PMWorking Lunch

Presentation from the National Agricultural Library
Dr. Cynthia Parr (NAL, USDA)

01:00 PMWriting Teams I (See Pre-Workshop Draft)

    Breakout groups:
  • Genomic and Functional Biology
  • Host-Pathogen Interactions
  • Microbiome
  • Genome Modification
  • Bioinformatics and Computational Biology
01:00 PMWriting Teams II (See Pre-Workshop Draft)

    Breakout groups:
  • Phenotyping
  • Genomic Tools and Resources
  • Education and Training
  • Precision Selection
  • Precision Management Systems
  • Animal Populations / Germplasm Preservation
04:00 PM
Discussion Sessions I, II, and III Report Out


Writing Teams Report Out
05:00 PMConclude

Genome to Phenome: A USDA Blueprint for Animal Production
by Dr. Caird Rexroad and Dr. James Reecy
at the Plant & Animal Genomes XXVI Conference, January 13-17, 2018. Town & Country Convention Center, San Diego, CA.

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