COST Action

“Functional Annotation of Animal Genomes – European network (FAANG-Europe)”

Period of work: May 2016 – 30 April 2017
Funded: COST Action
Involved countires: Bulgaria, Croatia, Denmark, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Serbia, Slovenia, Spain, United Kingdom and Macedonia.

The main goal of this grant is improving the functional annotation of animal genomes in order improve the accuracy of predicting phenotypes from genotypes (sequence). Understanding the regulation of gene expression in the target species will facilitate the development of predictive models based on understanding of the underlying biological mechanisms. Identifying regulatory sequences and the consequences of variation in such sequences are important for the development of the improved predictive models.

In details, areas of expertise relevant for the action are :

  • biological sciences: comparative and functional genomics, transcriptomics, epigenetics, gene regulation and bioinformatics
  • veterinary sciences: databases, data mining, data curation, computational modeling