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Fundacja na Rzecz Rozwoju Biotechnologii i Genetyki
POLBIOGEN jest niezależną, samodzielną finansowo
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biotechnologii i genetyki oraz realizowania projektów
badawczych w tych dziedzinach.


“Analysis of genomic and mitochondrial DNA of extinct and endangered species” Jastrzębiec near Warsaw, 17-19.05.2010

The workshop entitled “Analysis of genomic and mitochondrial DNA of extinct and endangered species” was a satellite event of the conference “Restoration of Endangered and Extinct Animals”. It was carried out by researchers examining aDNA within their research projects. The workshop was organized by the Department of Biochemistry and Biotechnology at Poznan University of Life Sciences, Institute of Genetics and Animal Breeding of the Polish Academy of Sciences and the Polish Foundation for Biotechnology and Genetics POLBIOGEN. The Foundation for this activity received co-financing from the Ministry of Science and Higher Education based on decision No. 719 / DWB/P/ 2010. Elements devoted to the work with the aDNA sample were described by researchers working with aDNA in the course of the Conference. This part of Workshop encompassed following lectures: 1) Ryszard Słomski (Poznań, Poland) Restoration of endangered and extinct animals; 2) Ryszard Słomski (Poznań, Poland) Analysis of genomic and mitochondrial DNA of aurochs; 3) Alexei Tikhonov (Sankt Petersburg, Russia) The Late Pleistocene faunas of Siberia and Patagonia as a source of the best preserved ancient DNA materials are the first candidates for the restoration of the extinct species of mammals and 4) Enrico Cappellini (Copenhagen, Denmark) Genome sequencing of extinct organisms – practicalities, problems and prospects. Polish Foundation for Biotechnology and Genetics POLBIOGEN prepared also session dedicated works in progress under title Ongoing Projects: 1) Zhi Jiang (Shenzhen, China) The sequence and de novo assembly of the giant panda genome; 2) Zhi Jiang (Shenzhen, China) From the genome of giant panda to three extreme-environment animals; 3) Andrzej G. Kruszewicz (Warsaw, Poland) Zoological gardens – role in species protection; 4) Andrzej Krzywiński (Kadzidłowo, Poland) The development of new method of reintroduction “born to be free” and its use for protection of endangered species on the example of grouses and lynx; 5) Beata Prusak (Jastrzębiec, Poland) Polish population of Emys orbicularis – genetic variability and implications for the species protection; 6) Julia Dvorska (Sumy, Ukraine) New tool to increase reproduction in cows; 7) Wioletta Sawicka-Zugaj (Lublin, Poland) Whitebacked – Polish native cattle breed; 8) Krzysztof Andres (Cracow, Poland) Restoration of Polish native crested chickens – preliminary attempts; 9) Małgorzata Gumułka (Cracow, Poland) Preliminary studies on semen quality of zatorska ganders from preserved genetic resources of Poland; 10) Jan Śmiełowski (Poznań, Poland) Management of populations of threatened animal species – can breeding activities save endangered species from extinction.

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