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The Application of Bioinformatics to Aquatic Health Research - FC1171

Summary Objective:
Bioinformatics refers to the scientific discipline of classifying, storing, retrieving and analysing biological information of any type.
The project objective is to establish a bioinformatic platform on which to build laboratory and field-based aquatic health research in the UK. The project will establish two related systems; an Aquatic Health Database (AHD), used for the systematic entry of laboratory and field-based data associated with aquatic health, and an aquatic health ‘tissue bank’.

Key Customer Purpose:
Together the AHD and the tissue bank will form a foundation for an ever-growing resource to interpret interplay between environment, host and pathogen acting as a resource on which policy-related advice can be based. The AHD can be used to identify samples held within the tissue bank which are suitable for further analysis according to a new scientific question or to the emergence of novel analytical technologies (such as ‘omics).
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 2005

To: 2007

Cost: £71,050
Contractor / Funded Organisations
Fish Disease              
Fish Health              
Fields of Study
Fish Health and Aquaculture