Abstract # 119:

Scheduled for Friday, June 21, 2013 11:30 AM-12:30 PM: Session 14 (San Geronimo Ballroom B) Symposium


S. Kanthaswamy1,2,3, J. Satkoski Trask1, P. Houghton4 and D. G. Smith1,3
1Department of Anthropology, University of California, Davis, USA, 2Department of Environmental Toxicology, University of California, Davis, 3California National Primate Research Center, University of California, Davis, 4Primate Products, Inc., Immokalee, FL
     There are currently eight completely sequenced primate genomes: Homo sapiens, Pan troglodytes, Gorilla gorilla, Pongo abelii, Papio anubis, Macaca fascicularis, Macaca mulatta, and Callithrix jacchus, and SNP discovery initiatives are underway for several more. In what ways are primatologists taking advantage of these genomes? How has this wealth of information changed the face of primate research? In this symposium, we have invited speakers with widely ranging expertise, all of whom collect and utilize genomic data. The contributed talks will encompass a broad range of research, from biomedicine to evolution to behavior, to identify how genomic information has changed not just the way that primate researchers collect data, but also the research questions that they are posing. The speakers in this symposium will address three major applications of genomic data: SNP discovery and analysis, applications of genomic data for the management of captive populations, and the genomic analysis of wild populations. By presenting the application of this type of data to a wide variety of research, we will provide a chance for primatologists not currently using genomic technologies to meet and speak with genomic researchers, and to discuss opportunities for collaboration and the broader incorporation of genomics into all areas of primate science.