Project History


March 25, 2017

WSL Steering Committee update

January 7, 2017

Interested institutions begin to formally pledge resources to the SFGP.

December 5, 2016

Silver Fir Genome Project summary proposal drafted

SFGP Research Collaboration [PDF]

December 1, 2016

Creation of the Silver Fir Genome Project Website

November 1, 2016

David Neale makes contact with the AForGeN working group and proposes the creation of the Silver Fir Genome Project.
“At the June 2016 AForGeN meeting in Romania, we again discussed the topic of developing a group project that would help to facilitate interactions and collaborative research amongst those interested in genomics of alpine forests. We agreed that a “resource development” project of some kind, that enhances the individual and collective research capacity of the membership, would be most strategic. In the world of genomics, this quickly leads to producing a reference genome sequence for a species of broad interest. We identified developing a reference genome sequence for silver fir (Abies alba) as a potential high priority for the AForGeN membership.”


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Laboratoire D’ecologie Alpine (Leca), Université Grenoble Alpes €5000 2017-01-07
Thünen Institute €10000 2017-01-08
Federal Research And Training Centre For Forests, Natural Hazards And Landscape, Austria (Bfw) €10000 2017-01-09
Georg August Universitat Gottingen, Department Of Forest Genetics And Forest Tree Breeding, Gレttingen, Niedersachsen, Germany €5000 2017-01-10
Wsl Swiss Federal Institute For Forest, Snow And Landscape Research €20000 2017-01-11
Bavarian Office For Forest Seeding And Planting, Teisendorf, Germany €5000 2017-01-26
Slovenian Forestry Institute, Department Of Forest Physiology And Genetics (Fige) €6500 2017-01-27
Philipps-Universitat Marburg, Faculty Of Biology, Germany €5000 2017-01-27
Inra, Mediterranean Forest Ecology Unit, Avignon, France €5000 2017-01-27
University Of Copenhagen, Department Of Geosciences And Natural Resource Management, Copenhagen, Denmark €10000 2017-01-27
Institute Of Biosciences And Bioresources, Division Of Florence, National Research Council, Florence, Italy €10000 2017-01-27
Technical University In Zvolen, Fac Forestry, Zvolen, Slovakia €5000 2017-01-27
Middle East Technical University, Department Of Biological Sciences, Ankara, Turkey €5000 2017-04-11