dCod 1.0: decoding systems toxicology of cod

The goal of the dCod-project is to combine the competencies in environmental toxicology, biology, bioinformatics and mathematics across the traditional department boundaries, to create a deeper understanding of cods' adaptations and reactions to stressors in the environment. Building on the thoroughly studies and mapping of the cod genome at UiO and the long research traditions on cod at the Department of Biology at UiB, the dCod project will expand our knowledge with methods based on genomics; where the use of the cod genome under different environmental conditions will be investigated. The project aims to generate large amounts of experimental data to be the basis of mathematical models that can describe these responses based on different scenarios. Overall, the goal is to create a tool for environmental monitoring and risk assessment that can be used in assessing the impacts of for example the oil industry, sewage discharge into harbours and industrial discharge into Norwegian fjords. Climate change and ocean acidification, in addition to cocktail effects of several stressors, will also be studied.

Web page: http://dcod.no

Funding details:

Funded under the Digital Life Norway scheme of the BIOTEK2021 programme of the Research Council of Norway.

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