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EADGENE_S — Result In Brief

Project ID: 265663
Funded under: FP7-KBBE
Country: France

Using networking to improve animal health in Europe

An EU-funded project is reinforcing a European network of excellence (NoE) for animal health and food safety. This approach is needed to secure both animal and human health in Europe.
Using networking to improve animal health in Europe
Animal health issues are important to Europeans since they affect our health and well-being in so many ways. Disease control for food-producing animals has traditionally relied on interventions, but now animal health is facing new threats and new opportunities.

Previously, the EADGENE project established a European NoE for animal health and food safety designed to take the first step in combating these challenges. The EU-funded project 'Strengthening the implementation of durable integration of EADGENE' (EADGENE_S) set out to build on earlier achievements.

EADGENE_S will ensure the long-term integration of resources in animal disease genomics by grouping together the leading institutions involved across Europe. In this way, the project will help to integrate the key European teams in genomics, bioinformatics, animal health and animal models.

Following on from collaborations initiated during the previous initiative, the EADGENE_S project's partners are pooling their resources. Together, they have been coordinating their activities by running joint projects and making joint proposals for European research programmes.

In addition to this ongoing collaboration, specific activities have taken place in the area of joint research training between the partner institutes involved in EADGENE_S. To date, several dedicated workshops and an international conference have also been organised.

In the next stage of this project, more joint research priorities will be identified and more collaborative workshops will be held. The project is expected to result in more efficient research efforts and cooperation in the field of animal disease genomics.

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