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GEroNIMO: Genome and Epigenome eNabled breedIng in MOnogastrics

Objective

To face human population growth, increasing environmental constraints and changes in socio-cultural values, animal breeding must evolve toward a more sustainable model that guarantees production while promoting efficient resource use, animal health and welfare, and preserving genetic diversity. Thanks to recent developments in omics technologies, it is now possible to rethink breeding, taking advantage of improved knowledge on genome-to-phenome relationships that accounts for both genetic and non-genetic mechanisms controlling traits. GEroNIMO will work on chicken and pig, the most used sources of animal protein worldwide, to provide breeders with new knowledge and tools to promote innovative genome- and epigenome enabled selection methods for traits related to production (quantity and quality), efficiency, productive longevity, fertility, resilience and welfare. A large number of animals from cosmopolitan and local breeds will be characterized phenotypically, genetically and epigenetically under different environments to i) identify underlying biological mechanisms affecting trait variation, ii) develop methods to improve selection strategies integrating genetic- and non-genetic factors, and iii) propose strategies to optimize the conservation of genetic and epigenetic diversity. GEroNIMO proposes demand-driven innovation employing a multi-actor approach through the involvement of breeders, professional associations of animal production, and scientists, engaged from the planning phase to the dissemination of results over Europe. GEroNIMO will build on existing academic and commercial knowledge and will analyze large populations to quantify the contribution of genetic and epigenetic variation in gene expression, trait variation and trade-offs between traits. GEroNIMO will also propose a comprehensive and enhanced characterization of diversity by integrating epigenetic diversity into conservation purposes, corresponding to a new integrated conservation strategy.

Call for proposal

H2020-SFS-2020-2
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Coordinator

INSTITUT NATIONAL DE RECHERCHE POUR L'AGRICULTURE, L'ALIMENTATION ET L'ENVIRONNEMENT
Address
147 Rue De L'universite
75007 Paris Cedex 07
France
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 1 434 266,25

Participants (20)

INSTITUT NATIONAL D'ENSEIGNEMENT SUPERIEUR POUR L'AGRICULTURE, L ALIMENTATION ET L'ENVIRONNEMENT
France
EU contribution
€ 507 788,75
Address
Scheffer 42
75016 Paris
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ALLIANCE R&D
France
EU contribution
€ 14 095
Address
Ifip - La Motte Au Vicomte
35650 Le Rheu
Activity type
Other
EUROPEAN FORUM OF FARM ANIMAL BREEDERS
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 246 981,25
Address
Silkeborg 75
2905 AT Capelle Aan Den Ijssel
Activity type
Research Organisations
FUNDACION EMPRESA UNIVERSIDAD GALLEGA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 236 125
Address
Rua Lope Gomez De Marzoa Campus Universitario Sur
15705 Santiago De Compostela
Activity type
Other
FACULDADE DE MEDICINA VETERINARIA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 367 923,75
Address
Avenida Da Universidade Técnica - Polo Da Ajuda
1300-477 Lisboa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
IFIP-INSTITUT DU PORC ASSOCIATION
France
EU contribution
€ 271 033,50
Address
Rue Lespagnol 5
75020 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
INSTITUT DE RECERCA I TECNOLOGIA AGROALIMENTARIES
Spain
EU contribution
€ 139 980
Address
Ctra C-59 Km 12 Torre Marimon
08140 Caldes De Montbui Barcelona
Activity type
Other
INRAE TRANSFERT SAS
France
EU contribution
€ 360 003,75
Address
Rue Du Docteur Finlay 28
75015 Paris
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
KMETIJSKI INSTITUT SLOVENIJE - AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE OF SLOVENIA
Slovenia
EU contribution
€ 130 760
Address
Hacquetova Ulica 17
1000 Ljubljana
Activity type
Research Organisations
UPPSALA UNIVERSITET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 504 787,50
Address
Von Kraemers Alle 4
751 05 Uppsala
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
NOVOGEN
France
EU contribution
€ 150 677,50
Address
5 Rue Des Compagnons
22960 Pledran
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SYNDICAT DES SELECTIONNEURS AVICOLES ET AQUACOLES FRANCAIS
France
EU contribution
€ 177 076
Address
Centre Inra De Tours Nouzilly
37380 Nouzilly
Activity type
Other
TOPIGS NORSVIN RESEARCH CENTER BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 252 930
Address
Schoenaker 6
6641 SZ Beuningen Gld
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
KOBENHAVNS UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 375 032,50
Address
Norregade 10
1165 Kobenhavn
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITAET HOHENHEIM
Germany
EU contribution
€ 254 220
Address
Schloss Hohenheim
70599 Stuttgart
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITAET BERN
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 223 756,25
Address
Hochschulstrasse 6
3012 Bern
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI FIRENZE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 61 250
Address
Piazza San Marco 4
50121 Florence
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITEIT UTRECHT
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 301 000
Address
Heidelberglaan 8
3584 CS Utrecht
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
SVEUCILISTE U ZAGREBU AGRONOMSKI FAKULTET
Croatia
EU contribution
€ 55 331,25
Address
Svetosimunska Cesta 25
10000 Zagreb
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
WAGENINGEN UNIVERSITY
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 934 944
Address
Droevendaalsesteeg 4
6708 PB Wageningen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments