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Microbial Resource Research Infrastructure - MIRRI

Objective

MIRRI will be a pan-European distributed RI providing microbiological services, thus facilitating access to high quality microorganisms, their derivatives and associated data for research, development and application. It will connect resource holders with researchers and policy makers to deliver the resources and services more effectively and efficiently to meet the needs of innovation in biotechnology. The RI builds upon 60 microbial domain resource centres (BRCs) in 26 European countries; collectively they provide access to more than 350,000 strains of microorganisms.
Microorganisms provide essential raw material for biotechnology - but to date less than 1% of the estimated number of species are described and available to be harnessed by man. As new species are discovered, expertise is difficult to locate to ensure correct identification. Public sequence databases provide modern tools for identification but the information is often of poor quality and often not backed up by the biological material to enable validation of data. The current fragmented resource distributed across Europe needs to be coordinated and operated to common standards with facilitating policy to help focus activities to the big challenges in healthcare, food security, poverty alleviation and climate change.
Lacking infrastructure, policy framework and governance structures will be defined in the preparatory phase, as will be the links to researchers and policy makers. Specialist clusters will address priority issues and output steering. BRCs should be placed on national road maps, ensuring the pan-European strategy can be implemented. Cross discipline interactions with other RIs will lead to new approaches. Linking the microbial strain information to other relevant data will allow their full exploitation. Appropriate data mining solutions will enable focussing acquisition and delivery strategies, thus bridging current gaps and improving user access.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/biological sciences/microbiology
  • /engineering and technology/other engineering and technologies/food and beverages/food safety
  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/data science/data mining

Call for proposal

FP7-INFRASTRUCTURES-2012-1-RTD
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Funding Scheme

CP-CSA-Infra - Combination of CP and CSA

Coordinator

LEIBNIZ-INSTITUT DSMZ-DEUTSCHE SAMMLUNG VON MIKROORGANISMEN UND ZELLKULTUREN GMBH
Address
Inhoffenstrasse 7B
38124 Braunschweig
Germany
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 1 432 000
Administrative Contact
Heike Bauer (Dr.)

Participants (15)

CAB INTERNATIONAL
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 223 922
Address
Noseworthy Way
OX10 8DE Wallingford
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
David Smith (Dr.)
INSTITUT PASTEUR
France
EU contribution
€ 175 302
Address
Rue Du Docteur Roux 25-28
75724 Paris Cedex 15
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Chantal Bizet (Dr.)
Service Public Fédéral de Programmation Politique Scientifique (Belspo)
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 71 690
Address
Wtc Iii Boulevard Simon Bolivar 30
1000 Brussels
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Brigitte Blanquart (Ms.)
KONINKLIJKE NEDERLANDSE AKADEMIE VAN WETENSCHAPPEN - KNAW
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 204 575
Address
Kloveniersburgwal 29 Het Trippenhuis
1011 JV Amsterdam
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Don Van Velzen (Mr.)
GOETEBORGS UNIVERSITET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 85 600
Address
Vasaparken
405 30 Goeteborg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Ulrika Hjelm (Dr.)
UNIVERSITAT DE VALENCIA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 172 911
Address
Avenida Blasco Ibanez 13
46010 Valencia
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Angeles Sanchis Polo (Ms.)
UNIVERSITEIT GENT
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 260 007
Address
Sint Pietersnieuwstraat 25
9000 Gent
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Nathalie Vandepitte (Ms.)
INSTITUT NATIONAL DE RECHERCHE POUR L'AGRICULTURE, L'ALIMENTATION ET L'ENVIRONNEMENT
France
EU contribution
€ 130 493
Address
147 Rue De L'universite
75007 Paris Cedex 07
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Claire Poitelon (Mrs.)
JACOBS UNIVERSITY BREMEN GGMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 79 501
Address
Campus Ring 1
28759 Bremen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Ronald Kieschnick (Mr.)
UNIVERSIDADE DO MINHO
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 82 998
Address
Largo Do Paco
4704 553 Braga
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Nelson Lima (Prof.)
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI TORINO
Italy
EU contribution
€ 71 608
Address
Via Giuseppe Verdi 8
10124 Torino
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Giovanna Cristina Varese Varese (Dr.)
AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DEINVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
Spain
EU contribution
€ 22 335
Address
Calle Serrano 117
28006 Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Alberto Sereno Alvarez (Mr.)
INSTITUT OF THE RUSSIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES SKRYABIN INSTITUTE OF BIOCHEMISTRY AND PHYSIOLOGY OF MICROORGANISMS RAS
Russia
EU contribution
€ 18 833
Address
Nauka Prospect 5
142290 Pushchino
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Lyudmila Evtushenko (Prof.)
PROF. WACLAW DABROWSKI INSTITUTE OF AGRICULTURAL AND FOOD BIOTECHNOLOGY
Poland
EU contribution
€ 26 750
Address
Ulica Rakowiecka 36
02 532 Warszawa
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Anna Bednarek (Mrs.)
IRCCS OSPEDALE POLICLINICO SAN MARTINO
Italy
EU contribution
€ 79 249
Address
Largo Rosanna Benzi 10
16132 Genova
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Paolo Romano (Dr.)