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European animal disease genomics network of excellence for animal health and food safety

Objective

The production of high quality safe food, respecting animal welfare and the environment, is the primary objective of European livestock and aquaculture industries. Particular focus will be placed on the improvement of animal health. Genomic tools elucidati ng host-pathogen interactions offer new opportunities to devise sustainable solutions to existing and arising problems, through novel diagnostic, intervention, breeding and husbandry strategies. However, relevant genomics research is fragmented and the res tructuring of the European research capacity is required to create the scale and breadth of competencies needed to realise these opportunities. Hence, a Network of Excellence (106 researchers, 46 PhD, 13 partners, 10 countries) in the genomics of host-path ogen interactions in animals is proposed to bring together sufficient excellence and resources to make a real difference to animal and human health, and improve the quality of animal products. Integrating activities will ensure that all partners have easy and durable access to the best available facilities, biological resources, technological platforms, software, analytical tools and knowledge. The Joint research programme will ensure that this integration results in high quality research that is directed t owards the most pressing issues, and presents the best opportunities to address European concerns. Activities to spread excellence will maximise technology transfer, communication with other scientific groups and society as a whole, whilst addressing ethic al and consumer concerns. Staff training and enhanced mobility are key aspects to success. EADGENE will be bound together by a strong and sustainable management structure. EADGENE will: create a durable virtual European laboratory in genomics of host-patho gen interactions; coordinate and orientate European animal genomics and disease research; apply genomics as a tool to improve animal health, food quality and safety; spread true excellence among this field.

Call for proposal

FP6-2002-FOOD-1
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Funding Scheme

NoE - Network of Excellence

Coordinator

INSTITUT NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE AGRONOMIQUE
Address
147 Rue De L'universite
Paris
France

Participants (16)

ID-LELYSTAD, INSTITUUT VOOR DIERHOUDERIJ EN DIERGEZONDHEID B.V.
Netherlands
Address
Edelhertweg 15
Lelystad
INSTITUTE FOR ANIMAL HEALTH
United Kingdom
Address

Compton
ROSLIN INSTITUTE (EDINBURGH)
United Kingdom
Address
Roslin
Midlothian
UNIVERSITY OF AARHUS
Denmark
Address
Nordre Ringgade 1
Aarhus
UNIVERSIDAD DE CORDOBA
Spain
Address
C/ Alfonso Xiii, 13
Cordoba
NORWEGIAN SCHOOL OF VETERINARY SCIENCE
Norway
Address
Ullevaalveien 72
Oslo
RESEARCH INSTITUTE FOR BIOLOGY OF FARM ANIMALS
Germany
Address
Wilhelm Stahl Allee 2
Dummerstorf
PARCO TECHNOLOGICO PADANO S.R.L.
Italy
Address
Via Haussmann 7
Lodi
EUROPEAN FORUM OF FARM ANIMAL BREEDERS
Netherlands
Address
Benedendorpsweg 98
Oosterbeek
ASG VEEHOUDERIJ BV
Netherlands
Address
Edelhertweg 15
Lelystad
THE UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH
United Kingdom
Address
Old College, South Bridge
Edinburgh
INSTITUTE FOR PIG GENETICS BV
Netherlands
Address
Schoenaker 6
Beuningen
KOBENHAVNS UNIVERSITET
Denmark
Address
Noerregade 10
Copenhagen K
UNIVERSITE DE LIEGE
Belgium
Address
Place Du 20 Août, 7
Liege
UNIVERZA V LJUBLJANI
Slovenia
Address
Kongresni Trg 12
Ljubljana
WAGENINGEN UNIVERSITEIT
Netherlands
Address
Costerweg 50
Wageningen