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Establishment of an Agricultural Genomics Centre in Cyprus

Objective

The objective of AGRICYGEN is to establish a world class Centre to conduct high-throughput Agricultural Genomic studies in order to support the advancement and sustainability of the livestock and feed production sectors in Cyprus. The project addresses the specific scope of the H2020 CSA-Teaming call by aiming to provide, currently lacking, broad-range technological and scientific foundations for a Centre of Excellence to support activities of huge economic value to Cyprus. AGRICYGEN also has multifaceted alignment with the Smart Specialisation Strategy of Cyprus. The Centre development shall increase Cyprus' international visibility and competitiveness in cutting edge agricultural research, by enhancing research capacity in the area of genetics and genomics and through its applications within the livestock and agricultural production industries. It will also strengthen collaborations and initiate new collaborative links for sharing expertise and knowledge in areas associated with Agricultural Genomics, and will create an ever-expanding, well-educated task-force of researchers in this area. The Centre establishment and consolidation will be achieved by capitalizing on existing local research capabilities of three Cypriot Institutions, and through effective collaboration with three advanced European institutions that are world leaders in animal, plant and microbial genetic and genomics research. This long-term partnership will create the conditions for innovative research, and for extensive service and training provisions to animal, plant and other production chains. The Centre’s excellence will be strengthened through collaboration with the advanced partners for the development of a Cyprus-based postgraduate programme in Agricultural Genetics and Genomics, affiliated to advanced partners. The long-term aspiration is for the Centre to become sustainable and to continuously expand its activities through investment in research, industrial engagement and education.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/economics/sustainable economy
  • /agricultural sciences/agricultural biotechnology
  • /natural sciences/biological sciences/genetics and heredity
  • /agricultural sciences/agricultural biotechnology/agricultural genetics

Call for proposal

H2020-WIDESPREAD-04-2017-TeamingPhase1
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Funding Scheme

CSA - Coordination and support action

Coordinator

MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE, RURAL DEVELOPMENT AND ENVIRONMENT OF CYPRUS
Address
Athalassa
1417 Nicosia
Cyprus
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 103 835

Participants (6)

THE CYPRUS INSTITUTE
Cyprus
EU contribution
€ 36 250
Address
Constantinou Kavafi 20
2121 Nicosia
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
THE CYPRUS FOUNDATION FOR MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY RESEARCH
Cyprus
EU contribution
€ 28 281,25
Address
International Airport Avenue 6
1683 Ayios Dometios
Activity type
Research Organisations
THE UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 59 281,25
Address
Old College, South Bridge
EH8 9YL Edinburgh
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
INSTITUT NATIONAL DE RECHERCHE POUR L'AGRICULTURE, L'ALIMENTATION ET L'ENVIRONNEMENT
France
EU contribution
€ 76 625
Address
Rue De L'universite 147
75338 Paris Cedex 07
Activity type
Research Organisations
LEIBNIZ - INSTITUT FUER PFLANZENGENETIK UND KULTURPFLANZENFORSCHUNG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 45 175
Address
Correnstrasse 3
06466 Seeland Ot Gatersleben
Activity type
Research Organisations
RTD TALOS LIMITED
Cyprus
EU contribution
€ 50 550
Address
Diogenous 1 Block A Egomi
2404 Lefkosia
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)