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Research infrastructure to promote primate molecular biology

Objective

In the postgenomic era, a better functional understanding of the human genome will only be achieved by comparing our genes to those of other species. Animal models (e.g. mouse) are too evolutionarily distinct to understand many gene functions that characterise humans. The dearth of primate resources for molecular analyses is especially worrying in Europe. We propose to establish a consortium of leading teams to provide the European scientific community with the resources needed to boost primate molecular biology. The resources include non-human primate collections, STRs markers, cell lines, BAC libraries and microarrays and have been selected for biomedical and conservation purposes and to cover the whole range of primate infraorders. The project has broad scientific, political and social implications, such as promoting the role of zoos and museums in education and conservation, and placing Europe in a leading position in this promising field.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

INSTITUTO DE RECERCA I TECNOLOGIA AGROALIMENTARIES
Address
Ctra. De Cabrils S/n
08347 Cabrils
Spain

Participants (6)

CARDIFF UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
Address
Main Building - Park Place
CF1 3AT Cardiff
FOUNDATION BIOMEDICAL PRIMATE RESEARCH CENTRE
Netherlands
Address
Lange Kleiweg 139
2288 GJ Rijswijk Zh
JOHANNES GUTENBERG UNIVERSITAET MAINZ
Germany
Address
Sb Ii Colonel Kleinmann-weg, 2
55128 Mainz
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI BARI
Italy
Address
Via Amendola 165/A
70126 Bari
UNIVERSITE PAUL SABATIER DE TOULOUSE III
France
Address
118,Route De Narbonne 118 Bftiment Ivr3
31062 Toulouse
UPPSALA UNIVERSITY
Sweden
Address
Akademiska Hospital, Entrance 70, 3Rd Floor, Resea
751 85 Uppsala