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Innovative Management of Genetic Resources

Objective

This aim of IMAGE is to enhance the use of genetic collections and to upgrade animal gene bank management. IMAGE will better exploit DNA information and develop methodologies, biotechnologies, and bioinformatics for rationalising animal genetic resources. It will demonstrate the benefits brought by gene banks to the development of sustainable livestock systems by: enhancing the usefulness of genetic collections to allow the livestock sector to respond to environment and market changes; using latest DNA technology and reproductive physiology for collecting, storing and distributing biological resources; Minimising genetic accidents such as abnormalities or genetic variability tipping points; Developing synergies between ex-situ and in-situ conservation to maximise resources for the future.
To this end, the project will involve stakeholders, SME, and academic partners to achieve the following objectives. At the scientific level, the project will: Assess the diversity available in genetic collections; Search for adaptive traits through landscape genetics in local populations; Contribute to elucidate local populations’ and major genes’ history; Identify detrimental variants that can contribute to inbreeding depression; Predict cryobank samples’ reproductive performance; Facilitate the use of collections for genome-assisted breeding. At the technological level, it will develop: Procedures for harmonising gene bank operations and rationalising collections; Conservation and reproductive biotechnologies; A central information system to connect available data on germplasm and genomic collections. At the applied level, it will develop methods and tools for stakeholders to: Restore genetic diversity in livestock populations; Create or reconstruct breeds fitting new environmental constraints and consumer demands; Facilitate cryobanking for local breeds; Define and track breed-based product brands; Implement access and benefit sharing regulations.

Call for proposal

H2020-SFS-2015-2
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

INSTITUT NATIONAL DE RECHERCHE POUR L'AGRICULTURE, L'ALIMENTATION ET L'ENVIRONNEMENT
Address
Rue De L'universite 147
75338 Paris Cedex 07
France
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 1 396 875

Participants (27)

THE AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH CENTER
Egypt
EU contribution
€ 51 250
Address
El Gamaa St 9
12619 Giza
Activity type
Research Organisations
LA CORPORACION COLOMBIANA DE INVESTIGACION AGROPECUARIA - AGROSAVIA
Colombia
EU contribution
€ 93 250
Address
Cra 13A No 28 38 Ofc 218
Bogota
Activity type
Research Organisations
ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FEDERALE DE LAUSANNE
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Batiment Ce 3316 Station 1
1015 Lausanne
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EUROPEAN FORUM OF FARM ANIMAL BREEDERS
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 68 500
Address
Dreijenlaan 2K 1060 1061
6703 HA Wageningen
Activity type
Research Organisations
EUROPEAN MOLECULAR BIOLOGY LABORATORY
Germany
EU contribution
€ 260 000
Address
Meyerhofstrasse 1
69117 Heidelberg
Activity type
Research Organisations
THE FOOD AND AGRICULTURE ORGANIZATION OF THE UNITED NATIONS
Italy
EU contribution
€ 158 000
Address
Viale Delle Terme Di Caracalla
00153 Roma
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
FRIEDRICH LOEFFLER INSTITUT - BUNDESFORSCHUNGSINSTITUT FUER TIERGESUNDHEIT
Germany
EU contribution
€ 276 000
Address
Sudufer 10
17493 Greifswald-insel Riems
Activity type
Research Organisations
GEORG-AUGUST-UNIVERSITAT GOTTINGENSTIFTUNG OFFENTLICHEN RECHTS
Germany
EU contribution
€ 420 000
Address
Wilhelmsplatz 1
37073 Gottingen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
NEMZETI BIODIVERZITAS- ES GENMEGORZESI KOZPONT
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 249 660
Address
Kulso Mezo Utca 15
2766 Tapioszele
Activity type
Research Organisations
INRAE TRANSFERT SAS
France
EU contribution
€ 280 000
Address
Rue Du Docteur Finlay 28
75015 Paris
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
INSTITUT DE L'ELEVAGE
France
EU contribution
€ 156 000
Address
Rue De Bercy 149
75012 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
INSTITUT NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE AGRONOMIQUE
Morocco
EU contribution
€ 74 250
Address
Avenue De La Victoire
10000 Rabat
Activity type
Research Organisations
INSTITUTO NACIONAL DE INVESTIGACION Y TECNOLOGIA AGRARIA Y ALIMENTARIA OA MP
Spain
EU contribution
€ 230 000
Address
Carretera De La Coruna Km7.5
28040 Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
INSTITUTO NACIONAL DE TECNOLOGIA AGROPECUARIA
Argentina
EU contribution
€ 55 250
Address
Rivadavia 1439
1033 Buenos Aires
Activity type
Research Organisations
LOHMANN TIERZUCHT GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 90 250
Address
Am Seedeich 9-11
27472 Cuxhaven
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
NORDISKT GENRESURSCENTER
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 132 196
Address
Smedjevaegen 3
23053 Alnarp
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
PARCO TECNOLOGICO PADANO S.R.L.

Participation ended

Italy
EU contribution
€ 490 000
Address
Via Einstein - Localita Cascina Codazza
26900 Lodi
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
VEREIN SAVE FOUNDATION SCHWEIZ
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Neugasse 30
9000 St Gallen
Activity type
Other
SRUC
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 94 295
Address
West Mains Road
EH9 3JG Edinburgh
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
STICHTING WAGENINGEN RESEARCH
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 757 574
Address
Droevendaalsesteeg 4
6708 PB Wageningen
Activity type
Research Organisations
SZKOLA GLOWNA GOSPODARSTWA WIEJSKIEGO
Poland
EU contribution
€ 39 500
Address
Ul. Nowoursynowska 166
02 787 Warszawa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSIDAD COMPLUTENSE DE MADRID
Spain
EU contribution
€ 90 200
Address
Avenida De Seneca 2
28040 Madrid
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
FACULDADE DE MEDICINA VETERINARIA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 90 000
Address
Avenida Da Universidade Técnica - Polo Da Ajuda
1300-477 Lisboa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITA CATTOLICA DEL SACRO CUORE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 361 250
Address
Largo Gemelli 1
20123 Milano
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITAET FUER BODENKULTUR WIEN
Austria
EU contribution
€ 282 700
Address
Gregor Mendel Strasse 33
1180 Wien
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
THE UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 232 000
Address
Old College, South Bridge
EH8 9YL Edinburgh
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
WAGENINGEN UNIVERSITY
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 571 000
Address
Droevendaalsesteeg 4
6708 PB Wageningen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments