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Comparative genomics of non-model invertebrates

Objective

Invertebrates, i.e. animals without a backbone, represent 95% of animal diversity on earth but are a surprisingly underexplored reservoir of genetic resources. The content and architecture of their genomes remain poorly known or understood, but such knowledge is needed to fully appreciate their evolutionary, ecological and socio--economic importance, as well as to leverage the benefits they can provide to human well-being, for example as a source for novel drugs and biomimetic materials. Europe is home to significant world-leading expertise in invertebrate genomics but research and training efforts are as yet uncoordinated. IGNITE will bundle this European excellence to train a new generation of scientists skilled in all aspects of invertebrate genomics. We will considerably enhance animal genome knowledge by generating and analysing novel data from undersampled invertebrate lineages and developing innovative new tools for high-quality genome assembly and analysis. Well-trained genomicists are in increasing demand in universities, research institutions, as well as in software, biomedical, and pharmaceutical companies. Through their excellent interdisciplinary and intersectoral training spanning from biology and geobiology to bioinformatics and computer science, our graduates will be in a prime position to take up leadership roles in both academia and industry in order to drive the complex changes needed to advance sustainability of our knowledge-based society and economy.

Call for proposal

H2020-MSCA-ITN-2017
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Coordinator

LUDWIG-MAXIMILIANS-UNIVERSITAET MUENCHEN
Address
Geschwister Scholl Platz 1
80539 Muenchen
Germany
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 654 470,17

Participants (13)

CENTRO INTERDISCIPLINAR DE INVESTIGACAO MARINHA E AMBIENTAL
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 238 356,36
Address
Av General Norton De Matos S/n
4450 208 Matosinhos
Activity type
Research Organisations
EUROPEAN MOLECULAR BIOLOGY LABORATORY
Germany
EU contribution
€ 249 216,48
Address
Meyerhofstrasse 1
69117 Heidelberg
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITE LIBRE DE BRUXELLES
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 250 560
Address
Avenue Franklin Roosevelt 50
1050 Bruxelles
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITETET I BERGEN
Norway
EU contribution
€ 286 275,24
Address
Museplassen 1
5020 Bergen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND GALWAY
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 265 674,60
Address
University Road
H91 Galway
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITY OF BRISTOL
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 273 287,88
Address
Beacon House Queens Road
BS8 1QU Bristol
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
HITS GGMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 249 216,48
Address
Schloss Wolfsbrunnenweg 35
69118 Heidelberg
Activity type
Research Organisations
GENERALDIREKTION DER STAATLICHE NATURWISSENSCHAFTLICHEN SAMMLUNGEN BAYERNS
Germany
EU contribution
€ 249 216,48
Address
Menzinger Strasse 71
80638 Munchen
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
INSTITUT NATIONAL DE RECHERCHE POUR L'AGRICULTURE, L'ALIMENTATION ET L'ENVIRONNEMENT
France
EU contribution
€ 262 875,60
Address
147 Rue De L'universite
75007 Paris Cedex 07
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 273 287,88
Address
Gower Street
WC1E 6BT London
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
FACULTY OF SCIENCE UNIVERSITY OF ZAGREB
Croatia
EU contribution
€ 247 761
Address
Horvatovac 102/A
10000 Zagreb
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Era7 Information Technologies SL

Participation ended

Spain
EU contribution
€ 91 781,85
Address
Avda Innovacion - Edificio Bic - 1
18100 Armilla
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
PENSOFT PUBLISHERS
Bulgaria
EU contribution
€ 218 651,40
Address
Ul. Geo Milev 13A
1111 Sofia
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)

Partners (5)

Board of the Queensland Museum
Australia
Address
Grey Street
4101 South Brisbane
Activity type
Other
INSTITUT NATIONAL DE RECHERCHE EN INFORMATIQUE ET AUTOMATIQUE
France
Address
Domaine De Voluceau Rocquencourt
78153 Le Chesnay Cedex
Activity type
Research Organisations
INSTITUT PASTEUR
France
Address
Rue Du Docteur Roux 25-28
75724 Paris Cedex 15
Activity type
Research Organisations
BAYERISCHE AKADEMIE DER WISSENSCHAFTEN
Germany
Address
Alfons Goppel Strasse 11
80539 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
Fourmy
Belgium
Address
Barberie 15
7911 Montroeul-au-bois
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)