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Comparative genomics of non-model invertebrates

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 764840

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 January 2018

  • End date

    31 December 2021

Funded under:

H2020-EU.1.3.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 810 685,32

  • EU contribution

    € 3 810 685,32

Coordinated by:

LUDWIG-MAXIMILIANS-UNIVERSITAET MUENCHEN

Germany

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.

Coordinator

LUDWIG-MAXIMILIANS-UNIVERSITAET MUENCHEN

Address

Geschwister Scholl Platz 1
80539 Muenchen

Germany

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 498 432,96

Participants (13)

CIIMAR - Centro Interdisciplinar de Investigação Marinha e Ambiental

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 238 356,36

EUROPEAN MOLECULAR BIOLOGY LABORATORY

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 249 216,48

UNIVERSITE LIBRE DE BRUXELLES

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 250 560

UNIVERSITETET I BERGEN

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 286 275,24

NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND GALWAY

Ireland

EU Contribution

€ 265 674,60

UNIVERSITY OF BRISTOL

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 273 287,88

HITS GGMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 249 216,48

GENERALDIREKTION DER STAATLICHE NATURWISSENSCHAFTLICHEN SAMMLUNGEN BAYERNS

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 249 216,48

INSTITUT NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE AGRONOMIQUE

France

EU Contribution

€ 262 875,60

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 273 287,88

FACULTY OF SCIENCE UNIVERSITY OF ZAGREB

Croatia

EU Contribution

€ 247 761

Era7 Information Technologies SL

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 247 872,96

PENSOFT PUBLISHERS

Bulgaria

EU Contribution

€ 218 651,40

Partners (5)

Queensland Museum

Australia

INSTITUT NATIONAL DE RECHERCHE ENINFORMATIQUE ET AUTOMATIQUE

France

INSTITUT PASTEUR

France

BAYERISCHE AKADEMIE DER WISSENSCHAFTEN

Germany

Alphabiotoxine

Belgium

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 764840

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 January 2018

  • End date

    31 December 2021

Funded under:

H2020-EU.1.3.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 810 685,32

  • EU contribution

    € 3 810 685,32

Coordinated by:

LUDWIG-MAXIMILIANS-UNIVERSITAET MUENCHEN

Germany