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European Sequencing and Genotyping Infrastructure

Objective

The objective of this project is the integration of world class high-throughput sequencing and genotyping facilities that will provide sequencing and genotyping technologies and data analysis methodologies to the scientific community.
The European Sequencing and Genotyping Infrastructure (ESGI) will enable external users to generate data rapidly and to acquire knowledge efficiently. By providing access to the ESGI facilities in order to benefit from the sequencing and genotyping technologies, there will be an outreach and sustainable impact for the scientific community in the area of biological and medical research to generate new knowledge.
The ESGI will optimise European research programs and foster transnational collaborations. In general, the ESGI will defragment and thereby strengthen the European research capacities in genetics and genomics and improve the knowledge transfer from large genomics centers among themselves and to external expert groups or scientists who are focusing on specific research questions.
Our aim is to apply and improve new high-throughput nucleic acids analysis technologies for a broad range of genetic and systems biology studies using well-phenotyped samples, for example those derived from standardised European biobanks and animal facilities. In particular, massively-parallel sequencing technologies are essential components of modern biomedical research and are ready to reveal molecular and cellular pathways underlying complex traits and common diseases.
As the European Strategy Forum for Research Infrastructures (ESFRI) pointed out in the past, the development of an efficient infrastructure for sequencing and genotyping is of crucial importance to position Europe as one of the world-leading regions for genetics, genomics and systems biology research and thus a contribution to the European Research Area.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/biological sciences/biochemistry/biomolecules/nucleic acid
  • /medical and health sciences/health sciences/social biomedical sciences
  • /natural sciences/biological sciences/genetics and heredity
  • /natural sciences/biological sciences/genetics and heredity/genome
  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/data science/data analysis

Call for proposal

FP7-INFRASTRUCTURES-2010-1
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Funding Scheme

CP-CSA-Infra - Combination of CP and CSA

Coordinator

MAX-PLANCK-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER WISSENSCHAFTEN EV
Address
Hofgartenstrasse 8
80539 Munich
Germany
Activity type
Other
EU contribution
€ 1 930 355
Administrative Contact
Anke Badrow (Ms.)

Participants (10)

CHRISTIAN-ALBRECHTS-UNIVERSITAET ZU KIEL
Germany
EU contribution
€ 695 000
Address
Olshausenstrasse 40
24118 Kiel
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Susanne Neufeldt (Ms.)
GENOME RESEARCH LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 1 679 309
Address
The Gibbs Building, Euston Road 215
NW1 2BE London
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
David Davison (Mr.)
EUROPEAN MOLECULAR BIOLOGY LABORATORY
Germany
EU contribution
€ 555 000
Address
Meyerhofstrasse 1
69117 Heidelberg
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Tom Ratcliff (Mr.)
COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
France
EU contribution
€ 1 240 000
Address
Rue Leblanc 25
75015 Paris 15
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Elizabeth May (Ms.)
INSTITUT NATIONAL DE LA SANTE ET DE LA RECHERCHE MEDICALE
France
EU contribution
€ 210 000
Address
Rue De Tolbiac 101
75654 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Muriel Bouas (Ms.)
FUNDACIO PARC CIENTIFIC DE BARCELONA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 1 145 679
Address
Baldiri I Reixac 4
08028 Barcelona
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Moises Tarté (Ms.)
FUNDACIO CENTRE DE REGULACIO GENOMICA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 395 000
Address
Carrer Doctor Aiguader 88
08003 Barcelona
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Olga Juderias (Ms.)
UPPSALA UNIVERSITET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 859 201
Address
Von Kraemers Alle 4
751 05 Uppsala
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Anette Mcloughlin (Ms.)
MEDIZINISCHE UNIVERSITAT GRAZ
Austria
EU contribution
€ 285 000
Address
Auenbruggerplatz 2
8036 Graz
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Kurt Zatloukal (Prof.)
GABO:MI GESELLSCHAFT FUR ABLAUFORGANISATION:MILLIARIUM MBH & CO KG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 505 455
Address
Oskar Von Miller Ring 29
80333 Muenchen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Birgit Fuchs (Mrs.)