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European Sequencing and Genotyping Infrastructure

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.
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Coordinator

MAX-PLANCK-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER WISSENSCHAFTEN EV

Address

Hofgartenstrasse 8
80539 Munich

Germany

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 1 930 355

Administrative Contact

Anke Badrow (Ms.)

Participants (10)

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CHRISTIAN-ALBRECHTS-UNIVERSITAET ZU KIEL

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 695 000

GENOME RESEARCH LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 1 679 309

EUROPEAN MOLECULAR BIOLOGY LABORATORY

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 555 000

COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES

France

EU Contribution

€ 1 240 000

INSTITUT NATIONAL DE LA SANTE ET DE LA RECHERCHE MEDICALE

France

EU Contribution

€ 210 000

FUNDACIO PARC CIENTIFIC DE BARCELONA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 1 145 679

FUNDACIO CENTRE DE REGULACIO GENOMICA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 395 000

UPPSALA UNIVERSITET

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 859 201

MEDIZINISCHE UNIVERSITAT GRAZ

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 285 000

GABO:MI GESELLSCHAFT FUR ABLAUFORGANISATION:MILLIARIUM MBH & CO KG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 505 455

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 262055

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 February 2011

  • End date

    31 July 2015

Funded under:

FP7-INFRASTRUCTURES

  • Overall budget:

    € 13 424 366,66

  • EU contribution

    € 9 499 999

Coordinated by:

MAX-PLANCK-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER WISSENSCHAFTEN EV

Germany