Project website : EADGENE website
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Project summary :
Genomics provides valuable tools to develop improved disease control in animals. Concentrating on pathogens occurring in the food chain, it has also significant impact on human health. Genomics will promote improved control and diagnosis of disease, and a greater understanding of host – pathogen interactions. However, genomics research in the animal sector receives far less support than its human counterpart and the research base is relatively fragmented. The EADGENE Network of Excellence aims to overcome this fragmentation by linking its 13 partners. Many other players in research and industry can also benefit by interaction through membership in a club of interest. The industry will drive the focus of the research and use the results, and eventually, contribute to finance important areas. As a result, EADGENE has a strong role in orientating European animal genomics. The project creates a European virtual genomics laboratory of animals and their pathogens. It ensures sharing of genomics data, knowledge, equipment and materials. It also promotes a common platform and language among European researchers. It has an extensive training and education program, encouraging staff mobility and international exchange of information. Based on a core of studies in structural, population and functional genomics, the project aims to develop new vaccine targets, molecular diagnostic tools and assist in developing breeding strategies. It also encourages interaction with the human genomics research.
More info can be found on the web-site www.eadgene.org.
EADGENE focuses on cattle, swine, chicken and Atlantic salmon.
EADGENE has 4 main activities:
2) Joint research programme
3) Spreading of excellence
List of genomic tools generated in the project :
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