Infrastructures Related to Geuvadis

Biobanking and Biomolecular Resources Research Infrastructure




What is it about ?

" Continuous improvement in the health of European citizens relies on biomedical research and on citizens who participate in that research. Research today needs new, bigger and better resources. Over 200 organisations - including national funders - in 24 EU Member States are jointly planning an EU infrastructure to deliver those resources - the samples - the data - the tools. Our infrastructures already manage over 10 million samples. Our goals are to increase this number, to improve quality, to reduce fragmentation and to extend the reach of European researchers."

European Sequencing and Genotyping Infrastructure




What is it about ?

The ESGI pools the efforts of leading European genomics and bioinformatics facilities to ensure that the larger scientific community can access new genomic technologies in an ethical way and use the latest analytic tools. The aim of ESGI is to enable scientists across all disciplines to use emerging technologies to decipher the complex functions of genes, without breaking the bank. For example, ESGI expects that it will become possible for scientists to sequence a mammalian genome for around EUR 1000.
The UK Biobank


What is it about ?

"The UK Biobank has reached its goal of recruiting 500,000 people aged 40-69 years to help tackle the diseases of the 21st Century. Thank you to everyone who has joined this pioneering and ambitious study."

" KoraGen is an Infrastructure to provide phenotypes, genotypes and biosamples for collaborative genetic epidemiological research"
The Wellcome Trust Case Control Consortium


What is it about ?

"The WTCCC aims were to exploit progress in understanding of patterns of human genome sequence variation along with advances in high-throughput genotyping technologies, and to explore the utility, design and analyses of genome-wide association (GWA) studies."