All projects 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.
Engage Project


What is it about ?

" ENGAGE aims to translate the wealth of data emerging from large-scale research in genetic and genomic epidemiology from European (and other) population cohorts into information relevant to future clinical applications. The concept of ENGAGE is to enable European researchers to identify large numbers of novel susceptibility genes that influence metabolic, behavioural and cardiovascular traits, and to study the interactions between genes and life style factors "

" The GEN2PHEN project aims to unify human and model organism genetic variation databases towards increasingly holistic views into Genotype-To-Phenotype (G2P) data, and to link this system into other biomedical knowledge sources via genome browser functionality. "
The HapMap project


What is it about ?

" The International HapMap Project is a partnership of scientists and funding agencies from Canada, China, Japan, Nigeria, the United Kingdom and the United States to develop a public resource that will help researchers find genes associated with human disease and response to pharmaceuticals."
International Cancer Genome Consortium


What is it about ?

" The ICGC Goal is to obtain a comprehensive description of genomic, transcriptomic and epigenomic changes in 50 different tumor types and/or subtypes which are of clinical and societal importance across the globe. "
Cartagene


What is it about ?

"CARTaGENE seeks to create a resource for the advancement of genetic research, with the aim of improving the health of Quebecers. This public resource will operate under a governance framework and will consist of a databank and a biobank. The database will contain environmental, demographic and health data. The biobank will contain DNA, blood and urine samples."
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."

" TECHGENE is a 7th Framework Program (FP7) project in the theme "Health" and activity "High throughput diagnostics in individual patients for genetic diseases with heterogeneous clinical presentation". The project is a so called "Small or medium-scale focused research project (STREP)" and involves a collaboration between 12 partners from 9 different countries. It receives funding from the European Union. TECHGENE has started on the first of February 2009 and will run for three years. "

" 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."
The 1000 Genomes Project


What is it about ?

" The 1000 Genomes Project is the first project to sequence the genomes of a large number of people, to provide a comprehensive resource on human genetic variation. The goal of the 1000 Genomes Project is to find most genetic variants that have frequencies of at least 1% in the populations studied. "