Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA)
Innovative Training Networks (ITN)
H2020-MSCA-ITN-2017


Comparative Genomics of Non-Model Invertebrates
«IGNITE»


2018 - 2021

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SUMMARY:
Invertebrates, i.e., animals without a backbone, represent 95% of animal diversity on earth but are a surprisingly underexplored reservoir of genetic resources. The content and architecture of their genomes remain poorly known or understood, but such knowledge is needed to fully appreciate their evolutionary, ecological and socio­-economic importance, as well as to leverage the benefits they can provide to human well-being, for example as a source for novel drugs and biomimetic materials. Europe is home to significant world-leading expertise in invertebrate genomics but research and training efforts are as yet uncoordinated. IGNITE will bundle this European excellence to train a new generation of scientists skilled in all aspects of invertebrate genomics. We will considerably enhance animal genome knowledge by generating and analysing novel data from undersampled invertebrate lineages and developing innovative new tools for high-quality genome assembly and analysis. Well-trained genomicists are in increasing demand in universities, research institutions, as well as in software, biomedical, and pharmaceutical companies. Through their excellent interdisciplinary and intersectoral training spanning from biology and geobiology to bioinformatics and computer science, our graduates will be in a prime position to take up leadership roles in both academia and industry in order to drive the complex changes needed to advance sustainability of our knowledge-based society and economy.


Participants



Scientist in Charge
Consortium Member
Department/Laboratory
Country
Gert Wörheide (Coordinator)
B1 - Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
GeoBio-Center
Germany
Agostinho Antunes
B2 - Centro Interdisciplinar de Investigação Marinha e Ambiental
Interdisciplinary Centre of Marine and Environmental Research (CIIMAR)
Portugal
Detlev Arendt B3 - European Molecular Biology Laboratory
Developmental Biology Unit
Germany
Jean-François Flot B4 - Université Libre de Bruxelles
Evolutionary Biology & Ecology (EBE) Research Unit
Belgium
Andreas Hejnol B5 - University of Bergen
Sars International Centre for Marine Molecular Biology
Norway
Grace McCormack B6 -
National University of Ireland Galway
Zoology, Ryan Institute, School of Natural Sciences
Ireland
Davide Pisani B7 - University of Bristol
Earth & Biological Sciences
United Kingdom
Alexandros Stamatakis B8 - Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies
Scientific Computing
Germany
Michael Schroedl B9 - Staatliche Naturwissenschaftliche Sammlungen Bayerns
Zoological State Collections
Germany
Denis Tagu B10 - INRA Rennes
Institute for Genetics, Environment and Plant Protection
France
Max Telford B11 - University College London
Department of Genetics, Evolution and Environment
United Kingdom
Kristian Vlahovicek B12 - University of Zagreb
Bioinformatics Group/Department of Molecular Biology
Croatia
Eduardo Pareja B13 - Era7 Bioinformatics
Bioinformatics
Spain
Lyubomir Penev B14 - Pensoft
Projects Department
Bulgaria

PARTNERS




John Hooper P1 - Queensland Museum
Biodiversity & Geosciences
Australia
Dominique Lavenier P2-INRIA
Bioinformatics, Computer Science, Genomics
France
Romain Koszul P3 - Institut Pasteur
Department Spatial Regulation of Genome
France
Yu Wang P4 -
Leibniz Supercomputing Centre of the Bayerische Akademie der Wissenschaften
High Performance Computing, Application Group, Big Data
Germany
Aude Violette P5 - Alphabiotoxine
Research & Development
Belgium

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