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Innovative Management of Genetic Resources (IMAGE)

Start date: Mar 1, 2016, End date: Feb 29, 2020,

This aim of IMAGE is to enhance the use of genetic collections and to upgrade animal gene bank management. IMAGE will better exploit DNA information and develop methodologies, biotechnologies, and bioinformatics for rationalising animal genetic resources. It will demonstrate the benefits brought by gene banks to the development of sustainable livestock systems by: enhancing the usefulness of genet ...
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The aim of the project is to implement and demonstrate at large scale the long-term technological and economic feasibility of an innovative, sustainable and efficient solution for the treatment of high salinity wastewater from the F&D industry. Conventional wastewater treatments have proven ineffective for this kind of wastewater, as the bacterial processes typically used for the elimination of or ...
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SAPHIR aims to develop vaccine strategies effective against endemic pathogens responsible for high economic losses in livestock in order to strengthen the profitability of food animal systems, improve animal welfare and reduce xenobiotic usage in farming with a One Health perspective. SAPHIR will bring novel vaccine strategies to the market i) at short term, with several promising vaccines brought ...
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Wheat and barley Legacy for Breeding Improvement (WHEALBI)

Start date: Jan 1, 2014, End date: Dec 31, 2018,

WHEALBI will combine genomics, genetics and agronomy to improve European wheat and barley production in competitive and sustainable cropping systems. Germplasm representing the species diversity will be selected and characterised in unprecedented detail by next-generation-sequencing. Life history and adaptive traits will be evaluated in both transnational field experiments and a state-of-the-art p ...
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"Graves' orbitopathy (GO), also known as thyroid eye disease, affects approximately 3 million people in Europe with an estimated socioeconomic burden of 6.4 billion euros per annum. GO is a complication of Graves' disease which is an autoimmune disease and the commonest cause of an overactive thyroid gland. The treatment of GO remains unsatisfactory and the majority of patients report long-term im ...
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"Good fertility is essential for the sustainability of livestock production. Of all livestock sectors, fertility of dairy cattle is raising the greatest cause for concern. Cow fertility has declined, particularly in Holstein cattle, from 80% pregnancy to first service 20 years ago to less than 40% today. Poor fertility is one of the main reasons for early culling, such that modern dairy cows compl ...
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This project will integrate at the highest possible level expertise and technologies to increase the efficiency and decrease the environmental footprint of ruminant production, significantly advancing current knowledge in this sector. The project will exploit state-of-the-art –omics technologies to understand how ruminant gastrointestinal microbial ecosystems, or microbiomes, are controlled by the ...
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The Gene2Farm project will address the needs of the cattle industry, in particular of the SMEs and end users, for an accessible, adaptable and reliable system to apply the new genomic knowledge to underpin sustainability and profitability of European cattle farming. Gene2Farm will undertake a comprehensive programme of work from statistical theory development, through genome sequencing, to address ...
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The EU market for processed foods is changing: there is now an increasing demand by consumers for foods that have undergone fewer changes during processing, foods that resemble more to the original raw materials with high nutritive values, flavour and a “natural” image.These pressures are especially significant for a SME dominated sector, the dried foods: although it represents more than €8 billio ...
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Fruit Breedomics has as its strategic goal to improve the efficiency of fruit breeding by bridging the gap between scientific genetics research and application in breeding. Fruit Breedomics takes a multidisciplinary approach, including genetics, genomics, ecophysiology and bioinformatics, to improve the efficiency apple and peach breeding programmes by: i) developing new and adapted tools, ii) stu ...
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The proposal deals with the establishment of control measures for two major tick-borne diseases of small ruminants: theileriosis caused by Theileria lestoquardi and T. uilenbergi and babesiosis caused by Babesia ovis. The research programme aims at improving existing and producing new attenuated vaccines, designing subunit vaccines and capability building. To achieve these goals the proposal will ...
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Porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus (PRRSV) is the major cause of reproductive and respiratory problems in pigs worldwide. Controlling this disease is a top priority in pig producing countries. Due to mutations at a high frequency, new variants of the virus appear that are no longer effectively controlled by the commercial vaccines. In addition, highly virulent variants emerge, lea ...
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"Genetic variation can be differentiated, within the boundaries of current scientific knowledge, in functional variation and neutral variation. Functional variation includes adaptive and selective genetic variation: these are genetic mutations that play a role in the adaptation of farm animals to their environment (adaptive variation), or that have been under directional selection for traits of ag ...
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NEXTGEN proposes the bold step of using whole genome data to develop and optimise conservation genetic management of livestock diversity for the foreseeable future. The rationale for choosing whole genome data is to ‘future-proof’ DNA-based analysis in livestock conservation against upcoming changes in technology and analysis. Thus, in the context of whole genome data availability, our global obje ...
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A new generation of fibre-based diagnostic sensors (BiognostiX)

Start date: Apr 1, 2011, End date: Mar 31, 2014,

The BiognostiX project will develop technologies and flexible manufacturing methods for the fabrication of inexpensive biodiagnostic sensors on fibre-based substrates (e.g. paper or card).Fabrication will be based on fluid-jet techniques, allowing the sensor platforms to be reconfigurable (customisable) at the point of manufacture to perform different biodiagnostic test functions including quantit ...
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The Network of Animal Disease Infectiology Research Facilities (NADIR)

Start date: May 1, 2009, End date: Dec 31, 2013,

"Europe possesses several experiment facilities holding the level 3 of bio safety, which is required to study the large majority of zoonoses, emerging diseases and a number of other animal infectious diseases. Most of them are nevertheless loosely connected, leading to redundancy. NAIF has as its strategic aim to realise the potential European leadership in animal infectiology by bringing together ...
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"Low input farming occurs under non-SPF (specific pathogen free) conditions. The European ban on in-feed antibiotics exposes the piglets to a higher microbial environmental pressure. The postnatal priming of piglets with a diverse microbiota may affect the development of the piglet’s host-defense and gut functionality. By reversal, the piglets developing host-defense may affect the development of ...
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"The competitiveness of the European beekeeping sector is progressively falling due to the reduction of beekeepers’ production as a direct consequence of decrease in bee population, implying lower economies of scale, underutilised resources and higher relative production costs. In addition, beekeeping products produced in countries with much lower quality standards, even sometimes adulterated with ...
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By integrating the key European teams in genomics, bioinformatics, animal health and animal models, EADGENE has enabled:- the gathering of a critical mass of scientists and a unique access of complementary resources across host and pathogen models- the development of innovative functional genomics so that it has become a powerful tool in veterinary molecular medicine and has contributed to a bette ...
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Macrophage Systems Biology Applied To Disease Control (MacroSys)

Start date: Nov 1, 2008, End date: Apr 30, 2013,

Cattle-farming is one of the most important agricultural activities in the EU. This project will address issues of the health and welfare of cattle and the safety of cattle products, focussing on diseases that are on the increase in European cattle population and are aware of growing concern elsewhere. Two related diseases will be targeted, bovine tuberculosis (TB) and bovine para-tuberculosis (Pa ...
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The agrofood sector is facing new strategic challenges regarding its competitiveness, which is connected with food safety, quality and traceability. So far the sector is dominated by small- and medium-sized enterprises which are not accustomed to collaborating with research institutions. Moreover, scientists are more committed to developing international co-operation projects than to addressing th ...
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