BIOSAPIENS Network of Excellence


At a Glance
  • Status: Completed Consortium
  • Year Launched: 2004
  • Initiating Organization: The EU Seventh Framework Programme (FP7)
  • Initiator Type: Government
  • No disease focus
  • Location: Europe

Abstract

The BIOSAPIENS Network of Excellence will increase European competitiveness, especially for SME's, by new discoveries, increased integration, expert training, and improved tools and services. The Institute will establish a permanent European School of Bioinformatics, to train bioinformaticians and to encourage best practice in the exploitation of genome annotation data for biologists throughout Europe. In summary, the Institute will further a European Research area for Bioinformatics, enhancing Europe's role in the academic and industrial exploitation of genomics'.

Mission

The objective of the BIOSAPIENS Network of Excellence is to provide an infrastructure to support a large scale, concerted effort to annotate genome data by laboratories distributed around Europe. This will use both informatics tools and input from experimentalists. Experimental validation of a statistically significant subset of the predictions will be an integral part of the process, leading to an iterative improvement in methods. The Network will bring together many of the best laboratories to create a European Virtual Institute for Genome Annotation, divided into nodes, each focused on one aspect of genome annotation. Through integration the institute will help to improve bioinformatics research in Europe, by providing a focus for annotation and by the organization of European meetings and workshops to encourage cooperation, rather than duplication of effort. It will also be pro-active in forging closer integration between the experimentalists and bioinformaticians, through a directed programme of genome analysis, focused on specific biological problems.

Consortium History

Began in 2004

Structure & Governance

The EU Seventh Framework Programme (FP7)

Financing

The EU Seventh Framework Programme (FP7)

Intellectual Property

The annotations generated by the Institute are available in the public domain and easily accessible through a single portal on the web.

Points of Contact

Administrative contact: Janet THORNTON, (Director of Institute)
Tel.: +44-1223494477
Fax: +44-1223494486

Sponsors & Partners

For a list of all participating organizations, click here

GSF - FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM FUER UMWELT UND GESUNDHEIT, GMBH

UNIVERSITÉ LIBRE DE BRUXELLES

CONSEJO SUPERIOR DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS

INSTITUT MUNICIPAL D'ASSISTENCIA SANITARIA

GENOME RESEARCH LTD

MAX-PLANCK-SOCIETY FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF SCIENCE

THE HEBREW UNIVERSITY OF JERUSALEM

DEPARTMENT OF BIOCHEMICAL SCIENCES UNIVERSITY OF ROME "LA SAPIENZA"

STOCKHOLMS UNIVERSITET

CHANCELLOR, MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON

STICHTING KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT

SWISS INSTITUTE OF BIOINFORMATICS

TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF DENMARK

UNIVERSITY OF HELSINKI

UNIVERSITY OF GENEVA

INSTITUTE OF ENZYMOLOGY, BIOLOGICAL RESEARCH CENTER, HUNGARIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES

UNIVERSITÄT ZU KÖLN

INSTITUT PASTEUR

BIOLNFOBANK INSTITUTE

CONSORTIUM NATIONALE DE RECHERCHE EN GÉNOMIQUE

DEPARTMENT OF BIOLOGY, UNIVERSITY OF BOLOGNA

CENTRE FOR RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY HELLAS

FUNDACION CENTRO NACIONAL DE INVESTIGACIONES ONCOLOGICAS CARLOS III

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAT CAROLO-WILHELMINA ZU BRAUNSCHWEIG

COMMISSARIAT A L'ENERGIE ATOMIQUE

CENTRE DE REGULACIÓ GENÒMICA


Last Updated: 06/20/2017

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