Genotype-to-Phenotype Databased: A Holistic Solution (GEN2PHEN)

At a Glance
  • Status: Completed Consortium
  • Year Launched: 2008
  • Initiating Organization: European Commission Seventh Framework Programme (FP7)
  • Initiator Type: Government
  • No disease focus
  • Location: Europe

Abstract

The Genotype-to-Phenotype Databases (GEN2PHEN) consortium aims to create a web-based platform to capture and unify genetic information associated with health and disease progression. The consortium’s focus is to create an integrated genetic variation catalog for the research community, with a focus on disorders such as diabetes, obesity, heart disease, and cancer.

Mission

GEN2PHEN is a European-funded (Seventh Framework Programme) consortium focused on creating a database with human and model organism genetic variation data linked with other biomedical data sources via a genome browser functionality. It aims to create building blocks needed to create a complete biomedical knowledge environment, which will be used to construct a first-generation version of a genotype to phenotype (G2P) knowledge environment. This will consist of a European-centered but globally networked hierarchy of bioinformatics GRID-linked databases, tools, and standards, all tied into the Ensembl genome browser.

GEN2PHEN has the following specific objectives:

Financing

GEN2PHEN is funded by the Health Thematic Area of the Cooperation Programme of the European Commission within the Seventh Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development.

Sponsors & Partners

BioBase GmbH, Germany

Biocomputing Platforms Ltd Oy, Finland

Commissariat à l’Energie Atomique, France

Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, India

deCODE genetics ehf, Iceland

Erasmus University Medical Center, Netherlands

European Molecular Biology Laboratory, Germany

Foundation for Research and Technology – Hellas, Greece

Fundació IMIM, Spain

Institut National de la Santé et de la Recherche Médicale, France

Institute for Molecular Medicine Finland, University of Helsinki, Finland

Karolinska Institutet, Sweden

Leiden University Medical Center, Netherlands

PhenoSystems SA, Belgium

Swiss Institute of BioinformaticsSwitzerland

University of Aveiro – IEETA, Portugal

University of Leicester, UK

University of Manchester, UK

University of Patras, Greece

University of Western Cape, South Africa


Last Updated: 04/18/2016

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