EASI Genomics: an EU-funded project to provide free-of-charge access to sequencing technologies

March 21, 2019 - 11:15

EASI Genomics was launched on February 1st, 2019 and now opened its 1st call for proposal

The European Advanced infraStructure for Innovative Genomics (EASI-Genomics), a project funded under the European Union’s research and innovation programme Horizon 2020, will provide researchers free-of-charge access to cutting-edge European genomics facilities. The Institute for Clinical and Molecular Biology (IKMB) at Kiel University is one of 16 academic and industrial partners that support diverse genomics project from study design, through state-of-the-art sequencing to bioinformatic analysis.

EASI-Genomics is an infrastructure project with a total budget of 10 million € that will handle between 150 and 300 projects over a period of 4 years.

The project was launched in February 2019 and just opened its first call for proposal.  The first call will focus on sequencing of ancient DNA from archaeological samples, analysis of microbiomes that study the diversity and particularities of populations of microorganisms related to diseases, the study of genetic material at single cell level, and epigenetic modifications of genetic material and its organisation in human diseases. EASI-Genomics represents a great opportunity for researchers to access high-end sequencing services delivered by European genomics infrastructures of excellence free-of-charge.

The project aims at building a community of practice which leverages advanced sequencing technologies beyond country and sector borders to tackle global challenges in science.

For further details on the project please contact a.franke [at] mucosa.de (Prof. Andre Franke).