EMBARC

European Consortium for Microbial Resource Centres

 Coordinatore INSTITUT NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE AGRONOMIQUE 

 Organization address address: Rue De L'Universite 147
city: PARIS CEDEX 07
postcode: 75338

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Sylvie
Cognome: Lortal
Email: send email
Telefono: +33 2 23485321
Fax: +33 2 23485350

 Nazionalità Coordinatore France [FR]
 Totale costo 5˙645˙342 €
 EC contributo 4˙191˙844 €
 Programma FP7-INFRASTRUCTURES
Specific Programme "Capacities": Research infrastructures
 Code Call FP7-INFRASTRUCTURES-2008-1
 Funding Scheme CP-CSA-Infra
 Anno di inizio 2009
 Periodo (anno-mese-giorno) 2009-02-01   -   2012-09-30

 Partecipanti

# participant  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    INSTITUT NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE AGRONOMIQUE

 Organization address address: Rue De L'Universite 147
city: PARIS CEDEX 07
postcode: 75338

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Sylvie
Cognome: Lortal
Email: send email
Telefono: +33 2 23485321
Fax: +33 2 23485350

FR (PARIS CEDEX 07) coordinator 993˙955.00
2    INSTITUT PASTEUR

 Organization address address: RUE DU DOCTEUR ROUX 25-28
city: PARIS CEDEX 15
postcode: 75724

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Nadia
Cognome: Khelef
Email: send email
Telefono: +33 1 40 61 33 78
Fax: +33 1 40 61 39 40

FR (PARIS CEDEX 15) participant 537˙310.00
3    CAB INTERNATIONAL

 Organization address address: Nosworthy Way
city: WALLINGFORD
postcode: OX10 8DE

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Ian
Cognome: Barry
Email: send email
Telefono: +44 1491 832220
Fax: +44 1491 8329252

UK (WALLINGFORD) participant 500˙738.00
4    KONINKLIJKE NEDERLANDSE AKADEMIE VAN WETENSCHAPPEN - KNAW

 Organization address address: KLOVENIERSBURGWAL 29 HET TRIPPENHUIS
city: AMSTERDAM
postcode: 1011 JV

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Don
Cognome: Van Velzen
Email: send email
Telefono: +31 30 2122600
Fax: +31 30 2121865

NL (AMSTERDAM) participant 494˙042.00
5    LEIBNIZ-INSTITUT DSMZ-DEUTSCHE SAMMLUNG VON MIKROORGANISMEN UND ZELLKULTUREN GMBH*

 Organization address address: Inhoffenstrasse 7B
city: BRAUNSCHWEIG
postcode: 38124

contact info
Titolo: Ms.
Nome: Bettina
Cognome: Fischer
Email: send email
Telefono: +49 531 2616316
Fax: +49 531 2616418

DE (BRAUNSCHWEIG) participant 440˙958.00
6    UNIVERSITAT DE VALENCIA

 Organization address address: AVENIDA BLASCO IBANEZ 13
city: VALENCIA
postcode: 46010

contact info
Titolo: Ms.
Nome: Rosa
Cognome: Ortí
Email: send email
Telefono: +34 96 3983621
Fax: +34 96 3983809

ES (VALENCIA) participant 399˙906.00
7    UNIVERSIDADE DO MINHO

 Organization address address: Largo do Paco
city: BRAGA
postcode: 4704553

contact info
Titolo: Prof.
Nome: Nelson
Cognome: Lima
Email: send email
Telefono: +351 253604403
Fax: +351 25367896

PT (BRAGA) participant 342˙930.00
8    UNIVERSITEIT GENT

 Organization address address: SINT PIETERSNIEUWSTRAAT 25
city: GENT
postcode: 9000

contact info
Titolo: Ms.
Nome: Nathalie
Cognome: Vandepitte
Email: send email
Telefono: +32 9 264 3029
Fax: +32 9 264 3583

BE (GENT) participant 294˙910.00
9    UNIVERSITE CATHOLIQUE DE LOUVAIN

 Organization address address: Place De L'Universite 1
city: LOUVAIN LA NEUVE
postcode: 1348

contact info
Titolo: Prof.
Nome: Stéphane
Cognome: Declerck
Email: send email
Telefono: +32 10 47 46 44
Fax: +32 10 45 15 01

BE (LOUVAIN LA NEUVE) participant 139˙965.00
10    SERVICE PUBLIC FEDERAL DE PROGRAMMATION POLITIQUE SCIENTIFIQUE

 Organization address address: avenue Louise 231
city: BRUSSELS
postcode: 1050

contact info
Titolo: Ms.
Nome: Brigitte
Cognome: Blanquart
Email: send email
Telefono: +32 2 519 56 67
Fax: +32 2 519 56 45

BE (BRUSSELS) participant 47˙130.00

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 Obiettivo del progetto (Objective)

'EMbaRC will establish a self-sustainable community of European Microbial Resource Centres representing a large bio-diversity and offering a wide-range of not only bio-resources but also expert services. These services will enable the development of new partnerships with public institutes in the field of biodiversity and will facilitate revenue-generating partnerships with the economic sector (large food or biotech companies, research organisations, SMEs, NGO’s etc) that will be defined in a set of validate business models for Biological Resource Centres. The objective is to enable not only the EMbaRC partners but also other European BRCs, especially those who are endangered or isolated, to find complementary sources of funding to ensure their future existence. Thus EMbaRC proposes an extensive training and outreach programme targeting these collections as well as the wider research community. Furthermore providing access to the partners’ expert services via the transnational access proposed will enable EMbaRC to improve, coordinate and validate its offer to the research community from within both public and private sectors. Through its networking and harmonisation activities EMbaRC will lay down the foundations of the future Global Biological Resource Centre Network ensuring that European expertise and research are at the forefront of the International scene. Through the EMbaRC joint research programme the partners will pool their resources and expertise to collaboratively improve strain and DNA storage and develop new identification methods for microorganisms for the benefit of the wider scientific community.'

Introduzione (Teaser)

Microbes are the primary source of genetic material for life and could well address key technical challenges in many areas. A European network of microbial Biological Resource Centres (mBRCs) has coordinated and validated the delivery of valuable microbial resources to researchers in academia and industry on a global scale.

Descrizione progetto (Article)

There are around 200 collections of microbes in Europe and development of quality assurance and technical expertise is key to delivery of optimal microbial resources and services. Ten partners from seven countries have worked together to form the http://www.embarc.eu/ (EMBARC) (European consortium for microbial resource centres) project to address this ambitious goal.

EMBARC's deliverables include a common quality manual to enable collection operators to identify and move towards the implementation of best practices. Consortium members have also improved protocols to identify, authenticate and preserve cultures. Working with scientists and journal editors, the improvement of access to strains cited in publications was also addressed.

Safe handling of microorganisms is a top priority and the project consortium worked with the microbiology community to develop a Biosecurity Code of Conduct. After analysis of factors impacting handling, storage and distribution of microbial strains, appropriate mechanisms have been drawn up to safeguard the public and environment against misuse of microorganisms.

A one-stop access to the member collections of EMBARC and the wider European BRC community via a searchable web portal building on the outcomes of Common Access to Biological Resources and Information and Global Biological Resource Centre Network was initiated. At the molecular research level, the project created a http://www.microdnabank.eu (European Microbial DNA Bank Network) with shared roles and common practices.

Dissemination efforts have highlighted the major outcomes of the EMBARC deliverables widely; these included a success stories brochure and papers and posters at 41 conferences in 10 countries. Thirty publications cover protocols to extend the shelf life of delicate microbes and molecular marker-based identification schemes.

Interaction opportunities between mBRCs, microbiology laboratories and the bioeconomy have been increased by training initiatives including a new Erasmus Mundus Programme and new e-learning tools. A programme for transnational access to mBRCs was offered to almost 60 European scientists across 10 countries for 580 days.

EMBARC played a key role in placing the Microbial Resource Research Infrastructure on the European Strategy Forum for Research Infrastructures roadmap (2010). Harmonisation and a common approach to developing such an infrastructure have laid the foundations for a global BRC network.

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