"Innovative Management of Animal Genetic Resources" (acronym IMAGE) is a project funded by the Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme of the European Union.
The aim of IMAGE is to enhance the use of genetic collections and to upgrade animal gene bank management. IMAGE will further develop genomic methodologies, biotechnologies, and bioinformatics for a better knowledge and exploitation of animal genetic resources.
The project lasts 48 months from the starting date March 1, 2016. It has 28 partners, including 3 SMEs, 3 NGOs, FAO, 9 research institutions, 11 higher education and research, and INRA Transfert, a subsidiary from INRA, the coordinating partner. Thirteen EU countries are involved, together with Switzerland and four non-European countries (Argentina, Colombia, Egypt and Morocco).
Project Coordinator: Dr. Michèle Tixier-Boichard