"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
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Watch the project presentation by Michèle Tixier-Boichard
Ethical aspects of gene banks for livestock – stakeholder perspectives
Interview with IMAGE WP2 leader Sipke-Jolst Hiemstra
Local breeds are crucial genetic resources!! - See here the interview
Successful IMAGE session at the 10th Intergovernmental Technical Work Group
Everything you need to know about genetic diversity in one course
2d Multi-scale Imaging for the Study of Reproduction
Gene banks for animal genetic resources : what’s new ?