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Improved use of germ plasm collections with the aid of novel methodologies for integration, analysis and presentation of genetic data sets

Contract nr: QLK5-CT-1999-30722
Project type: RS (Research and Technological Development Project)
Starting date: 01-10-2000
Duration: 36 months
Total cost: 2,726,037 EUR
EC Contribution: 1,337,950 EUR
Scientific Officer: Richard HARDWICK
Research topic: 5.1.1. Sustainable agriculture/Plant Systems

Abstract:
Gene banks have documented enormous amounts of genetic material. In the near future, a boost to new genetic information will be generated when large collections will be fingerprinted for numerous molecular markers to get a detailed description of the diversity at the molecular level. The explosion of data will pose serious problems on data access and analysis. The proposed project will solve these problems. The consortium will develop and evaluate an integrative information system with many novel analysis methods. The result will be a better informed and cost-effective germ plasm management and exploitation system for the benefit of agriculture in the EU and world-wide. To achieve this, a mulltidisciplinary consortium of worldleaders in (bio)informatics, statistical genetics, gene banks and marker technology was formed, and end-users from the international gene bank and breeding community were added.


Coordinator
Ben VOSMAN
Plant Research International B.V.
Wageningen
THE NETHERLANDS
Tel.: +31 317476980
Fax: +31 317418094
E-mail: b.vosman@plant.wag-ur.nl


Partners
  Mary ANDERSON
John Innes Centre
Norwich
UNITED KINGDOM
Tel.: +44 1603 452571
Fax: +44 1603 456844
E-mail: mary.anderson@bbsrc.ac.uk
  Ingrid ENDE
University of Hohenheim
Stuttgart
GERMANY
Tel.: +49 711 4590
Fax: +49 711 4593289
E-mail: ende@verwaltung.uni-hohenheim.de
  William CAMP
National Center for Genome Resources
Santa Fe
UNITED STATES
Tel.: +1 505 995 4413
Fax: +1 505 995 4432
E-mail: wcc@ncgr.org
  Hans DONS
Keygene N.V.
Wageningen
THE NETHERLANDS
Tel.: +31 317466 866
Fax: +31 317424939
E-mail: hans.dons@keygene.com
  Geoffrey HAWTIN
International Plant Genetic Resources Institute
Roma
ITALY
Tel.: +39 0651892247
Fax: +39 065750309
E-mail: g.hawtin@cgiar.org
  Jana MACAKOVA
Palacky University in Olomouc
Olomouc
CZECH REPUBLIC
Tel.: +420 68 5231455
Fax: +420 68 5222731
E-mail: macakova@risc.upol.cz
  Ulrich WOBUS
Institute of Plant Genetics and Crop Plant Research
Gatersleben
GERMANY
Tel.: +49 3 94825219
Fax: +49 3 94825500
E-mail: wobusu@ipk-gatersleven.de
  Jan LIPAVSKY
Research Institute of Crop Production
Olomouc
CZECH REPUBLIC
Tel.: +420 2 33022422
Fax: +420 2 365229
E-mail: lipavsky@hb.vurv.cz
  Peter LITTLE
Horticulture Research International
Warwickshire
UNITED KINGDOM
Tel.: +44 1789 470382
Fax: +44 1789 470552
E-mail: Peter.little@hri.ac.uk