March 18, 2019
EASI-Genomics Kick-Off meeting


Close to 50 scientists from 16 different research institutions scattered throughout Europe attended the EASI-Genomics Kick-Off meeting on the 18th and 19th of February 2019 at CNAG-CRG in Barcelona.

This meeting was the opportunity to launch EASI-Genomics, an ambitious project funded by the European Commission and coordinated by CNAG-CRG.

EASI-Genomics aims to provide easy and seamless access to cutting-edge DNA sequencing technologies to researchers from academia and industry.

Furthermore, EASI-Genomics will support scientists to ensure compliance with the latest European and national ethical and legal requirements, secure data management and data sharing.

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

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. It will provide access to state-of-the-art sequencing infrastructures that will offer a wide range of cutting-edge genomic services.

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A key mission of EASI-Genomics is to monitor the requirements for genomic analyses in order to tailor the future topics of the EASI-Genomics transnational access calls to the needs of the scientific community.


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