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28 November, 2013 - 16:48 By News Desk

TGAC helps develop scientific community for DNA analysis


The Genome Analysis Centre (TGAC) at Norwich Research Park is taking part in the European Union’s DEANN Project to strengthen scientific partnerships between Latin America and Europe by working together on the challenges of future genomics research.

The €928k project, financed by the European Union under the Marie Curie action, will develop an exchange programme to fortify collaborations between researchers in the field of genome analysis over four years.

The European-Latin American research network aims to build on the scientific excellence and competitiveness of its members, and to provide a quality framework for the international training of PhD students and post-doctoral researchers.

The DEANN project will tackle challenges in genome sequencing analysis, both in its application to personalised medicine and in biotechnology applications, food processing and environmental. The project will complete 442 scientific community exchanges and facilitate workshops and summer schools in the field of analysing (Next Generation Sequencing Technologies (NGS) sequencing data, representing the most advanced technologies in genome analysis.

Vicky Schneider, head of training & outreach at The Genome Analysis Centre and training coordinator for the DEANN Project, said: “As Training Coordinator for DEANN, I am very proud of TGAC’s integral role in such a prestigious and collaborative international project.

“We look forward to working closely with the European-Latin American network to provide a shared scientific knowhow community in the field of DNA analysis.”

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