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Current Projects and Networks

  FISHBOOST 's main aim is to improve the efficiency and profitability of European aquaculture by advancing selective breeding to the next level for each of the six main finfish species through collaborative research with industry. Within this project 14 well-recognised RTD participants in Europe on aquaculture breeding will therefore collaborate in a five year comprehensive research project with 7 SMEs, 4 large industries and 1 NGO throughout Europe.

EADGENE_S is a follow-up project of EADGENE, a Network of Excellence, which coordinates a genomics approach to the unraveling of host-pathogen interactions, thereby providing the basic knowledge necessary for the development of new or improved therapeutics and vaccins, improved diagnostics, new prevention strategies, and the breeding of farm animals for disease resistance. From 1 September 2004 till 1 March 2010 EADGENE was an EC funded a European Research Group (ERG). As from 1 March 2010 EADGENE_S continues as a project.



FABRE-TP is a Technology Platform to support stakeholder involvement in the set up of partnership by industry. The platform tackles major issues concerning sustainability, animal breeding and reproduction in Europe. Taking into account "what is happening in the developing world".



Animal Task Force. The aim of the Animal Task Force is to create a critical mass of shared opinions within Technology Platforms on common issues related to animal production, to raise the image of livestock farming and aquafarming and to increase the share of research funding in the Food, Agriculture and Fisheries, and Biotechnology thematic programme of FP7, as well as any other appropriate source of European support.



Ruminomics Connecting the animal genome, gastrointestinal microbiomes and nutrition to improve digestion efficiency and the environmental impacts of ruminant livestock production.

Ruminant livestock make a significant contribution to GHG emissions, although there is much uncertainly in current predictions.  Enteric emissions and respiration in the form of methane (CH4) together with losses from manures and those associated with land use changes comprise the majority of livestock related GHG.  Technologies that increase rumen efficiency and lower methane emissionsform a vital mitigation strategy to reduce global warming impacts.