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Hosting Legal Entity
French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission
Gif-sur-yvette cedex, PO: 91191 (Undefined)
2 rue Gaston Crémieux, CEA/DSV/Genomics Institute, Evry, PO: 91057 (France)
Type Of RI
Coordinating Country
Current Status:
Operational since 2012
Scientific Description
France Génomique is a national genomics and bioinformatics distributed infrastructure. It is dedicated to three missions:(i) To maintain French genomics and bioinformatics at the best international level by constantly evaluating and implementing the last generation technologies, developing new methodologies, and disseminating its knowledge and know-how to the community;(ii) To offer to the French (and European) research community cutting-edge services in genomics and bioinformatics. Although certain services could be provided by the private sector, it is critical that the best scientific projects in biology / biotechnology could rely on a state-of-the-art national infrastructure to access genomic technologies;(iii) To participate in large scale genomics projects with a high international visibility and scientific impact, as well as great medium to long term economic value. International visibility is essential for France Génomique to have access to the latest technologies and to the best talents, and thus to maintain a virtuous circle of excellence in the field.

RI Keywords
High performance IT & bioinformatics, Large scale genomics, NGS sequencing technologies, Service to the community, Technology survey & development
RI Category
Genomic, Transcriptomic, Proteomics and Metabolomics Facilities
Scientific Domain
Biological and Medical Sciences
ESFRI Domain
Health and Food
User Training
Genomics and Bioinformatics Expertise
Genomics Technology Survey and Development
Data Management Tools

Local computing capacity at each platform, centralised data storage and treatment capacity (e-infrastructure): 5 Petabytes storage + 2.880 cores (8 GB/core) + a pair of 2 TB nodes.

Sequencing Equipment

HiSeq2000 / 2500 (x24), MiSeq (x4), SOLiD 5500 (x2), Ion Proton (x3) and other Genotyping scanners (Illumina and Affymetrix).

Date of last update: 26/04/2017
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