Know more

Our use of cookies

Cookies are a set of data stored on a user’s device when the user browses a web site. The data is in a file containing an ID number, the name of the server which deposited it and, in some cases, an expiry date. We use cookies to record information about your visit, language of preference, and other parameters on the site in order to optimise your next visit and make the site even more useful to you.

To improve your experience, we use cookies to store certain browsing information and provide secure navigation, and to collect statistics with a view to improve the site’s features. For a complete list of the cookies we use, download “Ghostery”, a free plug-in for browsers which can detect, and, in some cases, block cookies.

Ghostery is available here for free: https://www.ghostery.com/fr/products/

You can also visit the CNIL web site for instructions on how to configure your browser to manage cookie storage on your device.

In the case of third-party advertising cookies, you can also visit the following site: http://www.youronlinechoices.com/fr/controler-ses-cookies/, offered by digital advertising professionals within the European Digital Advertising Alliance (EDAA). From the site, you can deny or accept the cookies used by advertising professionals who are members.

It is also possible to block certain third-party cookies directly via publishers:

Cookie type

Means of blocking

Analytical and performance cookies

Realytics
Google Analytics
Spoteffects
Optimizely

Targeted advertising cookies

DoubleClick
Mediarithmics

The following types of cookies may be used on our websites:

Mandatory cookies

Functional cookies

Social media and advertising cookies

These cookies are needed to ensure the proper functioning of the site and cannot be disabled. They help ensure a secure connection and the basic availability of our website.

These cookies allow us to analyse site use in order to measure and optimise performance. They allow us to store your sign-in information and display the different components of our website in a more coherent way.

These cookies are used by advertising agencies such as Google and by social media sites such as LinkedIn and Facebook. Among other things, they allow pages to be shared on social media, the posting of comments, and the publication (on our site or elsewhere) of ads that reflect your centres of interest.

Our EZPublish content management system (CMS) uses CAS and PHP session cookies and the New Relic cookie for monitoring purposes (IP, response times).

These cookies are deleted at the end of the browsing session (when you log off or close your browser window)

Our EZPublish content management system (CMS) uses the XiTi cookie to measure traffic. Our service provider is AT Internet. This company stores data (IPs, date and time of access, length of the visit and pages viewed) for six months.

Our EZPublish content management system (CMS) does not use this type of cookie.

For more information about the cookies we use, contact INRA’s Data Protection Officer by email at cil-dpo@inra.fr or by post at:

INRA
24, chemin de Borde Rouge –Auzeville – CS52627
31326 Castanet Tolosan CEDEX - France

Dernière mise à jour : Mai 2018

Menu Logo Principal AgroParisTech Université Paris-Saclay

INRA GABI Unit

GABI : Génétique Animale et Biologie IntégrativeUnité Mixte de Recherche INRA - AgroParisTech

Biological Resources Center Network for Domesticated Animals

Biological Resources Center Network for Domesticated Animals
© INRA Transfert
The objective of this project is to integrate and reinforce Biological Resources Centers (CRB) that conserve reproductive and genomic material for domesticated animals raised in France including mammals, birds, fish and crustaceans.

The CRB-Anim network involves both public research organisations (INRA, CNRS), higher education institutions (Tours University, Rennes University, AgroParTech, National Veterinary Schools), a scientific foundation (FRB) and private platforms, the GIE LABOGENA and the ANTAGENE company that house genomic collections for breeders. This national infrastructure includes six clusters located near Paris, Rennes, Tours and Lyon. These clusters conserve approximately 530000 biological samples (semen, embryos, cells, tissues, DNA, RNA). "These clusters are associated with research partners at IFREMER and INSERM, professional breeding organisations, animal insemination centers and national veterinary schools. The CRB-Anim has two priorities belonging to a national research and innovation strategy : (1) health, food and welfare and (2) environmental emergencies for the conservation of biodiversity. This project was presented to GABI on October 4 2011 by Michèle Tixier-Boichard who also responded to the call for infrastructure tenders of the investment program Avenir. It is one of the winning projects and will receive 11 million euros over an 8 year period.

This project answers two major stakes for science and the society : the erosion of biodiversity in particular of livestock species undergoing intensive selection and genomics that is leading to a new era for the understanding of the relationships between phenotype and genotype and valorising phenotype diversity associated with domestication of animals. Characterized biological samples and cryoconservation tools used in biological resources must be made available for research in the framework of this project.

Genomic (GADIE, CaniDNA, Labogena, Antagene) and reproductive (National Cryobank, CERREC) Biological Resource Centers will exchange their know-how, connect their data and develop synergies. The project involves animal genetics, molecular biology, physiology and reproduction biotechnologies competencies.

Technological developments (WP2) are aimed at improving biosecurity and biological sample quality on the long-term. The collections will be enriched and better assembled (WP3). Management of quality (WP4) will be organized with reference to the new standard NF S96-900."

A joint web-portal (WP4) will be developed to facilitate access by researchers and breeders to data and samples coming from the cluster infrastructures. The CTIG will house this web-portal. It will include the National Biodiversity Research Obersvatory cluster set-up by the FRB. The WP2, WP3 and WP4 will be mainly performed over a four year period during the building phase of the infrastructure. The advanced characterization (WP5) of the rules of distribution of samples and a joint method for the calculation of costs will be set-up during the functionning phase over a four year period. The training strategy (WP6) will cover the licence, master and doctoral levels as well as continuing education. Result valorization (WP7) will be focused on the support of the farming industry whose economic importance in France is approximately 26 billion euros, the development of animal models, protection of the diagnostic tests for genetic anomalies by patents and new procedures for cryoconservation.

The project leadership will be composed of a gouverning council (GC) which will work with a scientific council, a committee of partners and a committee of international experts. The GC will keep watch on the progression of the different steps involved in the improvement and reinforcing of the CRB network and they will examine candidacies of new CRB in order to extend the network. By improving the integration of the animal CRB in France and by optimizing their visibility, the CRB-Anim network will be in an appropriate position for initiating a similar initiative on the European scale.

For GABI, this project will allow updating of and improving our equipment and procedures belonging to both CRB GADIE and the ICE Platforms in order to 1) develop new methods for characterization, 2) improve security and 3) distribute biological samples. GABI's platforms will become more visible and more professional with improved clent service. The project also includes a partnership with the BDR unit concerning epigenetic modifications associated with cryoconservation of reproduction material.

Michèle Tixier-Boichard

See also