Genoscope is the French national center for genome sequencing. It is part of the French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA), key player in research, development and innovation in four main areas: defense and security, nuclear and renewable energies, technological research for industry, fundamental research in the physical sciences and life sciences.
Genoscope has participated in various international genome sequencing projects of eukaryotic organisms of medical, biotechnological and agricultural interest (human chromosome 14, Arabidopsis thaliana, oilseed rape, banana, coffee, vine, black truffle, wheat…) and has developed a strong expertise in the sequencing and analysis of Numerus prokaryotic genomes and marine planktonic organisms (Tara Oceans Project).
Relevant expertise for eForFuel
Genoscope as a sequencing centre has strong expertise in current techniques of high throughput genome sequencing (NGS), functional gene annotation and bioinformatics genomic analysis.
In addition Genoscope has acquired multidisciplinary expertise in postgenomic research with a focus on the exploration of prokaryotic metabolism including microbiology, biochemistry, biocatalysis and synthetic biology.
Besides the sequencing facility, Genoscope operates platforms dedicated to directed evolution and enzyme discovery. These technical infrastructures will be beneficial for strain construction, adaptation and analysis, which are central parts of the eForFuel project.