Clones for Austrian Research
Berlin/Vienna - Research teams of GEN-AU, the Austrian Genome Research Program, are now using DNA material of the German Resource Center for Genome Research (RZPD). To this end, the RZPD concluded a collaboration agreement with the Austrian Federal Ministry for Education, Science and Culture already at the beginning of July. The ministry is financing GEN-AU during the first three years with a total of Euro31.74 million.
GEN-AU is a research network in which approximately 60 Austrian institutions such as university and hospital institutes are integrated but also corporations working on the decoding of human, plant and animal genomes. Like the German Human Genome Project, the cooperative projects of GEN-AU target the commercial use of the research results.