International Collaborative Research
MRC Harwell has a large programme of collaborative research, much of which is funded by the European Commission as part of their Framework Programmes. This research programme has three main aims:
- The generation of a library of ES cells containing a knock-out for each mouse gene, comprehensive systemic phenotyping of each of these lines and archiving the lines as frozen sperm and embryos
- International coordination of similar large-scale mouse functional genomics project world-wide [read more]
- Large-scale collaborative research that bring together laboratories working on specific biological systems or diseases [read more]
MRC Harwell leads the European Mouse Disease Clinic (EUMODIC) which will undertake a primary phenotype assessment of up to 650 mouse mutant lines derived from ES cells developed in the European Conditional Mouse Mutagenesis Project (EUCOMM). These and other lines will be archived as frozen sperm and embryos in the European Mutant Mouse Archive (EMMA) project.