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European Virtual Institute for Functional Genomics of Bacterial Pathogens

EuroPathoGenomics - "EPG" (Contract No. LSHB-CT-2005-512061)

EPG is a network of excellence (NoE "EPG") for functional genomics of bacterial

pathogens. It is a consortium of leading European research teams committed to

working with each other and with others to establish the European research area

as an area of excellence in research on infectious diseases caused by bacterial


The major objective is to organise the mass of genomic information that
has become available, regarding both microorganisms and their hosts, into
schemes allowing one to decipher the cross talks between pathogens and
commensals and their host cell and tissue targets. Importantly, the critical
mass established attracts the interest and collaboration of leading
laboratories in other related basic disciplines, heightening the potential
for incisive multi-disciplinary accomplishments.

Based on this strong research background, high level teaching is organised
at both graduate and postdoctoral levels, both in national institutions,
capitalising on the current "cutting edge" research, and in European courses
and workshops that also attract scientists from non-EU countries.
Exchange programmes are designed to facilitate international and
multidisciplinary development.

NoE "EPG" Activities:

  • EuroPathoGenomics Graduate Academy
  • Public Understanding of Science-Center
  • Central Databases for Bacteria and Cells
  • Summer Schools, Workshops, and Practical Courses


Pathogenomics: An updated European Research Agenda (pdf, 0,99 MB)

The Pathogenomics Research Agenda draws on discussions with experts of the NoE EPG at the management board meeting of the project held during 18 - 21 April 2007, in the Villa Vigoni, Menaggio, Italy. Based on a proposed European Research Agenda in the field of pathogenomics by the ERA-NET PathoGenoMics the meeting's participants updated the established list of topics as the research agenda for the future.


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