Comparative Genomics of Non-Model Invertebrates


Young Researchers meet up for a Workshop in Croatia

An Early Stage Researcher (ESR) Workshop in Programming and Bioinformatics took place from 2 to 8 December in Split, Croatia.  Organized entirely by the ESRs and for the ESRs, the Workshop aimed to develop a knowledge base to help the young researchers gain new knowledge and get one step closer to achieving their research goals. From Bash scripting, through programming with R and Python, over to sequence assembly and al... show more

IGNItion - the project officially starts!

Today, the IGNITE Consortium officially starts its network activities with a kick-off meeting in Munich. In the next three days (4-6 April) beneficiaries and partners will have the chance to meet and discuss important project aspects and plan for future ativities.  Having just closed off its application period, IGNITE is now about to welcome 15 early career researchers to train them within leading EU institutions. More info... show more

Deadline extended: Still time to apply for 1 of 15 PhD/Early Stage Researcher (ESR) positions!

We are happy to announce that the application deadline for all of the 15 PhD/Early Stage Researcher (ESR) positions, offered by IGNITE is now extended to 3rd of April 2018 (​12:​00 CET). All positions will be opened on 1st of July 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter. The well-trained genome scientists emerging from IGNITE will be in great demand in universities, research institutions, as well as in software, biome... show more

Apply now! IGNITE opens 15 PhD positions

We are happy to announce that 15 PhD/Early Stage Researcher (ESR) positions now  available in the Pan-European MSCA-ITN IGNITE Network of institutions and companies for a maximum duration of 36 months. All positions will open on 1st July 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter. The deadline for applications is 28th February 2018 (23:59 CET). Europe is home to world-leading expertise in invertebrate genomics and the aim of IGNITE is to g... show more

Exploring invertebrate genomes

A new EU-funded project to explore the diversity and architectures of genomes found in invertebrate animals, and promises to enhance our knowledge of their ecological and evolutionary importance, as well as their biotechnological potential. Unlike humans, who belong to the vertebrates (animals with backbones), more than 95% of the animal species on Earth are the collectively called "invertebrates". No less than 1.2 million inverteb... show more