Comparative Genomics of Non-Model Invertebrates


First IGNITE Summer School - Split, Croatia

The first IGNITE Network-Training Event (NTE) took place at the Mediterranean Institute for Life Sciences (MedILS) in Split, Croatia from 26.08.2018 to 05.09.2018. The event provided the first opportunity to gather all the participants of IGNITE, Principal Investigators (Pis), Early Stage Researchers (ESRs) and collaborators. In total 11 ESR were able to attend the first summer school. The meeting marked the beginning of multiple training even... 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

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