Scientific Collaborations

ecSeq is collaborating with institutions and companies across Europe. We support various research projects with our analysis workflows, customized software solutions, expert consulting and data analysis training. This interaction with the academic world ensures a steady flow of knowledge in both directions and up-to-date expertise for our team.

  • EpiDiverse - Epigenetic Diversity in Ecology
    EpiDiverse is a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network aimed at the study of epigenetic variation in wild plant species. The network joins academic groups from ecology, molecular (epi)genetics and bioinformatics with life science companies to explore epigenetic mechanisms and their ecological and evolutionary relevance in natural plant populations.
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  • de.NBI - The 'German Network for Bioinformatics Infrastructure'
    de.NBI is a national infrastructure supported by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research providing comprehensive, high-quality bioinformatics services to users in life sciences research and biomedicine. The partners organize training events, courses and summer schools on tools, standards and compute services provided by de.NBI to assist researchers to more effectively exploit their data.
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  • R&D cooperation project - Diagnostic tests for risk assessment of arteriosclerosis and its sequelae
    In cooperation with the hospital of the Ludwig-Maximilians-University (LMU) Munich, the Technical University of Munich (TUM) and the company TIB MOLBIOL, we will implement a diagnostic test for risk assessment of arteriosclerosis and its sequelae. This project is funded by ZIM, Germany's largest innovation programme for small and medium-sized enterprises. 'ZIM' stands for 'Zentrales Innovationsprogramm Mittelstand', which means 'Central Innovation Programme for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs)'. It is a funding programme of the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) that aims to foster the innovative capacity of SMEs.

  • TARULIN II - Taraxacum koksaghyz as a sustainable local source for latex, rubber and inulin II.
    In recent years the Russian dandelion Taraxacum koksaghyz, a previously neglected wild plant, has been investigated to be re-introduced as a valuable rubber crop in Germany. The on-going activities successfully established the prerequisites for a sustainable utilization of Russian dandelion that includes the entire value chain starting from breeding and agronomy to the downstream processing of extraction and conversion of raw materials into reliable prototypes. All product prototypes had equivalent properties compared to products derived from Hevea rubber.
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Please do not hesitate to contact us if you are looking for a partner SME in Germany with strong expertise in bioinformatics and NGS data analysis (including EU funding programmes).