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 trainings. This interaction with the academic world ensures a steady flow of knowledge in both directions and up-to-date expertise for our team.
Max Planck Institute for Infection Biology - Emmanuelle Charpentier's Laboratory
Prof. Dr. Emmanuelle Charpentier is the director of the Max Planck Institute for Infection Biology. The research of her laboratory relates to the field of Molecular Infection Biology. They want to understand the molecular mechanisms governing physiology-, virulence- and infection-associated processes in Gram-positive bacterial pathogens. They use a combination of genetic, genomic, molecular, biochemical, physiological and cell infection approaches to study mechanisms of gene expression at the transcriptional and post-transcriptional level in horizontal gene transfer, adaptation to stress, physiology or virulence. In particular, they do research on CRISPR, the adaptive immune system that protects bacteria against invading genetic elements; the small regulatory RNAs that interfere with bacterial pathogenicity; protein quality-control that regulates bacterial adaptation, physiology and virulence; and the mechanisms of bacterial recognition by immune cells.
sEpiDiv - Towards understanding the causes and consequences of epigenetic diversity
Epigenetic diversity is a hidden component of natural biodiversity about which little is known. To better understand the ecological significance of epigenetic diversity, the field of Ecological Epigenetics has to be advanced. In sEpiDiv we will identify the most urgent questions, outline a European research agenda, and sketch out study designs for ecological epigenetics. This will result in the publication of a ‘Methodological Guide’, a bioinformatics toolkit and a set of bioinformatics pipelines on the High-Performance-Computing cluster at iDiv, and an application for a European Training Network.
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.
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.
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).