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GABI : Génétique Animale et Biologie IntégrativeUnité Mixte de Recherche INRA - AgroParisTech

Extensive collaborations with other French organisations

GABI is a joint research unit entrusted by both INRA and AgroParisTech (Paris Institute for Life Food and Environmental Sciences) reflecting the close relationship between these two organisations. Similarly, CEA (French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission) is an older partner, in the field of radiobiology, immunogenetics and more recently, melanoma susceptibility. We participate actively in the doctoral school ABIES (Agriculture, Food, Biology, Environment, Health) at AgroParisTech and the doctoral school GAO (From Genomes to Organisms) at the university of Versailles Saint Quentin.

Since 2004, a research group bringing together scientists working on the genetic improvement of fish and linked with the Fish Genetics laboratory at IFREMER (French Research Institute for the Exploration of the Sea) in Palavas, has given scientists at INRA the possiblity to work on marine species such as sea bass. This research group was renewed in 2009 within a much larger framework, entitled "Genetic improvement for sustainable aquaculture".

We have been collaborating with the CIRAD (French Center of Agricultural Research for Developing Countries) for many years. Recently, our collaborations concern three subjects: genetics of trypanotolerance and genetic diversity in African cattle, genetic resources in Vietnam and tropical aquaculture.

In the horse species, our main partner is the National Haras (French Horse and Riding Institute); two of engineers from this institute work directly with our teams. Horse genetic evaluations are performed within this framework and a GenEquin program for the analysis of susceptibility to osteo-articular problems in horses has been constituted, in close collaboration with the equine profession.

In the biomedical field, both Cochin and Necker hospitals are important partners, in particular for studies on reproduction and muscular and skeletal development.

The National Sequencing Centre (CNS) and the National Genotyping Centre (CNG) are essential partners for sequencing and genotyping. We have recently collaborated on the sequencing of the pig and trout, the SNP genotyping in cattle (CartoFine program) and chicken, and the sequencing of captured regions (CapSeqAn project).

INRA and the university of Orsay are partners in the field of statistical genetics, in particular within the Monolix group.

In the field of biodiversity, we have collaborations with scientists from the National Natural History Museum of Paris (MNHN). Several teams of GABI originating from the laboratories before the creation of GABI have been actively involved in the Genetic Resources Office (Bureau des Ressources Génétiques - BRG) and more particularly in the coordination of research strategies for genetic resources. They also support the networks responsible for the management and conservation of these resources. We wish to continue similar actions with the Foundation for Research and Biodiversity. In 2010, an engineer position was opened for this purpose. GABI is also very active in the National Scientific Cryobank the objectives of which are to ensure the conservation of animal genetic resources.