Terms of the call

As part of its mission to support the scientific community, FRANCE GENOMIQUE devotes a significant part of its sequencing and bioinformatics data processing capacity, as well as the associated expertise, to the achievement of ambitious projects with high scientific added value and international visibility

High impact projects, technologic challenges

These projects will be submitted by public research laboratories and will be carried out by the national platforms (Genoscope and CNRGH). Projects may also involve foreign partner, particularly European ones. The operating costs of these projects will be covered by FRANCE GENOMIQUE in part or in whole.

NB: FRANCE GENOMIQUE wishes to open new call “Grands Projets de Séquençage”. However, today, no date can be announced for a new call.

This call concerns mainly very large-scale sequencing projects from organisations of major scientific, medical or economic interest. Projects involving populations of organisms (metagenome, biological diversity), environmental genomics and population genomics projects are encouraged. In some cases, smaller projects could be selected if they require significant bioinformatics analysis capabilities, or present particular technological challenges.

Collaboration with Genoscope or CNRGH

The selected projects will be developed in collaboration with Genoscope or CNRGH under a written agreement. The partners (collaborators and platform) will define together the most appropriate strategy for the execution of the projects as well as the practical conditions for carrying out the experiments.

Data resulting from this collaboration will be held jointly by the partners who will agree on the procedures for dissemination and modalities concerning intellectual protection, in agreement with the regulatory authorities and the practices in force in the scientific community. In particular, the data will be placed in the public domain. The assembled sequences will be submitted to public databases in accordance with international rules, within a time frame to be defined for each project.

Evaluation criterias

Projects will be evaluated according to:

  • their scientific interest ;
  • their degree of feasibility ;
  • their impact on the national and international scientific community ;
  • the international context ;
  • the ability of applicants to quickly obtain the necessary biological material ;
  • the ability of applicants to engage in bioinformatics analysis ;
  • the ability of applicants to exploit and publish the results of the project.

The scientific review Committees

The scientific review committee for project evaluation is composed of two subcommittees: Human Genetics & Health, on one hand, and Biodiversity, on the other hand. It is responsible for the evaluation and selection of projects submitted to the infrastructure by the community.

Composition of the sub-committee for Human Genomics and Health

President : Florent Soubrier

Genetics and cardiometabolic diseases

Corinne Antignac

Genetics and nephropathy

Olivier Delattre

Cancer genetics and biology
INSERM, Curie Institute Paris

Emmanuelle Genin

Functional Genomics and Biotechnologies

Cécile Julier

Diabetes Genetics

Jocelyn Laporte

Translational and Neurogenetic Medicine
IGBMC, Strasbourg

Jean-Jacques Panthier

Functional Mouse Genetics
Pasteur Institute, Paris

Antonio Rausell

Clinical Bioinformatics
Imagine Institute INSERM, Paris

Richard Redon

Genomics and Bioinformatics, Thorax Institute

David Tregouët

Genomics and pathophysiology of cardiovascular diseases

Composition of the sub-committee for Biodiversity

President : Thierry Heulin

Microbial Genomics
Institute of Environmental Biology and Biotechnology, CEA, Cadarache

Philippe Bertin

Molecular Genetics, Genomics and Microbiology
University of Strasbourg, CNRS, Strasbourg

Didier Boichard

Animal Genetics and Integrative Biology
INRA, Jouy en Josas

Dominique Brunel

Polymorphism of Plant Genomes
INRA, Evry

Jean-Michel Claverie

Biostatistics, Genomics and Microbiology
CNRS, Marseille

Jean-Michel Drezen

Insect biology
CNRS, Tours

Christophe Hitte

Genetics and Development
CNRS, Rennes

Daniel Kahn

Microbial Ecology
INRA, Lyon

Hélène Lucas

Genetics and Plant Breeding
INRA, Paris

Emmanuelle Maguin

Intestinal microbiota
INRA, Paris

Manuel Michaël

Biology Institute, Sorbonne, Paris

Michel Gurvan

Bacterial genomics
CNRS, Roscoff

Christophe Plomion

Ecology and Functional Genomics in Forest Trees
INRA Bordeaux

Fabrice Roux

Ecological genomics of adaptation in plant communities
INRA, Toulouse

Jean-Luc Souciet

Molecular Genetics, Genomics and Microbiology, University of Strasbourg
CNRS, Strasbourg

Linda Sperling

Organisation, evolution and stability of Genomes
CNRS, Paris

Alain Vignal

Genetics and physiology of breeding systems
INRA, Toulouse

Michel Werner

Biology of genomes
Jacques Monod Institute, Paris

How to submit

No call pending.

FRANCE GENOMIQUE wishes to open new call “Grands Projets de Séquençage”. However, today no date can be announced for a new call.

To submit a project


Will be defined in the next call

Results of preceding calls

Results of preceding calls are available in the following section :

High impact projects funded