INFRAFRONTIER – The European Research Infrastructure for Modelling Human Diseases
We contribute to human health by advancing disease prevention and therapies through appropriate models.
What does INFRAFRONTIER do?
In the INFRAFRONTIER consortium, more than 20 leading biomedical research institutes in 15 countries join forces to investigate the link between gene function and human diseases by the use of model organisms
The Core Services of INFRAFRONTIER:
Develop precision mouse and rat models using the latest gene-editing tools – from electroporation and to CRISPR
Phenotype the mutant models in a systemic way – in standardised pipelines as well as in specialised phenotyping studies defined individually by research partners
Archive mutant mouse models generated by scientific partners in Europe and worldwide with latest cryopreservation technologies
Distribute mutant mouse lines via the European Mouse Mutant Archive (EMMA) – the premier mouse repository in Europe and one of the largest worldwide
Additional Resources that INFRAFRONTIER offers to the Life Science community:
Special scientific services
Axenic germ-free derivation of mice for microbiome research – GEMM-ESC archive for cancer models – COVID-19 therapeutics pipeline for novel treatments and vaccines
Trainings & workshops
Trainings & workshops in model generation – cryopreservation – rodent biology and genetics – bioinformatics – Machine Learning
Conferences & Meetings
Conferences & Meetings organised by INFRAFRONTIER and its scientific network partners
The European INFRAFRONTIER Research Infrastructure
As a non-profit organisation the INFRAFRONTIER GmbH coordinates the transnational activities of the national partners that form the European INFRAFRONTIER Research Infrastructure.
Here’s our Gender Equality Plan that addresses the EC-recommended thematic areas to promote gender equality in INFRAFRONTIER GmbH through institutional and cultural change.