Originally, a Génopole Biogenouest was created in 2002 under the name of “OUEST-genopole” by 11 founding members. Today the network brings together, in the two regions of Bretagne and Pays de la Loire, nearly 70 research units belonging to these research organizations and universities, as well as to associated organizations (CHU, grandes écoles, etc.).
Its research themes cover the four fields of Mer, Agro, Health and Bioinformatics. Biogenouest is committed to environmental issues, particularly biodiversity, ecobiology and environmental genomics.