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.

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The network

The network aims to pool equipment and human resources at inter-regional level, to develop platform technologies and to support research and the creation of biotechnology companies. Its bodies, made up of scientists and representatives of research organizations and Universities of the Greater West, coordinate annual equipment and human resources funding on the platforms through an annual interregional funding of about € 2M.

Biogenouest benefits from the support of the Regional Councils of Bretagne and Pays de la Loire. Since 2018, IRSTEA and the Université Bretagne Loire are now signatories of the GIS.

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