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2017-01-22 Armenia: Maintenance of Oligonucleotide Synthesis for Culture Collection Genetic Analysis


Maintenance of Oligonucleotide Synthesis for Culture Collection Genetic Analysis

Description of the project offered: 
Microbial Depository Center (MDC) represents the National Culture Collection and Database of non-pathogenic microorganisms having scientific and industrial importance. It represents the main scientific potential of Armenia in general, applied microbiology and microbial biotechnology. The Culture Collection comprises over 13.000 strains, well-characterized and kept in viable conditions. The Collection (under the acronym: RCDM, MDC) has been included in World Collection of Microbial Cultures. Most part of strains has been originally isolated, identified and studied in Armenia reflecting extreme diversity of ecological and climatic biotopes of the Caucasian region. The research activity of the Center dealt with the screening and identification of new isolates, development of the methods for long-term maintenance and conservation of their viability and stability of valuable properties. The research of biodiversity, as well as valuable properties of Culture Collection supposes genetic analysis as well. Currently genetic studies including genotyping are carried out by using PCR. It is obvious that vast number of microorganisms and continual increasing of this number requires different set of primers and primer design. 
The goal of the project is to provide the Center with technology of oligonucleotide synthesis. The staff of Center consisted of qualified scientists with organic synthesis background, and gene engineering background is available. This technology will be useful also to researchers in Armenia as far as there is no such service in this region.
Project proposer:   Ani Paloyan ()
Partner role:  Project coordinator 
Partner organisation:  Research
Call for proposal title:  E-INFRASTRUCTURES 
Call for proposal identifier:  H2020-EINFRA-2016-2017

Description of the collaboration sought: 
Microbial Depository Center
organic synthesis background, and gene engineering background 
Expertise sought: Medical biotechnology, Life sciences, Biotechnology, Industrial biotech, 
Roles sought: Project coordinator, 
Organisation types sought: 
Countries sought: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Iceland, Israel, Liechtenstein, Macedonia, the former Yugoslav Republic of, Montenegro, Norway, Serbia, Switzerland, Turkey, 

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