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EU Virus-X Consortium Awarded €8M to Mine Viral Biological Diversity
(25 April 2016)
A consortium of private companies and public researchers were recently awarded €8 million to explore viral genomic diversity, with the aims of crafting new sequencing approaches, bioinformatics tools, and targeted gene products.
The effort, called "Virus-X: Viral Metagenomics for Innovation Value," has been funded through Horizon 2020, the European Framework Programme for Research and Innovation. Virus-X is to run for the next four years and includes 15 participants from eight countries. Prokazyme, an Icelandic enzyme supplier, is coordinating the project.
Read the full press release here.