The INTEGRA project gathers a unique multidisciplinary consortium of
seven partners for a duration of 3 years. Its overall objectives are to develop
new genetic engineering tools that will permit site-directed integration of a
transgene into the genome of the desired eukaryotic organism and to use these
new tools in various applications to demonstrate their potential.
A strong societal element is integrated into the project in order to
develop the most ethically sound research, to orient it towards both economic
and societal benefits, and to equip the project participants for qualified
discussion with the rest of the society.
This project will allow the easy and rapid generation of
"knock-out" (KO) or "knock-in" (KI) animals, even in large
animals, without the need for "embryonic stem cells" (ES
cells). This will have visible repercussions on fundamental and applied
research, particularly in pharmaceutics, agronomy and food sciences.
Currently there are no upcoming events.