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The CRB-Anim

The objective of this project is to integrate and strengthen biological resource centres (BRCs) that conserve reproductive and genomic material for domestic animal species raised in France, mammals, birds, fish and shellfish.


The CRB-Anim network brings together public research organisations (INRA, CNRS), higher education institutions (University of Tours, University of Rennes I, AgroParisTech, National Veterinary Schools), a scientific foundation (FRB) and two private platforms, GIE LABOGENA and ANTAGENE, which host genomic collections for farmers. This national infrastructure has 6 nodes located near Paris, Rennes, Tours and Lyon, which store approximately 530,000 biological samples (semen, embryos, cells, tissues, DNA, RNA). These nodes are linked to IFREMER and INSERM research partners, professional livestock organisations, animal insemination centres and National Veterinary Schools.

CRB-Anim responds to two priorities of the national research and innovation strategy

  • health, nutrition, well-being
  • environmental emergency for the preservation of biodiversity 

This project is one of the winners of the Infrastructure call for tenders under the Future Investments programme, for a total of €11 million in funding over a total period of 8 years.
This project addresses two major challenges for science and society: the erosion of biodiversity, particularly in breeding species subject to intensive selection, and the rise of genomics, which opens a new era in understanding the relationship between phenotype and genotype and enhancing the phenotypic wealth resulting from animal domestication. This research requires access to characterized biological samples and cryopreservation tools for biological resources.
The CRB-Anim project was officially launched at the Kick-Off Meeting on 9 November 2012.