Biological Resource Centers for domestic animals

CRB-Anim brings together the Biological Resource Centers (BRCs) that manage genomic or reproductive resources for domesticated animal species bred in France and their wild relatives (mammals, birds, fish, shellfish, etc.).

It concerns animals for breeding or companionship, in partnership with breeders' associations or selection companies. It supports research into genetic diversity, breeding and biomedical models.

CRB-Anim is the animal pillar of the RARe national research infrastructure.

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12 February 2024

Redaction: CRB-Anim

Exploring genetic diversity: New indicators proposed for animal cryobanks

This study, published in the Animal Science section of the Peer Community Journal, proposes an analytical framework and indicators for the evaluation of cryopreserved animal collections for the conservation of genetic diversity. These indicators can be calculated at regular intervals to help plan and manage these collections at national and international levels, and to help population managers exploit the resources currently available. This analytical framework has been applied to the French national cryobank.

19 December 2023

Redaction: INRAE

The INRAE Animal Productions magazine has published a dossier entitled "Stem cells and organoids: realities and prospects".

Stem cells and organoids - simplified versions of organs - are biological tools that have enabled major advances in biology and medicine. What prospects do these tools offer for research on animal species of agronomic interest? How can they replace or complement animal experimentation?

20 December 2023

INRAE Jouy-en-Josas

Alicia Jacques' thesis defense

Her thesis work is entitled "Introduction de diversité génétique dans les populations animales à partir de collections cryoconservées". It was carried out under the supervision of Michèle Tixier-Boichard and Gwendal Restoux
This summer school "Supporting the 3Rs (replacement, reduction and refinement) through the use of organoids" was organized as part of the European EuroFAANG project, in which CRB-Anim is participating for the biobanking part with its animal biological resources and associated data.

09 December 2019

Wageningen Campus

Course genomic diversity in Wageningen

Characterization, management and exploitation of genomic diversity in animals