2016 BBMRI-LPC Whole Exome Sequencing Call now open!


2016 BBMRI-LPC Whole Exome Sequencing Call

Sequencing the exome of 500 rare disease samples in collaboration with EuroBioBank

BBMRI- LPC (Biobanking and Biomolecular Resources Research Infrastructure – Large Prospective Cohorts) is one of the largest biobanking networks in Europe aiming to facilitate scientists’ access to large prospective study sets on human health and disease. The 2016 BBMRI – LPC Whole Exome Sequencing (WES) Call is offering a unique opportunity to genetically diagnose rare disease patients with samples deposited in Biobanks from the EuroBioBank network.

The program will provide free-of-charge Whole Exome Sequencing (WES) and bioinformatics analysis for a total of 500 samples, including rare disease patients and their relatives, from 10-30 coordinated projects.

The sequencing and analysis will be carried out at the Centro Nacional de Análisis Genómico (CNAG-CRG) and at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute (WTSI). CNAG-CRG is a genomics research platform based in Barcelona (Spain) that has the mission to carry out large scale projects in DNA sequencing and analysis in collaboration with researchers from Catalonia, Spain and from the international research community. The Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute is a world leader in genome research and aims to deliver new insights into human and pathogen biology that change the course of biology and medicine. Our mission is to use genome sequences to increase understanding of human and pathogen biology in order to improve human health.

With this call, BBMRI-LPC wants to promote the utilization of cutting-edge next-generation sequencing technology for the identification of novel causative variants and genes and to molecularly diagnose rare disease patients. BBMRI-LPC also wants to promote biobanking for rare diseases, the use of rare diseases biobanks and responsible data sharing.

Link to the call guidelines: http://www.bbmri-lpc.org/access

Link to the Submission form: http://apps.crg.es/content/internet/events/webforms/2016-bbmri-lpc-whole-exome-sequencing-call

Estimated schedule

Project submission deadline

   July 25th 2016*

Review Process deadline

   August 31st 2016 *

Sample Submission deadline

  September 30th 2016*

*Note! Official call pending of EU final approval.

In case you need further information please send an email to info(o)cnag.crg.eu