Science is a truly international affair and international collaboration is therefore an essential part of the NGI strategy. NGI participates in a number of international partnerships and takes a leading role in several of them.
Visiting Scientist Stipend programme
The programme offers top researchers associated with one of the Genomics Centres an opportunity to perform research at a foreign Top Institute. The programme also enables foreign top researchers to come to the Netherlands for a research project at one of the Genomics Centres.
Sino-Dutch Centre for Preventive and Personalised Medicine
The Chinese Academy of Sciences, Dutch research institute TNO and NGI collaborate in this centre, which seeks to bring together the holistic approach of Chinese medicine and the upcoming field of systems biology.
Canadian-Dutch collaboration on Brassica research
Initiated by NGI's Centre for BioSystems Genomics and jointly funded by NGI and Genome Canada, focuses on the genus Brassica, which includes vegetable crops such as cabbage and broccoli and oil crops such as Canola and oil seed rape.
ERA-Net Plant Genomics
NGI participates in this joint effort of 16 European countries to strengthen the field of plant genomics.
ERA-Net for Systems Biology
European joint effort of ministries, funding agencies and project managers from 11 countries to stimulate the systems biology field through strategic collaboration.
In this European initiative, 15 partners including NGI, exchange best practices on valorisation strategy.
Potato Genome Sequencing Consortium
15 countries work together on elucidating the complete potato genome by end 2010, initiated and coordinated by NGI and Wageningen University and Research Centre.