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CIRM Projects


Survey of lignocellulolytic capabilities over the order Polyporales (Fungi, Basidiomycetes) (2013-2015)

Collaboration between the UMR BCF and the Joint Genome Institute (JGI - US Department of Energy) for the genome sequencing of 40 strains of filamentous fungi conserved in the CIRM-CF collection.

Participants: AFMB, Forest Products Laboratory, Université de Lille, Clark University, University of Göttingen, INRA-Nancy, Biological Research Centre, Universidad Publica de Navarra, CBS, Utrecht University


Q-Collect KBBE-FP7 (2013-2015)

The objective is to coordinate collections of quarantine organisms in Europe (virus, bacteria, phytoplasms, fungi, oomycets, nematods, insects and invasive plants) in order to enhance preservation and access to these resources.

Coordination: Peter Bonant

Microbial Resource Research Infrastructure (MIRRI) preparatory phase (2012-2015). EU FP7 (ESFRI road map).

Preparatory phase of MIRRI, a pan-European research infrastructure covering 70 microbial domains in 26 countries, allowing access to over 350 000 microbial strains

Participants: 13 European BRCs and four laboratories

European Consortium Microbial Resources Centres (EMbaRC) (2009-2012). EU FP7.

CIRM has coordinated an infrastructure project that gathered the major European microbial BRCs representing over 200 000 strains.



PROFIL project (2014-2020)

Contruction of functional protein assemblies for the development of innovations in the dairy industry. Profil is a new driver of innovation through the engineering of milk proteins. Protein assembly is the core of the strategy via molecular engineering, which is a source of innovation for dairy products. Within the functions targeted in the Profil project: the antifungal properties of bacteria of food interest will be explored by the CIRM-BIA.

Scientific coordination: Joëlle Léonil (INRA-UMR 1253)


BIOBANQUES (2011-2020)

Biobanques is a national infrastructure in its construction phase. It is dedicated to health research by using biological samples and biomolecular resources.This infrastructure involves over 70 human biobanks and microbial BRCs.

ANR BAKERY (2014-2017)

"Diversity and interactions of one food ecosystem 'wheat/human/starter': towards a better understanding of the edurability of the bakerye sector'' In this project, CIRM-BIA & CIRM-Levure participates in the characterization of bacterial and yeast diversity of sourdought bread and the conservation of the microbial strains involved.

Coordination: Delphine Sicard (INRA-UMR 1083)


FUTUROL project (2008-2017)

This project, funded by OSEO Innovation under SAS Procethol 2 G, focusses on the development and marketing of a complete process for 2nd generation cellulosic ethanol production from a variety of lignocellulosic feedstocks (wheat straw, Miscanthus, short rotation coppice). Futurol includes a pilot-phase study, followed by a prototype phase.

Principal partners: Research and Development (INRA, IFP Energies Nouvelles, ARD, Lesaffre) and Industrial (Total, Tereos, Champagne céréales, ONF)


Regional Project VALROB (2013-2015)

Valorization of Robinia psuedoacacia wood extracts 

Coordination: Christian Breton, UR Amélioration, Génétique et Physiologie Forestière (UR 0588), INRA Orléans

Key partners: Association de l'interprofession de la filière forêt bois en Région Centre (Arbocentre), Orléans ; Institut de Chimie Organique et Analytique, ICOA Université Orléans ; Alban Muller International, Fontenay sur Eure ; Institut Français de la Vigne et du Vin ; Aegilops, Val-De-Reuil


Genetic diversity analysis of the CIRM-BP's collection of Coxiella burnetii strains from animal origin: a comparative genomic approach (2013-2015)

Funding by AIP Bioressources


Investigation of genomic specificities of Escherichia coli strains isolated from bovine mastitis, study of the relevance of their classification in a distinct pathovar (2012-2014)

Funding by AIP Bioressources

Key partner: Pierre Germon, équipe 2IM, UMR ISP INRA Nouzilly


Regional Project: Région Centre / Pôle Agronomique Ouest OVAL (2011-2014)

Functional characterization of fractions of clear eggs and valorization in animal feed/Early diagnosis of the sex of embryos

Coordination: Yves Nys, Equipe FRPO, Unité de Recherche Avicole UR 83 INRA Nouzilly

Key partners: UMR 1079 SENAH, INRA Rennes ; UMR 1253 STLO INRA Rennes ; CEMAGREF Rennes, LTSI INSERM-UMR642 U.Rennes1, GRELIER France Accouveur, Groupe GRIMAUD


Project "Rabbit Pasteurellosis" (2009-2014)

Development of an MLVA genotyping method for Pasteurella multocida and analysis of the biodiversity of strains isolated from French rabbits 

Funding by AGENAVI

Coordination: Hervé Garreau, INRA, UR 0631 SAGA, INRA Toulouse

Key partner: Frédéric Lantier, UMR ISP INRA Nouzilly ; Plateforme d'Infectiologie Expérimentale PFIE, INRA Nouzilly ; UR 0631 SAGA, INRA Toulouse


CFBP Type (2011-2013)

To obtain the partial sequence of 2 house-keeping genes for all the resources of the collection in order to set up a database linked to our resources.

Funding IBISA

Partner: CIRM-CFBPPartner: CIRM-CFBP


BRCLims (2011-2012)

Elaboration of a software of 2nd generation for the management of microbial strains and DNA  

Funding: IBiSA

Partners: CRBIP, CRB Leishmania, CRB Taxoplasma, CIRM, EEM, ANSES

White ANR Project OVOMINING  (2009-2012)

Biochemical and functional characterization of antimicrobial molecules newly identified in the egg

Coordination: Yves Nys, Equipe FRPO, Unité de recherche Avicole UR 83 INRA Nouzilly

Key partners: Equipe FRPO, Unité de Recherche Avicole UR 83 INRA Nouzilly ; Plateforme de Protéomique Analytique et Fonctionnelle (PPAF, INRA Nouzilly) ; Centre de biophysique moléculaire/CNRS Orléans ; University of Ottawa, Canada


Food Microbiones (2009-2012)ANR ALIA

This project aims to develop new tools for the analysis of cheese flora, its evolution during ripening process and innocuity. In particular, this includes tools dedicated to metagenomics-based research.

Partners: INRA Jouy en Josas, SOREDAB, CIRM-Levures, CNIEL...