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The Biological Resource Centre for the Environment (BRC4Env)

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BRC4Env, the Biological Resource Centre for the Environment

BRC4Env, the network of Biological Resource Centres for the Environment, aims at storing and providing environmental resources (biological material and associated data), in a secure way and an optimal traceability. BRC4Env supports both fundamental and applied research based on agro-environmental bioresources. These biological and/or genomic resources are sampled from soils, sediments, waters, agricultural ecosystems, and preserved in organized collections. They include microorganisms, as well as animal and plant resources, whose management or spreading do not directly depend from human intervention. BRC4Env provides these resources available for researchers from academia, but also industry and forces of civil society, in the field of agroecology.

These resources collected in the environment are used to:

  • describe, document and characterize the various environmental components,
  • develop processes for the biocontrol of crop pests
  • understand the interactions taking place between various types of hosts and pathogens.

BRC4Env is one of the pillars of the French national infrastructure "Agricultural Resources for Research" (AgroBRC-RARe).

Le réseau de Centres de Ressources Biologiques et de collections « ressources environnementales », BRC4Env, conserve et distribue des ressources biologiques (matériel biologique et données associées), de manière sécurisée et avec une traçabilité optimale. BRC4Env soutient la recherche fondamentale et appliquée concernée par les bioressources agro-environnementales. Ces ressources biologiques et/ou génomiques sont échantillonnées à partir de sols, de sédiments, d'eaux, d'écosystèmes agricoles, et conservées dans des collections organisées. Elles concernent des microorganismes, ainsi que les ressources animales et végétales dont la gestion ou la propagation ne dépendent pas directement d'une intervention humaine. BRC4Env rend ces ressources disponibles pour les chercheurs du monde académique, mais aussi de l'industrie et de la société civile.

BRC4Env est un des piliers constitutifs de l'infrastructure nationale française "Ressources Agronomiques pour la recherche" (RARe-AgroBRC).


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Nosopharm reniews its partnership with the laboratory DGIMI

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BRC4Env, a network of Biological Resource Centres for research in environmental and agricultural sciences

See our article in Open Access in the journal Env. Sci. Pollut. Res. describing the core BRCs/collections of BRC4Env
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Annual meeting AgroBRC

The annual scientific meeting of AgroBRC will be held in Paris on 28 and 29 may 2018.
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