Computational/Storage Capacity Enhancement and eDNA Analysis Capacity building

The main objective of this WP is to establish a fully functional eDNA Lab, building on the existing Illumina NGS platform funded by the previous FP7 programme. The main tasks here will be to enhance both the computational and storage capacity to be able to accommodate the massive amounts of data generated by the NGS of the eDNA samples and to train InBIO researchers and technicians for implementing best practice standards and protocols in the eDNA sequencing workflow of the genomics laboratory at InBIO. These actions will contribute to unlock the full research potential in the field of environmental metagenomics at the institute, strongly contributing to enhance the research competitiveness and the capacity to promote eDNA based approaches for addressing relevant problems in ecology and environmental sciences.