ESFRI Projects (European Strategy Forum on Research Infrastructures)
EATRIS, the European Infrastructure for Translational Medicine, supports stakeholders in biomedical research by giving access to technologies, and expertise. Finland was one of the founding members and participates with eight sites in this network across 12 EU members states. As part of EATRIS, FIMM is offering services in the areas of biomarkers (e.g. omics technologies), small molecules, and imaging. FIMM project coordinator Dr. Andreas Scherer is EATRIS Finland National Coordinator and acts as co-chair of the EATRIS biomarker platform. He also is initiator and head of the EATRIS Quality Initiative which currently encompasses seven international research projects with the aim to develop and establish best practice guidelines towards increased reproducibility and applicability of translational research, for example for increasing accuracy in somatic variant detection with NGS technology.
Contact person at FIMM: Dr Andreas Scherer (EATRIS Finland National Coordinator, email@example.com).
EU-OPENSCREEN (European Infrastructure of Open Screening Platforms for Chemical Biology) integrates high throughput screening platforms, chemical libraries, chemical resources for hit discovery and optimisation, bio- and cheminformatics support, and a database containing screening results, assay protocols, and chemical information. In the preparatory phase (2010—2013), the network contained 21 partner institutes/institutions representing fourteen European countries. FIMM is the partner representing Finland in the network.
Contact persons at FIMM: Senior Researcher Heidi Virtanen