Biological Resource Center of Institut Pasteur (CRBIP)

About CRBIP

INTRODUCTION

The CRBIP is a transversal functional structure that brings under the same umbrella the biobanks of Institut Pasteur:

MISSIONS

In agreement with all biobanks, a new strategy for the CRBIP is being implemented since 2020 that renews the CRBIP’s missions to optimize common needs: 

ACTIVITIES and SERVICES

The CRBIP’s activities include:

  • Reception of valuable biological materials deposits.
  • Characterization, preservation, and distribution of microbial and human bio-resources.
  • Providing the following specialized services:
    • Acquisition and distribution of biological resources.
    • Lyophilization, production of biomass.
    • Optimized sampling and preservation methods of human bio-resources.
    • Microbial identification, sequencing, and genomics analyses.

  • Offering training, expertise, and consulting services to help you to succeed in your projects and develop the skills of your teams.

NATIONAL and INTERNATIONAL NETWORKS

The CRBIP is part of different networks:

  • The national 3CR network
  • The European Research Infrastructure BBMRI-ERIC (Reference AO 203)
  • The European Research Infrastructure MIRRI
  • The European, Middle East and Africa Society for Biopreservation and Biobanking,  ESBB
  • The European Organisation of Culture Collections, ECCO (Collection Officer since 2018)
  • The World Forum of Culture Collections, WFCC (Reference 925)
  • Collaborator of the WHO

NATIONAL and INTERNATIONAL PROJECTS

The CRBIP contributes to several European projects:

  • BIGSdb-Pasteur (Genomic taxonomy of bacterial strains: universal nomenclatures for epidemiology and population biology, 2015-)
  • EMBRIC (european cluster of Research Infrastructures, 4M €, 2015-2018)
  • RI-VIS (project to improve the visibility of Research Infrastructures, 1.5M €, 2018-2020)
  • IS_MIRRI21 (project for the consolidation of MIRRI in an ERIC, 4M €, 2020-2023)
  • EJP-CARE (CARE: Cross-sectoral framework for quality Assurance Resources for countries in the European Union, 2020-2022)
  • HoloZcan (development of a novel holographic microscopy and imaging technology for rapid screening of potential biological threats, 4.4M €, 2021-2024)
  • ISIDORe (integrated services for epidemiological research, 21M, 2022-2025)
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