The International Mouse Phenotyping Consortium (IMPC) is a global effort to identify the function of every protein-coding gene in the mouse genome. Our growing catalogue of mammalian gene function is freely available for researchers.
The IMPC collects data from member institutes who collect phenotyping data guided by their own ethical review panels, licenses, and accrediting bodies that reflect the national and/or geo-political constructs in which they operate.
Horizon 2020 is the biggest EU Research and Innovation programme ever. Funding opportunities under Horizon 2020 are set out in multi-annual work programmes – and the IMPC is currently looking for partners with which to submit funding applications under Societal Challenge 1 – Health, demographic change and wellbeing.
With a contribution from the IMPC, recent research, published in Nature Communications, has identified 198 genes associated with brain morphogenesis in mice – 83% of these constitute genes newly implicated in brain architecture.