EMMA--the European mouse mutant archive

Brief Funct Genomic Proteomic. 2007 Sep;6(3):186-92. doi: 10.1093/bfgp/elm018. Epub 2007 Aug 20.


The European Mouse Mutant Archive (EMMA) offers the worldwide scientific community a free archiving service for its mutant mouse lines and access to a wide range of disease models and other research tools. EMMA is currently comprised of seven partners who operate as the primary mouse repository in Europe. EMMA' s primary objectives are to establish and manage a unified repository for maintaining mouse mutations and to make them available to the scientific community. In addition to these core services, the consortium can generate germ-free (axenic) mice for its customers and also hosts courses in cryopreservation. EMMA is a founder member of the Federation of International Mouse Resources (FIMRe). The EMMA network is funded by the participating institutes, national research programmes and the European Commission Research Infrastructures Programme.

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Archives
  • Cryopreservation
  • Embryonic Stem Cells / physiology
  • Europe
  • Gene Expression Regulation
  • International Cooperation
  • Mice / genetics*
  • Mutation*
  • Research / trends