GMI collaborates with the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA)-funded project, ENGAGE, which envisions to establish collaboration between the public health, food and veterinary sectors across the European Union (EU).

ENGAGE is an acronym for Establishing Next Generation Sequencing Ability for Genomic Analysis in Europe, and aims to build and enhance the use of real-time whole genome sequencing (WGS) and analysis in food safety and public health protection.


GMI collaborates with the COMPARE project. COMPARE is a multidisciplinary research network that envisions a globally linked data and information sharing platform system for the rapid identification, containment and mitigation of emerging infectious diseases and foodborne outbreaks. The system will collect, process and analyze sequence-based pathogen data in combination with associated (clinical, epidemiological and other) data, for the generation of actionable information to relevant authorities and other users in the human health, animal health and food safety domains.

COMPARE is an acronym for Collaborative management platform for detection and analyses of (re-) emerging and foodborne outbreaks in Europe. COMPARE is funded by the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under Grant Agreement No. 643476.


Rene S. Hendriksen
Professor, Head of Research Group
National Food Institute
+45 35 88 62 88


Frank Møller Aarestrup
Professor, Head of Division
National Food Institute
+45 35 88 62 81