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Zoonotic Anticipation and Preparedness Initiative (ZAPI)

Start date: Mar 1, 2015, End date: Feb 29, 2020,

Emerging infectious diseases are occurring at increasing frequency in Europe and other regions of the world, having profound impacts on public and/or veterinary health as well as disruptive effects on sector, regional or even global economy. The predominantly zoonotic nature of emerging pathogens calls for a One Health approach uniting the human medical and veterinary fields, dedicated to swiftly ...
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Markets and Networks (Networks)

Start date: Mar 1, 2014, End date: Feb 28, 2019,

Economists are becoming increasingly aware of the importance and ubiquity of social networks. The economics of social networks constitutes one of the most active areas of research in economics. Despite much progress, however, our understanding of the relationships between markets and networks is still poor and fragmentary. This project will advance the state of the art by analyzing the relations b ...
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Targets and biomarkers for antiepileptogenesis (EPITARGET)

Start date: Nov 1, 2013, End date: Oct 31, 2018,

Epilepsy is a devastating condition affecting over 50 million people worldwide. This multidisciplinary project is focused on the process leading to epilepsy, epileptogenesis, in adults. Our main hypothesis is that there are combinations of various causes, acting in parallel and/or in succession, that lead to epileptogenesis and development of seizures. Our central premise and vision is that a comb ...
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Despite examples of excellent practice, rare disease (RD) research is still mainly fragmented by data and disease types. Individual efforts have little interoperability and almost no systematic connection between detailed clinical and genetic information, biomaterial availability or research/trial datasets. By developing robust mechanisms and standards for linking and exploiting these data, RD-Con ...
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"This ITN TRANSMIC project brings together a group of universities, think-tanks, institutes, practitioners and high-level officials that all share a long-term interest in migration policies and citizenship issues and who have extensive academic and/or practical expertise in this field. Their inter- and multi-disciplinary knowledge and experience is pooled with the main objective of improving the E ...
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The human large bowel is colonized by a community of microbes, the microbiota, which has a significant impact on human health and nutrition through the production of short chain fatty acids, and by interactions with the host immune system. The major nutrients available to these organisms are dietary glycans that are not metabolized by mammalian enzymes in the small intestines. Dietary and nutraceu ...
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Storms and hurricanes are a major natural hazard at international scales and significant risk to populations and offshore industry. Growing coastal populations and increased maritime activity make it of rising importance to understand the physical processes of small-scale air-sea interaction under very strong winds. These processes strongly affect the quality of strong storm forecasting. Cruciall ...
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Molecular basis of the outer membrane permeability (TRANSLOCATION)

Start date: Jan 1, 2013, End date: Dec 31, 2017,

Overcoming the barriers that the cell envelope and efflux pumps provide to Gram-negative bacteria is a major bottleneck in the discovery and development of new antibiotics. To respond to this Call we are extending our current network on antibiotic translocation and propose an ambitious project ranging from identification of novel resistance mechanisms in clinical bacterial isolates to crystallizat ...
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ECRIN is a distributed ESFRI-roadmap pan-European infrastructure designed to support multinational clinical research, making Europe a single area for clinical studies, taking advantage of its population size to access patients. Servicing multinational trials started during its preparatory phase, and it now applies for an ERIC status by 2011. The ERIC budget will be restricted to core activities re ...
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Hearing impairment is the most frequent human sensory deficit and is mainly caused by the irreversible loss of neurosensory cells in the cochlea. The lack of human otic cell models represents a significant roadblock that has hampered the development of drug-based or cell-based therapies for the treatment of hearing loss. In a collaborative effort under this proposal we wish to devise approaches to ...
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As stated by the marine research decision makers in Europe in the “Ostend Declaration” in 2010, a major challenge is to support the development of a truly integrated and sustainably funded European Ocean Observing System. This will be achieved with more long-term measurements of key parameters but is impaired by the costs and lack of reliability of ocean sensors in general. The NeXOS project aims ...
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Neurodegenerative (ND) and neuromuscular (NM) disease is one of the most frequent classes of rare diseases, affecting life and mobility of 500,000 patients in Europe and millions of their caregivers, family members and employers. This NEUROMICS project brings together the leading research groups in Europe, five highly innovative SMEs and relevant oversea experts using the most sophisticated Omics ...
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NEUREN - Neuroscience Research Exchange Network (NEUREN) (NEUREN)

Start date: Sep 1, 2013, End date: Aug 31, 2017,

"The NEUREN project is based on an interdisciplinary consortium of 14 laboratories from 4 EU countries (France, Italy, Spain, Poland), 3 industrialized countries (Australia, Canada, USA) and 3 Mediterranean countries (Egypt, Morocco, Lebanon). It covers a large scope of Neuroscience research topics from molecules to integrated physiology, associate basic, translational, and clinical research, from ...
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MOLECULAR BASIS OF ANTIBIOTIC TRANSLOCATION (Translocation)

Start date: Sep 1, 2013, End date: Aug 31, 2017,

Multidrug resistant bacteria are now ubiquitous in both hospitals and the larger community. Drug-resistant pathogens are becoming increasingly pervasive, for example, the resurrection of tuberculosis provides one ominous example highlighting the risk associated with evolved drug resistance. Moreover, many pharmaceutical companies abandoned this field and no truly novel active antibacterial compoun ...
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Imaging Interneurons in Epilepsy (ImagINE)

Start date: Sep 1, 2015, End date: Aug 31, 2017,

Oscillations of the neuronal network are well defined in the hippocampus, with theta oscillations associated with numerous cognitive functions. The role interneurons play in hippocampal oscillations is also well defined; however, the rules governing cell type-specific firing during oscillations are not known. The goal of this study is to determine how afferent inputs are processed to produce a giv ...
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Shelf and coastal regions are at the interface between continents (impacted by human activities) and the open ocean (the main regulator of our planet’s climate and its biogeochemical cycles). The shelf-sea carbon pump largely relies on lateral transport to remove atmospheric CO2 from the ventilated surface waters and sequester it at depth. A good understanding of the physical transport processes i ...
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LaserMicroFab proposes a joint research programme exploiting on the knowledge and expertise of two academic partners (National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) and CNRS-LP3) and one SME, Oxford Lasers (OL) through inter-sectorial exchange of knowledge, networking activities and training in the areas of advanced laser processing for organic electronic devices and biosensors. The goal for this ...
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Liberalism in Between Europe and China (LIBEAC)

Start date: Jan 1, 2013, End date: Dec 31, 2016,

"Reflecting on the issues of EU-China relationships, aims at developing a new understanding of liberalism in its economic, political and social dimensions.It involves a comparative analysis of the cultural differences in its interpretation and of the political discrepancies in its enforcement, in particular with respect to economic, social and environmental rights in China and Europe in Modern tim ...
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The Immune function of NK cells (THINK)

Start date: Jul 1, 2011, End date: Dec 31, 2016,

In this project, we propose to explore a new area in biological research aiming at dissecting emerging of properties of the innate immune responses. Our system model is the Natural Killer (NK) cell. Specifically, we will investigate the mechanisms by which these players of innate immunity achieve tolerance to self and participate to immune responses. Multidisciplinary approaches will be combined t ...
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Making Sense of Human-Human Conversation Data (SENSEI)

Start date: Nov 1, 2013, End date: Oct 31, 2016,

The overall goals of the SENSEI project are twofold. First, SENSEI will develop summarization/analytics technology to help users make sense of human conversation streams from diverse media channels. Second, SENSEI will design and evaluate its summarization technology in ecological environments, aiming to improve task performance and productivity of end-users.Conversational interaction is the most ...
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The capacity of zoonotic RNA viruses to emerge as major agents of human disease can appear limitless. Current intervention strategies have demonstrated limited success. Rapid, innovative and effective solutions are needed to reduce the apparently accelerating process of zoonotic disease emergence. We will study the following zoonotic viruses with epidemic potential in Europe: influenza virus, hepa ...
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Future advancements in ICT domain are closely linked to the understanding about how multi-level complex systems function. Indeed, multi-level dependencies may amplify cascade failures or make more sudden the collapse of the entire system. Recent large-scale blackouts resulting from cascades in the power-grid coupled to the control communication system witness this point very clearly. A better unde ...
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Asymptotics of Operator Semigroups (AOS)

Start date: Nov 1, 2012, End date: Oct 31, 2016,

"The theory of asymptotic behaviour of operator semigroups is a comparatively new field serving as a common denominator for many other areasof mathematics, such as for instance the theory of partial differential equations, complex analysis, harmonic analysis and topology.The primary interest in the study of asymptotic properties of strongly continuous operator semi-groups comes from the fact that ...
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The Human Brain Project (HBP)

Start date: Oct 1, 2013, End date: Sep 30, 2016,

Understanding the human brain is one of the greatest challenges facing 21st century science. If we can rise to the challenge, we can gain profound insights into what makes us human, develop new treatments for brain diseases and build revolutionary new computing technologies. Today, for the first time, modern ICT has brought these goals within sight. The goal of the Human Brain Project, part of the ...
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"The overall objective of this project is the creation of an ITN network for the structured interdisciplinary training of researchers in advanced thin film photovoltaic (PV) technologies.The project proposes the development of new technologies compatible with the cost, efficiency, sustainability and mass production requirements that are needed to become areliable and future alternative to conventi ...
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Mediterranean overturning circulation (MEDOC)

Start date: Sep 1, 2014, End date: Aug 31, 2016,

The air-sea interactions and the interior mixing are key processes of the global oceanic meridional overturning circulation and in setting the properties (temperature, salinity, chemical concentration) of water masses. Such processes are only crudely parameterized in global ocean models and coupled climate models due to their relatively coarse resolution and the lack of physical understanding of t ...
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high-throughput screening for high-grade glioma (HTS-4-GBM)

Start date: Sep 1, 2014, End date: Aug 31, 2016,

Glioblastoma is the most common and most malignant form of primary brain tumour. It affects both children and adults and remains virtually incurable. As a result, it is a leading cause of cancer-related deaths and more effective therapeutic strategies are urgently needed. Herein, I propose to use an innovative methodology combining high-throughput drug screening, pathway analysis and functional ge ...
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Seabird population genetics, structure and biogeography (SeabirdPop)

Start date: May 6, 2013, End date: Aug 25, 2016,

As the global biodiversity is rapidly eroding, the preservation of species and their intra-specific diversity is an urgent challenge. Many seabirds are slipping dangerously close to extinction and seabird numbers have deteriorated faster than most other groups. Molecular methods and population modelling can be used to answer various questions important for the declining species conservation. This ...
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New enZymes for BIOMass carbohydrate deconstruction (ZYBIOM)

Start date: May 1, 2013, End date: Aug 20, 2016,

Sustainable production of fuels and chemicals from biomass has become essential considering the societal and political demands for alternatives to petrochemical commodities. Efficient enzymatic conversion of plant biomass (i.e. lignocellulose) into monomeric sugars is one of the key challenges that need to be overcome. Lignocellulolytic micro-organisms, bacteria and fungi, are a reservoir for iden ...
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The airways diseases asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease affect over 400 million people world-wide and cause considerable morbidity and mortality. Airways disease costs the European Union in excess of €56 billion per annum. Current therapies are inadequate and we do not have sufficient tools to predict disease progression or response to current or future therapies. Our consortium, Air ...
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Early phases of galaxy evolution (EARLY)

Start date: Apr 1, 2011, End date: Mar 31, 2016,

This project is aimed to support a comprehensive survey of the early phases of galaxy evolution to better understand how galaxies formed and evolved. The goal is to focus on the redshift range 2.55, considerably increasing our knowledge of the galaxy population at these epochs.This large sample of galaxies will enable a number of detailed studies, most importantly: (i) the evolution of the global ...
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Isothermal titration calorimetry (ITC) is a powerful biophysical method to study intermolecular interaction that has become widely used due to its technological advances. It enables the determination of all thermodynamical parameters of interaction after a single one-hour experiment. The key step of experimental data analysis is the fitting of obtained data using an appropriate binding model. Unfo ...
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Mass spectrometry is an analytical science covering the multiple fields of chemistry, physics and biology. Each world has its specific needs and ways of producing and analysing samples. The world of clinical proteomics is complex since it involves a close interaction between doctors and hospital practitioners, not mass spectrometrists by nature, and analytical scientists. Several SMEs already ente ...
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Organic photovoltaics (OPV) represent the newest generation of technologies in solar power generation, offering the benefits of flexibility, low weight and low cost enabling the development of new consumer nomadic applications and the long term perspective of easy deployment in Building Integrated Photo Voltaics (BIPV) and energy production farms. This is a key opportunity for the EU to further e ...
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Primary production in the oceans is strongly limited by the availability of fixed nitrogen. In open ocean nutrient-impoverished areas, which make up ~50% of the global ocean surface, nitrogen is mainly provided through the process of biological atmospheric nitrogen (N2) fixation. N2 fixation is carried out by the so termed diazotrophs, marine microorganisms that may belong to the cyanobacteria, ba ...
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The overall scientific objectives of PERSEUS are to identify the interacting patterns of natural and human-derived pressures on the Mediterranean and Black Seas, assess their impact on marine ecosystems and, using the objectives and principles of the Marine Strategy Framework Directive as a vehicle, to design an effective and innovative research governance framework based on sound scientific knowl ...
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PHARMA-COG aims to develop a new integrated model to accelerate the development of drug cindidates for MS, PKD and AD. The innovation relies on a 'multidimensional matrix' approach, integrating all available and renewed inputs (biomarkers/animal, human models/physiological and pharmcological challenges, Phase 0/1/1b to reduce the attrition rate, to allow an early and pertinent GO/NOGO decision bef ...
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Topology driven methods for complex systems (TOPDRIM)

Start date: Oct 1, 2012, End date: Dec 31, 2015,

Many complex systems are characterized by multi-level properties that make the study of their dynamics and of their emerging phenomena a daunting task. The huge amount of data available in modern sciences can be expected to support great progress in these studies, even though the nature of the data varies. Given that, it is crucial to extract as much as possible features from data, including quali ...
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European Consortium for Pacific Studies (ECOPAS)

Start date: Dec 1, 2012, End date: Nov 30, 2015,

ECOPAS (European Consortium for Pacific Studies) is an innovative, ambitious multidisciplinary project designed to provide coordination and support to research and policy communities on issues connected to climate change and related processes in the Pacific Islands region, in order to define better options for sustainable development. The Pacific is notable for the discrepancy between the contrib ...
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PEL-SKIN: A novel kind of surface coatings in aeronautics (PEL-SKIN)

Start date: Jun 1, 2013, End date: Nov 30, 2015,

"The PEL-SKIN project aims to deliver a novel airfoil coating to improve the global aerodynamic performance and manoeuvrability of future air transport. We propose to investigate drag reduction from a prefabricated coating composed of a densely packed arrangement of flexible fibres that can be attached directly onto a wing or aerodynamic surface, in the region of separated flow.Inspired by the ‘po ...
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