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Networked Pico-Satellite Distributed System Control (NetSat)

Start date: Aug 1, 2014, End date: Jul 31, 2019,

A paradigm shift is emerging in spacecraft engineering from single, large, and multifunctional satellites towards cooperating groups of small satellites. This will enable innovative applications in areas like Earth observation or telecommunication. Related interdisciplinary research in the field of formation control and networked satellites are key challenges of this proposal.Modern miniaturizatio ...
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"We propose to develop and apply novel methods of nonlinear spectroscopy to investigate the significance and consequences of coherent effects for a variety of photophysical and photochemical molecular processes. We will use coherent two-dimensional (2D) spectroscopy as an ideal tool to study electronic coherences.Quantum mechanics as described by the Schrödinger equation is fully coherent: The pha ...
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Mechanisms of social attention (MESA)

Start date: Feb 1, 2014, End date: Jan 31, 2019,

"A fundamental research question of several disciplines concerns the description, explanation and prediction of human behavior in social contexts. While significant research had been devoted to higher order social capabilities, much less is known about basic principles that are underlying these functions. This is especially true for social attention which is at the heart of every higher order soci ...
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Topological properties of a quantum state of matter describe global signatures which are invariant under weak local perturbations of the system. Such scenarios constitute a major branch of contemporary condensed matter physics and exhibit remarkable phenomena such as quantized edge channels of a bulk-incompressible phase as well as fractionalized quantum numbers and statistics of quasiparticles. I ...
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Degeneration of cartilage is a major cause of chronic pain, lost mobility and reduced quality of life for millions of European citizens. From a clinical point of view treatment to achieve cartilage regeneration (hyaline) and not only repair (fibrous) remains a great challenge. No clinical therapy is available that leads to healing of cartilage defects.Current cartilage implants cannot establish th ...
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Glycosyl transferases (GT) are extremely efficient biocatalysts that can be used for the synthesis of special carbohydrates and glycoconjugates. Famous examples of such products include human milk oligosaccharides that serve as prebiotics, and glycosides of flavonoids with improved stability and solubility. Unfortunately, the large-scale application of GT has been hampered by their low operational ...
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The ITN WntsApp is organized to achieve 3 key aims: (i) Provide a committed training programme for young researchers to bridge the gap between basic scientific knowledge and drug development, (ii) Centring research on a key cancer-signalling pathway, WNT signalling, to stimulate synergies and (iii) Strengthening the link between international partners and private enterprises to stimulate innovatio ...
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AdaptIVe will enhance the performance and improve the acceptance of automated driving of cars and trucks. The project develops new and integrated automated functions to improve traffic safety by minimizing the effects of human errors and to enhance traffic efficiency by smoother flows and reduced congestion.The approach is based on a shared control concept, assuring proper collaboration between th ...
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Insect Timing (INsecTIME)

Start date: Apr 1, 2013, End date: Mar 31, 2017,

INsecTIME seeks to train the next generation of ESRs in the intellectual, technological, complementary and commercial skills required for future European competitiveness in the area of biological timing, an area with considerable commercial potential. The scientific focus will be on circadian and seasonal rhythms in the model insect, Drosophila, which has proved particularly relevant for understan ...
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MOBILISING THE POTENTIAL OF ACTIVE AGEING IN EUROPE (MOPACT)

Start date: Mar 1, 2013, End date: Feb 28, 2017,

The starting point for MOPACT is the ambitious goals set by Horizon 2020 and the European Innovation Partnership Pilot Project on Active and Healthy Ageing (EIPAHA). Our response is ambitious too: we aim to provide the research and practical evidence upon which Europe can make longevity an asset for social and economic development. MOPACT will create a high quality, multi-disciplinary critical mas ...
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The next few decades will witness a rapidly increasing demand for agricultural products. This growing demand needs to be met largely through intensification (produce more from the same land surface) because there is little scope for an increase in agricultural area. Eco-functional intensification has been proposed as a promising solution. Eco-functional intensification is the optimization of all p ...
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Novel Methods in Computational Finance (STRIKE)

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

"In recent years the computational complexity of mathematical models employed in financial mathematics has witnessed a tremendous growth. Advanced numerical techniques are imperative for the most present-day applications in financial industry.The motivation for this training network is the need for a network of highly educated European scientists in the field of financial mathematics and computati ...
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Polymer - Carbon Nanotubes Active Systems for Photovoltaics (POCAONTAS)

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

Organic solar cells (OSC) feature several advantages over “classical” silicon solar cells: low cost, energy effective production, low weight and semi-transparency. This makes them apt for novel applications like, building-integrated photovoltaics (BIPV) with high market potential. However, both the efficiency and the long-term stability must be enhanced for OSCs to become profitable. POCAONTAS wil ...
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PRACTICE: Privacy-Preserving Computation in the Cloud (PRACTICE)

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

The traditional computing paradigm is experiencing a fundamental shift: organizations no longer completely control their own data, but instead hand it to external untrusted parties - cloud service providers, for processing and storage. There currently exist no satisfactory approach to protect data during computation from cloud providers and from other users of the cloud.PRACTICE has assembled the ...
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Besides its function as a passive cell wall plasma membrane (PM), involved in signal transduction and cell adhesion, is essential to enable the formation of tissues. Understanding PM function requires molecular insights into its dynamic spatial organization. Recent studies show that membrane proteins rearrange laterally forming nanoclusters of various size. On the other hand, a hierarchical model ...
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SeaBioTech is a 48-month project designed and driven by SMEs to create innovative marine biodiscovery pipelines as a means to convert the potential of marine biotechnology into novel industrial products for the pharmaceutical (human and aquaculture), cosmetic, functional food and industrial chemistry sectors. SeaBioTech will reduce barriers to successful industrial exploitation of marine biodivers ...
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The project aims at 1 providing baseline data on biodiversity in agro-ecosystems in the EU, 2 translating regional protection goals in measurable assessment endpoints, 3 defining lists of suitable bioindicators for various European regions, 4 improving knowledge on potential long term environmental effects of genetically modified plants (GMPs), 5 testing the efficacy of the EFSA Guidance Document ...
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Borylated molecules and polymers are of great interest due to their broad application in organic synthesis and materials science. The functionalisation of organic substrates with boryl groups R2B is based on classical synthetic methods e.g. hydro- and diboration of C-C multiple bonds. Likewise, borylenes B-R should be versatile reagents for corresponding functionalisations, however, the chemistry ...
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Exploring the physics of 3-dimensional topological insulators (3-TOP)

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

"Topological insulators constitute a novel class of materials where the topological details of the bulk band structure induce a robust surface state on the edges of the material. While transport data for 2-dimensional topological insulators have recently become available, experiments on their 3-dimensional counterparts are mainly limited to photoelectron spectroscopy. At the same time, a plethora ...
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The main objectives of FUTUREVOLC are to establish an integrated volcanological monitoring procedure through European collaboration, develop new methods to evaluate volcanic crises, increase scientific understanding of magmatic processes and improve delivery of relevant information to civil protection and authorities. To reach these objectives the project combines broad European expertise in seism ...
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Magnetic Nano Actuators for Quantitative Analysis (MANAQA)

Start date: Aug 1, 2012, End date: Jan 31, 2016,

The MANAQA project is a multidisciplinary approach that combines innovative technologies emerging from different fields including nanotechnology, biochemistry, and nanorobotics. The strategy that will be exploited is based on a recently developed 5-DOF magnetic manipulation system combined with an atomic force microscope (AFM) system and functionalized magnetic nanowires. The fusion of these techn ...
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It is estimated that mankind wastes ~20% of the 15 terawatts required annually for global power consumption as low level heat (
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Better Understanding of Bugs for Improved Environment (BUGSIE)

Start date: Jan 1, 2013, End date: Dec 31, 2015,

Nezara viridula, a member of the stink bug complex, is cosmopolitan in distribution as it occurs throughout tropical and subtropical regions of Europe, Asia, Africa the Americans and Australasia. This species is extremely polyphagous attacking several plants species, and most of them are economic species. Non-selective insecticides belonging to carbamates, such as monocrotophos, metamidophos, chlo ...
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The goal of this project is the development of a suite of nanophotonic devices that interface with spins, for application in quantum information and quantum-enabled classical communi-cation technologies. Our technologies will be based on electron and nuclear spins in semi-conductor quantum dots (QDs) embedded in nanophotonic devices. We will combine knowledge of the physics of semiconductor spin ...
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Description Monolithic Widely Tunable Interband Cascade Lasers for Safety and Security The WideLase project focuses on compact, rugged and cost effective laser sources with wide tuning range for safety and security applications in the 3.3 to 7.0 µm wavelength range.Three particular challenging app ...
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Research efforts have improved Brain-Neural Computer Interface (BNCI) technology in many ways and numerous applications have been prototyped. Until recently, these BNCI systems have been researched almost exclusively in laboratories. Home usage has been demonstrated, though only with on-going expert supervision. A significant advance on BNCI research and its implementation as a feasible assistive ...
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Brain-computer interfaces (BCIs) have become a popular topic for research in recent years. A BCI is a communication device which allows people to control applications through direct measures of their brain activity. A BNCI (brain/neuronal computer interaction) system extends a BCI by including other physiological measures such as muscle or eye movement signals.The number of BCI research groups aro ...
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Construction kit for tailor-made vascularized boneimplants (VascuBone)

Start date: Jan 1, 2010, End date: Mar 31, 2015,

The goal of VascuBone is to develop a “tool box” for bone regeneration, which on one hand fulfils basic requirements and on the other hand is freely combinable with what is needed in the respective patient’s situation. The tool box will include a variation of biocompatible biomaterials and cell types, FDA approved growth factors, material modification technologies, simulation and analytical tools ...
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Predation plays a major role in energy and nutrient flow in the biological food chain. Carnivory is best known from the animal kingdom, but the plant kingdom has flesh eaters as well. This field has attracted much interest since Darwin s time, but many fundamental properties of the carnivorous life style remain largely unexplored. This project will close this gap by a multidisciplinary approach ba ...
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Status and Trends of European Pollinators (STEP)

Start date: Feb 1, 2010, End date: Jan 31, 2015,

Pollinators form a key component of European biodiversity, and provide vital ecosystem services to crops and wild plants. There is growing evidence of declines in both wild and domesticated pollinators, and parallel declines in plants relying upon them. STEP will document the nature and extent of these declines, examine functional traits associated with particular risk, develop a Red List of some ...
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Source of Electron Entanglement in Nano Devices (SE2ND)

Start date: Aug 1, 2011, End date: Jan 31, 2015,

SE2ND is a joint experimental and theoretical effort. SE2ND strives to develop a highly efficient and continuous solid-state source of spatially separated spin-entangled electrons. A source of this kind, integrated with other electronic elements, will be of great importance in future quantum processors, where they provide, for example, entanglement distribution required to synchronize quantum circ ...
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FRET-based receptor screening assays (FRESCA)

Start date: Jan 1, 2014, End date: Dec 31, 2014,

This project intends to prepare the commercialization of a new, patent-protected, generic technology to identify and characterize potential drugs acting at G-protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs). GPCRs represent prime targets for therapeutic drugs, variously estimated at 25-50% of all therapeutic targets, including multi-billion € drugs for major diseases, such as beta-blockers or antihistamines. How ...
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"Many results drawn from previous studies of the effect of antibiotic use on emergence, selection and spread of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) have lacked a holistic view combining all aspects into one study. The SATURN project aims to study the impact of antibiotic exposure on AMR with a multidisciplinary approach that bridges molecular, epidemiological, clinical and pharmacological research. Two ...
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Metabolic Reprogramming by Induction of Transcription (MERIT)

Start date: Jan 1, 2011, End date: Dec 31, 2014,

Plants continually monitor the environment to modify physiology and development at the molecular level to ensure maximal fitness. Central in the signaling network is the SnRK1 kinases (homologous to AMPK and SNF1 in mammals and yeast respectively). These kinases are vital to the energy balance of the organism and regulate primary metabolism by controlling transcription factors, which control the e ...
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Internal Quantum Efficiency limitations in Organic Photovoltaics (IQEOPV)

Start date: Apr 16, 2013, End date: Oct 15, 2014,

"Organic photovoltaics (OPV) are emerging as a potential cheap route to convert solar energy into electricity due to recent progress in the field. The global energy need makes OPV a highly strategically relevant renewable energy approach for European research and industry as very low production costs are envisaged. However, higher power conversion efficiency is paramount for making these devices a ...
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Secured Urban Transportation - European Demonstration (SECUR-ED)

Start date: Apr 1, 2011, End date: Sep 30, 2014,

"SECUR-ED Project federates, with a delegated management and in a balanced manner, major operators and top industrial integrators to enhance the security of urban public transportation in medium and large cities, through live demonstrations.Based on the best practices, in a very diverse societal and legacy environment, SECUR-ED will aggregate a consistent and interoperable mix of technologies and ...
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Solar Cells Based on Nanowire Arrays (SOBONA)

Start date: Jun 1, 2011, End date: Sep 30, 2014,

"The area of photovoltaic devices is a very promising field for technological developments, with a very strong ecological and economic impact. The purpose of this exchange program is to create novel photovoltaic devices with record efficiencies using interdisciplinary expertise of the partners, and thereby to propose new concepts for solar cells. Joint experiments and training of researchers and ...
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Sensing peri-implant disease (STEP)

Start date: Oct 1, 2012, End date: Sep 30, 2014,

Peri-implant disease is a true threat in today’s advancement of implant reliability and performance. The diagnostic approach followed in this grant is for early recognition of peri-implant diseases. Our System is sensing Matrix metalloproteinase 8 (MMP-8) regulation indicative for connective tissue degradation as present at the borderline of gingivitis/mucositis and periodontitis/peri-implantitis. ...
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Our capacity to effectively sustain biodiversity across spatial and temporal scales is an essential component of European environmental sustainability. Anthropogenic and environmental pressures on biodiversity act differently at different scales. Consequently, effective conservation responses to these threats must explicitly consider the scale at which effects occur, and therefore it is crucial th ...
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"Electrical phenomena in plants were first documented in the 1800s, yet progress in this area has been slow. There is evidence that most plants produce electrical signals that travel long distances within the plant. This electrical activity is triggered by biotic and abiotic stimuli, supporting the notion that excitability is a robust biological trait in plants. Major objectives of this project ar ...
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