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iABC Programme (IABC PROGRAMME)

Start date: Aug 1, 2015, End date: Jul 31, 2020,

Cystic Fibrosis (CF) is a common fatal inherited disease with a frequency of 1 in 2500 live births, affecting approximately 36,000 (0.737/10,000) people in the EU. Chronic bacterial pulmonary infection leading to an irreversible decline in lung structure and function is the main cause of mortality and morbidity in patients with CF, with more than 95% of deaths due to respiratory failure. Pseudomon ...
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Unravelling the Cosmic Reionization History (LOFARCORE)

Start date: Apr 1, 2014, End date: Mar 31, 2019,

"One of the frontier cosmological research themes of the past decade has been the Epoch of Reionization (EoR). This era marked the start of the formation of visible baryonic structures: stars, (dwarf-)galaxies, clusters and the cosmic web. Some top level questions surrounding COsmic REionization are: ""When did it start ?”, “How long did it take ?”, “What were the main ionizing sources ?”, and “Wh ...
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The HI Story of Galaxy Evolution in the Nearby Universe (HISTORYNU)

Start date: Sep 1, 2012, End date: Aug 31, 2018,

Current radio telescopes have imaged the HI in and around a few hundred galaxies in the nearby universe, but to reach out into the universe to the time when the decline in star formation started will require new facilities. An essential ingredient in the process of galaxy formation and evolution is the balance between the acquisition of gas through merging and accretion and the depletion of gas th ...
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"This project pushes Molecular Electronics (ME) beyond simple distant-dependence studies towards controlling tunneling charge transport with organic synthesis by manipulating the intrinsic properties of organic molecules to shape the tunneling barrier. The measurements will be done with two tools that I have developed; Eutectic Ga-In (EGaIn), which is increasingly being used by the ME community as ...
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Probing the role of sulfation (Probing sulfation)

Start date: Mar 1, 2014, End date: Feb 28, 2018,

The aim of the research proposed here is to investigate the role of sulfation in general, and more specifically in the context of chemokine signaling. For this purpose, tools will be developed that can be used to study and to interfere with sulfation. First of all, activity-based probes (ABPs) will be synthesized for both sulfotransferases and sulfatases by modifying known inhibitors with a (photo ...
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"Stars like our Sun and planets like our Earth form in dense regions within interstellar molecular clouds, called pre-stellar cores (PSCs). PSCs provide the initial conditions in the process of star and planet formation, but large uncertainties exist concerning basic astrophysical processes and parameters, such as surface chemistry, the cosmic-ray ionization rate, the H2 ortho-to-para ratio, the ...
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Many Gram-positive (pathogenic) bacteria are dependent on the uptake of vitamins from the environment or from the infected host. We have recently discovered the long-elusive family of membrane protein complexes catalyzing such transport. The vitamin transporters have an unprecedented modular architecture consisting of a single multipurpose energizing module (the Energy Coupling Factor, ECF) and mu ...
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Tuning electronic surface properties by molecular patterning (SURFPRO)

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

"Inspired by the possibility to create an artificial electronic band structure through the interplay of a molecular nanoporous network with the surface state electrons of a metallic substrate (recently reported by us), the utilization of this new concept for controlling the electronic surface properties of a material as well as establishing understanding of the underlying principles for the observ ...
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European Lead Factory (EUC²LID)

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

The European Lead Factory concept proposed by the EUC2LID Consortium relates to the discovery of novel small molecule candidates to serve as starting points for subsequent optimization to either drug candidates or high-quality pharmacological tools for the experimental validation of targets. The concept intends to bridge academic and applied research interests. The European Lead Factory will provi ...
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This proposal aims at developing, studying the physical properties, and fabricating solar cell devices based on novel hybrid semiconductors. These new hybrids will combine the electronic properties of colloidal semiconducting nanocrystrals (nanorods) with those of semiconducting organic molecules. Semiconducting nanocrystals are confined systems and therefore are usually not good building blocks f ...
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Control of Spatially Distributed Complex Multi-Agent Networks (CDMAN)

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

"Spatially distributed multi-agent networks have been used successfully to model a wide range of natural, social and engineered complex systems, such as animal groups, online communities and electric power grids. In various contexts, it is crucial to introduce control actions into such networks to either achieve desired collective dynamics or test the understanding of the systems’ behavior. Howeve ...
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"The global chemical industry is transitioning from petrochemical production processes to bio-based production processes. This transition creates a clear market need for technologies that reduce the development time and cost of cell factories. PROMYS will develop, validate and implement a novel synthetic biology platform technology termed ligand responsive regulation and selection systems. Ligand ...
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Chronic inflammatory diseases, such as, for example, asthma, afflict millions of people worldwide. Nevertheless, the molecular mechanisms that drive inflammation remain poorly understood. Enzymes play a crucial regulatory role in inflammation and represent potential drug targets. Nevertheless, the activities of these enzymes are poorly studied due to a lack of convenient tools for modulation and d ...
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Sample In - Answer Out Optochemical Sensing Systems (SAMOSS)

Start date: Oct 1, 2013, End date: Sep 30, 2017,

Biosensor development is a very promising and prospective field of research in food- clinical- and environmental analysis. Besides conventional analytical methods biosensors specifically detect only some decisive components. However, miniaturised sensor systems are able to detect components in the femto/ato-gramm region with almost no interference to other components in the investigated system. Th ...
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QuantFung represents the first European training platform for the production of novel bioactive compounds based on fungal synthetic biology. The ITN will train 11 early-stage (ESR) and 4 experienced researchers (ER) as new problem-solving, creative European scientists in interdisciplinary and intersectorial biotechnological research ranging from modelling, network analysis, systems biology (genomi ...
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"The goal of a sustainable society requires the efficient use of renewable or sustainable materials and demands the development of selective new methodologies for the preparation of desirable products. In this context we require:(i) a change from traditional stoichiometric, high energy methods that produce huge amounts of chemical waste to mild and clean catalytic processes and(ii) a major step ch ...
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Universal Influenza Vaccines Secured (UNISEC)

Start date: Oct 1, 2013, End date: Sep 30, 2017,

UNISEC brings together a European consortium of 3 University partners, 5 National Health Institutes and 3 SMEs, all with leading expertise in influenza vaccine research and development, to work on promising recently developed concepts for a universal influenza vaccine. The consortium is exceptionally strong, interdisciplinary and intersectional in nature, and encompasses a unique combination of sc ...
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"Peptides are among the most versatile natural products that nature provides to cater for a broad set of biotechnological applications ranging from antibiotics to personal hygiene. Their diversity comes from a broad variety of posttranslational modifications that is used to provide additional functionality beyond to what is possible with the classic proteinogenic set of 20 amino acids. In SYNPEPTI ...
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BluePharmTrain

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

Marine sponges harbour extremely diverse populations of microbes, and are world record holders for the production of a plethora of bioactive molecules. Previous studies, however, aiming at the growth of sponges or their associated microbes for the production of bioactive compounds to supply biological material for clinical trials, have been largely unsuccessful.BLUEPHARMTRAIN is a multi-disciplina ...
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Spintronics in Graphene (SPINOGRAPH)

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

"The “Spintronics in Graphene” Training project (SPINOGRAPH) will create a European network of experts providing state-of-the-art training for early stage researchers (ESR) and Experienced Researchers (ER) in the blooming field of Spintronics in Graphene. The huge success of spintronics in metals which, starting from the pioneering discovery of Giant Magnetoresistance (GMR), has revolutionized t ...
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Curved nanomembranes for Topological Quantum Computation (CNTQC)

Start date: Jun 1, 2014, End date: May 31, 2017,

Topological quantum computation, based on the encoding of quantum information in non-local degrees of freedom, provides a promising route for a working quantum computer not affected by quantum decoherence. A possible way of realizing this non-locality is to encode qubits into so-called Majorana fermions - quantum particles that are their own antiparticles. As an elementary particle, Majorana fermi ...
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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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Insulator Spintronics (InSpin)

Start date: Mar 1, 2014, End date: Feb 28, 2017,

InSpin will develop revolutionary nano-scale insulator spintronics that can replace or be integrated with conventional electronics and function at ambient temperatures. The innovation lies in the use of spin currents that in magnetic insulators are decoupled from charge currents and propagate with extremely low power dissipation. InSpin's objectives are to provide a disruptive technology that is s ...
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The proposed European-US and South American network IMCONet will advance climate and (eco-) system change research at the Western Antarctic Peninsula (WAP), a region of recent rapid aerial warming. WAP glaciers contribute to global sea level rise, and functioning and services of coastal ecosystems are massively threatened by the fast regional warming. Data sets from recent interdisciplinary Europe ...
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Peroxisomes: key to cell performance and health (PERFUME)

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

The PERFUME (PERoxisome Formation, Function, MEtabolism) program is an interdisciplinary and intersectoral ITN providing state-of-the-art research training at the interface of medicine, plant and fungal biology. The PERFUME S&T specifically aims at unraveling the principles of peroxisome biology.Peroxisomes have been discovered relatively recently (in 1954). Consequently, the level of understandin ...
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Plants synthesize a staggering variety of secondary metabolites, and this chemodiversity is a poorly used pool of natural molecules with bioactive properties of importance for applications in the pharma and food industries. BacHBerry focusses on phenolic compounds, a large and diverse class of plant metabolites, which are currently in the spotlight due to their claimed beneficial effects in preven ...
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Single Molecule Enzymology with ClyA Nanopores (SMEN)

Start date: Nov 1, 2010, End date: Oct 31, 2016,

Single molecules based techniques provide the ultimate toolkit to study complex biological systems. In single-molecule approaches, molecules do not need to be synchronised as in ensemble studies, and rare and/or transient species along a reaction pathway as well as heterogeneity and disorder in a sample can be revealed.Observing and manipulating single molecules, however, is generally complicated, ...
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Towards safe and productive human multitasking (MULTITASK)

Start date: Nov 1, 2011, End date: Oct 31, 2016,

"People show a strong inclination for multitasking: they use multiple devices while driving a car, students do homework while sending text-messages and watching television, and office workers rapidly switch from one task to another. It is crucial to understand the role of multitasking in modern society, whether in terms of set-ting legal limits to multitasking in cases where it leads to unacceptab ...
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IRRESISTIBLEIn the project IRRISITIBLE partners work together to make young people more aware about Responsible Research and Innovation issues. Universities and science centres will cooperate in the project using the expertise they have in linking formal land informal learning.For a long term effect the project focusses on teacher training. Each partner will form a Community of Learners in which t ...
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Accelerate SSL Innovation for Europe (SSL-erate)

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

The aim of SSL-erate is to accelerate the uptake of high-quality SSL technology in Europe by means of open innovation with and by bringing validated information to all relevant stakeholders. A coordinated European effort is required to address the European societal challenges (in particular health & quality of life in an ageing society, energy consumption and resource efficiency), to resolve the s ...
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The goal of this proposal is to elucidate the exact configuration and role of the 2-CS CesSR in L. lactis (stress) physiology. The ultimate aim of the work on L. lactis protein production is to develop the organism into a legitimate alternative host for the production of (medically relevant) membrane proteins. These objectives will be pursued through a project with four interconnected work package ...
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Colloidal quantum dot (CQD) solar cells (SCs) offer the potential advantages of low cost and flexibility via facile solution processing. However, practical application of CQD SCs is still limited by the relatively short lifetime and low efficiency. The short lifetime is due to the fact that the active spots on CQD surface can readily react with oxygen in ambient. The low efficiency is limited by t ...
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Sustainable Asymmetric Catalysis with Iron (ASYMM.FE.SUSCAT)

Start date: Apr 1, 2014, End date: May 15, 2016,

This proposal addresses a clearly urgent need to develop novel homogeneous catalysts for the asymmetric hydrogenation of ketones with hydrogen gas, as a green, energy- and cost-efficient alternative to the currently used protocols. Instead of precious metals, we attempt to utilize transition metal complexes based on environmentally benign, inexpensive and non-toxic iron. First examples in the asym ...
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Detailed Anatomy of Galaxies (DAGAL)

Start date: Apr 1, 2012, End date: Mar 31, 2016,

We propose an ambitious network based on a combination of training through high-level astrophysical research and a comprehensive package of complimentary skills training. Our network exploits a unique data set: a combination of very deep mid-infrared imaging of over 2300 local galaxies which we are obtaining with the Spitzer Space Telescope, with ground- and space-based UV, optical, and radio data ...
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Graphene-Based Revolutions in ICT And Beyond (GRAPHENE)

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

This Flagship aims to take graphene and related layered materials from a state of raw potential to a point where they can revolutionize multiple industries – from flexible, wearable and transparent electronics, to new energy applications and novel functional composites.Our main scientific and technological objectives in the different tiers of the value chain are to develop material technologies fo ...
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Microscale Chemically Reactive Electronic Agents (MICREAGENTS)

Start date: Sep 1, 2012, End date: Feb 29, 2016,

The goal of the project is to give electronics and chemistry an equal autonomous say in programming complex chemical constructions, processes and analyses at the nano and microscales: the same scale where information processing in living systems occurs – where "to construct is to compute". To do this MICREAgents (MIcroscopic Chemically Reactive Electronic Agents) will develop novel electronically ...
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The study of biological processes at the single-molecule level has greatly influenced our view of the molecular mechanisms that define life. However, studies so far have mainly focused on individual, purified proteins in non-physiological environments. Since cellular processes are typically not mediated by single proteins, but rather by large complexes of dynamically interacting components, the de ...
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Engaging Society in Horizon 2020 (ENGAGE2020)

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

The Engage2020 project will make an overview of potential praxis in Horizon2020 for societal engagement in research and innovation and related activities, with the aim of increasing the use of such praxis. The overview will cover praxis of existing policies and structures, of methods, approaches, tools and instruments, of promising new or adapted policies/methods, and of praxis which specifically ...
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Living Photonics: Monitoring light propagation through cells (LiPhos)

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

LIPHOS is focused on the development of completely innovative biophotonic diagnosis tools, which are for the first time implemented using cells as constituent material. Here, and unlike existing systems, light remains confined in a waveguide whose core is uniquely composed by cells, giving rise to the "Living photonics" concept. In this context, cells play a two-fold role: i) they form the biomate ...
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Charge storage has been the main physical mechanism supporting all solid state mass storage memories until now, both DRAM and FLASH. However none of the two main memory types appear to fully satisfy system requirements, DRAM because of its volatility and large power dissipation, and FLASH because of its slow programming speed and large block organization. PCM technology is a promising candidate to ...
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