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As the evidence for human induced climate change becomes clearer, so too does the realization that its effects will have impacts on natural environment and socio-economic systems. Some regions are more vulnerable than others, both to physical changes and to the consequences for ways of life. The proposal will assess the impacts of a changing climate on the quantity and quality of water in mountain ...
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LIFECYCLE (14 partners, 9 countries) will deliver a knowledge-base to improve competitiveness and sustainability of European aquaculture, through a combination of question-problem driven approaches. The focus will be on early developmental events, growth and environmental adaptation throughout the lifecyle, and on the physiology and immunology of key life-stage transitions, such as metamorphosis, ...
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European Coordination for Accelerator Research and Development (EuCARD)

Start date: Apr 1, 2009, End date: Jul 31, 2013,

Particle physics stands at the threshold of a new era of discovery and insight. Results from the much awaited LHC are expected to shed light on the origin of mass, supersymmetry, new space dimensions and forces. In July 2006 the European Strategy Group for Particle Physics defined accelerator priorities for the next 15 years in order to consolidate the potential for discovery and conduct the requi ...
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"CRYSTAL2PLATE is a coherent training and career development platform for early stage and experienced scientists in Geodynamics. It involves 6 European research teams internationally recognized for their excellence in complementary fields of Earth Sciences, 2 high-technology SME, and 2 multinational companies in the oil and gas industry. It places emphasis in experience-based training through cro ...
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Computer-aided food processes for control engineering (CAFE)

Start date: Jun 1, 2008, End date: Feb 28, 2013,

"The objective of the CAFE project is to provide new paradigms for the smart control of food processes, on the basis of four typical processes in the areas of bioconversion, separation, preservation and structuring. The novelty of the project lies in the capacity of combining PAT and sensing devices with models and simulation environment with the following objectives : (1) to extract as much as po ...
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"EULARINET (Co-ordinating Latin America Research and Innovation NETworks) goal is to strengthen bi-regional dialogue on S&T between EU Member States (MS) and Latin American Partner Countries (LAPC) at policy, programme and institutional (research entities) level, thus contributing to a three fold objective: a) promote the joint identification, setting up, implementation and monitoring of mutual in ...
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"The TRANS REG NCP project is aimed to create trans-national network of National Contact Points (NCP) for the Seventh Framework Programme under Regions of Knowledge through reinforcing the NCPs and promoting trans-national co-operation. The objective will be reached using the following measures: transfer of knowledge, exchange of experiences and good practices among Regional NCPs, and development ...
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... solutions to the monitoring of persistent organic pollutants, perfluorinated compounds, pesticides, veterinary pharmaceuticals (coccidiostats, antibiotics), heavy metals and biotoxins (alkaloids, marine toxins, mycotoxins) in high-risk products such as fish and fish feed, cereal-based food/feed and vegetables. A balanced mix of novel multiplex technologies will be utilized, including dipsticks, fl ...
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Angiogenesis underlies almost all biological processes of morphogenesis, including those in tissue repair and regeneration. Physiological angiogenesis is controlled by a complex interplay between cells and their environment: the extracellular matrix (ECM) provides signaling via numerous ECM adhesion molecules and growth factors bound to ECM polysaccharide components; and cells locally degrade and ...
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European Eels in the Atlantic: Assessment of Their Decline (EELIAD)

Start date: Apr 1, 2008, End date: Sep 30, 2012,

"Eels play an important socioeconomic and ecological role in many European countries. Recruitment failure has contributed to a halving of catches from 40,000t in the last three decades to less than 20,000t today. The EU’s Eel Recovery Plan aims to maximize silver eel production and escapement to the sea to maintain the stock’s reproductive potential. However, very little is known about the contri ...
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Actinide reCycling by SEParation and Transmutation (ACSEPT)

Start date: Mar 1, 2008, End date: Sep 30, 2012,

"Actinide recycling by separation and transmutation is considered worldwide and particularly in several European countries as one of the most promising strategies to reduce the inventory of radioactive waste, thus contributing to make nuclear energy sustainable. Consistently with potentially viable recycling strategies, the Collaborative Project ACSEPT will provide a structured R&D framework to de ...
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Ultrafast control of quantum systems by strong laser fields (FASTQUAST)

Start date: Sep 1, 2008, End date: Aug 31, 2012,

"The objective of this project is to set up an Initial Training Network on advanced techniques for ultrafast manipulation of atoms and molecules by strong femtosecond laser pulses. The project comprises a diverse range of applications of strong-field coherent control to ultrafast spectroscopy and microscopy; nuclear and electron wavepacket dynamics; alignment of molecules with applications to coll ...
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A High Intensity Neutrino Oscillation Facility in Europe (EUROnu)

Start date: Sep 1, 2008, End date: Aug 31, 2012,

The recent discovery that the neutrino changes type (or flavour) as it travels through space, a phenomenon referred to as neutrino oscillations, implies that neutrinos have a tiny, but non-zero mass. This implies that the Standard Model of particle physics is incomplete. The implications are far reaching: e.g neutrino interactions may be responsible for the removal of all the anti-matter created i ...
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High Aspect Ratio Carbon-based Nanocomposites (HARCANA)

Start date: Jul 1, 2008, End date: Jun 30, 2012,

... polymers, into polymeric foams and into membranes. It is expected that such nanofillers will tremendously improve and modify the properties of these families of materials, allowing them to reach new markets. However, a common and fundamental problem in polymer-based nanocomposites is the large extent of agglomeration of the nanoparticles due to their high surface to volume ratio. Therefore, techn ...
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"Before the implementation of the new European Regulation1 (3 October 2002) because the break out of Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE) most animal wastes were gathered by specialised companies for transforming them into other derivatives (i.e. feeding flour of animal origin) that have caused multiple problems of infections in all Europe known in the 90s as “Mad Cow Disease”. Nowadays, those w ...
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"Enteric infections remain a major cause of morbidity and mortality globally, accounting for an estimated 2 millions deaths each year. Effective preventive and therapeutic interventions are not yet available for many etiological agents of diarrheal diseases. Furthermore, even where vaccines are available, the lag time needed to induce an immune response can be critical in epidemic situations. We ...
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Hunting for Sustainability (HUNT)

Start date: Nov 1, 2008, End date: Apr 30, 2012,

Biodiversity conservation increasingly takes place outside protected areas in multiple-use landscapes. Success in achieving biodiversity objectives is closely linked to the extent to which conservation can be integrated with the cultural, social and economic objectives and aspirations of people. Beliefs, perceptions, attitudes and preferences about biodiversity are central to the decisions made by ...
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MyOcean is THE PROJECT to set up infrastructures, services and resources to prepare the operational deployment of first Marine Core Services. My Ocean answers to the topic SPA.2007.1.1.01 - development of upgraded capabilities for existing GMES fast-track services and related (pre)operational services. MyOcean is proposed by a consortium of 67 partners spread in maritime countries: - federated aro ...
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... analyse and synthesise data from national projects and surveys, and to recommend future actions for research and policy development aiming at improving health and safety at work in a changing labour market environment in the European Union in an era of ageing populations, feminised labour markets and increased incidence of Small and Medium Enterprices (SMEs). This is achieved through co-ordinated ...
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This proposal aims to investigate the ways the destruction and subsequent selective reconstruction of the cultural heritage impact identity formation. Recent conflicts in Europe, as well as abroad, has brought the deliberate destruction of the heritage of others, as a means of inflicting pain, to the foreground. With this has come the realisation that the processes involved and thus the long-term ...
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Trans-national cooperation among Research Potential NCPs (ResPotNet)

Start date: Jan 1, 2008, End date: Dec 31, 2011,

The project aims to support research and industrial communities in the European Union’s convergence and outermost regions to fully utilize their research potential, to strengthen their capacities and to increase their participation in the Framework Programmes. The instrument to achieve this goal is the strenthening of the European Network of National Contact Points for the “Research Potential” pro ...
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Mediterranean Intermittent River Management (MIRAGE)

Start date: Jan 1, 2009, End date: Dec 31, 2011,

... n ecohydrology concepts, in the context of characterising runoff regimes and flood responses on a regional basis. Five other Mediterranean catchments, including one in Morocco, will be used as the primary focus for this work; The transfer of experience and the establishment of common guidelines is then seen as a significant support for WFD implementation across the region."
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Natural Antimicrobials For Innovative and Safe Packaging (NAFISPACK)

Start date: Nov 1, 2008, End date: Dec 31, 2011,

"The main objective of the present project is to develop novel packaging technologies that will avoid/reduce and detect the growth of pathogens and spoilage microoganism responsible for product lost in perishable food products of interest: fresh fish, fresh chicken and minimally processed vegetables (MPVs). The target foods were selected among many, for different reasons: the consumption of MPVs i ...
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... excellent model to investigate epithelial morphogenesis in vitro. I will verify RNAi mediated knockdown of expression for candidate GEFs and demonstrate that the phenotypes caused by RNAi are not primarily due to off-target effects. Then, I will characterize the phenotypes of Rho GEF RNAi knockdowns in detail and determine the subcellular localization of the GEF proteins. Finally, I aim to determ ...
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The water gas shift (WGS) reaction is a critical process in purifying hydrogen for fuel cells. As the employment of hydrogen as energy carrier is improving worldwide, the use of cost-effective low temperature WGS catalysts is required. The rational design and optimization of catalysts needs the understanding of catalyst structure and function under reaction conditions. The project will focus on th ...
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NANOstructured active MAGneto-plasmonic MAterials (NANOMAGMA)

Start date: Nov 1, 2008, End date: Oct 31, 2011,

The development of a novel concept of nanostructured material is involved in this project: the proper combination of magneto-optical (MO) and plasmonic elements to produce a magneto-plasmonic material tailored on the nanoscale. The novel magneto-plasmonic materials will offer the unique ability to control their properties in more than one way, since the magneto-optical activity will be affected b ...
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The Formation Histories of Galaxies (VESPA)

Start date: Oct 1, 2007, End date: Sep 30, 2011,

"The primary objective of this research project is to determine accurately the star formation and metallicity histories of individual galaxies to obtain further clues on the formation and evolution of galaxies. The main goal is to answer the following questions: how do galaxies with different star formation histories relate to their present environments? how is the inter-galactic medium enriched a ...
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"African swine fever (ASF) in EU member states is currently confined to Italy (Sardinia), it was recently introduced to Caucasian regions and it is highly prevalent in sub-Saharan African countries. In both the EC and Africa changes in the epidemiology of the disease have recently been observed, related to newly emerging strains of ASFV, emphasising the serious threat this disease represents to th ...
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Infrastructure Funding in the Life Sciences (ERA-Instruments)

Start date: Apr 1, 2008, End date: Sep 30, 2011,

It has become increasingly obvious that concepts and strategies for research infrastructure (RI) funding should be harmonised and coordinated within the EU. ESFRI has determined requirements for European RI funding and has presented a roadmap. Growing attention is paid to life sciences that rely on RIs of a less centralised, but more networked dimension. There is a clear need for action in the int ...
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Albeit the C-S-H gel constitutes the main ingredient of cementitious skeletons and their life-service depends crucially on it, the possibility of tuning the intrinsic nature and properties of the C-S-H gel has been simply out of reach. Fortunately this long-standing impossibility can be currently overcome by the complementary action of new experimental capacities and stronger simulations schemes w ...
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"Our project aims to gather, improve, catalogue and present characterisation techniques, methods and equipment for nanomechanical testing. European-wide activities coordinated by a new virtual centre will improve existing nanoindentation metrology to reveal structure-properties relationship at the nano-scale. These methods are the only tools to characterise nanocomposite, nanolayer and interface m ...
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90% of bacteria are found attached to solid surfaces forming structures (bio-films), that are inaccessible to drugs and antibiotics. These bio-films represent a major problem in European society in both industry and health care. Currently, however, we understand little about how these bio-films form and, more importantly, how they can be prevented. This lack of understanding means that patients of ...
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European Theoretical Spectroscopy Facility I3 (ETSF)

Start date: Jan 1, 2008, End date: Jun 30, 2011,

The European Theoretical Spectroscopy Facility addresses an important need of European science and technology by providing experimental, industrial and other researchers with access to state-of-the-art computer simulation tools for electronic excited states in matter, together with high-quality support from ETSF personnel, mirroring the massive progress in the power and resolution of new European ...
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"The response of species to changing environments is likely to be determined largely by population responses at range margins. In contrast to the expanding edge, the low-latitude limit of species ranges remains understudied, and the critical importance of its populations as long-term stores of species’ genetic diversity and foci of speciation has been little acknowledged. Here we propose to study ...
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... ial and economic burden for a large percentage of European citizens. The molecular and neurobiological bases of memory deficits are largely unknown and there are currently no drugs available that can markedly decelerate or prevent memory decline. To address this major problem, this project will investigate the role of novel synaptic cell adhesion molecules (CAMs) in memory loss, and the therapeuti ...
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... ng Orphanet website. - identify, among research projects funded at the MS level and at the EU level, those which are in need of partnership with other academic teams and/or which have a potential for market development and may benefit from a partnership with Industry. - release the information on partnership opportunities on the existing OrphanXchange website and adapt the website to meet the nee ...
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NAnocomputing Building blocks with Acquired Behaviour (NABAB)

Start date: Jan 1, 2008, End date: Mar 31, 2011,

... ransistors (FET), functionalised nanotubes FET or ZnO FET that provide a rich combination of functions (memory and gain, sensitivity to various local or global stimuli).The project will show, as a primarily target, that such a NAB can acquire a specific, non-trivial, computing function by means of an internal adaptation process (learning, reconfiguration, self-organization). Besides, an important ...
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The fossil record suggests that fish fins suffered sequential transformations, giving rise to limbs close to the origin of tetrapods. However, the molecular mechanisms that underlie this evolutionary transition remain unclear. Interestingly, Hoxd genes exhibit a single phase of expression during zebrafish fin development but, in contrast, are expressed in two independent phases during mice limb de ...
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"The trend of production and use of healthy food has focused the researchers’ attention on characterization of the phenolic profile of foods consumed in everyday diet. Fruits and fruit products are known to possess beneficial effects on health due to a wide variety of natural polyphenols and consequently a great antioxidant potential. Western Balkan Countries are predominantly agricultural with gr ...
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"Food fermentations are among the traditional industries that have a long standing history worldwide. In spite of great technological advantages, much of the industry is still based on traditional, experienced-based techniques that are strongly rooted in specific geographic regions. In food fermentations, consortia of microorganisms are essential to the process, and determine the characteristics o ...
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