Search for European Projects

Over 40 European Projects Found

Searched on 125080 European Projects

 ONGOING 
Eusociality, in which workers sacrifice their own reproduction to rear the offspring of queens, is a major focus of interest in evolutionary biology. A key aim during recent decades has been to understand the conflicts of interest within eusocial groups. In contrast, however, little is known about the underlying genetic architecture. In this proposal, we will use a mixture of field experiments and ...
Read Project

 1

 ONGOING 
DNA single-strand breaks (SSBs) are the most frequent DNA lesions arising in cells and are a major threat to cell survival and genome integrity, as indicated by the elevated genetic deletion, embryonic lethality, or neurological disease observed if single-strand break repair (SSBR) is attenuated. In particular, SSBR defects are associated with hereditary neurodegeneration in humans, as illustrated ...
Read Project

 1

 ONGOING 
In many European countries with ostensibly liberal abortion laws, women face legal restrictions to abortion beyond the first trimester of pregnancy, as well as other barriers to legal abortion, in particular shortages of providers willing and able to offer abortion due to poor training and to conscientious objection among physicians. The Council of Europe has recognized that conscientious objectio ...
Read Project

 2

 ONGOING 
All visual systems are specialised to best serve an animal’s sensory niche, yet how such specialisations are achieved through phylogenetic and developmental adaptations of the ‘common vertebrate visual system blueprint’ are poorly understood. I will study these adaptations in the visual system of zebrafish. I will use two-photon functional imaging and computational modelling to investigate how the ...
Read Project

 1

 ONGOING 

Genetic and Small Molecule Modifiers of Lysosomal Function (LysoMod)

Start date: Mar 1, 2017, End date: Feb 28, 2021,

LysoMod will innovate in the area of personalized medicine for disorders linked to lysosomal dysfunction. This will be achieved by implementing a collaborative staff-exchange program between highly complementary and multidisciplinary academic and non-academic partners with expertise in pharmacology, medicinal chemistry, cell biology, biochemistry, mouse and human genetics, transcriptomics, proteom ...
Read Project

 8

 ONGOING 
"This project will be the first to create, prototype and evaluate a radically new human-computer interaction paradigm that empowers the unadorned user to reach into levitating matter, see it, feel it, manipulate it and hear it. Our users can interact with the system in a walk-up-and-use manner without any user instrumentation.As we are moving away from keyboards and mice to touch and touchless int ...
Read Project

 5

 ONGOING 
The Paris Agreement substantially increased the need for countries and regions to understand the full economic, social and environmental implications of the deep decarbonisation to which the global community is now committed. The EU has long had decarbonisation ambitions, but there remains considerable uncertainty as to precisely how these ambitions will be achieved, or what the impacts of such ac ...
Read Project

 15

 ONGOING 
Trust, Global Traders, and Commodities in a Chinese International CityYiwu, a city of 2 million in China’s commercially vibrant Zheijang province, is known by traders from countries including Afghanistan and Syria, the Ukraine and Mexico, and the UK and Russia, as being the world’s hub for wholesale of ‘small commodities’. Journalists have recently been struck both by Yiwu’s significance to consu ...
Read Project

 4

 ONGOING 
This project will generate the first ever theoretically and empirically-grounded comparative and comprehensive picture of the status and legal experiences of asylum-seekers across Europe claiming international protection on the basis of their sexual orientation or gender identity (SOGI), and determine how the European asylum systems can treat more fairly asylum claims based on the claimant’s SOGI. ...
Read Project

 2

 ONGOING 
EmERGE will develop a mHealth platform to enable self-management of HIV in patients with stable disease. The platform will build upon and integrate the existing mHealth solutions operated by pioneering healthcare providers in the UK and Spain and apply a rigorous co-design approach to ensure patient and clinician input to the solution. The platform will provide users with web based and mobile devi ...
Read Project

 13

 ONGOING 

Sensory Experiences for Interactive Technologies (SenseX)

Start date: Apr 1, 2015, End date: Mar 31, 2020,

The senses we call upon to interact with technology are still very limited relying mostly on visual and auditory senses. The grand challenge and vision of this project is to gain a rich and integrated understanding on touch, taste, and smell experiences for interactive technologies.We aim to achieve this ambitious grand vision by 1) creating a ‘sensory interaction framework’ on the bases of a syst ...
Read Project

 1

 ONGOING 
Alcohol addiction ranks among the primary global causes of preventable death and disabilities in human population, but treatment options are very limited. Rational strategies for design and development of novel, evidence based therapies for alcohol addiction are still missing. Within this project, we will utilize a translational approach based on clinical studies and animal experiments to fill thi ...
Read Project

 13

 ONGOING 
All visual information is broadcasted by an intra-retinal pathway formed by a group of neurons called bipolar cells. They collect photoreceptor signals in the outer retina and relay the signals to the inner retinal neurons. This transfer of visual information is far from passive: Each of the at least 10 bipolar cell types transforms the photoreceptor signals in a unique and highly specific way. As ...
Read Project

 11

 ONGOING 

Modelling and Computation of Shocks and Interfaces (ModCompShock)

Start date: Oct 1, 2015, End date: Sep 30, 2019,

"The proposed ITN entitled "Modelling and computation of Shocks and Interfaces" will focus on the training of young researchers in the general area of nonlinear hyperbolic and convection dominated PDEs with emphasis on innovative modelling and computational methods.The research program of the proposed ITN is centered on an important field (in terms of both history and scope), that is placed at th ...
Read Project

 8

 ONGOING 
Against the background of the ongoing crisis of the world’s food systems, this research project investigates how agricultural knowledge shapes, and is shaped by, its broader cultural, economic, socio-technical and socio-ecological context. A transdisciplinary approach –theoretically and empirically explorative, methodologically innovative, and action-oriented—to the production, transmission and ap ...
Read Project

 1

 ONGOING 
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) is a fatal degenerative disorder of the brain and spinal cord affecting some 40,000 individuals in Europe, causing 11,000 deaths each year. Our pioneering work on riluzole showed that it is possible to modify ALS progression but all subsequent trials of potential neuroprotective agents have failed. Thus, drug development in ALS, including trial design, patient s ...
Read Project

 12

 FINISHED 

Precision Cosmological Parameters (CosmoPars)

Start date: May 1, 2014, End date: Apr 30, 2019,

Proposal summary (half page, possibly copy/paste abstract from the administrative form A1)Observations of the Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB) allow us to see 98% of the way to the big bang, back to a time when the Universe was only a few hundred thousand years old. Other forthcoming data will probe the more local universe in great detail. To test different possible universe models we need accura ...
Read Project

 1

 FINISHED 
“Enabling Excellence” offers integral R&D training at PhD level around one of the most active and exciting topics at the forefront of nanoscience and nanotechnology, graphene-based nanostructures and materials. We propose a training experience built on three interrelated pillars, namely COMPREHENSION AND CONTROL, COMMERCE, and COMMUNICATION.*Comprehension & Control* covers fundamental knowledge of ...
Read Project

 8

 FINISHED 
Participation – defined in this project as the social practice of engaging in personal and social change – links private and public life, biography and history, and forms a mechanism for social action. Twenty years after the ratification of the United Nations Convention for the Rights of the Child (1989) the international community is no closer to identifying what constitutes a ‘good enough’ model ...
Read Project

 1

 FINISHED 
"Our memories define who we are and allow us to live independently. Conscious memory is commonly split into two components; “episodic memory” for events that are specific in time and place, and “semantic memory” for our conceptual knowledge about the world. The acquisition of both episodic and semantic memories depends upon the hippocampal formation (HF) and its interactions with other brain regio ...
Read Project

 1

 FINISHED 
Cell migration (cell motility) is a fundamental biological process that is pivotal in (i) tissue formation and repair (health) and (ii) tissue invasion during carcinogenesis (disease). Understanding and controlling cell migration will have major clinical impact. Clarifying mechanisms driving cell motility has been challenging due to the complex underlying cellular mechanisms; these involve multipl ...
Read Project

 11

 FINISHED 
Dobutamine and adrenaline are widely used as second line therapy for systemic hypotension in infants. Dopamine is currently the most widely used first line drug. In neonates, sustained hypotension may, and impaired organ perfusion will, cause brain injury and poor neurodevelopmental outcomes. All three catecholamines are currently used off-label and have different modes of action which may result ...
Read Project

 20

 FINISHED 
Daily life confronts us with information across multiple senses in parallel and we must somehow unite these sensations into a coherent interpretation of the world. MULTISENSE will explain how the human brain comes to develop this complex ability, and how certain genetically ‘pre-marked’ brains can come to experience multisensory integration in remarkable ways. Implicit associations across the sens ...
Read Project

 1

 FINISHED 
Both the models concerning the future climate evolution and its impacts, as well as the models assessing the costs and benefits associated with different mitigation pathways face a high degree of uncertainty. There is an urgent need to not only understand the costs and risks associated with climate change but also the risks, uncertainties and co-effects related to different mitigation pathways as ...
Read Project

 12

 FINISHED 

The Cultural Politics of Dirt in Africa, 1880 - present (DIRTPOL)

Start date: Sep 1, 2013, End date: Aug 31, 2018,

... enerates as a starting point for comparative interdisciplinary case-studies. Employing a range of methodologies, the two teams of researchers at the Participating Institutions (Kenyatta University, Nairobi, and University of Lagos) in Years 1-5, and the doctoral and postdoctoral researchers at the Host Institution (University of Sussex) in Years 3-5, will identify local African representations and ...
Read Project

 3

 FINISHED 

A Quantum Boost for Atomic Sensors (QBAS)

Start date: Aug 9, 2016, End date: Aug 8, 2018,

Atom interferometry provides extremely sensitive measurements of quantities such as rotations and accelerations. This project will theoretically investigate how quantum entanglement between atoms and photons can enhance the sensitivity of atom-interferometry. The aim of this project is to drastically enhance the sensitivity of atom interferometers, to deliver practical sensing devices of unprecede ...
Read Project

 1

 FINISHED 
This is a project for higher education student and staff mobility between Programme Countries and Partner Countries. Please consult the website of the organisation to obtain additional details.
Read Project

 1

 FINISHED 
Contemporary research endeavours aim at equipping artificial systems with human-like cognitive skills, in an attempt to promote their intelligence beyond repetitive task accomplishment. However, despite the crucial role that the sense of time has in human cognition, both in perception and action, the capacity of artificial agents to experience the flow of time remains largely unexplored. The inabi ...
Read Project

 7

 FINISHED 
Colour vision deficiency (CVD) is a genetic disorder of colour vision that affects 7.4% of European males and 0.4% of European females. Although there are reliable tests for diagnosing CVD in adults and older children, there are only a few tests for young children, and fundamental issues with these tests render them unreliable. For example, colours used in the tests are too similar for young child ...
Read Project

 1

 FINISHED 

Innovation-fuelled, Sustainable, Inclusive Growth (ISIGrowth)

Start date: May 1, 2015, End date: Apr 30, 2018,

ISIGrowth aims to offer comprehensive diagnostics of the relationships between innovation, employment dynamics and growth in an increasingly globalized and financialised world economy, and, on the grounds of such analysis, elaborate a set of policy scenarios and deliver a coherent policy toolkit able to achieve the Europe 2020 objectives of smart, sustainable and inclusive growth. ISIGrowth brings ...
Read Project

 7

 FINISHED 

Human Brain Project Specific Grant Agreement 1 (HBP SGA1)

Start date: Apr 1, 2016, End date: Mar 31, 2018,

Understanding the human brain is one of the greatest scientific challenges of our time. Such an understanding can provide profound insights into our humanity, leading to fundamentally new computing technologies, and transforming the diagnosis and treatment of brain disorders. Modern ICT brings this prospect within reach. The HBP Flagship Initiative (HBP) thus proposes a unique strategy that uses I ...
Read Project

 126

 FINISHED 

Chromosome self-clearing completes sister chromatid separation (SELFCC)

Start date: Apr 1, 2013, End date: Mar 31, 2018,

"In this research program, we propose the new concept that sister chromatid separation in mitosis is completed as a result of the dynamic intrinsic structural changes of chromosomes, i.e. through cycles of regional chromosome stretching and recoiling, which we call the self-clearing mechanism of chromosomes. By developing several novel methods, we will establish this new concept and demonstrate th ...
Read Project

 2

 FINISHED 
"The ancient Greeks believed that eyes are the source of beams of light that allow human beings to see. In Greek mythology THEIA, Titan goddess of sight, was in fact the mother of the Sun, Moon, and Dawn. Gaining from this inspiration, this research plan focuses on the development of accessible technologies to exploit the several probing capabilities demonstrated by Terahertz (THz) waves, targetin ...
Read Project

 1

 FINISHED 

TEMPORARY VERSUS PERMANENT MIGRATION (TEMPER)

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

"The overall objective of the TEMPER project consists of providing a comprehensive assessment of the pros and cons of recent initiatives to promote circular migration as an alternative to more traditional forms of temporary and permanent migration, not only among prospective migrants but also among current residents in the EU. These initiatives usually rely on a poor understanding of the ultimate ...
Read Project

 8

 FINISHED 

Distributed Global Financial Systems for Society (DOLFINS)

Start date: Mar 1, 2015, End date: Feb 28, 2018,

The DOLFINS project addresses the global challenge of making the financial system better serve society by placing scientific evidence and citizens participation at the centre of the policy process in finance. The project strives to give scientific evidence and citizens participation central roles in the policy process concerning finance. DOLFINS will focus on two crucial and interconnected policy ...
Read Project

 15

 FINISHED 

New Frontiers in Quantum Simulation (NewFQS)

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

"Quantum Simulation has evolved into an active multidisciplinary field in physics, involving experimentalists and theorists working at the interface of Quantum Optics, Condensed Matter physics, and Quantum Information Science. In particular, an increasing experimental effort is focused in new technologies to scale up current setups, such as arrays of ion microtraps and arrays of coupled microwave ...
Read Project

 1

 FINISHED 
Research on international youth mobility has been fragmented, mostly based on relatively small samples and case studies. YMOBILITY develops a comprehensive research programme which addresses the following:• Identifying, and quantifying, the main types of international youth mobility in the EU, and their key characteristics. Particular attention will be given to differences between and within three ...
Read Project

 10

 FINISHED 
"In the framework of signal transport, photonics has already demonstrated its superior performance over electronic approaches and it is therefore critical that short optical pulse monitoring will be capable of measuring an optical signal in its whole complex nature – i.e., in both amplitude and phase. With the relentless increase in optical channel bit rates and the recent global trend towards opt ...
Read Project

 1

 FINISHED 
Governments in Europe (and beyond) have begun to express grave concern about a number of acute, transnational health threats endangering their citizens and economies. Whether it is the spectre of a future pandemic, the threat of a bioterrorist attack, or the continuing burden of infectious diseases in many developing countries - strengthening the protection against transnational public health thre ...
Read Project

 1

 FINISHED 
The human voice is a social tool. Non-linguistic voice cues can influence judgements of attractiveness, formidability, trustworthiness, intelligence, and general likeability, with meaningfully differential social outcomes depending on whether ones voice is credited, unduly or not, with positive or negative attributes. Yet, despite its apparent societal implications and the known capacity for vocal ...
Read Project

 1