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The experience of home lies at the core of everyday life, but only through migration is it revealed as a complex and elusive social construction, whose micro analysis illuminates macro social issues and problems. How home works in the life trajectories of those who left it behind, and what the search for home says of immigrant integration and of the influence of mobility on domesticity, are the ce ...
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BrennerLEC - Brenner Lower Emissions Corridor (LIFE BrennerLEC)

Start date: Sep 1, 2016, End date: Apr 30, 2021,

Background Road transport contributes greatly to the inventory of atmospheric greenhouse gas and air pollution emissions. In general, it is responsible for around 60% of NOx emissions. In regional terms, considering only road transport emissions, traffic on the regional section of the A22 highway causes 41% of NOx emissions. The EU’s ambient Air Quali ...
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Bio-electronic microsystems hold promise for repairing the damaged central nervous system (CNS). However, this potential has not been developed because their implantation inflicts additional neural injury, and ensuing inflammation and fibrosis compromise device functionality. In Neurofibres we want to achieve a breakthrough in “Neuroregenerative Bio-electronics”, developing dual-function devices t ...
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New therapies for uveal melanoma (UM Cure 2020)

Start date: Jan 1, 2016, End date: Dec 31, 2020,

Uveal melanoma (UM) is a rare intraocular tumour with an incidence of 5 cases per million individuals per year. Up to 50% of UM patients develop metastases, most often in the liver, and these are invariably fatal. Despite new discoveries in the genetic and molecular background of the primary tumour, little is known about the metastatic disease; furthermore, there is no therapy to either prevent or ...
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Prostate cancer (PCA) is a genetically heterogeneous disease. Advances in targeted hormonal therapy (second generation anti-androgens) have led to more effective management of castration-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC). Despite these highly potent drugs, disease recurs with new genomic and epigenetic alterations. In this ERC proposal, I will leverage my expertise in cancer genomics and a new comp ...
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The tremendous impact of natural hazards, such as earthquakes, tsunamis, flooding, etc, which triggered technological accidents, referred to as natural-technological (NaTech) events, was demonstrated by: i) the recent Tohoku earthquake and the following Fukushima disaster in 2011; ii) the UK’s 2015 winter floods which topped £5bn, with thousands of families and businesses that faced financial prob ...
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Cortical Representation of Abstract Semantic Knowledge (CRASK)

Start date: May 1, 2015, End date: Apr 30, 2020,

The study of semantic memory considers a broad range of knowledge extending from basic elemental concepts that allow us to recognise and understand objects like ‘an apple’, to elaborated semantic information such as knowing when it is appropriate to use a Wilcoxon Rank-Sum test. Such elaborated semantic knowledge is fundamental to our daily lives yet our understanding of the neural substrates is m ...
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"SOLSA is the first automated expert system for on-site cores analysis. With access to data on-line, great savings are expected on the number of drill holes, the accuracy of geo-models and economic evaluation of ore reserves. SOLSA responds perfectly to the need for "New sustainable exploration technologies and geo-models" of SC5-11d-2015. The objective is to “develop new or improved highly effici ...
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Flood Risk ANticipation and Communication in the Alps (LIFE FRANCA)

Start date: Jul 1, 2016, End date: Dec 31, 2019,

Background Recent hydro-geological events in Italy, such as floods and landslides, have increased public awareness of the link between climate change and the frequency and intensity of extreme weather events. The EU Floods Directive requires Member States to produce flood risk maps for all watercourses and coastlines and to take adequate and coordinated ...
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REsources from URban BIo-waSte (RES URBIS)

Start date: Jan 1, 2017, End date: Dec 31, 2019,

RES URBIS aims at making it possible to convert several types of urban bio-waste into valuable bio-based products, in an integrated single biowaste biorefinery and by using one main technology chain. This goal will be pursued through: - collection and analysis of data on urban bio-waste production and present management systems in four territorial clusters that have been selected in different cou ...
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Dream-like simulation abilities for automated cars (Dreams4Cars)

Start date: Jan 1, 2017, End date: Dec 31, 2019,

Dreams4Cars takes inspiration from the Simulation Hypothesis of Cognition – notably in the sense of Hesslow – and in particular from the idea that thoughts are chains of simulated actions and simulated perceptions. The main objective of Dreams4Cars is to set up an offline simulation mechanism in which robots, by recombining aspects of real-world experience, can produce an emulated world, with whic ...
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QROWD - Because Big Data Integration is Humanly Possible (QROWD)

Start date: Dec 1, 2016, End date: Nov 30, 2019,

Big Data integration in European cities is of utmost importance for municipalities and companies to offer effective information services, enable efficient data-driven transportation and mobility, reduce CO2 emissions, assess the efficiency of infrastructure, as well as enhance the quality of life of citizens. At present this integration is substantially limited due to the following factors: 1) Urb ...
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Since 2001’s discovery of microRNAs (miRNAs) in humans, progress in genomics and transcriptomics has increased our comprehension of gene expression regulation. miRNAs are small, noncoding RNA molecules showing huge promise as clinical biomarkers and diagnostic tools for illness and disease, as significant changes in their expression occur in response to pathological states. However, miRNA detectio ...
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An Exascale Hyperbolic PDE Engine (ExaHyPE)

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

Many aspects of our life, but also cutting-edge research questions, hinge on the solution of large systems of partial differential equations expressing conservation laws. Such equations are solved to compute accurate weather forecast, complex earthquake physics, hematic flows in patients, or the most catastrophic events in the universe. Yet, our ability to exploit the predictive power of these mod ...
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Background of the project. Based on in-depth analysis of relevant documents and statistical data it was observed that European Union(EU) faces a major challenge in higher education and lack of innovative, interactive, stimulating and open education which develops both teachers and learners’ skills. On the other hand it can be observed, that EU priority is to increase the awareness of consumers wit ...
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European Network for Cyber-security (NeCS)

Start date: Sep 1, 2015, End date: Aug 31, 2019,

The European Network for Cybersecurity (NECS) was formed in response to the increased need of highly qualified experts able to cope with all the aspects of the European cybersecurity strategy that is currently under implementation.There is indeed an evident need and opportunity to grow a new generation of young researchers able to answer this demand for expertize, trained to the changing nature o ...
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Transfer Learning within and between brains (Transfer-Learning)

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

The neural bases of adaptive behavior in social environments are far from being understood. We propose to use both computational and neuroscientific methodologies to provide new and more accurate models of learning in interactive settings. The long-term objective is to develop a neural theory of learning: a mathematical framework that describes the computations mediating social learning in terms o ...
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POVERTY, INCOME, AND EMPLOYMENT NEWS (PIE News)

Start date: Jul 1, 2016, End date: Jun 30, 2019,

The overall ambition of the PIE News project is to foster the emergence of commonfare as an alternative economic model to fight poverty, a condition affecting some 25% of the European population. Commonfare is a new collaborative form of welfare provision based on equitable governance and grassroots democracy. It entails the involvement of diverse stakeholders to facilitate the bottom-up arousal o ...
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This proposal intends to apply Synthetic Biology to create a new bacterial species, Vaccinobacter, devoted to the production of multivalent, highly effective vaccines. The project originates from the evidence that Outer membrane Vesicles (OMVs) naturally produced by all Gram-negative bacteria can induce remarkable protective immunity, a property already exploited to develop anti-Neisseria vaccines ...
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Living Architecture (LIAR)

Start date: Apr 1, 2016, End date: Mar 31, 2019,

Living Architecture (LIAR) is a modular bioreactor-wall, which is based on the operational principles of microbial fuel cell technology and synthetic ‘consortia’ of microbes. LIAR is conceived as a next-generation selectively-programmable bioreactor and integral component of human dwelling, capable of extracting valuable resources from waste water and air, generation of oxygen and production of p ...
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One of the most striking demonstrations of experience-dependent plasticity comes from studies of blind individuals showing that the occipital cortex (traditionally considered as purely visual) massively changes its functional tuning to support the processing of non-visual inputs. These mechanisms of crossmodal plasticity, classically considered compensatory, inevitably raise crucial challenges for ...
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Perceptual Awareness in the Reorganizing Brain (Perceptual Awareness)

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

"The present project aims at casting light on the neural and cognitive reorganization of visual function following unilateral lesion at various levels of the central visual system such as optic tract, optic radiation, primary visual cortex, extrastriate visual areas. In the first part of the project we will employ behavioural as well as brain imaging methods to study the basic neural mechanisms of ...
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Advancing the European Multilingual Experience (ATHEME)

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

"The project Advancing The European Multilingual Experience (AThEME) takes an integrated approach towards the study of multilingualism in Europe by incorporating and combining linguistic, cognitive and sociological perspectives; by studying multilingualism in Europe at three different levels of societal magnitude, viz. the individual multilingual citizen, the multilingual group, and the multilingu ...
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"Failure in ductile materials results from a multiscale interaction of discrete microstructures hierarchically emerging through subsequent material instabilities and self-organizing into regular patterns (shear band clusters, for instance). The targets of the project are: (i.) to disclose the failure mechanisms of materials through analysis of material instabilities and (ii.) to develop innovative ...
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Quantum simulations of insulators and conductors (QUIC)

Start date: Mar 1, 2015, End date: Feb 28, 2019,

It is now accepted that the conducting or insulating nature of matter is based on various separate ingredients (e.g. disorder, interactions, band filling, dimensionality, topology, etc.). However, their complex interplay is still beyond our understanding because experiments are very difficult and numerical calculations are often inefficient, even for supercomputers. In QUIC we want to achieve a br ...
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The combination of longer life expectancy, evolving socio-economical norms and conditions, and new technologies are dramatically changing life after retirement, and not always for the better. In more and more countries, pensioners find themselves with many years in front of them, some of them likely characterized by reduced physical and cognitive abilities. For older adults, this span of time out ...
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Water and water-related services are major components of the human wellbeing, and as such are major factors of socio-economic development in Europe; yet freshwater systems are under threat by a variety of stressors (organic and inorganic pollution, geomorphological alterations, land cover change, water abstraction, invasive species and pathogens. Some stressors, such as water scarcity, can be a st ...
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In the literature on numerical cognition, vision was for a long time assumed to play an important role in the development of number representations. In line with this idea, I recently demonstrated that congenitally blind (CB) present a qualitatively different representation of numbers by comparison to their sighted peers. In this project, I propose to further explore with fMRI techniques whether t ...
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network infrastructure as commons (netCommons)

Start date: Jan 1, 2016, End date: Dec 31, 2018,

Communication and information distribution are key components of a modern society. The advent of the Internet has been often invoked as a remedy for their democratization. The truth shows a different picture: the digital divide is widening the gap between those who can access and take advantage of the new systems, and those who remain disconnected.The Internet’s unsustainability, coupled with the ...
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Viruses are a key and yet neglected component of freshwater ecosystems. By impacting bacterial communities they influence evolutionary dynamics, mineralisation processes, energy transfer across trophic levels and greenhouse gas emission. Nonetheless, they are among the least understood organisms.This project proposes a multidisciplinary breakthrough combining metagenomics, microbiology, and advanc ...
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The NURSLIN project is a breakthrough initiative to identify common denominators in the academic sectors in Uzbekistan. The wider objective is to approach the Uzbek higher education to real needs of economic and social development of the country. The specific objectives are the following: - establishing of the National Committee on QF in Uzbekistan, together with the national Ministry of Educatio ...
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In this proposal we aim to expose and characterize members of the human-associated microbial dark matter and exploit the novel information to dramatically enhance the resolution of metagenomic profiling and develop accurate predictive/diagnostic tools.As a first step we will discover currently uncharacterized human microbiome members from metagenomic data through novel application of assembly-base ...
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The goal of this project proposal is to investigate the neural mechanisms of motor control in relation to primary visual function in healthy adults. In particular, I will examine the role of primary visual cortex (V1) in action planning and execution by using a combination of neuroimaging, neurostimulation and behavioural techniques.Recent evidence shows an involvement of V1 in action planning whe ...
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Energy oriented Centre of Excellence for computer applications (EoCoE)

Start date: Oct 1, 2015, End date: Sep 30, 2018,

The aim of the present proposal is to establish an Energy Oriented Centre of Excellence for computing applications, (EoCoE). EoCoE (pronounce “Echo”) will use the prodigious potential offered by the ever-growing computing infrastructure to foster and accelerate the European transition to a reliable and low carbon energy supply. To achieve this goal, we believe that the present revolution in hardwa ...
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The UE and the political development in South-East Europe

Start date: Sep 1, 2015, End date: Aug 31, 2018,

EUSEE aims at contributing to a number of general Erasmus + objectives. Building on the growing interest for EU’s foreign and neighbourhood policies, as well as on a long-standing concern among Italian students (and, more broadly, within Italian civil society and the general public) for political, economic and social developments in South-eastern Europe, the proposal aims at contributing to a numb ...
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In the EU, 6 million young people between 18 and 24 do not have a finished VET or another secondary school. Consequently, these youngsters face deprivation and unemployment, which in turn influences the social and economical development of a country. Especially migrants and Roma face these difficulties. Furthermore, these groups face discrimination at the transition from general school to VET, as ...
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Environmental learning innovation for more knowledge and better jobs

Start date: Sep 1, 2015, End date: Aug 31, 2018,

At the global level it is already known our dependence on a healthy environment and the fact that environmental problems go over national and regional borders. To achieve this aim we need adequate training and access to higher and actual skills through better education and training systems. Mutual learning in field of environmental engineering between important and experimented actors in European ...
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microRNAs: ROLES IN AXON GUIDANCE DURING BRAIN WIRING (GUIDANCE-miR)

Start date: Sep 1, 2014, End date: Aug 31, 2018,

The precise elaboration and specification of neuronal circuits is at the basis of any properly functioning nervous system. For circuits to be established, neurons form remarkably accurate connections with their target cells during development. How are these connections established? Neurons send out cell protrusions called axons, which navigate in a complex environment to reach their exact target, ...
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Huntington’s disease (HD) is neurodegenerative disease caused by a CAG repeat expansion mutation in the HTT gene. The pathological process, which ultimately leads to neuronal loss mainly in the caudate and putamen, is induced - in a truly dominant manner - by a single copy of the mutant allele. Transcriptional deregulation has becoming a prevailing feature in HD and changes at single-gene level in ...
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Research integrity is a growing concern among scientists, research organisations, policy makers, and the public, expressed in a proliferation of ethical codes, guidelines, and procedures. While this proliferation calls for harmonisation and coordination, there is little factual knowledge about the actual processes leading to misconduct or the effectiveness of current integrity policies.PRINTEGER a ...
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