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Dynamic Regulation of photosynthEsis in light-Acclimated organisMs

Objective

Cultivation of plants consumes huge resources of water for irrigation and energy for lighting. Introducing disruptive technologies is key to improve plants and enable their parsimonious cultivation.
DREAM overtakes these challenges by gathering an interdisciplinary consortium sharing a same radical vision: to measure and exploit the dynamics of photosynthesis regulation under natural-like light conditions for selective sensing – monitoring the plant state – and enhancing lighting efficiency in controlled environments.
We develop ground-breaking instruments and acquisition protocols unraveling unprecedented kinetic data from microalgae and plants (including tomato as a crop species) by using novel periodically modulated or randomly fluctuating illuminations, chlorophyll fluorescence, and original luminescent nanosensors. These data are processed with comprehensive theoretical tools (system identification, dynamical systems, system control, machine learning) to build a powerful dynamical model which delivers categorizing fingerprints for highly selective sensing and tailored modulated illuminations for enhancing lighting efficiency. Finally, we implement a server with incremental learning from an open source community to extend sensing to organisms and environmental conditions much beyond the ones used in our DREAM project.
DREAM will expand knowledge on photosynthesis regulation and lead to major achievements: categorizing plant states (sensing stresses, selecting improved plants), improving controlled ecosystems (equipping lighting with sensing and decreasing its cost), and instrument design (targeting scientists and many more end-users). DREAM will further improve innovation in key European industries active in the fields of scientific instruments, phenotyping, and plant production while increasing resource use efficiency so as to improve environmental quality and offer better and safer products to consumers.

Coordinator

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
Net EU contribution
€ 755 781,25
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
France

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Region
Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00

Participants (6)

Third-party

Legal entity other than a subcontractor which is affiliated or legally linked to a participant. The entity carries out work under the conditions laid down in the Grant Agreement, supplies goods or provides services for the action, but did not sign the Grant Agreement. A third party abides by the rules applicable to its related participant under the Grant Agreement with regard to eligibility of costs and control of expenditure.

SORBONNE UNIVERSITE
France
Net EU contribution
€ 150 000,00
Address
21 Rue De L'ecole De Medecine
75006 Paris

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Region
Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Paris
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM JULICH GMBH
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 485 875,00
Address
Wilhelm Johnen Strasse
52428 Julich

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Region
Nordrhein-Westfalen Köln Düren
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
UNIVERZITA PALACKEHO V OLOMOUCI
Czechia
Net EU contribution
€ 435 000,00
Address
Krizkovskeho 8
771 47 Olomouc

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Region
Střední Morava Olomoucký kraj
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT EINDHOVEN
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 496 402,50
Address
Groene Loper 3
5612 AE Eindhoven

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Region
Noord-Brabant Zuidoost-Noord-Brabant
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
SONY EUROPE BV
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 467 750,00
Address
Taurusavenue 16
2132 LS Hoofddorp

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Region
West-Nederland Noord-Holland Groot-Amsterdam
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
IN SRL IMPRESA SOCIALE
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 299 217,60
Address
Via Carducci 9a
33100 Udine

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Nord-Est Friuli-Venezia Giulia Udine
Activity type
Other
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00