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Pathogenomics and Systems Biology of Fungal Infections – An Integrative Approach

Objective

The vision of the FINSysB Network is to generate bright, ambitious and well-trained young researchers capable of contributing significantly to the knowledge-base and economy of the European Union. We will achieve this goal by providing a strong, multidisciplinary training for early stage and experienced researchers in the pathobiology, genomics, molecular biology, bioinformatics and systems biology of the medically important fungus, Candida albicans. This microbe causes frequent infections in otherwise healthy individuals and is a common cause of potentially lethal hospital acquired infections in intensive care patients in the EU. Our well-integrated research programme will dissect and model the molecular interactions that take place between this fungal pathogen and its human host during disease progression. FINSysB partners are all internationally renowned, contributing complementary expertise in pathobiology, genomics, molecular biology, bioinformatics and systems biology. Our two SME partners provide a well-defined route for the translation of our research into the development of novel, clinically useful diagnostic tools and antifungal therapies. Our research activities will be supplemented by well-structured training programmes in research skills and complementary transferable skills. This training extends successful programmes that were established during FP6. They will impart state-of-the-art skills in modern predictive and experimental biology as well as useful generic skills. The personal development plans of our young researchers will be enhanced further by secondments to industrial and academic partners and by attendance at advanced summer schools (e.g. on Human Fungal Pathogens, and Yeast Systems Biology). Using this combination of approaches we will provide our early stage and experienced researchers with well-defined career opportunities and equip them with the tools to compete effectively on the international stage.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/biological sciences/molecular biology

Call for proposal

FP7-PEOPLE-2007-1-1-ITN
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Funding Scheme

MC-ITN - Networks for Initial Training (ITN)

Coordinator

THE UNIVERSITY COURT OF THE UNIVERSITY OF ABERDEEN
Address
King's College Regent Walk
AB24 3FX Aberdeen
United Kingdom
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 942 332,01
Administrative Contact
Frederick Stevenson-Robb (Mr.)

Participants (11)

INSTITUT PASTEUR
France
EU contribution
€ 314 821,10
Address
Rue Du Docteur Roux 25-28
75724 Paris Cedex 15
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Nadia Khelef (Dr.)
LEIBNIZ-INSTITUT FUR NATURSTOFF-FORSCHUNG UND INFEKTIONSBIOLOGIE EV HANS-KNOLL-ISTITUT
Germany
EU contribution
€ 308 875,60
Address
Beutenberg Strasse 11A
07745 Jena
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Michael Ramm (Dr.)
HEINRICH-HEINE-UNIVERSITAET DUESSELDORF
Germany
EU contribution
€ 220 959,20
Address
Universitaetsstrasse 1
40225 Dusseldorf
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Joachim Ernst (Prof.)
INSTITUT NATIONAL DE RECHERCHE POUR L'AGRICULTURE, L'ALIMENTATION ET L'ENVIRONNEMENT
France
EU contribution
€ 205 140,09
Address
147 Rue De L'universite
75007 Paris Cedex 07
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Moctar Diaby (Ms.)
UNIVERSITEIT VAN AMSTERDAM
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 412 495,61
Address
Spui 21
1012WX Amsterdam
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Allard De Haart (Mr.)
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI PERUGIA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 224 253,69
Address
Piazza Dell Universita 1
06123 Perugia
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Anna Vecchiarelli (Prof.)
STICHTING KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 392 695,61
Address
Geert Grooteplein Noord 9
6525 EZ Nijmegen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Christian Zedlitz (Mr.)
Klinik Max Planck Institut für Psychiatrie

Participation ended

Germany
Address
Hofgartenstrasse 8
80539 Muenchen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Edda Klipp (Prof.)
WEIZMANN INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE
Israel
EU contribution
€ 184 609,70
Address
Herzl Street 234
7610001 Rehovot
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Naama Barkai (Prof.)
F2G Ltd
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 211 730,19
Address
Po Box 1 Lankro Way 1
M30 0BH Manchester
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Michael Birch (Dr.)
HUMBOLDT-UNIVERSITAET ZU BERLIN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 220 959,20
Address
Unter Den Linden 6
10117 Berlin
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Brigitte Lehmann (Dr.)