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Training network on protective immune modulation in warm water fish by feeding glucans

Objective

The production of a young highly trained scientific group which will stimulate the development of a protection philosophy to disease is urgently needed in the European aquaculture and ornamental fisheries sector. The expansion of this important European commercial sector is also severely affected because of the lack of an industrial critical mass which would allow individual enterprises to establish an appropriate training programme. NEMO will address these important European issues with a co-ordinated scientific and complementary skills programme incorporating the training expertise available in Universities, Research Institutes and Industry. It will also meet the numerous challenges that face the application of biofuel to energy generation and in particular, the use of biofuel byproducts i.e. β glucan, as a natural, environmentally friendly, protective immunomodulator in the warm water aquaculture and ornamental sector. In meeting this scientific aim NEMO will also attain its training aim which is to provide a cohort of young scientists trained in generic and commercial skills, and the necessary specialised cellular, molecular and structural techniques who will become a catalyst for innovative developments in the utilization of biofuel byproducts in a range of scientific areas including fisheries, agriculture in general, and health. The project incorporates expertise and training courses in both Western and Eastern Europe giving reciprocal access to specialised facilities. NEMO will therefore benefit the sixteen young scientists, both early stage and experienced researchers, by giving them access research methods individually matched to their requirements and career aspirations. It will also provide the necessary complementary and cultural skills, together with a commercial awareness which enable these highly trained individuals to disseminate techniques, skills and knowledge throughout the EU.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels/biofuels
  • /agricultural sciences/agriculture, forestry, and fisheries/fisheries
  • /agricultural sciences/agriculture, forestry, and fisheries
  • /agricultural sciences/agriculture, forestry, and fisheries/agriculture
  • /humanities/philosophy, ethics and religion/philosophy

Call for proposal

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

MC-ITN - Networks for Initial Training (ITN)

Coordinator

UNIVERSITY OF KEELE ROYAL CHARTER
Address
Keele University Finance Dpt
ST5 5BG Keele
United Kingdom
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 724 384,80
Administrative Contact
David Hoole (Prof.)

Participants (8)

WAGENINGEN UNIVERSITY
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 664 329,41
Address
Droevendaalsesteeg 4
6708 PB Wageningen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Gerda Bakker (Ms.)
DANMARKS TEKNISKE UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 485 293,60
Address
Anker Engelundsvej 1 Bygning 101 A
2800 Kgs Lyngby
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Torger Borresen (Prof.)
STIFTUNG TIERAERZTLICHE HOCHSCHULE HANNOVER
Germany
EU contribution
€ 408 408
Address
Bunteweg 2
30559 Hannover
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Peter Joppe (Mr.)
ZAKLAD ICHTIOBIOLOGII I GOSPODARKIRYBACKIEJ POLSKIEJ AKADEMII NAUK
Poland
EU contribution
€ 337 309,39
Address
Ul. Kalinowa 2
43 520 Chybie-zaborze
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Andrzej Pilarczyk (Dr.)
UNIVERSITY OF PLYMOUTH
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 207 558,20
Address
Drake Circus
PL4 8AA Plymouth
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
John Martin (Dr.)
TETRA GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 83 337,40
Address
Herrenteich 78
49324 Melle
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Nadine Grabbe (Ms.)
BIOMAR A/S
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 84 500,60
Address
Myl Erichsensvej 35
7330 Brande
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Ole Christensen (Dr.)
Biorigin Scandinavia AS
Norway
EU contribution
€ 83 676,70
Address
Arbinsgate 4
0253 Oslo
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Rolf Nordmo (Dr.)