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SIgnals and REgulatory Networks in early plant embryogenesis

Objective

The focus of SIREN’s network partners within this present project is to train young biologists in using integrated approaches to study and understand SIgnals and REgulatory Networks (SIREN) in early plant embryogenesis at their internationally acknowledged European research sites. The multidisciplinary, interface-oriented approach will give fundamental insight into the regulatory system of early plant embryogenesis and synthesize a plausible descriptive and predictive mathematical model. Early plant embryogenesis represents the first time in plant life that new cell fates are established, and is an excellent model for de novo establishment of meristems, plant stem cell niches. Plant early embryogenesis research has been notoriously difficult to address experimentally. SIREN’s network partners together represent the European critical mass in plant embryogenesis research and now join their knowledge and different technologies such as flow-sorting and microarray technology, sensitive proteomics technology, high-throughput mRNA ISH technology and SPIM microscopy within an exclusive technological platform. The recent identification of a number of key regulators of early embryogenesis provide a unique starting point for an integrated, multidisciplinary and intersectorial approach that will identify the regulatory networks that underlie early plant embryogenesis. Ultimately, these networks will be abstracted by mathematical modeling. Knowledge gained from studying this biological problem will be of high interest for agro-industry in optimizing plant biomass. Furthermore, the integrated approach can serve as a model for similar studies on other aspects of plant growth and development. Last but not least, SIREN’s trainees will get an excellent career perspective through the wide range of technical and methodical skills and knowledge learnt within SIREN.

Field of science

  • /medical and health sciences/medical biotechnology/cells technologies/stem cells
  • /natural sciences/mathematics/applied mathematics/mathematical model
  • /agricultural sciences/agricultural biotechnology/biomass
  • /natural sciences/biological sciences/biochemistry/biomolecules/proteins/proteomics

Call for proposal

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

MC-ITN - Networks for Initial Training (ITN)

Coordinator

EBERHARD KARLS UNIVERSITAET TUEBINGEN
Address
Geschwister-scholl-platz
72074 Tuebingen
Germany
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 258 950
Administrative Contact
Jutta Pickel (Ms.)

Participants (9)

WAGENINGEN UNIVERSITY
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 215 248
Address
Droevendaalsesteeg 4
6708 PB Wageningen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Jos Teunissen (Mr.)
THE UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH

Participation ended

United Kingdom
Address
Old College, South Bridge
EH8 9YL Edinburgh
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Angela Noble (Ms.)
UNIVERSITEIT UTRECHT
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 361 536
Address
Heidelberglaan 8
3584 CS Utrecht
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
A.M. Haijma (Ms.)
THE CHANCELLOR, MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 217 897
Address
Wellington Square University Offices
OX1 2JD Oxford
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Stephen Conway (Dr.)
ALBERT-LUDWIGS-UNIVERSITAET FREIBURG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 341 326
Address
Fahnenbergplatz
79098 Freiburg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Thomas Laux (Prof.)
INTAVIS Bioanalytical Instruments AG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 159 124
Address
Nattermannallee 1
50829 Koln
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Peter Beck (Mr.)
BRIGITTE ROHNER

Participation ended

Austria
Address
Grosse Schiffgasse 5 23
1020 Wien
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Brigitte Rohner (Ms.)
PUNKT INTERNATIONAL GMBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 135 588
Address
Lowengasse 45/2
1030 Wien
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Brigitte Rohner (Ms.)
ECOLE NORMALE SUPERIEURE DE LYON
France
EU contribution
€ 210 331
Address
Parvis Rene Descartes 15
69342 Lyon
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Jeremy Pretet