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Chloroplast Signals

Objective

COSI integrates young researchers in a network of 10 leading European research centres, including Bayer BioScience as industrial partner. We aim at identification of regulatory principles governing chloroplast metabolism, a crucial factor for agricultural productivity. Specifically we want to identify chloroplast-related protein kinases and their targets and associated calcium signals. A long term objective of COSI is increased plant productivity under stress conditions. COSI has expertise in various aspects of photosynthesis in algae and higher plants and in plant signal transduction. This unique combination will be used to identify major regulatory principles of plant organellar metabolism principally also applying far beyond the plant field. Thus training and knowledge can be transferred to many other fields in life sciences. An integrated working programme consisting of working packages, jointly coordinated by two groups of the network, guarantees maximal use of complementary expertises and strengthens ongoing interactions between partners. In addition to intensive exchange and collaboration of the involved young researchers, special training courses will introduce the young researchers in basic methods, which are required for their work and furthermore help them to develop complementary skills. Early stage researchers will be supported by a mentoring programme to enhance their personnel development. Special emphasis will be placed on promotion of women. A training course at Bayer BioScience will expose young researchers to an industrial environment and provide them with industrial relevant skills. COSI will offer hands-on training in cutting-edge technologies such as bioinformatics, live-cell imaging, mass spectrometry and metabolomics and establish an outstanding European research community in organellar signal transduction, an emerging new and competitive research field of central importance in life sciences.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/chemical sciences/inorganic chemistry/inorganic compounds
  • /natural sciences/biological sciences/microbiology/phycology
  • /natural sciences/chemical sciences/analytical chemistry/mass spectrometry
  • /social sciences/economics and business/economics/production economics/productivity

Call for proposal

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

MC-ITN - Networks for Initial Training (ITN)

Coordinator

UNIVERSITAT WIEN
Address
Universitatsring 1
1010 Wien
Austria
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 371 506,69
Administrative Contact
Markus Teige (Dr.)

Participants (12)

BAYER BIOSCIENCE NV

Participation ended

Belgium
EU contribution
€ 200 776
Address
Technologiepark-zwijnaarde 38
9052 Gent
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Andre Roef (Mr.)
TURUN YLIOPISTO
Finland
EU contribution
€ 355 628
Address
Yliopistonmaki
20014 Turku
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Eliisa Särkilahti (Dr.)
STAZIONE ZOOLOGICA ANTON DOHRN

Participation ended

Italy
EU contribution
€ 106 612
Address
Villa Comunale
80121 Napoli
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Salvatore Orfano (Dr.)
UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE

Participation ended

United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 43 256,40
Address
Kings Gate
NE1 7RU Newcastle Upon Tyne
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Nicola Place (Ms.)
UNIWERSYTET JAGIELLONSKI
Poland
EU contribution
€ 163 933
Address
Ul. Golebia 24
31007 Krakow
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Anna Dobranowska (Ms.)
GREGOR MENDEL INSTITUT FUR MOLEKULARE PFLANZENBIOLOGIE GMBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 204 122
Address
Dr Bohr Gasse 3
1030 Wien
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Gerhard Schadler (Dr.)
LUDWIG-MAXIMILIANS-UNIVERSITAET MUENCHEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 538 470
Address
Geschwister Scholl Platz 1
80539 Muenchen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Dario Leister (Prof.)
BAYER CROPSCIENCE NV
Belgium
Address
J.e. Mommaertslaan 14
1831 Diegem Machelen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Gerben Van Eldik (Mr.)
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
EU contribution
€ 405 734
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Michele Saumon (Ms.)
UNIVERSITE DE GENEVE
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 191 166
Address
Rue Du General Dufour 24
1211 Geneve
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Jean-David Rochaix (Prof.)
UNIVERSITY OF LEEDS
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 161 256,70
Address
Woodhouse Lane
LS2 9JT Leeds
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Christine Foyer (Prof.)
UNIVERSITE PIERRE ET MARIE CURIE - PARIS 6
France
EU contribution
€ 97 539,21
Address
Place Jussieu 4
75252 Paris
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Ella Bouquet (Ms.)