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Development of carbohydrate array technology to systematically explore the functional role of glycans in healthy and diseased states

Objective

The development and production of glycoarrays will provide the foreground knowledge necessary to lead to a step change in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases ranging from cancers to autoimmune diseases. Carbohydrates play a pivotal role in the molecular interactions that govern biological events at the centre of health and disease. This has become more evident as the characterisation and identification of proteins and their interactions through proteomics has advanced during the last decade. Whilst proteomics is providing a wealth of information, it does not deal with the results of post-translational modifications such as glycosylation which are frequently the driving force behind the biological activity of proteins. This lack of information is beginning to be addressed by the emerging field of glycomics, the mapping of all carbohydrate-protein interactions. The proposed training network is multidisciplinary involving carbohydrate chemistry, array technology and application. The programme offers young scientist an outstanding opportunity to be involved in the development stages of the glycoarray technology and apply this technology to important biological questions.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/biological sciences/biochemistry/biomolecules/carbohydrates
  • /natural sciences/biological sciences/biochemistry/biomolecules/proteins
  • /medical and health sciences/clinical medicine/oncology/cancer
  • /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

THE UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER
Address
Oxford Road
M13 9PL Manchester
United Kingdom
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 665 410
Administrative Contact
Liz Fay (Ms.)

Participants (16)

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
EU contribution
€ 193 438
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Jean-Xavier Boucherle (Dr.)
UNIVERSITAET FUER BODENKULTUR WIEN
Austria
EU contribution
€ 190 547
Address
Gregor Mendel Strasse 33
1180 Wien
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Iain Wilson (Dr.)
EIDGENOESSISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE ZUERICH
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 219 096
Address
Raemistrasse 101
8092 Zuerich
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Markus Aebi (Prof.)
THE UNIVERSITY OF READING
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 199 743
Address
Whiteknights Campus Whiteknights House
RG6 6AH Reading
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Sarah Page (Ms.)
DEUTSCHES KREBSFORSCHUNGSZENTRUM HEIDELBERG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 189 627
Address
Im Neuenheimer Feld 280
69120 Heidelberg
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Bettina Crispin (Ms.)
STOCKHOLMS UNIVERSITET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 198 041
Address
Universitetsvagen 10
10691 Stockholm
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Göran Widmalm (Prof.)
ASOCIACION CENTRO DE INVESTIGACION COOPERATIVA EN BIOMATERIALES- CIC biomaGUNE
Spain
EU contribution
€ 196 500
Address
Paseo Miramon 182, Parque Tecnologico De San Sebastian Edificio Empresarial C
20009 San Sebastian
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Niels-Christian Reichardt (Dr.)
UNIVERSITAT BAYREUTH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 189 627
Address
Universitatsstrasse 30
95447 Bayreuth
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Peter Schindler (Mr.)
SHEMYAKIN AND OVCHINNIKOV INSTITUTE OF BIOORGANIC CHEMISTRY - RUSSIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCE
Russia
EU contribution
€ 214 844
Address
Ul. Miklukho Maklaya 16/10
117997 Moscow
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Nicolai Bovin (Prof.)
IMPERIAL COLLEGE OF SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY AND MEDICINE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 186 267
Address
South Kensington Campus Exhibition Road
SW7 2AZ London
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Brooke Alasya (Ms.)
SVEUCILISTE U ZAGREBU
Croatia
EU contribution
€ 195 275
Address
Trg Republike Hrvatske 14
10000 Zagreb
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Gordan Lauc (Prof.)
KOBENHAVNS UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 461 676
Address
Norregade 10
1165 Kobenhavn
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Ivan Kristoffersen (Mr.)
GALAB LABORATORIES GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 189 627
Address
Am Schleusengraben 7
21029 Hamburg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Juergen Kuballa (Dr.)
LUDGER LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 186 267
Address
Culham Science Centre - Building E1
OX14 3EB Abingdon
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Daryl Fernandez (Dr.)
NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR BIOPROCESSING RESEARCH AND TRAINING LIMITED
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 205 126
Address
Fosters Avenue Mount Merrion
4 Blackrock Dublin
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Elmar Jansen (Mr.)
MAX-PLANCK-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER WISSENSCHAFTEN EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 185 860
Address
Hofgartenstrasse 8
80539 Munich
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Andreas Stockhaus (Mr.)