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Scientific Training in Antimicrobial Research Strategies

Objective

Researchers who aspire to work in drug discovery need to adapt to constantly changing technology and be able to harness new tools both to ask and to answer pertinent scientific questions. Structural biology was going to rationalize drug design. Next, combinatorial chemistry was to be the industrial panacea, only to be superseded by high-throughput screening of chemical libraries. Technologies such as molecular cell biology, in silico modelling, genetic engineering and NMR, are now also part of an ever-evolving set of tools and approach that researchers need to keep pace. This changing technological landscape is also affecting employment. Technological advances are also making some skills less marketable, while creating demands for other skills that have not traditionally been associated with drug development. Scientists that can communicate across disciplines are increasingly in demand and those with multidisciplinary skills are at a premium. This aim of this initial training network is to improve the career perspectives of early stage researchers by providing multidisciplinary training in a network of industrial and academic partners involved in the discovery, development and commercialization of novel antibacterial and anti-infective drugs.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/biological sciences/cell biology
  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/employment
  • /natural sciences/biological sciences/molecular biology/structural biology
  • /medical and health sciences/medical biotechnology/genetic engineering

Call for proposal

FP7-PEOPLE-ITN-2008
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Funding Scheme

MC-ITN - Networks for Initial Training (ITN)
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Coordinator

WAGENINGEN UNIVERSITY
Address
Droevendaalsesteeg 4
6708 PB Wageningen
Netherlands
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 629 104
Administrative Contact
Jerry Wells (Prof.)

Participants (6)

FERRER INTERNATIONAL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 186 326
Address
Avenida Diagonal 549
08029 Barcelona
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Eva Puyo (Ms.)
AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DEINVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
Spain
EU contribution
€ 375 956
Address
Calle Serrano 117
28006 Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Carlos Manuel Abad Ruiz (Mr.)
OXFORD DRUG DESIGN LIMITED

Participation ended

United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 334 138
Address
The Walbrook Building 25 Walbrook
EC4N 8AF London
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Paul Finn (Dr.)
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI SIENA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 198 051
Address
Via Banchi Di Sotto 55
53100 Siena
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Silvano Focardi (Prof.)
MEDICAL RESEARCH COUNCIL
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 205 452
Address
North Star Avenue Polaris House 2 Floor David Phillips Building
SN2 1FL Swindon
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Michael Blackman (Dr.)
LATVIJAS ORGANISKAS SINTEZES INSTITUTS
Latvia
EU contribution
€ 152 267
Address
Aizkraukles 21
1006 Riga
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Aigars Jirgensons (Dr.)