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EUROPEAN FORENSIC GENETICS Network of Excellence

Objective

The EUROFORGEN-NoE proposal aims to develop a network of excellence for the creation of a European Virtual Centre of Forensic Genetic Research. Forensic genetics is a highly innovative field of applied science with a strong impact on the security of citizens. However, the genetic methods to identify offenders as well as the creation of national DNA databases have caused concerns to the possible violation of privacy rights. Furthermore, studies to assess the societal dimension of security following the implementation of even more intrusive methods such as the genetic prediction of externally visible characteristics are highly relevant for their public acceptance. The network includes some of the leading groups in European forensic genetic research. It aims to create a closer integration of existing collaborations, as well as establishing new interactions in the field of security, as all key players are addressed: scientists, stakeholders, end-users, educational centres and scientific societies. Only if a long-term collaborative network can be established it will become possible to connect all scientific groups active in the field of forensic genetics, and to initiate a sustained effort covering all aspects of research. These efforts have to be combined with identifying and selecting the most innovative ideas to meet the challenges of analyzing biological crime scene samples compromised by degradation or indentified as mixtures of traces from multiple human sources. The proposal integrates five working packages. WP 1 is devoted to management and coordination. WP 2 will lead the activities aimed at the creation of the virtual centre of research. WP 3 will carry out exemplar projects as models of collaboration and integration of cutting edge research, later complemented by a competitive call for new research projects. The societal dimension of security as well as the ethical and legal aspects wil be addressed in WP 4, whereas WP 5 is devoted to education and training.

Call for proposal

FP7-SEC-2011-1
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Funding Scheme

NoE - Network of Excellence

Coordinator

KLINIKUM DER UNIVERSITAET ZU KOELN
Address
Kerpener Strasse 62
50937 Koeln
Germany
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 1 087 862,16
Administrative Contact
Renate Peter (Ms.)

Participants (17)

UNIVERSIDAD DE SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 673 831
Address
Colexio De San Xerome Praza Do Obradoiro S/n
15782 Santiago De Compostela
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Martin Cacheiro (Mr.)
FOLKEHELSEINSTITUTTET
Norway
EU contribution
€ 539 919
Address
Lovisenberggata 8
0456 Oslo
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Mevåg Bente (Dr.)
QUEEN MARY UNIVERSITY OF LONDON

Participation ended

United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 19 102
Address
327 Mile End Road
E1 4NS London
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Tanya Szendeffy (Ms.)
KOBENHAVNS UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 681 195
Address
Norregade 10
1165 Kobenhavn
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Ivan Kristoffersen (Mr.)
Netherlands Forensic Institute
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 414 927
Address
Laan Van Ypenburg 6
2490 AA The Hague
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Hilly Deltenre (Ms.)
MEDIZINISCHE UNIVERSITAT INNSBRUCK
Austria
EU contribution
€ 454 292
Address
Christoph Probst Platz 1
6020 Innsbruck
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Sonja Schmidl (Dr.)
NORGES MILJO-OG BIOVITENSKAPLIGE UNIVERSITET
Norway
EU contribution
€ 289 907
Address
Universitetstunet 3
1433 As
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Are Aastveit (Prof.)
Jagiellonian University in Krakow
Poland
EU contribution
€ 243 866
Address
Ul. Golebia 24
31007 Krakow
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Wojciech Branicki (Prof.)
UNIVERSITY OF NORTHUMBRIA AT NEWCASTLE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 512 785
Address
Sutherland Building College Street
NE1 8ST Newcastle Upon Tyne
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Robin Williams (Prof.)
Epiontis GmbH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 348 996
Address
Rudower Chaussee 29
12489 Berlin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Helge Riemer (Mr.)
GABO:MI GESELLSCHAFT FUR ABLAUFORGANISATION:MILLIARIUM MBH & CO KG

Participation ended

Germany
EU contribution
€ 284 444,68
Address
Oskar Von Miller Ring 29
80333 Muenchen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Birgit Fuchs (Ms.)
KING'S COLLEGE LONDON
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 570 849
Address
Strand
WC2R 2LS London
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Paul Labbett (Mr.)
University of Zurich
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 128 000
Address
Ramistrasse 71
8006 Zurich
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Cordula Haas (Dr.)
Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster
Germany
EU contribution
€ 102 121
Address
Schlossplatz 2
48149 Muenster
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Julija Winschel (Ms.)
ERASMUS UNIVERSITAIR MEDISCH CENTRUM ROTTERDAM
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 128 000
Address
Dr Molewaterplein 40
3015 GD Rotterdam
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Riet Van Zeijl (Mrs.)
UNIVERSITY OF STRATHCLYDE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 25 879
Address
Richmond Street 16
G1 1XQ Glasgow
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Martin Gregory (Mr.)
ARTTIC
France
EU contribution
€ 107 704,16
Address
Rue Du Dessous Des Berges 58A
75013 Paris
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Martin Dietz (Dr.)