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Training and Research AImed at Novel Antibacterial Solutions in Animals and People

Objetivo

TRAIN-ASAP addresses a very urgent public health issue. The lack of effective antibacterial drugs against resistant bacteria poses a serious threat to human health and has huge economical consequences to the healthcare system. The objective of this ITN is to fill the current gap between the burden of infections due to resistant bacteria and the strong need for alternative solutions to combat antibiotic resistance in both humans and animals. Young researchers will be trained in the scientific and complementary skills needed to implement a broad range of antibacterial approaches including discovery of new antibiotics, synthesis of antimicrobial peptides with improved pharmacological properties, improvement of the clinical efficacy of currently known drugs, and alternative strategies based on phages and bacteriocin-producing organisms.
TRAIN-ASAP is a multidisciplinary and intersectorial ITN dedicated to the scientific and professional training of 14 early-stage researchers, including 2 financed by the University of Copenhagen, with the aim to develop novel antibacterial solutions for humans and animals. The consortium includes 7 academic institutions, 9 private enterprises and 2 national research centres representing 9 countries.
The training programme is characterized by a unique innovative and multidisciplinary approach based on the use of front line research tools in molecular biology, combinatorial chemistry and in vivo pharmacology, an appropriate balance between scientific and generic skills training, and a strong contribution by the private partners in the form of mentoring, courses and secondments. Considering the urgent need for new drugs to combat antibiotic resistance and the growing demand for skilled scientists specialised in antibacterial drug discovery, TRAIN-ASAP is expected to have a strong impact on the careers of the trainees and result in a lasting collaboration between the partners and political, societal and economical benefits to Europe.

Convocatoria de propuestas

FP7-PEOPLE-2011-ITN
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Coordinador

KOBENHAVNS UNIVERSITET
Dirección
Norregade 10
1165 Kobenhavn
Dinamarca
Tipo de actividad
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Aportación de la UE
€ 1 363 775,41
Contacto administrativo
Tine Mathiesen (Ms.)

Participantes (8)

DA VOLTERRA SAS
Francia
Aportación de la UE
€ 260 371,79
Dirección
Rue De Charonne 172 Le Dorian Batiment B
75011 Paris
Tipo de actividad
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contacto administrativo
Florence Séjourné (Mrs.)
KTEDOGEN SRL
Italia
Aportación de la UE
€ 251 959,69
Dirección
Via Monte Morone Snc
21046 Malnate
Tipo de actividad
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contacto administrativo
Stefano Donadio (Dr.)
Pfizer International Operations

La participación finalizó

Francia
Dirección
Avenue Du Dr Lannelogue 23-25
75014 Paris
Tipo de actividad
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contacto administrativo
Samuel Thevasagayam (Dr.)
UNIVERSIDAD COMPLUTENSE DE MADRID
España
Aportación de la UE
€ 239 888,21
Dirección
Avenida De Seneca 2
28040 Madrid
Tipo de actividad
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contacto administrativo
Maribel Rodríguez Villa (Ms.)
THE UNIVERSITY OF WARWICK
United Kingdom
Aportación de la UE
€ 537 417,52
Dirección
Kirby Corner Road - University House
CV4 8UW Coventry
Tipo de actividad
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contacto administrativo
Peter Hedges (Dr.)
CENTRUM VOOR ONDERZOEK IN DIERGENEESKUNDE EN AGROCHEMIE - CODA
Bélgica
Aportación de la UE
€ 351 945,90
Dirección
Groeselenberg 99
1180 Bruxelles
Tipo de actividad
Research Organisations
Contacto administrativo
Aldegonde Wouters (Ms.)
WAGENINGEN UNIVERSITY
Países Bajos
Aportación de la UE
€ 249 856,38
Dirección
Droevendaalsesteeg 4
6708 PB Wageningen
Tipo de actividad
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contacto administrativo
Jerry Wells (Prof.)
ZOETIS INTERNATIONAL SERVICES SAS
Francia
Aportación de la UE
€ 260 371,79
Dirección
Avenue Du Docteur Lannelongue 23-25
75014 Paris
Tipo de actividad
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contacto administrativo
Theofanis Kanellos (Dr.)