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Replication and Adaptation in Molecular Networks

Objective

Systems Chemistry (the chemistry of complex mixtures of interacting molecules) is a rapidly developing new fronteir in the chemical sciences. Where chemistry has for centuries been a firmly reductionistic science, Systems Chemistry breaks with this tradition by focussing on complexity and emergent behaviour.
This network brings together nearly all major academic players active in Europe on experimental approaches to Systems Chemistry in general and molecular networks in particular. Our consortium is of exceptional quality and is a balanced mix of highly experienced scientists with mutiple publications in Science and/or Nature and talented young scientists of whom four have recently been awarded prestigious ERC starting grants. We have two full partners from industry that provide essential analytical support and the perspective on commercialisation of complex chemical systems. Aim of our high-level consortium is to provide a comprehensive high-quality training program on Systems Chemistry, in the context of a cutting-edge and wide-ranging research program, focusing on two important phenomena: adaptation and replication in molecular networks. These subjects will be developed towards application in enantioselective organoautocatalysis, molecular Boolean logic protocols, self-synthesising materials that exhibit electronic conductivity and adaptive biological functionality, sensing of bio-analytes, assessing molecular similarity and materials for anti-counterfeiting.
Our comprehensive training and research program will deliver a new generation of young researchers eager to push the frontiers of the rapidly emerging field of Systems Chemistry, expanding Europe’s lead in this exciting new area.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/chemical sciences

Call for proposal

FP7-PEOPLE-2011-ITN
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Funding Scheme

MC-ITN - Networks for Initial Training (ITN)

Coordinator

RIJKSUNIVERSITEIT GRONINGEN
Address
Broerstraat 5
9712CP Groningen
Netherlands
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 791 635,94
Administrative Contact
H.D. Veldhuis (Dr.)

Participants (9)

BEN-GURION UNIVERSITY OF THE NEGEV
Israel
EU contribution
€ 243 502,58
Address
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84105 Beer Sheva
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Dori Schneider (Ms.)
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
EU contribution
€ 257 395,58
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Christine Brunel (Ms.)
RUHR-UNIVERSITAET BOCHUM
Germany
EU contribution
€ 229 926,40
Address
Universitaetsstrasse 150
44801 Bochum
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Guenter Von Kiedrowski (Prof.)
THE UNIVERSITY COURT OF THE UNIVERSITY OF ST ANDREWS
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 264 500,49
Address
North Street 66 College Gate
KY16 9AJ St Andrews
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Trish Strarrs (Ms.)
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI PADOVA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 249 186,30
Address
Via 8 Febbraio 2
35122 Padova
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Anna Modenato (Dr.)
ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FEDERALE DE LAUSANNE
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 248 080,80
Address
Batiment Ce 3316 Station 1
1015 Lausanne
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Kay Severin (Prof.)
UNIVERSITY OF STRATHCLYDE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 264 500,50
Address
Richmond Street 16
G1 1XQ Glasgow
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Martin Gregory (Mr.)
NMRTEC SAS
France
EU contribution
€ 257 395,59
Address
Boulevard Sebastien Brant
67400 Illkirch Graffenstaden
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Aude Billon (Ms.)
INFORMIUM AG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 229 926,39
Address
Friedrich-ebert-str. - Technologiepark
51429 Bergisch Gladbach
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Hilmar Rauhe (Mr.)