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Infection biology training network: shaping the future of infectious diseases treatments

Objective

"The increasing number of bacteria resistant to all antibiotics and antimicrobials and the virtual lack of antiviral drugs make necessary to develop therapeutics based on new targets/approaches. European-wide-acting sectors must permanently improve their capabilities and capacities to cope with these challenges. Thus, the demand for experts trained to understand infectious diseases in their whole complexity is rising.
INBIONET is an initiative from seven academic groups internationally recognized in the fields of microbial pathogenesis, innate immunity and molecular recognition, an intensive research SME, Preclin Biosystems, a multinational pharmaceutical company, Sanofi-Aventis, and a technological park (ParcBit). INBIONET partners will embark on the analysis of bacteria, viruses and enteric parasites specified by various infection strategies to identify cellular pathways important for infection as well as pathogen determinants involved in disease progression. Therefore, trainees will receive a comprehensive overview of some key concepts that pathogens use to ensure their success. It is expected that this knowledge will lead to the development of innovative therapies based on the modulation of the host-pathogen interface. INBIONET training will also focus on key aspects dealing with know-how transfer between academia and industries, and entrepreneurship.
The four-year INBIONET training programme, at the interface between microbiology, immunology and cellular biology, should help to train the next generation of European scientists in the competitive field of “microbial anti-immunology” and set the grounds for new preventatives and therapeutics. INBIONET academic and industrial partners do provide the necessary critical mass to offer a top level training not currently offered in such dimension by any European academic institution thereby giving trainees a thorough and truly interdisciplinary background to meet the demands of the European (scientific) labour market."

Field of science

  • /medical and health sciences/health sciences/infectious disease
  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/employment

Call for proposal

FP7-PEOPLE-2012-ITN
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Funding Scheme

MC-ITN - Networks for Initial Training (ITN)

Coordinator

THE QUEEN'S UNIVERSITY OF BELFAST
Address
University Road Lanyon Building
BT7 1NN Belfast
United Kingdom
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 859 832,84
Administrative Contact
Colleen Spence (Mrs.)

Participants (9)

THE PROVOST, FELLOWS, FOUNDATION SCHOLARS & THE OTHER MEMBERS OF BOARD OF THE COLLEGE OF THE HOLY & UNDIVIDED TRINITY OF QUEEN ELIZABETH NEAR DUBLIN
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 752 043,38
Address
College Green
2 Dublin
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Deirdre Savage (Ms.)
THE UNIVERSITY COURT OF THE UNIVERSITY OF ST ANDREWS
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 296 056,64
Address
North Street 66 College Gate
KY16 9AJ St Andrews
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Trish Starrs (Ms.)
MAX-PLANCK-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER WISSENSCHAFTEN EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 204 000,72
Address
Hofgartenstrasse 8
80539 Munich
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Thomas F. Meyer (Prof.)
ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FEDERALE DE LAUSANNE
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 261 486,94
Address
Batiment Ce 3316 Station 1
1015 Lausanne
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Nicola Laraine Harris (Prof.)
UNIVERSITAT WIEN
Austria
EU contribution
€ 500 203,44
Address
Universitatsring 1
1010 Wien
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Pavel Kovarik (Prof.)
INSTITUT PASTEUR
France
EU contribution
€ 269 148,66
Address
Rue Du Docteur Roux 25-28
75724 Paris Cedex 15
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Marie-Laure Rosso (Dr.)
PRECLIN BIOSYSTEMS AG
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 226 822,86
Address
Route De La Corniche 4
1066 Epalinges
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Bettina Ernst (Dr.)
SANOFI-AVENTIS RECHERCHE & DEVELOPPEMENT
France
EU contribution
€ 456 987,08
Address
Pierre Brossolette 1
91380 Chilly Mazarin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Frederic Galli (Dr.)
FUNDACIO INSTITUT D'INVESTIGACIO SANITARIA ILLES BALEARS

Participation ended

Spain
EU contribution
€ 142 399,98
Address
Carretera De Valldemossa, 79
07120 Palma
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Mónica Castresana (Mrs.)