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Insect Timing

Objective

INsecTIME seeks to train the next generation of ESRs in the intellectual, technological, complementary and commercial skills required for future European competitiveness in the area of biological timing, an area with considerable commercial potential. The scientific focus will be on circadian and seasonal rhythms in the model insect, Drosophila, which has proved particularly relevant for understanding temporal aspects of human health and well-being, plus non-model insects such as the parasitoid wasp and olive fruitfly, two species with major economic implications. The work is multidisciplinary, bringing together scientists from academia and the private sector with different skills in neurogenetics, genomics, life history biology, mathematical modelling, biocomputing, biological control, anatomy and population genetics. Through synergistic interactions via secondments to world class research institutions and to applied entomology and biocomputing SMEs, training workshops, and instruction in transferable skills, young researchers will learn the full-range of cutting-edge technical skills allied to an appreciation of the commercial possibilities of their work. Their obligatory secondments to SMEs will include training in the management, organisation and finance of the private sector, and be buttressed by further workshop courses in general bio-commerce, intellectual property, marketing, raising capital etc. They, and their supervisors will contribute to outreach programmes, and the ERSs and ERs will be guided in the development of their own personal career portfolios, with ESRs submitting doctoral theses. Our young researchers will represent the next crop of technically well-trained, but unusually, commercially aware, computer and mathematically literate molecular neurogeneticists, whose versatile skills will enhance pan-European collaborations for years to come.

Call for proposal

FP7-PEOPLE-2012-ITN
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Coordinator

UNIVERSITY OF LEICESTER
Address
University Road
LE1 7RH Leicester
United Kingdom
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 799 041,76
Administrative Contact
Marie Adams (Ms.)

Participants (9)

RIJKSUNIVERSITEIT GRONINGEN
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 842 215,12
Address
Broerstraat 5
9712CP Groningen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Dick Veldhuis (Dr.)
JULIUS-MAXIMILIANS-UNIVERSITAT WURZBURG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 375 069,42
Address
Sanderring 2
97070 Wuerzburg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Christian Gloggengießer (Dr.)
QUEEN MARY UNIVERSITY OF LONDON
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 292 503,88
Address
327 Mile End Road
E1 4NS London
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Ralf Stanewsky (Prof.)
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
EU contribution
€ 522 897,32
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Véronique Debisschop (Ms.)
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI PADOVA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 248 537,96
Address
Via 8 Febbraio 2
35122 Padova
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Emanuela Pavia (Dr.)
Biologicke centrum AV CR, v. v. i.
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 212 655,74
Address
Branisovska 31
370 05 Ceske Budejovice
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Veronika Zázvorková (Ms.)
Jagiellonian University in Krakow
Poland
EU contribution
€ 201 362,48
Address
Ul. Golebia 24
31007 Krakow
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Elzbieta Pyza (Prof.)
ACTUAL ANALYTICS LTD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 252 852,16
Address
Crichton Street 11 Appleton Tower 7 11
EH8 9LE Edinburgh
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
David Craig (Mr.)
Oxitec Limited
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 252 852,16
Address
Miton Park 71
OX14 4RX Oxford
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Bill Fleming (Mr.)