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Epigenetic regulation of economically important plant traits

Objective

The mission of EpiTRAITS is to train young researchers in epigenetic gene regulation and flowering in the model plant Arabidopsis thaliana and the crop plants maize (Zea mays) and barley (Hordeum vulgare). Epigenetic gene regulation confers stability of gene expression patterns through cell divisions while allowing changes in expression in response to environmental or developmental cues. Although changes in epigenetic gene regulation are a major cause for trait variation, no rational strategies have been developed that utilize this knowledge for crop breeding purposes. EpiTRAITS will focus on one of the key plant traits, flowering, which is controlled by various epigenetic mechanisms. The scientific program aims to bridge the gap between fundamental and applied research by translating results from epigenetic research in model organisms to improved technologies for crop breeding and molecular diagnostic tools.

Call for proposal

FP7-PEOPLE-2012-ITN
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Coordinator

UNIVERSITEIT VAN AMSTERDAM
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Spui 21
1012WX Amsterdam
Netherlands
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 891 727,93
Administrative Contact
Helen Bergman (Ms.)

Participants (12)

MAX-PLANCK-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER WISSENSCHAFTEN EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 228 668,88
Address
Hofgartenstrasse 8
80539 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Heike Meier-Nieragden (Mrs.)
WAGENINGEN UNIVERSITY
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 243 461,46
Address
Droevendaalsesteeg 4
6708 PB Wageningen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Peter Van Beem (Mr.)
INSTITUTO NACIONAL DE INVESTIGACION Y TECNOLOGIA AGRARIA Y ALIMENTARIA OA MP
Spain
EU contribution
€ 233 281,62
Address
Carretera De La Coruna Km7.5
28040 Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Manuel Piñeiro Galvín (Dr.)
HEINRICH-HEINE-UNIVERSITAET DUESSELDORF

Participation ended

Germany
EU contribution
€ 203 444,56
Address
Universitaetsstrasse 1
40225 Dusseldorf
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Martina Kuhlmann (Ms.)
INSTYTUT GENETYKI ROSLIN POLSKIEJ AKADEMI NAUK
Poland
EU contribution
€ 200 515,26
Address
Ul Strzeszynska 34
60-479 Poznan
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Pawel Krajewski (Prof.)
BIOMOL-INFORMATICS SL

Participation ended

Spain
EU contribution
€ 94 450,67
Address
Calle Faraday -Parque Cientifico-
28049 Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Paulino Gómez-Puertas (Dr.)
THE UNIVERSITY OF NOTTINGHAM
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 330 156,64
Address
University Park
NG7 2RD Nottingham
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Paul Cartledge (Mr.)
INSTITUT NATIONAL DE RECHERCHE POUR L'AGRICULTURE, L'ALIMENTATION ET L'ENVIRONNEMENT
France
EU contribution
€ 522 897,32
Address
147 Rue De L'universite
75007 Paris Cedex 07
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Magali Nawrocki-Serin (Mrs.)
DIAGENODE
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 205 260
Address
Rue Du Bois Saint Jean 3 Liege Park Science
4102 Seraing
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Léon Etienne (Mr.)
KEYGENE NV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 211 456,74
Address
Agro Business Park 90
6700AE Wageningen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Leo Ros (Mr.)
PHYTOWELT GREENTECHNOLOGIES GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 197 400,72
Address
Kolsumer Weg 33
41334 Nettetal
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Ruth Leuf (Mrs.)
FREIE UNIVERSITAET BERLIN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 25 224,32
Address
Kaiserswerther Strasse 16-18
14195 Berlin
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Michael Hune (Mr.)