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Exploitation of microbial biodiversity for the discovery and development of novel cosmeceutical agents

Objective

"MICROSMETICS aims to discover and carry to the stage of development innovative products in the area of cosmeceuticals originating from global biodiversity using emerging and state of the art technologies in the field of biotechnology, natural products chemistry and applied microbiology. These objectives will be implemented through an extended and balanced scheme of researcher’s exchanges and recruitments, in both directions and via a mutual scientific project developed on the needs and interests of both Industrial and Academic sectors, exploiting the existing complimentary expertise. More specifically, MICROSMETICS scientific concept involves the discovery of novel natural products originating from global microbial biodiversity. Already existing culture collections will be exploited incorporating modern high throughput platforms (in silico & in vitro) for the rational and targeted selection of the most promising strains. Advanced analytical approaches and techniques will be applied for the efficient, accelerated and advantageous isolation and identification of natural constituents as well as the quality assessment of the lead products. A broad spectrum of bioassays and novel analytical approaches will be incorporated for the evaluation of anti-ageing, more specifically anti-oxidant, skin-protecting, and skin-whitening activity of all derived products. Attention will be given to the selection and optimisation of fermentation technologies used for the production of final lead products to ensure sustainability. Within this frame, core scientific knowledge and lead compounds for further development are expected to be produced creating valuable synergies. Expertise will be transferred by means of the seconded researchers training in environments with different dynamics and orientation. MICROSMETICS aspires to comprise a successful model of long-lasting collaboration between Industry and Academia for sustainable exploitation of existing know-how and produced knowledge."

Call for proposal

FP7-PEOPLE-2013-IAPP
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Coordinator

ETHNIKO KAI KAPODISTRIAKO PANEPISTIMIO ATHINON
Address
6 Christou Lada Str
10561 Athina
Greece
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 500 613,27
Administrative Contact
Efi Kafentzi (Mrs.)

Participants (7)

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
EU contribution
€ 163 401,45
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Véronique Debisschop (Ms.)
FUNDACION CENTRO DE EXCELENCIA EN INVESTIGACION DE MEDICAMENTOS INNOVADORES EN ANDALUCIA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 227 471,72
Address
Avda Del Conocimiento 3
18100 Armilla Granada
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Olga Genilloud (Dr.)
UNIVERSITE DE REIMS CHAMPAGNE-ARDENNE
France
EU contribution
€ 159 644,13
Address
2 Avenue Robert Schuman
51100 Reims
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Nathalie Rau (Mrs.)
LAVIPHARM SA
Greece
EU contribution
€ 463 170,40
Address
Agias Marinas
19002 Peania Attica
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Spyros Fotinos (Mr.)
CHEMOTARGETS S.L.
Spain
EU contribution
€ 181 755,60
Address
Doctor Aiguader 88
08003 Barcelona
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Robert Fabregat (Dr.)
SOLIANCE
France
EU contribution
€ 275 968,41
Address
Route De Bazancourt
51110 Pomacle
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Tony Pignart (Mr.)
PROTEOS BIOTECH S.L.U.
Spain
EU contribution
€ 213 149,75
Address
Calle Almansa 14
02006 Albacete
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Juan Ramón Muñoz Montaño (Dr.)