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The Algal Microbiome: Friends and Foes

Objectif

Algal aquaculture is developing exponentially worldwide, with multiple applications in the food, chemical and pharmaceutical industries. Current research in algal biotechnology mostly focuses on metabolite discovery, aquaculture yield improvement and engineering bottlenecks. However, agronomical experience shows that controlling the interaction of land crops with mutualistic or pathogenic microbes is most critical to successful production. Likewise, controlling the microbial flora associated with algae (the 'algal microbiome') is emerging as the biggest biological challenge for their increased usage. Bacteria can control the morphogenesis of algae, while others are indispensable to algal survival. Pathogens are causing devastating diseases, the impact of which worsens with the intensification of aquaculture practices. Thus, the overarching aim of ALFF is to train 15 ESRs (researchers and technologists) within a multinational consortium, whilst bringing a scientific step-change in our understanding of these interactions, leading to the development of superior mass algal cultivation and biocontrol strategies. ALFF tackles: 1) the identification, taxonomy and utilisation of naturally-occurring algal symbionts and pathogens; 2) inter- and intra-species signalling and chemical ecology in aquaculture, natural environment and simplified systems (i.e. axenic cultures +/- symbionts); 3) and harnesses state of the art genomics, molecular, and biochemical techniques to characterise these interactions. A highly interdisciplinary team underpins an ambitious theoretical, field, hands-on training and research program. With the support of high profile institutions, ALFF foresees an exceptionally broad range of dissemination and outreach initiatives to help policy makers and the general public better understand the opportunities and issues relating to the sustainable use of our aquatic freshwater and marine resources, within and beyond the EU.

Appel à propositions

H2020-MSCA-ITN-2014
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Coordinateur

THE SCOTTISH ASSOCIATION FOR MARINESCIENCE LBG
Adresse
Scottish Marine Institute
PA37 1QA Dunbeg Oban
United Kingdom
Type d’activité
Research Organisations
Contribution de l’UE
€ 546 575,76

Participants (9)

FRIEDRICH-SCHILLER-UNIVERSITAT JENA
Allemagne
Contribution de l’UE
€ 498 432,96
Adresse
Furstengraben 1
07743 Jena
Type d’activité
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITAT KONSTANZ
Allemagne
Contribution de l’UE
€ 249 216,48
Adresse
Universitatsstrasse 10
78464 Konstanz
Type d’activité
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
OSTRAVSKA UNIVERZITA V OSTRAVE
Tchéquie
Contribution de l’UE
€ 232 422,48
Adresse
Dvorakova 7
70103 Ostrava 1
Type d’activité
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
A4F ALGAFUEL SA
Portugal
Contribution de l’UE
€ 238 356,36
Adresse
Estrada Do Paco Do Lumiar Campus Do Lumiar Edificio E R/c
1649 038 Lisboa
Type d’activité
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
VIB VZW
Belgique
Contribution de l’UE
€ 501 120
Adresse
Rijvisschestraat 120
9052 Zwijnaarde - Gent
Type d’activité
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITEIT GENT
Belgique
Contribution de l’UE
€ 501 120
Adresse
Sint Pietersnieuwstraat 25
9000 Gent
Type d’activité
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
Contribution de l’UE
€ 525 751,20
Adresse
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
Type d’activité
Research Organisations
PROVIRON HOLDING NV
Belgique
Contribution de l’UE
€ 250 560
Adresse
Georges Gilliotstraat 60
2620 Hemiksem
Type d’activité
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
APPLIED MATHS NV

Participation terminée

Belgique
Contribution de l’UE
€ 167 040
Adresse
Keistraat 120
9830 Sint Martens Latem
Type d’activité
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)

Partenaires (18)

Bezhin Rosko
France
Adresse

Santec
Type d’activité
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
LIMCO INTERNATIONAL GMBH
Allemagne
Adresse
Blarerstrasse 56
78462 Konstanz
Type d’activité
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
MARINE SCOTLAND
United Kingdom
Adresse
Victoria Road 375
AB119DB Aberdeen
Type d’activité
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
ECOFUEL LABORATORIES SRO
Tchéquie
Adresse
Ocelarska 392/9
190 00 Praha
Type d’activité
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ALGAPLUS PRODUCAO E COMERCIALIZACAO DE ALGAS E SEUS DERIVADOS LDA
Portugal
Adresse
Travessa Alexandre Conceicao
3830 196 Ilhavo
Type d’activité
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
BANTRY MARINE RESEARCH STATION LIMITED
Irlande
Adresse
Gearhies
P75 AX07 Bantry
Type d’activité
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSITE CLERMONT AUVERGNE
France
Adresse
49 Boulevard Francois Mitterrand
63000 Clermont-ferrand
Type d’activité
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Algoteca de Coimbra
Portugal
Adresse

Coimbra
Type d’activité
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
DOKUZ EYLUL UNIVERSITESI
Turquie
Adresse
Cumhuriyet Bulvari 144
35210 Alsancak Izmir
Type d’activité
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
CiIMAR-Madeira
Portugal
Adresse

Funchal
Type d’activité
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SAMS RESEARCH SERVICES LIMITED
United Kingdom
Adresse
Lismore Suite, Suite 4 Malin House The European Marine Science Park
PA37 1SZ Oban
Type d’activité
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Syngulon
Belgique
Adresse
Rue Clément Ader, 16
6041 Gosselies
Type d’activité
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
HORTIMARE BV
Pays-Bas
Adresse
Esther De Boer Van Rijkpark 20
1705 LN Heerhugowaard
Type d’activité
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
STICHTING NEDERLANDSE WETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK INSTITUTEN
Pays-Bas
Adresse
Winthontlaan 2
3526 KV Utrecht
Type d’activité
Research Organisations
United nations University Institute for water, Environment and Health
Canada
Adresse
Longwood Road South, Suite 204 175
L8P 0A1 Hamilton
Type d’activité
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
BioMarine
Hong Kong
Adresse

Hong Kong
Type d’activité
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Dynasty Biotechnology Ltd
United Kingdom
Adresse

Cambridge
Type d’activité
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Genomia Management Ltd
United Kingdom
Adresse

Midlothian
Type d’activité
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)