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Quantitative and Experimental Biology

Objective

Biology is in an era in where the formerly dominant mode of experimentation is complemented by sophisticated data analysis, theoretical modelling and visualization strategies. Perhaps the most critical challenge is to train scientists, able to craft questions that are amenable to interrogation of big data and vice versa. Centred at the University of Dundee’s College of Life Sciences (CLS), the QUANTEXBIO programme will offer a unique menu of doctoral training projects and mobility to a cohort of high-quality ESRs. This inter-disciplinary programme will provide research training at the highest levels of excellence with supervision by leaders in the fields of Life Sciences, Bio-physics, Mathematics, Computing and Computational Biology. Research projects for each 4 year training programme will be chosen by each ESR, with a transparent evaluation and fellowship awarding process based on excellence. The inter-disciplinary research described in these projects is designed to provide great career opportunities for researchers with expertise in quantitative bioinformatics, physics and mathematics based modelling techniques as well as those with strong backgrounds in human and plant life-sciences. Unbounded by traditional research silos, subjects range from cancer and developmental biology to crop growth all unified under a modelling and quantitative sciences approach. Whilst tackling challenging problems that cut across distinct disciplines, interactions and networking opportunities with leading scientists from across the EU will be assured through a flexible schedule of secondment opportunities to leading industrial and academic organisations. A programme of symposia and workshops involving the cohort of researchers, CLS researchers and partner organisations will maximize impact to stakeholders and society at large. The strategic goals for this programme are synergistic with the CLS €30Mn Centre for Translational and Interdisciplinary Research which opened in 2014.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/biological sciences/developmental biology
  • /natural sciences/mathematics
  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/data science/big data
  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/data science/data analysis

Call for proposal

H2020-MSCA-COFUND-2014
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Funding Scheme

MSCA-COFUND-DP - Doctoral programmes

Coordinator

UNIVERSITY OF DUNDEE
Address
Nethergate
DD1 4HN Dundee
United Kingdom
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 1 674 240

Partners (20)

THE JAMES HUTTON INSTITUTE
United Kingdom
Address
Errol Road Invergowrie
DD2 5DA Dundee
Activity type
Research Organisations
EIDGENOESSISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE ZUERICH
Switzerland
Address
Raemistrasse 101
8092 Zuerich
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
IFOM FONDAZIONE ISTITUTO FIRC DI ONCOLOGIA MOLECOLARE
Italy
Address
Via Adamello 16
20139 Milano
Activity type
Research Organisations
MEDIZINISCHE UNIVERSITAET WIEN
Austria
Address
Spitalgasse 23
1090 Wien
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
HELMHOLTZ ZENTRUM MUENCHEN DEUTSCHES FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM FUER GESUNDHEIT UND UMWELT GMBH
Germany
Address
Ingolstadter Landstrasse 1
85764 Neuherberg
Activity type
Research Organisations
Institut für Physikalische Chemie
Germany
Address
Tammannstraße 6
D-37077 Göttingen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITY OF EAST ANGLIA
United Kingdom
Address
Earlham Road
NR4 7TJ Norwich
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
THE UNIVERSITY OF NOTTINGHAM
United Kingdom
Address
University Park
NG7 2RD Nottingham
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
PANEPISTIMIO PATRON
Greece
Address
University Campus Rio Patras
265 04 Rio Patras
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITAT WIEN
Austria
Address
Universitatsring 1
1010 Wien
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EUROFINS MEDIGENOMIX GMBH
Germany
Address
Anzinger Strasse 7 A
85560 Ebersberg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ENZA ZADEN RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT BV
Netherlands
Address
Haling 1 E
1602 DB Enkhuizen
Activity type
Other
UNIVERSIDADE NOVA DE LISBOA
Portugal
Address
Campus De Campolide
1099 085 Lisboa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ACADEMISCH ZIEKENHUIS GRONINGEN
Netherlands
Address
Hanzeplein 1
9713 GZ Groningen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
MAX-PLANCK-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER WISSENSCHAFTEN EV
Germany
Address
Hofgartenstrasse 8
80539 Muenchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIWERSYTET IM. ADAMA MICKIEWICZA W POZNANIU
Poland
Address
Ul. Henryka Wieniawskiego 1
61712 Poznan
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
WEIZMANN INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE
Israel
Address
Herzl Street 234
7610001 Rehovot
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
NORGES TEKNISK-NATURVITENSKAPELIGE UNIVERSITET NTNU
Norway
Address
Hogskoleringen 1
7491 Trondheim
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EUROPEAN MOLECULAR BIOLOGY LABORATORY
Germany
Address
Meyerhofstrasse 1
69117 Heidelberg
Activity type
Research Organisations