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Solar Energy to Biomass - Optimisation of light energy conversion in plants and microalgae

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In the face of the increasing global consumption of fossil resources, photosynthetic organisms offer an attractive alternative that could meet our rising future needs as clean, renewable, sources of energy and for the production of fine chemicals. Key to the efficient exploitation of these organisms is to optimise the conversion of Solar Energy into Biomass (SE2B). The SE2B network deals with this optimisation in an interdisciplinary approach including molecular biology, biochemistry, biophysics and biotechnology. Regulation processes at the level of the photosynthetic membranes, integrating molecular processes within individual proteins up to flexible re-arrangements of the membranes, will be analysed as a dynamic network of interacting regulations. SE2B will yield information about the similarities and differences between cyanobacteria, green algae, diatoms and higher plants, the organisms most commonly employed in biotechnological approaches exploiting photosynthetic organisms, as well as in agriculture.
The knowledge gained from understanding these phenomena will be directly transferred to increase the productivity of algal mass cultures for valuable products, and for the development of sophisticated analytic devices that are used to optimise this production. In future, the knowledge created can also be applicable to the design of synthetic cell factories with efficient light harvesting and energy conversion systems.
The SE2B network will train young researchers to work at the forefront of innovations that shape the bio-based economy. SE2B will develop a training program based on individual and network-wide training on key research and transferable skills, and will furthermore disseminate these results by open online courses prepared by the young researchers themselves.

Zaproszenie do składania wniosków

H2020-MSCA-ITN-2015
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JOHANN WOLFGANG GOETHE-UNIVERSITAET FRANKFURT AM MAIN
Adres
Theodor W Adorno Platz 1
60323 Frankfurt Am Main
Niemcy
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Wkład UE
€ 498 432,96

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COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
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€ 631 120,50
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Rue Leblanc 25
75015 Paris 15
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STICHTING VU
Niderlandy
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€ 510 748,56
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De Boelelaan 1105
1081 HV Amsterdam
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI VERONA
Włochy
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€ 258 061,32
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Via Dell Artigliere 8
37129 Verona
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WAGENINGEN UNIVERSITY
Niderlandy
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€ 255 374,28
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Droevendaalsesteeg 4
6708 PB Wageningen
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERZITA PALACKEHO V OLOMOUCI
Czechy
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€ 116 211,24
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Krizkovskeho 8
771 47 Olomouc
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QUEEN MARY UNIVERSITY OF LONDON
United Kingdom
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€ 546 575,76
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327 Mile End Road
E1 4NS London
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TURUN YLIOPISTO
Finlandia
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€ 269 145,36
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Yliopistonmaki
20014 Turku
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
PSI (PHOTON SYSTEMS INSTRUMENTS), SPOL. SRO
Czechy
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€ 204 854,59
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Drasov 470
664 24 Drasov
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
PHYCOSOURCE

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€ 157 506,30
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25, Avenue Des Morillons
95140 Garges-les-gonesse
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UMEA UNIVERSITET
Szwecja
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€ 263 659,32
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Universitetomradet
901 87 Umea
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
RIJKSUNIVERSITEIT GRONINGEN
Niderlandy
Wkład UE
€ 127 687,14
Adres
Broerstraat 5
9712CP Groningen
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments