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Virus-X: Viral Metagenomics for Innovation Value

Objective

Biological sequence diversity in nowhere as apparent as in the vast sequence space of viral genomes. The Virus-X project will specifically explore the outer realms of this diversity by targeting the virosphere of selected microbial ecosystems and investigate the encoded functional variety of viral gene products. The project is driven by the expected large innovation value and unique properties of viral proteins, previously demonstrated by the many virally-derived DNA and RNA processing enzymes used in biotechnology. Concomitantly, the project will advance our understanding of important aspects of ecology in terms of viral diversity, ecosystem dynamics and virus-host interplay. Last but not least, due to the inherent challenges in gene annotation, functional assignments and other virus-specific technical obstacles of viral metagenomics, the Virus-X project specifically addresses these challenges using innovative measures in all parts of the discovery and analysis pipeline, from sampling difficult extreme biotopes, through sequencing and innovative bioinformatics to efficient production of enzymes for molecular biotechnology. Virus-X will advance the metagenomic tool-box significantly and our capabilities for future exploitation of viral biological diversity, the largest unexplored genetic reservoir on Earth.

Call for proposal

H2020-BIOTEC-2014-2015

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Sub call

H2020-LEIT-BIO-2015-1

Coordinator

MATIS OHF
Net EU contribution
€ 1 356 025,00
Address
Vinlandsleid 12
113 Reykjavik
Iceland

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Region
Ísland Ísland Höfuðborgarsvæði
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00

Participants (14)

PROKAZYME EHF.

Participation ended

Iceland
Net EU contribution
€ 173 500,00
Address
Vinlandsleio 14
IS-113 Reykjavik

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Ísland Ísland Höfuðborgarsvæði
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 122,00
BIO-PRODICT BV
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 458 750,00
Address
Nieuwe Marktstraat 54
6511 AA Nijmegen

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Oost-Nederland Gelderland Arnhem/Nijmegen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
SAROMICS BIOSTRUCTURES AB
Sweden
Net EU contribution
€ 558 175,00
Address
Medicon Village
223 81 Lund

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Södra Sverige Sydsverige Skåne län
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
A&A BIOTECHNOLOGY SC
Poland
Net EU contribution
€ 322 500,00
Address
Ul Strzelca 40
80-299 Gdansk

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Makroregion północny Pomorskie Trójmiejski
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
MAX-PLANCK-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER WISSENSCHAFTEN EV
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 523 625,00
Address
Hofgartenstrasse 8
80539 Munchen

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Region
Bayern Oberbayern München, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
UNIVERSITY OF STUTTGART
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 505 653,75
Address
Keplerstrasse 7
70174 Stuttgart

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Region
Baden-Württemberg Stuttgart Stuttgart, Stadtkreis
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
UNIWERSYTET GDANSKI
Poland
Net EU contribution
€ 610 000,00
Address
Ul. Bazynskiego 8
80309 Gdansk

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Region
Makroregion północny Pomorskie Trójmiejski
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
UNIVERSITE CLERMONT AUVERGNE
France
Net EU contribution
€ 287 125,00
Address
49 Bd Francois Mitterrand
63000 Clermont Ferrand

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Region
Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Auvergne Puy-de-Dôme
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
UNIVERSITAET BIELEFELD
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 641 875,00
Address
Universitaetsstrasse 25
33615 Bielefeld

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Region
Nordrhein-Westfalen Detmold Bielefeld, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
UNIVERSITETET I BERGEN
Norway
Net EU contribution
€ 496 250,00
Address
Museplassen 1
5020 Bergen

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Region
Norge Vestlandet Vestland
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
UNIVERSITY OF DURHAM
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 665 000,00
Address
Stockton Road The Palatine Centre
DH1 3LE Durham

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Region
North East (England) Tees Valley and Durham Durham CC
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
INSTITUT PASTEUR
France
Net EU contribution
€ 297 500,00
Address
Rue Du Docteur Roux 25-28
75724 Paris Cedex 15

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Region
Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
ArcticZymes AS
Norway
Net EU contribution
€ 468 331,25
Address
Forskningsparken Sykehusvegen 23
9019 Tromsø

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Norge Nord-Norge Troms og Finnmark
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
LUNDS UNIVERSITET
Sweden
Net EU contribution
€ 599 782,50
Address
Paradisgatan 5c
22100 Lund

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Region
Södra Sverige Sydsverige Skåne län
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00