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Molecular Tools for Nucleic Acid Manipulation for Biological Intervention

Objective

MMbio will bridge the classically separate disciplines of Chemistry and Biology by assembling leading experts from academia and non-academic partners (industry, technology transfer & science communication) to bring about systems designed to interfere therapeutically with gene expression in living cells. Expertise in nucleic acid synthesis, its molecular recognition and chemical reactivity is combined with drug delivery, cellular biology and experimental medicine. This project represents a concerted effort to make use of a basic and quantitative understanding of chemical interactions to develop and deliver oligonucleotide molecules of utility for therapy. Our chemical biology approach to this field is ambitious in its breadth and represents a unqiues opportunity to educate young scientists across sectorial and disciplinary barriers. Training will naturally encompass a wide range of skills, requiring a joint effort of chemists and biologists to introduce young researchers in a structured way to and array of research methodologies that no single research grouping could provide. The incorporation of early-stage and later stag ebiotechnology enterprises ensures that commercialisation of methodologies as well as the drug development process is covered in this ITN. We hope that MMBio will train scientists able to understand both the biological problem and the chemistry that holds the possible solution and develop original experimental approaches to stimulate European academic and commercial success in this area.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/biological sciences/biochemistry/biomolecules/nucleic acid

Call for proposal

H2020-MSCA-ITN-2016
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Funding Scheme

MSCA-ITN-ETN - European Training Networks

Coordinator

THE CHANCELLOR MASTERS AND SCHOLARSOF THE UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE
Address
Trinity Lane The Old Schools
CB2 1TN Cambridge
United Kingdom
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 546 575,76

Participants (12)

JOHANN WOLFGANG GOETHE-UNIVERSITATFRANKFURT AM MAIN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 249 216,48
Address
Theodor W Adorno Platz 1
60323 Frankfurt Am Main
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
KAROLINSKA INSTITUTET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 263 659,32
Address
Nobels Vag 5
17177 Stockholm
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
REGION STOCKHOLM
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 263 659,32
Address
Hantverkargatan 45
104 22 Stockholm
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
UNIVERSITEIT GENT
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 250 560
Address
Sint Pietersnieuwstraat 25
9000 Gent
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI PADOVA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 516 122,64
Address
Via 8 Febbraio 2
35122 Padova
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
THE UNIVERSITY OF SHEFFIELD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 546 575,76
Address
Firth Court Western Bank
S10 2TN Sheffield
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
SP PROCESS DEVELOPMENT AB

Participation ended

Sweden
EU contribution
€ 29 295,48
Address
Po Box 857
501 15 Boras
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITAET BERN
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 265 226,76
Address
Hochschulstrasse 6
3012 Bern
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
TURUN YLIOPISTO
Finland
EU contribution
€ 269 145,36
Address
Yliopistonmaki
20014 Turku
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
MEDIMMUNE LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 273 287,88
Address
Milstein Building Granta Park
CB21 6GH Cambridge
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ASTRAZENECA AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 263 659,32
Address
Vastra Maelarhamnen
151 85 Sodertaelje
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
RISE RESEARCH INSTITUTES OF SWEDEN AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 234 363,84
Address
Brinellgatan 4
501 15 Boras
Activity type
Research Organisations

Partners (6)

OLIGOMER SCIENCES AB
Sweden
Address
Sveavagen 18A
182 60 Djursholm
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ANANAS NANOTECH
Italy
Address
Via Altinate 120
35121 Padova
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
DROP-TECH LTD
United Kingdom
Address
Canterbury Street, Canterbury Court 91
CB4 3QU Cambridge
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SYNTHENA AG
Switzerland
Address
Freiestrasse 3
3012 Bern
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CAMBRIDGE ENTREPRISE LIMITED
United Kingdom
Address
Charles Babbage Road Hauser Forum 3
CB3 0GT Cambridge
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ALZHEIMER'S SOCIETY
United Kingdom
Address
43-44 Crutched Friars
EC3N 2AE London
Activity type
Other