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Developing Multipurpose Nicotiana Crops for Molecular Farming using New Plant Breeding Techniques

Objetivo

A group of New Plant Breeding Techniques (NPBT) has opened unprecedented opportunities in agriculture. Those NPBTs are at least as efficient and often more precise than previous traditional and GM techniques, while circumventing the introduction of heritable transgenes from distant species in the plant genome. Properly communicated, NPBTs are expected to gain wide acceptance, especially when applied to breeding objectives which are seen as beneficial for the society. A well-perceived objective is Molecular Farming, which refers to the use of plants for the production of valuable biomolecules (e. g. biopharmaceuticals). Cultivated tobacco (Nicotiana tabacum) and its close Australian relative Nicotiana benthamiana, are preferred species in Molecular Farming due to their favourable features: non-food crops, easy tissue regeneration, high productivity, rich secondary metabolism and availability of genetic tools. In sharp contrast, traditional tobacco cultivation is in serious decline in the EU, causing serious social problems in many rural areas. NEWCOTIANA aims to revitalize those areas by breeding efficient Nicotiana biofactories of high-value non-smoking products as alternatives for traditional tobacco crops. NEWCOTIANA will develop the most advanced tobacco NPBTs toolbox, easily transferable to other plants. This will position EU in the avant-garde of breeding innovation. This toolbox will be used to create elite multipurpose Nicotiana varieties improved in product-specific traits (bioproduct quality, stability and yield), next to more general traits as biomass, resilience and biosafety. The “Newcotiana” varieties will be carefully tested in relevant pre-industrial environments for the production of end-value chemicals, namely proteins and metabolites for health and nutriceutical use. Ethical, social and legal aspects will be closely monitored and public and stakeholder engagement will be assured using innovative science communication methodologies.

Ámbito científico

  • /ciencias agrícolas/agricultura, silvicultura y pesca/agricultura/cultivos industriales
  • /ciencias agrícolas/agricultura, silvicultura y pesca/agronomía/mejora de las plantas
  • /ciencias sociales/sociología/problemas sociales
  • /ciencias agrícolas/ciencias animales y lácteas

Convocatoria de propuestas

H2020-NMBP-BIO-2017
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Régimen de financiación

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinador

AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DEINVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
Dirección
Calle Serrano 117
28006 Madrid
España
Tipo de actividad
Research Organisations
Aportación de la UE
€ 702 581,25

Participantes (18)

ROYAL HOLLOWAY AND BEDFORD NEW COLLEGE
United Kingdom
Aportación de la UE
€ 459 862,50
Dirección
Egham Hill University Of London
TW20 0EX Egham
Tipo de actividad
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
AGENZIA NAZIONALE PER LE NUOVE TECNOLOGIE, L'ENERGIA E LO SVILUPPO ECONOMICO SOSTENIBILE
Italia
Aportación de la UE
€ 465 000
Dirección
Lungotevere Grande Ammiraglio Thaon Di Revel 76
000196 Roma
Tipo de actividad
Research Organisations
VIB VZW
Bélgica
Aportación de la UE
€ 359 475
Dirección
Rijvisschestraat 120
9052 Zwijnaarde - Gent
Tipo de actividad
Research Organisations
ASOCIACION EMPRESARIAL DE INVESTIGACION CENTRO TECNOLOGICO NACIONAL AGROALIMENTARIO EXTREMADURA
España
Aportación de la UE
€ 292 107,50
Dirección
Ctra Villafranco A Balboa Km 1,2
06195 Villafranco Del Guadiana (Badajoz)
Tipo de actividad
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITAET FUER BODENKULTUR WIEN
Austria
Aportación de la UE
€ 426 131,25
Dirección
Gregor Mendel Strasse 33
1180 Wien
Tipo de actividad
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
JOHN INNES CENTRE
United Kingdom
Aportación de la UE
€ 349 792,50
Dirección
Norwich Research Park Colney
NR4 7UH Norwich
Tipo de actividad
Research Organisations
KARLSRUHER INSTITUT FUER TECHNOLOGIE
Alemania
Aportación de la UE
€ 388 271,25
Dirección
Kaiserstrasse 12
76131 Karlsruhe
Tipo de actividad
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
LEIBNIZ-INSTITUT FUR PFLANZENBIOCHEMIE
Alemania
Aportación de la UE
€ 251 250
Dirección
Weinberg 3
06120 Halle
Tipo de actividad
Research Organisations
MAX-PLANCK-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER WISSENSCHAFTEN EV
Alemania
Aportación de la UE
€ 576 125
Dirección
Hofgartenstrasse 8
80539 Muenchen
Tipo de actividad
Research Organisations
BIOFACTION KG
Austria
Aportación de la UE
€ 338 131,25
Dirección
Kundmanngasse 39/12
1030 Wien
Tipo de actividad
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
THE CHANCELLOR, MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD
United Kingdom
Aportación de la UE
€ 371 321,25
Dirección
Wellington Square University Offices
OX1 2JD Oxford
Tipo de actividad
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Alemania
Aportación de la UE
€ 495 513,75
Dirección
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Tipo de actividad
Research Organisations
Philip Morris Products S.A.
Suiza
Aportación de la UE
€ 306 250
Dirección
Quai Jeanrenaud 56
2000 Neuchatel
Tipo de actividad
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ST GEORGE'S HOSPITAL MEDICAL SCHOOL
United Kingdom
Aportación de la UE
€ 562 822,50
Dirección
Cranmer Terrace
SW17 0RE London
Tipo de actividad
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
IDOASIS 2002 SL
España
Aportación de la UE
€ 343 875
Dirección
C/ Tellez, 25 2-1
28007 Madrid
Tipo de actividad
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
QUEENSLAND UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY - QLD QUT
Australia
Aportación de la UE
€ 0
Dirección
George Street 2
4001 Brisbane
Tipo de actividad
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
SESDERMA SL
España
Aportación de la UE
€ 191 987,50
Dirección
Calle Massamagrell 5 Poligono Industrial Rafelbunyol
46138 Rafelbunyol
Tipo de actividad
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
NEUTRAL SUPPLY CHAIN LIMITED
United Kingdom
Aportación de la UE
€ 319 062,50
Dirección
337 Bath Road
SL1 5PR Slough, Berkshire
Tipo de actividad
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)