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Molecular Identification of Plants

Objective

Many of the nearly 400,000 species of plants provide food, feed, medicines, and construction materials. Besides these positive impacts, plants also affect us negatively through pollen allergies, poisonous species, as invasive species, and as adulterants in herbal medicines. Nevertheless, plants are the most promising biological resource for our future. Current extinction risks of global flora and vast decline in taxonomic expertise demand accurate and rapid identification approaches to understand and valorise botanical biodiversity. Advances in genomic data and DNA sequencing are revolutionizing plant systematics, and modern molecular identification methods make it possible to accurately determine plants in ways that were technically impossible only a decade ago. Recently, it has become possible to detect substitution in herbal pharmaceuticals, monitor invasive alien species, trace fragments such as pollen and spores, uncover illegal trade in endangered species, make rapid and accurate molecular biodiversity assessments, and study historical plant diversity through DNA in museum specimens. However, to efficiently harvest the potential of the opportunities provided by the new genomic techniques, society today is in urgent need of trained biosystematists experienced in both taxonomy and in handling enormous amounts of genomic data. Plant.ID will innovatively address these challenges by bringing together academic and non-academic partners including regulatory agencies, industry, SMEs and NGO stakeholders, with the aim of developing molecular identification of plants through tailored approaches to species delimitation, metabarcoding, gene capture, and genomic barcoding, in order to empower stakeholders with simplified molecular identification of plants. By bridging classical taxonomic expertise with cutting-edge genomic approaches, Plant.ID will train a new generation of ESRs who will have immediate relevance to harnessing the central role of plants in the modern world.

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UNIVERSITETET I OSLO
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€ 858 825,72
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Problemveien 5-7
0313 Oslo
Norway

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Norge Oslo og Viken Oslo
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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€ 0,00

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STICHTING NATURALIS BIODIVERSITY CENTER
Netherlands
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€ 510 748,56
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Darwinweg 2
2333CR Leiden

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West-Nederland Zuid-Holland Agglomeratie Leiden en Bollenstreek
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Research Organisations
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GOETEBORGS UNIVERSITET
Sweden
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€ 527 318,64
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Vasaparken
405 30 Goeteborg

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Södra Sverige Västsverige Västra Götalands län
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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€ 0,00
KOBENHAVNS UNIVERSITET
Denmark
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€ 870 245,64
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Norregade 10
1165 Kobenhavn

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Danmark Hovedstaden Byen København
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ROYAL BOTANIC GARDENS KEW
United Kingdom
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€ 273 287,88
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Royal Botanic Gardens Kew
TW93AB Richmond

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London Outer London — West and North West Hounslow and Richmond upon Thames
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Research Organisations
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ETHNIKO KENTRO EREVNAS KAI TECHNOLOGIKIS ANAPTYXIS
Greece
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€ 242 386,92
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Charilaou Thermi Road 6 Km
57001 Thermi Thessaloniki

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Θεσσαλονίκη Κεντρική Μακεδονία Βόρεια Ελλάδα
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Research Organisations
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AGENTSCHAP PLANTENTUIN MEISE
Belgium
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€ 250 560,00
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Nieuwelaan 38
1860 Meise

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Vlaams Gewest Prov. Vlaams-Brabant Arr. Halle-Vilvoorde
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BASECLEAR BV
Netherlands
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€ 255 374,28
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Sylviusweg 74
2333 BE Leiden

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

Yes
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West-Nederland Zuid-Holland Agglomeratie Leiden en Bollenstreek
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
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€ 0,00
ROYAL BOTANIC GARDEN EDINBURGH
United Kingdom
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€ 273 287,88
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Inverleith Row 20a
EH3 5LR Edinburgh

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Eastern Scotland Edinburgh
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DIATOMELLA
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Overasselt

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Yes
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Oost-Nederland Gelderland Arnhem/Nijmegen
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WILDLIFE JUSTICE COMMISSION
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Den Haag

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West-Nederland Zuid-Holland Agglomeratie ’s-Gravenhage
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SELECT NATURE
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Copenhagen

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TRANSMITTING SCIENCE
Spain
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Barcelona

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MEDICINES AND HEALTHCARE PRODUCTS REGULATORY AGENCY
United Kingdom
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10 South Colonnade, Canary Wharf
E14 4PU London

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London Inner London — East Tower Hamlets
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STATENS LEGEMIDDELVERK
Norway
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Grensesvingen 26
0213 Oslo

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Norge Oslo og Viken Oslo
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ARISTOTELIO PANEPISTIMIO THESSALONIKIS
Greece
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Kedea Building, Tritis Septemvriou, Aristotle Univ Campus
54636 Thessaloniki

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Yes
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Θεσσαλονίκη Κεντρική Μακεδονία Βόρεια Ελλάδα
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THE UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH
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Old College, South Bridge
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KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN
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UNIVERSITEIT LEIDEN
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Rapenburg 70
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UNIVERSITE GRENOBLE ALPES
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VÄSTRA GÖTALANDSREGIONEN
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Regionens Hus
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ROYAL MUSEUM FOR CENTRAL AFRICA
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NORGES TEKNISK-NATURVITENSKAPELIGE UNIVERSITET NTNU
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UNIVERSITETET I TROMSOE - NORGES ARKTISKE UNIVERSITET
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DUTCH GROUP OF VIOLIN AND BOW MAKERS
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Den Haag

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NEFELOUDIS FOOD ADDITIVES
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NATUREMETRIX
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Egham

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