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Comparative INsect CHRONobiology

Objective

Chronobiology is the study of biological rhythms. The best understood cycles are those with circadian 24 hour periods that modulate the temporal dynamics of physiology and behaviour of all higher organisms. Four model organisms have been widely used to study the underlying molecular biology of endogenous circadian clocks, Cyanobacteria, the fungus Neurospora, the fruitfly Drosophila, and the mouse. Insect clocks, both circadian and seasonal, are vital for adaptation to the environment and recent global patterns of climate change mean that insect pests and vectors of disease are expanding their ranges into Europe. Consequently there is an urgent need to study the circadian clocks of these insects and how they synchronise to the environment. CINCHRON will create an integrated European centre of excellence for the research training of ESRs in the emerging multidisciplinary field of Comparative INsect CHRONobiology. CINCHRON will bring together molecular neurogeneticists working predominantly with Drosophila, and comparative biologists who study circadian and seasonal clocks of non-model insects of economic importance. These researchers have different approaches so we will harness their different skills for mutual benefit via the integrated training of their ESRs in association with industrial partners. This will be done by high level interactions between university and industry, as well as interactions among laboratories with different areas of expertise, thereby connecting the different sectors (academic and commercial) as well as different disciplines. The goal is to seed-corn the next generation of researchers with highly trained, flexible workers in cutting edge technological methods and complementary generic skills that will support European academic, academic-related and industrial institutions. CINCHRON will therefore contribute to the integration and cohesion of future European research efforts in solving pure and applied biological problem.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/biological sciences/molecular biology
  • /medical and health sciences/basic medicine/physiology

Call for proposal

H2020-MSCA-ITN-2017
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Funding Scheme

MSCA-ITN-ETN - European Training Networks

Coordinator

UNIVERSITY OF LEICESTER
Address
University Road
LE1 7RH Leicester
United Kingdom
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 546 575,76

Participants (10)

WESTFAELISCHE WILHELMS-UNIVERSITAET MUENSTER
Germany
EU contribution
€ 249 216,48
Address
Schlossplatz 2
48149 Muenster
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
EU contribution
€ 262 875,60
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
RIJKSUNIVERSITEIT GRONINGEN
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 510 748,56
Address
Broerstraat 5
9712CP Groningen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
JULIUS-MAXIMILIANS-UNIVERSITAT WURZBURG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 498 432,96
Address
Sanderring 2
97070 Wuerzburg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Biologicke centrum AV CR, v. v. i.
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 232 422,48
Address
Branisovska 31
370 05 Ceske Budejovice
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITY OF HAIFA
Israel
EU contribution
€ 260 300,52
Address
Abba Khushy Blvd Mount Carmel
31905 Haifa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITAT DE VALENCIA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 247 872,96
Address
Avenida Blasco Ibanez 13
46010 Valencia
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
UNIWERSYTET JAGIELLONSKI
Poland
EU contribution
€ 224 137,44
Address
Ul. Golebia 24
31007 Krakow
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
THE HEBREW UNIVERSITY OF JERUSALEM
Israel
EU contribution
€ 260 300,52
Address
Edmond J Safra Campus Givat Ram
91904 Jerusalem
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

Partners (3)

Oxitec Limited
United Kingdom
Address
Miton Park 71
OX14 4RX Oxford
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CONSIGLIO PER LA RICERCA IN AGRICOLTURA E L'ANALISI DELL'ECONOMIA AGRARIA
Italy
Address
Via Po 14
00198 Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
BioBee Sde Eliyahu Ltd
Israel
Address
Sde Eliyahu
10810 Kibbutz Sde Eliyahu
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)