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Predicting of Prokaryotic Defence Distributions

Project description

Dissecting bacterial immunity

To evade infection by viruses (bacteriophages), bacteria have evolved a battery of defence mechanisms. Understanding when bacteria employ each strategy is the key objective of the EU-funded PredProkDef project. Researchers will follow a multidisciplinary approach including ecology and metagenomics techniques to investigate microbial immunity. The importance of this knowledge is dual as it may be employed to protect bacteria used for example in biotechnology applications. At the same time, bacteriophages represent a therapeutic avenue to overcome the current antibiotic resistance crisis so the generated information could be exploited as an antimicrobial strategy.

Coordinator

THE UNIVERSITY OF EXETER
Net EU contribution
€ 272 084,16
Address
The Queen's Drive Northcote House
EX4 4QJ Exeter
United Kingdom

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Region
South West (England) Devon Devon CC
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00

Partners (1)

Partner

Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

UNIVERSITY OF OTAGO
New Zealand
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Saint David Street
9054 Dunedin

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 165 617,28