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Rewiring photorespiration using natural and synthetic pathways to sustainably increase crop yield

Project description

Enhancing carbon fixation will boost the production of organic molecules and crop yield

Enhancing crop productivity is an increasingly important goal to meet the food and fuel needs of a growing global population facing the uncertainty of climate change. Photosynthesis is a primary determinant of crop yield. During this process, plants fix (assimilate) atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) to build organic compounds and thus biomass. Photorespiration is a process in higher plants during which they fix oxygen (O2) instead of CO2 when CO2 is low. They consume O2 and release CO2 without producing ATP or sugar, consequently reducing fixed CO2 and biomass production. The EU-funded GAIN4CROPS project is working to minimise the inefficiencies of photorespiration to boost crop productivity. To that end, the team is engineering highly efficient synthetic metabolic pathways to dramatically boost carbon fixation.

Call for proposal

H2020-NMBP-TR-IND-2018-2020

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Sub call

H2020-NMBP-BIO-2019-two-stage

Coordinator

HEINRICH-HEINE-UNIVERSITAET DUESSELDORF
Net EU contribution
€ 1 932 596,25
Address
Universitaetsstrasse 1
40225 Dusseldorf
Germany

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Region
Nordrhein-Westfalen Düsseldorf Düsseldorf, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00

Participants (14)

MAX-PLANCK-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER WISSENSCHAFTEN EV
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 1 230 208,75
Address
Hofgartenstrasse 8
80539 Munchen

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Region
Bayern Oberbayern München, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
UNIVERSITAET ROSTOCK
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 489 921,25
Address
Universitatsplatz 1
18055 Rostock

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Region
Baden-Württemberg Stuttgart Stuttgart, Stadtkreis
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
IN SRL IMPRESA SOCIALE
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 448 842,50
Address
Via Carducci 9a
33100 Udine

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SME

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

Yes
Region
Nord-Est Friuli-Venezia Giulia Udine
Activity type
Other
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
THE CHANCELLOR MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 696 277,50
Address
Trinity Lane The Old Schools
CB2 1TN Cambridge

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Region
East of England East Anglia Cambridgeshire CC
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
ENERGIN.R TECHNOLOGIES 2009 LTD
Israel
Net EU contribution
€ 458 962,50
Address
3 Golda Meir St
7403648 Ness Ziona

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SME

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

Yes
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
CORTEVA AGRISCIENCE GERMANY GMBH
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 335 625,00
Address
Riedenburgestrasse 7
81677 Munchen

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Region
Bayern Oberbayern München, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Third-party

Legal entity other than a subcontractor which is affiliated or legally linked to a participant. The entity carries out work under the conditions laid down in the Grant Agreement, supplies goods or provides services for the action, but did not sign the Grant Agreement. A third party abides by the rules applicable to its related participant under the Grant Agreement with regard to eligibility of costs and control of expenditure.

PIONEER GENETIQUE SARL
France
Net EU contribution
€ 89 165,00
Address
Chemin De L Enseigure 1131
531840 Aussonne

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Third-party

Legal entity other than a subcontractor which is affiliated or legally linked to a participant. The entity carries out work under the conditions laid down in the Grant Agreement, supplies goods or provides services for the action, but did not sign the Grant Agreement. A third party abides by the rules applicable to its related participant under the Grant Agreement with regard to eligibility of costs and control of expenditure.

PIONEER HI-BRED SPAIN SL
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 63 750,00
Address
Ctra Sevilla-cazalla C 433 Km 4,6 Campus Pioneer
41309 Sevilla

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Region
Andalucía Sevilla
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
France
Net EU contribution
€ 350 043,75
Address
Rue Leblanc 25
75015 Paris 15

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Region
Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI PADOVA
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 351 740,00
Address
Via 8 Febbraio 2
35122 Padova

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Region
Nord-Est Veneto Padova
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
EESTI MAAULIKOOL
Estonia
Net EU contribution
€ 445 823,75
Address
Kreutzwaldi 1
51014 Tartu

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Region
Eesti Eesti Lõuna-Eesti
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
RIJKSUNIVERSITEIT GRONINGEN
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 499 893,75
Address
Broerstraat 5
9712CP Groningen

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Region
Noord-Nederland Groningen Overig Groningen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
EIDGENOESSISCHES DEPARTEMENT FUER WIRTSCHAFT, BILDUNG UND FORSCHUNG
Switzerland
Net EU contribution
€ 471 250,00
Address
Bundeshaus Ost
3003 Bern

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Region
Schweiz/Suisse/Svizzera Espace Mittelland Bern / Berne
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
GENOMIX4LIFE SRL
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 150 000,00
Address
Via S. Allende 1
84081 Baronissi

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SME

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

Yes
Region
Sud Campania Salerno
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00