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Springboard for excellence in advanced development of antibacterials

Project description

Collaboration network for the design and discovery of antibacterials

The aim of the EU-funded SPRINGBOARD project is to enhance the research potential of the Latvian Institute of Organic Synthesis (LIOS) by establishing a long-term collaboration network with the leading European research institutions in the area of advanced design and discovery of novel antibacterial drugs. It will enable the introduction of the best practice via staff exchange and expert visits, and the improvement of research management and administration. Objectives will include the organization of joint events, participation in competitive joint proposals for Horizon Europe projects, dissemination of the results, communication, and outreach activities. SPRINGBOARD will support interdisciplinary collaboration and knowledge exchange to improve public health.

Objective

The main goal of SPRINGBOARD project is to strengthen research potential of the Latvian Institute of Organic Synthesis (LIOS) through establishing long-lasting and sustainable collaboration network with the leading European research institutions – University of Antwerp, University of Copenhagen, University of Florence and University of Helsinki – in the area of advanced discovery and design of novel antibacterial drugs. An increased competence of LIOS staff (especially early stage researchers) on identification of new enzymatic targets, application of natural products and their synthetic analogues, biopharmaceuticals, antisense and peptide antibiotics as antibacterials, as well as experience on biofilm formation and quorum sensing molecules as targets for new antibacterial therapies will be achieved as a result.
The implementation of SPRINGBOARD will ensure the establishment of platform of excellence in this area through:
•exchange of the best practice via staff exchange and expert visits;
•increase capacity building of early stage researchers;
•improvement of research management and administration skills;
•organization of joint events;
•building capacity for participation in competitive joint proposals of projects for Horizon Europe and other relevant programmes;
•dissemination, communication and outreach activities.
This collaboration will ensure:
•full exploitation of research and innovation capacity of LIOS;
•rise of LIOS staff research profiles focusing on early stage researchers;
•increase in LIOS visibility and integration in ERA;
•contribution to actual socio-economic challenge in connection to widespread infectious diseases;
•public awareness on the importance of development of new antibacterial drugs.
SPRINGBOARD will contribute to the Responsible Research and Innovation approach that will support creation and interdisciplinary collaboration as well as knowledge exchange to improve public health and quality of life.

Call for proposal

H2020-WIDESPREAD-2018-2020

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Sub call

H2020-WIDESPREAD-2020-5

Coordinator

LATVIJAS ORGANISKAS SINTEZES INSTITUTS
Net EU contribution
€ 466 250,00
Address
AIZKRAUKLES 21
LV-1006 Riga
Latvia

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Region
Latvija Latvija Rīga
Activity type
Research Organisations
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Total cost
€ 466 250,00

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