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Development and Coordination of Synthetic Biology in the European Research Area

Objective

Synthetic biology is an emerging and promising research area with the potential to have a strong impact on innovation and technological progress that is beneficial for the economy and for society as a whole. It is an area at the intersection of engineering, bioscience, chemistry, and information technology.
The central idea of ERASynBio is to promote the robust development of synthetic biology by structuring and coordinating national efforts and investment. ERASynBio will develop a white paper (WP1), which will support the emergence of national synthetic biology programmes and which will lay the ground for transnational funding activities via joint calls in the project (WP6). ERASynBio will stimulate and tackle the interdisciplinary nature and immaturity by offering training and educational possibilities (WP4), establishing an interdisciplinary advisory board and inviting observers of other funding organisations. It will further provide extensive dialogue options (WP1-5) and exchange fora (WP3) for the scientific community. Close collaboration between academia and industry aiming to fertilize the innovation process will occur on several levels (WP1, WP3, WP6). To adhere to ethical, legal and societal aspects as well as to technical issues like standardisation and infrastructure development ERASynBio will trace and integrate the ongoing work and research on these framework conditions and integrate them in the white paper (WP2 and WP5).
It is a challenge for the ERA-Net to successfully coordinate the newly emerging activities in this field as only a few partners have fully developed national programmes for synthetic biology. Thus it is the aim to create the ERA of synthetic biology in parallel with the development of the scientific community. It is the first time a truly European research community can be build almost from the beginning of its development.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/biological sciences/synthetic biology

Call for proposal

FP7-ERANET-2011-RTD
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Funding Scheme

CSA-CA - Coordination (or networking) actions

Coordinator

FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM JULICH GMBH
Address
Wilhelm Johnen Strasse
52428 Julich
Germany
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 494 721
Administrative Contact
Anke Krüger (Ms.)

Participants (16)

MINISTERIO DE CIENCIA E INNOVACION

Participation ended

Spain
Address
Calle Albacete 5
28071 Madrid
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Julio Barbas (Dr.)
BUNDESMINISTERIUM FUER BILDUNG UND FORSCHUNG
Germany
Address
Heinemannstrasse 2
53175 Bonn
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Frank Laplace (Prof.)
BIOTECHNOLOGY AND BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES RESEARCH COUNCIL
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 484 660
Address
North Star Avenue Polaris House
SN2 1UH Swindon
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Amanda Collis (Dr.)
OSTERREICHISCHE FORSCHUNGSFORDERUNGSGESELLSCHAFT MBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 131 299
Address
Sensengasse 1
1090 Wien
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Nicole Firnberg (Mrs.)
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
EU contribution
€ 194 472
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Adrien Nusca (Mr.)
MINISTERIO DE ECONOMIA, INDUSTRIA Y COMPETITIVIDAD
Spain
EU contribution
€ 35 684
Address
Paseo De La Castellana 162
28046 Madrid
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Joaquin Serrano Agejas (Mr.)
SUOMEN AKATEMIA
Finland
EU contribution
€ 56 269
Address
Hakaniemenranta 6
00531 Helsinki
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jukka Reivinen (Dr.)
GENIKI GRAMMATIA EREVNAS KAI TECHNOLOGIAS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 89 023
Address
Mesogeion Avenue 14-18
11510 Athens
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Suzanne Kolyva (Dr.)
NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR WETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 33 745
Address
Laan Van Nieuw Oost Indie 300
2593 CE Den Haag
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Jasper Diderich (Dr.)
FUNDACAO PARA A CIENCIA E A TECNOLOGIA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 31 832
Address
Avenida D Carlos I 126
1249 074 Lisboa
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Cristiana Leandro (Dr.)
MINISTRSTVO ZA VISOKO SOLSTVO, ZNANOST IN TEHNOLOGIJO
Slovenia
EU contribution
€ 136 264
Address
Kotnikova 38
1000 Ljubljana
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Marta šabec (Ms.)
LATVIJAS ZINATNU AKADEMIJA
Latvia
EU contribution
€ 35 351
Address
Akademijas Laukums 1
1050 Riga
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Egils Stalidzans (Dr.)
AGENCE NATIONALE DE LA RECHERCHE
France
EU contribution
€ 97 316
Address
50 Avenue Daumesnil
75012 Paris
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Serawit Bruck-Landais (Dr.)
NORGES FORSKNINGSRAD
Norway
EU contribution
€ 39 536
Address
Drammensveien 288
0283 Oslo
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jacob Edward Wang (Dr.)
STYRELSEN FOR FORSKNING OG UDDANNELSE
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 43 643
Address
Haraldsgade 53
2100 Kobenhavn
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Niels Gøtke (Mr.)
EIDGENOESSISCHES DEPARTEMENT FUER WIRTSCHAFT, BILDUNG UND FORSCHUNG
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 93 207
Address
Bundeshaus Ost
3003 Bern
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Erich Bloch (Mr.)