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A systematic analysis of parasite metabolism - from metabolism to intervention

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 290080

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 June 2012

  • End date

    31 May 2016

Funded under:

FP7-PEOPLE

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 816 703

  • EU contribution

    € 3 816 703

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSITY OF GLASGOW

United Kingdom

Objective

Parasites exact a devastating toll on health and economic productivity, infecting man and also domestic livestock. Drugs used to combat parasitic diseases are deficient in many ways and new, better drugs are needed to establish sustainable means to combat diseases caused by protozoan parasites that include malaria, trypanosomiasis and leishmaniasis in man, and coccidiosis among others in animals. This ITN will train a new generation of European scientists in the requisites of preclinical drug discovery, combining academic excellence in innovation with industrial rigor and thus providing training from an industrial and academic perspective. The programme works on the premise that parasite metabolism offers a multitude of potential targets that can be exploited for drug design. Advances in genomics, transcriptomics, metabolomics and protein chemistry, alongside computational systems biology are integral to the activities of the network. The programme is populated with projects at all levels of the preclinical drug discovery cascade to ensure ESRs and ERs are exposed to requirements and aspects of every step of this process. Therefore aspects of drug design, medicinal chemistry and small molecule screening will also be central to the programme. ESRs will perform research in two different laboratories providing them with multidisciplinary intersectoral training that we consider essential for the development of a highly skilled, knowledgeable new generation of researchers capable of innovation and application of research in a research area of global importance to human health..
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Coordinator

UNIVERSITY OF GLASGOW

Address

University Avenue
G12 8qq Glasgow

United Kingdom

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 1 203 431

Administrative Contact

Michael Barrett (Prof.)

Participants (11)

UNIVERSITE MONTPELLIER 2 SCIENCES ET TECHNIQUES

France

STICHTING KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 243 834

UNIVERSITY OF LEEDS

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 261 201

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS

France

EU Contribution

€ 254 096

RUPRECHT-KARLS-UNIVERSITAET HEIDELBERG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 226 626

INSTITUT NATIONAL DE RECHERCHE POUR L'AGRICULTURE, L'ALIMENTATION ET L'ENVIRONNEMENT

France

EU Contribution

€ 508 192

UNIVERSITE DE MONTPELLIER

France

EU Contribution

€ 254 096

AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DEINVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 228 205

FUNDACION CENTRO DE EXCELENCIA EN INVESTIGACION DE MEDICAMENTOS INNOVADORES EN ANDALUCIA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 228 205

INTERVET INTERNATIONAL BV

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 211 851

GLAXOSMITHKLINE INVESTIGACION Y DESARROLLO SL

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 196 966

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 290080

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 June 2012

  • End date

    31 May 2016

Funded under:

FP7-PEOPLE

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 816 703

  • EU contribution

    € 3 816 703

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSITY OF GLASGOW

United Kingdom