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Advanced Multidisciplinary Training in Molecular Bacteriology

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 317338

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 January 2013

  • End date

    31 December 2016

Funded under:

FP7-PEOPLE

  • Overall budget:

    € 2 981 893,64

  • EU contribution

    € 2 981 893,64

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSITEIT VAN AMSTERDAM

Netherlands

Objective

The advancement in life sciences has created a growing number of disciplines that are required to elucidate the increasingly complicated biological questions. This has led to an unsurpassed level of knowledge, but it has also resulted in a continuous specialization in PhD trainings, which makes the students less prepared for complex present day biological questions. To provide a better comprehensive and multidisciplinary PhD training in microbiology, we have brought together 10 EU partners and we have setup the ITN programme Advanced Multidisciplinary Training in Molecular Bacteriology (AMBER). Within this international training programme, we will investigate an important and multifaceted bacterial problem; the intertwinement of central carbon metabolism and several main cellular processes. To tackle this intricate topic the consortium comprises specialists in key areas of microbial physiology, including cell division, cell wall synthesis, RNA processing, DNA replication, metabolic regulation, stress management, metal homeostasis, metabolomics, and secondary metabolite production. This enables us to apply an integrative research approach that is necessary to solve this complex and essential bacterial problem. Importantly, this multidisciplinary project provides a unique training environment for ambitious early-stage researchers (ESRs). As a model system we will use the bacterium Bacillus subtilis. This is the best known Gram-positive organism, and it is also widely used in the biotechnology industry. In fact, the AMBER consortium includes 3 active industrial partners that use B. subtilis for different commercial purposes; enzyme production, synthesis of lipopeptide (antibiotics) or as probiotics additive. The training programme will therefore ensure that the ESRs will gain industrially relevant expertise. Thus, the AMBER programme will prepare ESRs for both a successful career in academia as well as in the private sector.

Coordinator

UNIVERSITEIT VAN AMSTERDAM

Address

Spui 21
1012wx Amsterdam

Netherlands

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 494 813,11

Administrative Contact

Jacco Konijn (Mr.)

Participants (8)

UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 353 749,44

INSTITUT NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE AGRONOMIQUE

France

EU Contribution

€ 584 298,11

GEORG-AUGUST-UNIVERSITAT GOTTINGENSTIFTUNG OFFENTLICHEN RECHTS

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 277 911,48

UNIVERSITAET GREIFSWALD

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 279 011,48

STICHTING VU

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 289 538,37

UNIVERSITE DES SCIENCES ET TECHNOLOGIES DE LILLE - LILLE I

France

EU Contribution

€ 278 851,65

KEMIN EUROPA NV

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 211 860

PURATOS NV

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 211 860

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 317338

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 January 2013

  • End date

    31 December 2016

Funded under:

FP7-PEOPLE

  • Overall budget:

    € 2 981 893,64

  • EU contribution

    € 2 981 893,64

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSITEIT VAN AMSTERDAM

Netherlands