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Yeast Cell Factories: Training Researchers to Apply Modern Post-Genomic <br/>Methods In Yeast Biotechnology

Yeast Cell Factories: Training Researchers to Apply Modern Post-Genomic
Methods In Yeast Biotechnology

Objective

"The YEASTCELL ITN will train 11 Early Stage Researchers for productive careers as research scientists and leaders in the public or private yeast biotechnology sectors. Yeast biotechnology spans fundamental and applied research and is an area with an immediate need for highly trained researchers to advance knowledge and to develop new applications. The training consortium comprises 9 Public Sector (6 Universities, 3 Research Institutes) and 4 Private Sector (2 large companies and 2 SME) partners. A research training programme embracing the philosophy of “use-inspired fundamental research” has been designed to provide all 11 ESRs with interdisciplinary research training in both the public and private sectors. The research themes include yeast physiology and metabolism, metabolic engineering, mathematical modeling, genomics and bioinformatics, fermentation, synthetic biology and systems biology. In addition to training via collaborative research projects, ESRs will participate in courses at local and network levels to enhance their technical and academic skills. All ESRs will register for PhD degrees and will also take a separate postgraduate certificate course in commercialisation and entrepreneurship. Industry-led workshops, research secondments and site visits will provide specific training that prepares ESRs for research in the private sector. A comprehensive programme of advanced training in complementary topics and skills of relevance to both the public and private sectors is provided at the network level. As well as directly training 11 ESRs, the network training activities will provide opportunities for ~40 additional researchers and will promote long-term interactions between research groups at the partner Institutions. The major impact of YEASTCELL will be a cohort of highly-trained ESRs with excellent career prospects in the yeast biotechnology sector and a lasting European training and research collaboration between public and private sector partners."

Coordinator

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE CORK - NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, CORK

Address

Western Road
T12 Yn60 Cork

Ireland

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 538 114,06

Administrative Contact

David O'connell (Dr.)

Participants (11)

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TEKNOLOGIAN TUTKIMUSKESKUS VTT

Finland

INSTITUT NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE AGRONOMIQUE

France

EU Contribution

€ 260 348,66

UNIVERSITA' DEGLI STUDI DI MILANO-BICOCCA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 245 237,96

CHALMERS TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLA AB

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 264 325,16

JOHANN WOLFGANG GOETHE-UNIVERSITATFRANKFURT AM MAIN

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 226 468,88

LEIBNIZ - INSTITUT FUER PFLANZENGENETIK UND KULTURPFLANZENFORSCHUNG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 226 468,88

EVOLVA BIOTECH A/S

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 288 979,46

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE DUBLIN, NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, DUBLIN

Ireland

EU Contribution

€ 249 214,46

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT DELFT

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 241 261,46

LALLEMAND SAS

France

EU Contribution

€ 260 348,66

Teknologian tutkimuskeskus VTT Oy

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 265 597,64

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 606795

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 September 2013

  • End date

    31 August 2017

Funded under:

FP7-PEOPLE

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 066 365,28

  • EU contribution

    € 3 066 365,28

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE CORK - NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, CORK

Ireland