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Calcium- and light signals in photosynthetic organisms

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 607607

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 October 2013

  • End date

    30 September 2017

Funded under:

FP7-PEOPLE

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 408 898,24

  • EU contribution

    € 3 408 898,24

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSITAT WIEN

Austria

Objective

CALIPSO is a genuine interdisciplinary and intersectorial research network composed of nine academic research institutions and three industrial partners, thus presenting an example of true translational research and training of young researchers in communicating and transferring achievements from different model organisms directly to industrial partners. CALIPSO aims at identifying environmentally triggered regulatory calcium signals and protein phosphorylation events that control photosynthesis and metabolism. CALIPSO partners work with a wide range of different organisms covering the full phylogenetic spectrum from algae to higher plants including economically important crops. They combine a wide spectrum of newest technologies in molecular biology, biochemistry, proteomics, metabolomics, genetics, bioinformatics and systems biology to uncover how photosynthetic organisms acclimate to changing environmental conditions or stress. This novel combination of scientific expertise combined with industrial applications is one of the major strengths of CALIPSO, exposing the participating researchers to different “schools of thought”. The active participation of Bayer CropScience Gent and Ecoduna as full network partners, and Photon Systems Instruments as associated partner, will enable intersectorial industry-academia cooperation with the long term objectives of (i) improving yield and stress robustness of crops and (ii) developing microalgal-biotechnology. The integrated systematic training programme of CALIPSO will boost the future employability of the young researchers by acquisition of technical skills for their work in academia or the private sector and also essential complementary skills for their future career. The training programme comprises three workshops on state-of-the art techniques - and one on industrial-relevant skills. This is completed by secondments to partner laboratories and industry and network-wide training events in further complementary skills.

Coordinator

UNIVERSITAT WIEN

Address

Universitatsring 1
1010 Wien

Austria

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 851 234,12

Administrative Contact

Markus Teige (Dr.)

Participants (11)

UNIVERSITE DE GENEVE

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 292 315,76

TURUN YLIOPISTO

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 291 997,64

GREGOR MENDEL INSTITUT FUR MOLEKULARE PFLANZENBIOLOGIE GMBH

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 251 201,72

UNIWERSYTET JAGIELLONSKI

Poland

EU Contribution

€ 204 915,26

UNIVERSITE PIERRE ET MARIE CURIE - PARIS 6

France

EU Contribution

€ 286 748,66

UNIVERSITY OF DURHAM

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 296 056,64

LUDWIG-MAXIMILIANS-UNIVERSITAET MUENCHEN

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 196 790,88

JOHANN WOLFGANG GOETHE-UNIVERSITATFRANKFURT AM MAIN

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 252 868,88

BAYER CROPSCIENCE NV

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 209 660

ECODUNA PRODUKTIONS-GMBH

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 219 030,68

RHEINISCHE FRIEDRICH-WILHELMS-UNIVERSITAT BONN

Germany

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 607607

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 October 2013

  • End date

    30 September 2017

Funded under:

FP7-PEOPLE

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 408 898,24

  • EU contribution

    € 3 408 898,24

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSITAT WIEN

Austria