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Training and research in Listeria monocytogenes Adaptation through Proteomic and Transcriptome deep Sequencing Analysis

Objective

List_MAPS is a network dedicated to the training of innovative young researchers in the field of Microbiology and Systems Biology. It focuses on Listeria monocytogenes, an ubiquitous pathogen that is in the EU the leading cause of mortality and food recalls due to foodborne pathogens, costing the EU millions of euro per annum in medical care and associated costs in the food sector. ESRs will develop scientific expertise through PhD training, mobility of researchers, summer schools, workshops and transfer-of-knowledge in the areas of Transcriptomics, Proteomics, Sequencing and Systems Biology. Working in this dynamic state-of-the-art field will provide for training of ESRs to the highest level, with co-operation and movement between academia and industry that will enhance ESR training. The overall objective of the research programme is to tackle food safety through the combination of high throughput Epigenetics, Deep sequencing of transcripts, Proteomics, Bioinformatics, Mathematics and Microbiology to decipher the transcriptional regulatory circuitry that drives adaptation and virulence of L. monocytogenes from farm to fork. This information will be exploited to understand how environmental conditions and food composition can influence GI tract adaptation/virulence and to develop an innovative transcriptome-based tool to assess in silico the virulence of large collections of isolates. This developed tool aims at replacing the currently used burdensome animal models.
In addition to excellent scientific competences, competitive research requires a range of transferable skills to secure funding, optimise management of working teams and exploit research results. List_MAPS proposes an innovative approach to the training of ESRs in these transferable skills, combining socio-constructivist learning theory with Open Educational Resources to design and provide blended learning courses. This will secure world-class training for creative, entrepreneurial and innovative ESRs.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/other engineering and technologies/food and beverages/food safety
  • /natural sciences/biological sciences/microbiology
  • /natural sciences/biological sciences/biochemistry/biomolecules/proteins/proteomics

Call for proposal

H2020-MSCA-ITN-2014
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Funding Scheme

MSCA-ITN-ETN - European Training Networks

Coordinator

UNIVERSITE DIJON BOURGOGNE
Address
Esplanade Erasme Maison De L Universite
21078 Dijon Cedex
France
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 394 313,40

Participants (8)

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE CORK - NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, CORK
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 265 674,60
Address
Western Road
T12 YN60 Cork
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
KOBENHAVNS UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 290 081,88
Address
Norregade 10
1165 Kobenhavn
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND GALWAY
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 398 511,90
Address
University Road
H91 Galway
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
INSTITUT NATIONAL DE RECHERCHE POUR L'AGRICULTURE, L'ALIMENTATION ET L'ENVIRONNEMENT
France
EU contribution
€ 525 751,20
Address
147 Rue De L'universite
75007 Paris Cedex 07
Activity type
Research Organisations
WAGENINGEN UNIVERSITY
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 255 374,28
Address
Droevendaalsesteeg 4
6708 PB Wageningen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
SYDDANSK UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 290 081,88
Address
Campusvej 55
5230 Odense M
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
BIOFILM CONTROL SAS
France
EU contribution
€ 131 437,80
Address
Biopole Clermont Limagne
63360 Saint-beauzire
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
GENXPRO GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 290 752,56
Address
Altenhofter Allee 3
60438 Frankfurt
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)

Partners (2)

LIFE TECHNOLOGIES GmbH
Germany
Address
Frankfurter Strasse 129 B
64293 Darmstadt
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Lactalis
France
Address

Paris
Activity type
Other