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European Network linking informatics and genomics of helper T cells

Objective

ENLIGHT-TEN is a European Network Linking Informatics and Genomics of Helper T cells: our mission is to provide cross-disciplinary training in cellular immunology and big data analysis such that we train a new generation of researchers to fully exploit the power of emerging technological platforms. Our network of TEN beneficiaries combines T cell expertise with state-of-the-art technologies such as next generation sequencing (NGS), bioinformatics, multi-colour flow cytometry, preclinical models and tailored genome editing. Trainees will acquire a comprehensive knowledge in T cell immunology and the capacity to generate and interrogate big data sets as well as expertise in identifying novel biomarkers and developing therapeutic concepts. As such the training programme will provide an ideal stepping-stone for creative and innovative early stage researchers (ESRs) to enter and strengthen Europe’s academia as well as pharmaceutical and bioinformatics companies.
The research focus of the network lies in the identification of extrinsic and intrinsic factors that control development, differentiation and plasticity of helper T cell subsets with particular emphasis on how T cell differentiation impacts on human diseases. The generation of large data sets is an emerging and challenging field, and there is high demand in both the academic sector as well as pharmaceutical companies for researchers to be able to analyse, integrate and exploit this rich source of information. ENLIGHT-TEN will combine the individual strengths of innovative laboratories and enterprises from complementary disciplines to provide unique interdisciplinary training for 13 ESRs, placing them at the forefront of this emerging field. Trainees will be empowered to perform cutting-edge analysis of the steadily increasing number of different T cell subsets, which play highly diverse and critical roles in the development of autoimmune diseases, making them a key target for pharmaceutical companies.

Field of science

  • /medical and health sciences/basic medicine/immunology
  • /natural sciences/biological sciences/genetics and heredity/genome
  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/data science/big data
  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/data science/data analysis

Call for proposal

H2020-MSCA-ITN-2015
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Funding Scheme

MSCA-ITN-ETN - European Training Networks

Coordinator

HELMHOLTZ-ZENTRUM FUR INFEKTIONSFORSCHUNG GMBH
Address
Inhoffenstrasse 7
38124 Braunschweig
Germany
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 498 432,96

Participants (11)

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 273 287,88
Address
Gower Street
WC1E 6BT London
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
MEDIZINISCHE UNIVERSITAET WIEN
Austria
EU contribution
€ 255 934,08
Address
Spitalgasse 23
1090 Wien
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Bayer Pharma AG

Participation ended

Germany
EU contribution
€ 103 840,20
Address
Muellerstrasse 178
13353 Berlin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EUROPEAN MOLECULAR BIOLOGY LABORATORY

Participation ended

Germany
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Meyerhofstrasse 1
69117 Heidelberg
Activity type
Research Organisations
INSTITUTO DE MEDICINA MOLECULAR JOAO LOBO ANTUNES
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 476 712,72
Address
Avenida Prof Egas Moniz
1649 028 Lisboa
Activity type
Research Organisations
THE BABRAHAM INSTITUTE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 546 575,76
Address
Babraham Hall
CB22 3AT Cambridge
Activity type
Research Organisations
TURUN YLIOPISTO
Finland
EU contribution
€ 269 145,36
Address
Yliopistonmaki
20014 Turku
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
INSTITUT NATIONAL DE LA SANTE ET DE LA RECHERCHE MEDICALE
France
EU contribution
€ 262 875,60
Address
Rue De Tolbiac 101
75654 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
QIAGEN AARHUS AS
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 249 216,48
Address
Silkeborgvej 2
8000 Aarhus
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
GENOME RESEARCH LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 273 287,88
Address
The Gibbs Building, Euston Road 215
NW1 2BE London
Activity type
Research Organisations
BAYER AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
Germany
EU contribution
€ 145 376,28
Address
Kaiser-wilhelm-allee 1
51373 Leverkusen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)

Partners (6)

Abcam plc
United Kingdom
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
AFFIRIS AG
Austria
Address
Karl Farkas Gasse 22
1030 Wien
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CRISPR Therapeutics Limited
United Kingdom
Address
Stevenage Bioscience Catalyst, Gunnels Wood Road
SG1 2FX Stevenage
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EAGLE GENOMICS LIMITED
United Kingdom
Address
Biodata Innovation Centre, Wellcome Genome Campus,
CB10 1DR Cambridge
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Genomatix Software GmbH
Germany
Address
Bayerstrasse 85A
80335 Muenchen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
NOVIMMUNE SA
Switzerland
Address
Chemin Des Aulx 14
1228 Plan Les Ouates Geneve
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)