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Training Network to Understand and Exploit Mechanisms of Sensory Perception in Bacteria

Objective

The PATHSENSE (Pathogen Sensing) ETN will bring together an interdisciplinary team of world-leading researchers from Europe to tackle a highly ambitious scientific project, focusing on the molecular mechanisms of sensory perception in bacterial pathogens. PATHSENSE will establish an innovative doctoral training programme that will deliver 13 PhD graduates and high-impact scientific outputs. The relationship between molecular structures and biological function is central to understanding any living system; however the research methodologies required to unravel these relationships are often complex and fast-changing. The team participating in this Network has the infrastructure and track-record to train ESRs in these state-of-the art methodologies, including structural biology, proteomics & protein biochemistry, molecular biology, bacterial genetics, food microbiology, mathematical modelling, cell biology, microscopy and comparative genomics. PATHSENSE will investigate the poorly understood structure-function relationships that exist within a large multi-protein complex called a “stressosome”, which acts as a sensory organelle in bacteria. The project will involve extensive inter-sectoral mobility of the ESRs across 7 EU countries to make full use of the complementary skills available at each of the hosting institutions. The inter-sectoral Network comprises 8 leading Universities, 1 public research institution, 4 companies (from spin-off to large multi-national) and 1 governmental agency. A major objective of this Network will be to exploit the fundamental research to develop novel antimicrobial treatments that have applications in the food and public health sectors. This project will deliver high-impact science, 13 highly-trained innovative researchers and will produce a long-lasting inter-sectoral network of collaborators who will continue to work together to exploit fundamental research for the socio-economic benefit of Europe.

Coordinator

NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND GALWAY
Net EU contribution
€ 531 349,20
Address
University Road
H91 Galway
Ireland

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Region
Ireland Eastern and Midland Dublin
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 531 349,20

Participants (12)

UNIVERSITAET REGENSBURG
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 249 216,48
Address
Universitatsstrasse 31
93053 Regensburg

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Region
Bayern Oberpfalz Regensburg, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 249 216,48
RIJKSUNIVERSITEIT GRONINGEN
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 255 374,28
Address
Broerstraat 5
9712CP Groningen

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Region
Noord-Nederland Groningen Overig Groningen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 255 374,28
AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 247 872,96
Address
Calle Serrano 117
28006 Madrid

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Region
Comunidad de Madrid Comunidad de Madrid Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 247 872,96
THE CHANCELLOR MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 273 287,88
Address
Trinity Lane The Old Schools
CB2 1TN Cambridge

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Region
East of England East Anglia Cambridgeshire CC
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 273 287,88
UNIVERSITAET GREIFSWALD

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Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 193 835,04
Address
Domstrasse 11
17489 Greifswald
Region
Baden-Württemberg Stuttgart Stuttgart, Stadtkreis
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 193 835,04
UMEA UNIVERSITET
Sweden
Net EU contribution
€ 263 659,32
Address
Universitetomradet
901 87 Umea

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Region
Norra Sverige Övre Norrland Västerbottens län
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 263 659,32
NATAC BIOTECH SL
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 247 872,96
Address
C/ Poligono Industrial Las Canadas S/n
10700 Hervas

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Extremadura Cáceres
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 247 872,96
UNIVERSITY OF DUNDEE
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 273 287,88
Address
Nethergate
DD1 4HN Dundee

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Region
Eastern Scotland Angus and Dundee City
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 273 287,88
NIZO FOOD RESEARCH BV
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 340 499,04
Address
Kernhemseweg 2
6718 ZB Ede Gld

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Oost-Nederland Gelderland Veluwe
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 340 499,04
UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 273 287,88
Address
Kings Gate
NE1 7RU Newcastle Upon Tyne

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Region
North East (England) Northumberland and Tyne and Wear Tyneside
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 273 287,88
SOCIETE DES PRODUITS NESTLE SA
Switzerland
Net EU contribution
€ 176 817,84
Address
Avenue Nestle 55
1800 Vevey

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Region
Schweiz/Suisse/Svizzera Région lémanique Vaud
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 176 817,84
PHILIPPS UNIVERSITAET MARBURG
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 55 381,44
Address
Biegenstrasse 10
35037 Marburg

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Region
Baden-Württemberg Stuttgart Stuttgart, Stadtkreis
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 55 381,44

Partners (2)

Partner

Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

AQUILA BIOSCIENCE LIMITED
Ireland
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Ballinahalla
Moycullen Galway

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Ireland Northern and Western West
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
Partner

Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

FOOD SAFETY AUTHORITY OF IRELAND
Ireland
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Lower Abbey Street Abbey Court
1 Dublin

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Region
Ireland Eastern and Midland Dublin
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00