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Teaching Emerging Methods in Palaeoproteomics for the European Research Area

Teaching Emerging Methods in Palaeoproteomics for the European Research Area

Objective

TEMPERA will provide international, intersectoral and interdisciplinary state-of-the-art doctoral training to prepare the next generation of specialists in mass spectrometry-based ancient protein residues analysis for biomolecular diagnostics and conservation of cultural heritage material.
Due to their chemical and mechanical properties, proteins have always represented the category of biomolecules most extensively exploited by humans to satisfy basic needs, including: nutrition, clothing, sheltering and transportation. However presently there are very few specialists that have been trained to analyse ancient proteins, in stark contrast to the study of ancient DNA. The growing demand of information provided by mass spectrometry-based ancient protein sequencing will require highly specialised profiles with a multidisciplinary background in analytical chemistry, engineering, molecular biology, archaeology and art restoration.
Within the TEMPERA network, a team of talented young scientists from both experimental sciences and cultural heritage conservation disciplines will be created and prepared to become a group of highly qualified specialists.
The TEMPERA network aims at:
(i) forming, through research-based training, the professional profiles behind tomorrow’s state-of-the-art analysis of ancient proteins from cultural heritage materials,
(ii) consolidating existing constructive interaction across disciplines to focus different expertise and backgrounds into the common aim of safeguarding and enhancing European cultural heritage,
(iii) stimulating, through the right set of specific research-related and transferable skills, the development of
application-oriented mind set for direct or indirect exploitation of TEMPERA R&D activities.
As a key TEMPERA feature, the unique contribution provided by each participating institution will be integrated in a strong partnership to achieve valuable complementary research-specific and widely transferrable professional competence.

Coordinator

KOBENHAVNS UNIVERSITET

Address

Norregade 10
1165 Kobenhavn

Denmark

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 870 245,64

Participants (6)

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UNIVERSITE DE LILLE

France

EU Contribution

€ 262 875,60

UNIVERSITE DES SCIENCES ET TECHNOLOGIES DE LILLE - LILLE I

France

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI NAPOLI FEDERICO II

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 258 061,32

UNIVERSITY OF YORK

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 273 287,88

MAX-PLANCK-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER WISSENSCHAFTEN EV

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 249 216,48

DEVRO PLC

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 273 287,88

Partners (4)

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Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek

THERMO FISHER SCIENTIFIC (BREMEN) GMBH

University of Chinese Academy of Sciences

FERA SCIENCE LIMITED

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 722606

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 March 2017

  • End date

    28 February 2021

Funded under:

H2020-EU.1.3.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 2 186 974,80

  • EU contribution

    € 2 186 974,80

Coordinated by:

KOBENHAVNS UNIVERSITET

Denmark