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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.

Field of science

  • /humanities/history and archaeology/archaeology
  • /natural sciences/biological sciences/biochemistry/biomolecules/proteins/proteomics
  • /humanities/arts/art history

Call for proposal

H2020-MSCA-ITN-2016
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Funding Scheme

MSCA-ITN-ETN - European Training Networks

Coordinator

KOBENHAVNS UNIVERSITET
Address
Norregade 10
1165 Kobenhavn
Denmark
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 870 245,64

Participants (6)

UNIVERSITE DE LILLE

Participation ended

France
EU contribution
€ 87 625,20
Address
42 Rue Paul Duez
59800 Lille
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI NAPOLI FEDERICO II
Italy
EU contribution
€ 258 061,32
Address
Corso Umberto I, 40
80138 Napoli
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITY OF YORK
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 273 287,88
Address
Heslington
YO10 5DD York North Yorkshire
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
MAX-PLANCK-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER WISSENSCHAFTEN EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 249 216,48
Address
Hofgartenstrasse 8
80539 Muenchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
DEVRO PLC
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 273 287,88
Address
Gartferry Road
G69 0JE Modiesburn Chryston
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSITE DE BORDEAUX
France
EU contribution
€ 175 250,40
Address
Place Pey Berland 35
33000 Bordeaux
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

Partners (4)

Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek
Denmark
Address

København
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
THERMO FISHER SCIENTIFIC (BREMEN) GMBH
Germany
Address
Hanna Kunath Strasse 11
28199 Bremen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
University of Chinese Academy of Sciences
China
Address

Beijing
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
FERA SCIENCE LIMITED
United Kingdom
Address
30 Berners Street
W1T 3LR London
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)