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Twin to Illuminate Metals in Biology and Biocatalysis through Biospectroscopy

Twin to Illuminate Metals in Biology and Biocatalysis through Biospectroscopy

Objective

TIMB3 offers the unique opportunity to capitalize on the existing infrastructure and human resources of ITQB-NOVA (Portugal) on biospectroscopy applied to the study of metals in biology to raise its scientific profile and achieve integration in the top league of research intensive institutions. The essential role of metals in biology is well recognized even by the general public (think of iron in blood). Notwithstanding, there is a growing appreciation of the potential of their study to radically transform our capacity to improve health and well-being and to develop novel biotechnological solutions to pressing environmental problems. This project emerges from successful test runs with the world class partners CIRMMP (Italy) and TUB (Germany), using networking instruments of narrower reach such as COST actions and bilateral partnerships. The scientific theme underlying the execution of TIMB3 is the enhancement of the capacity of ITQB-NOVA in performing world class research in biospectroscopy applied to metal homeostasis and trafficking and applied to bioinspired catalysis. The research profile of ITQB-NOVA staff will be raised by a combination of exchange missions with counterparts on the partner institutions, and structured training events on scientific and soft skills, including project writing and IP awareness. These activities will enable ITQB-NOVA to create a virtual platform for biospectroscopy to be used by non-specialists to learn the potential of this versatile group of methods to solve their specific research and development problems, broadening the social awareness to the capacities of biospectroscopy applied to the study of metals in biology. At the end of TIMB3, ITQB-NOVA will be able to enter international scientific consortia and compete for funding at the highest level establishing itself as a bona fide member of the top league of research intensive institutions.
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Coordinator

UNIVERSIDADE NOVA DE LISBOA

Address

Campus De Campolide
1099 085 Lisboa

Portugal

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 687 500

Participants (2)

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TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAT BERLIN

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 164 375

CONSORZIO INTERUNIVERSITARIO RISONANZE MAGNETICHE DI METALLO PROTEINE

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 142 492,50

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 810856

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 September 2018

  • End date

    31 August 2021

Funded under:

H2020-EU.4.b.

  • Overall budget:

    € 994 367,50

  • EU contribution

    € 994 367,50

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSIDADE NOVA DE LISBOA

Portugal