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Peroxisome Interactions and Communication

Peroxisome Interactions and Communication

Objective

PERICO fosters education of ESRs in a project to uncover how a central metabolic organelle, the peroxisome, participates in controlling cellular metabolism. It trains 15 ESRs at world-leading academic institutions, including university hospitals, and companies, thus forming strong interdisciplinary links between industry, life and medical sciences, and end-users.

PERICO aims to train a new generation of highly qualified ESRs with entrepreneurial competencies in modern Life Sciences through state-of-the-art research projects focusing on the communication between peroxisomes and the rest of the cell – required to enable optimal metabolic decisions - and to use this knowledge to develop novel leads for drug discovery and therapies for a growing list of serious human diseases in which peroxisomes have been implicated.

The new field on organelle communication requires highly skilled scientists who have expert knowledge on more than one discipline (e.g. cell biology, biochemistry, systems biology and medical sciences), more than one type of cell organelle or more than one model organism to optimally translate their research data to other disciplines and sectors, including medicine.

PERICO overcomes current barriers by establishing a strong, multidisciplinary and inter-sectoral training network, developing technologies tailored to solve key questions in organelle biology. The PERICO programme will exploit recent developments in high throughput and genome wide screening technologies, combine these with modern molecular cell biology and systems biology and ultimately translate the data into new leads for drug discovery and therapy. This specific cross-disciplinary training program will educate young scientists to a next level, which is needed to advance this research field for the upcoming decennium and to efficiently translate findings into applications. The training programme will be complemented with a complete set of transferable skills.
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Coordinator

RIJKSUNIVERSITEIT GRONINGEN

Address

Broerstraat 5
9712cp Groningen

Netherlands

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 531 239,76

Participants (9)

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Academisch Medisch Centrum bij de Universiteit van Amsterdam

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 265 619,88

ACADEMISCH ZIEKENHUIS GRONINGEN

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 265 619,88

KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 512 640

LAMBERT INSTRUMENTS BV

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 265 619,88

LIFEGLIMMER GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 252 788,40

RUHR-UNIVERSITAET BOCHUM

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 505 576,80

THE UNIVERSITY OF EXETER

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 606 345,12

ALBERT-LUDWIGS-UNIVERSITAET FREIBURG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 505 576,80

WEIZMANN INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE LTD

Israel

EU Contribution

€ 263 500,92

Partners (5)

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OROBOROS INSTRUMENTS GmbH

NOVARTIS PHARMA AG

MS-OMICS APS

The Hospital for Sick Children

BIOFACTION KG

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 812968

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 October 2018

  • End date

    30 September 2022

Funded under:

H2020-EU.1.3.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 974 527,44

  • EU contribution

    € 3 974 527,44

Coordinated by:

RIJKSUNIVERSITEIT GRONINGEN

Netherlands