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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.

Coordinator

RIJKSUNIVERSITEIT GRONINGEN
Net EU contribution
€ 656 671,37
Address
Broerstraat 5
9712CP Groningen
Netherlands
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00

Participants (9)

ACADEMISCH MEDISCH CENTRUM BIJ DE UNIVERSITEIT VAN AMSTERDAM
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 265 619,88
Address
Meibergdreef 15
1105AZ Amsterdam
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
ACADEMISCH ZIEKENHUIS GRONINGEN
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 265 619,88
Address
Hanzeplein 1
9713 GZ Groningen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN
Belgium
Net EU contribution
€ 512 640,00
Address
Oude Markt 13
3000 Leuven
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Region
Vlaams Gewest Prov. Vlaams-Brabant Arr. Leuven
LAMBERT INSTRUMENTS BV

Participation ended

Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 140 188,27
SME

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

Yes
Address
Leonard Springerlaan 19
9727 KB Groningen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Region
Noord-Nederland Groningen Overig Groningen
 
LIFEGLIMMER GMBH
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 252 788,40
SME

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

Yes
Address
Markelstrasse 38
12163 Berlin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
RUHR-UNIVERSITAET BOCHUM
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 505 576,80
Address
Universitaetsstrasse 150
44801 Bochum
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Region
Nordrhein-Westfalen Arnsberg Bochum, Kreisfreie Stadt
THE UNIVERSITY OF EXETER
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 606 345,12
Address
The Queen's Drive Northcote House
EX4 4QJ Exeter
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
ALBERT-LUDWIGS-UNIVERSITAET FREIBURG
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 505 576,80
Address
Fahnenbergplatz
79098 Freiburg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Region
Baden-Württemberg Stuttgart Stuttgart, Stadtkreis
WEIZMANN INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE
Israel
Net EU contribution
€ 263 500,92
Address
Herzl Street 234
7610001 Rehovot
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00

Partners (5)

Partner

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

OROBOROS INSTRUMENTS GmbH
Austria
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
SME

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

Yes
Address
Schopfstrasse 18
6020 Innsbruck
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Region
Westösterreich Tirol Innsbruck
 
Partner

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

NOVARTIS PHARMA AG
Switzerland
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Lichtstrasse 35
4056 Basel
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Region
Schweiz/Suisse/Svizzera Nordwestschweiz Basel-Stadt
Partner

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

MS-OMICS APS
Denmark
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
SME

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

Yes
Address
Birkehegnet 13
3140 Alsgarde
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Region
Nordsjælland Hovedstaden
 
Partner

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

The Hospital for Sick Children
Canada
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
University Avenue 555
M5G 1X8 Toronto
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Partner

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

BIOFACTION KG
Austria
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
SME

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

Yes
Address
Kundmanngasse 39/12
1030 Wien
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00