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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.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/biological sciences/cell biology

Call for proposal

H2020-MSCA-ITN-2018
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Funding Scheme

MSCA-ITN-ETN - European Training Networks

Coordinator

RIJKSUNIVERSITEIT GRONINGEN
Address
Broerstraat 5
9712CP Groningen
Netherlands
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 531 239,76

Participants (9)

ACADEMISCH MEDISCH CENTRUM BIJ DE UNIVERSITEIT VAN AMSTERDAM
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 265 619,88
Address
Meibergdreef 15
1105AZ Amsterdam
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ACADEMISCH ZIEKENHUIS GRONINGEN
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 265 619,88
Address
Hanzeplein 1
9713 GZ Groningen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 512 640
Address
Oude Markt 13
3000 Leuven
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
LAMBERT INSTRUMENTS BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 265 619,88
Address
Leonard Springerlaan 19
9727 KB Groningen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
LIFEGLIMMER GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 252 788,40
Address
Markelstrasse 38
12163 Berlin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
RUHR-UNIVERSITAET BOCHUM
Germany
EU contribution
€ 505 576,80
Address
Universitaetsstrasse 150
44801 Bochum
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
THE UNIVERSITY OF EXETER
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 606 345,12
Address
The Queen's Drive Northcote House
EX4 4QJ Exeter
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ALBERT-LUDWIGS-UNIVERSITAET FREIBURG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 505 576,80
Address
Fahnenbergplatz
79098 Freiburg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
WEIZMANN INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE
Israel
EU contribution
€ 263 500,92
Address
Herzl Street 234
7610001 Rehovot
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

Partners (5)

OROBOROS INSTRUMENTS GmbH
Austria
Address
Schopfstrasse 18
6020 Innsbruck
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
NOVARTIS PHARMA AG
Switzerland
Address
Lichtstrasse 35
4056 Basel
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
MS-OMICS APS
Denmark
Address
Birkehegnet 13
3140 Alsgarde
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
The Hospital for Sick Children
Canada
Address
University Avenue 555
M5G 1X8 Toronto
Activity type
Research Organisations
BIOFACTION KG
Austria
Address
Kundmanngasse 39/12
1030 Wien
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)