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Training interdisciplinary glycoscientists to get a molecular-level grip on glycocodes at the human mucosa–microbiota interface

Objective

Sweet Crosstalk is a multidisciplinary European Training Network built to address the challenge of understanding, at a molecular level, how glycans are involved at the human mucosa–microbiota interface, and how this correlates with human well-being. Research into the human microbiome has reshaped the paradigm of our health and disease. In order to advance further, the time has arrived to understand it at a molecular level. Glycans dominate the microbiota-host interface and are thus ideally positioned to modulate these complex interactions.
The research strategy of the Sweet Crosstalk programme focuses on optimal synergy between chemistry and biology. Smart chemistry drives the research to get a molecular-level grip on the role of these glycocodes and their interacting proteins, and advances in biology directs the research. The high quality and credibility of our consortium is ensured by a strong private-public partnership with complementary expertise ranging from chemical synthesis, biochemistry, structural biology to microbiology and cell biology. Our 7 academic groups are all renowned leaders in the glycoscience and microbiome fields, whereas the complementary 4 SMEs are specialized in glycan-based diagnostics and prophylactic therapies. This unique combination of scientific excellence and industry know-how covers the entire process from obtaining fundamental insight to the development of innovative early diagnostics and glycotherapeutics.
Sweet Crosstalk also represents a unique research platform to train 15 outstanding Early Stage Researchers to be the new generation of innovative scientists with expert knowledge and skills in interdisciplinary glycoscience and human microbiome research. Our international, intersectoral and interdisciplinary training programme will equip them with the necessary scientific and transferable skills that will make them highly competitive for both top European research institutions and the healthcare/biotech job market.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/biological sciences/cell biology
  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce
  • /natural sciences/biological sciences/biochemistry/biomolecules/proteins
  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/employment
  • /natural sciences/biological sciences/biochemistry
  • /natural sciences/biological sciences/molecular biology/structural biology
  • /natural sciences/biological sciences/microbiology

Call for proposal

H2020-MSCA-ITN-2018
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Funding Scheme

MSCA-ITN-ETN - European Training Networks

Coordinator

UNIVERSITEIT UTRECHT
Address
Heidelberglaan 8
3584 CS Utrecht
Netherlands
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 531 239,76

Participants (10)

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI NAPOLI FEDERICO II
Italy
EU contribution
€ 522 999,36
Address
Corso Umberto I, 40
80138 Napoli
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITEIT LEIDEN
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 265 619,88
Address
Rapenburg 70
2311 EZ Leiden
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
HELSINGIN YLIOPISTO
Finland
EU contribution
€ 561 611,52
Address
Yliopistonkatu 3
00014 Helsingin Yliopisto
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITAT DE BARCELONA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 250 904,88
Address
Gran Via De Les Corts Catalanes 585
08007 Barcelona
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITE CATHOLIQUE DE LOUVAIN
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 256 320
Address
Place De L Universite 1
1348 Louvain La Neuve
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
QUADRAM INSTITUTE BIOSCIENCE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 606 345,12
Address
Quadram Institute Bioscience Norwich Research Park
NR4 7UQ Norwich
Activity type
Research Organisations
INBIOSE NV
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 256 320
Address
Technologiepark 3 Bus 41
9052 Gent
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ICENI DIAGNOSTICS LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 303 172,56
Address
Nrp Innovation Centre Colney Lane
NR4 7GJ Norwich
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
GLYCOM AS
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 297 522
Address
Kogle Alle 4
2970 Horsholm
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
NUTRILEADS BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 265 619,88
Address
Bronland 12 N
6708 WH Wageningen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)

Partners (3)

DANMARKS TEKNISKE UNIVERSITET
Denmark
Address
Anker Engelundsvej 1 Bygning 101 A
2800 Kgs Lyngby
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITEIT GENT
Belgium
Address
Sint Pietersnieuwstraat 25
9000 Gent
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITY OF EAST ANGLIA
United Kingdom
Address
Earlham Road
NR4 7TJ Norwich
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments