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Trans-European cooperation and coordination of genome sequencing and functional genomics of human-pathogenic microorganisms

Objective

The death toll caused by infections with pathogenic microorganisms is still highest among human diseases. This worldwide public health threat is even increasing because of new pathovariants spred by global tourism, enhanced resistance to antiinfective drugs, potential bioterrorist attacks, etc. Concurrently, the advent of functional genomics technologies allows the rational, systematic unravelling of pathogenesis-related genes thereby identifying new targets for diagnostics, therapeutics, and prevention. In contrast to human genome research with long-lasting, coordinated national programmes the funding of genome research on human-pathogenic microorganisms ("pathogenomics") is fragmented, but - nevertheless - ready for restructuring. Thus, PathoGenoMics aims at: · cooperation / coordination of national programme (part)s in 11 countries (budget > 50 Mio. ?; > 250 research teams). 5 countries which do not yet/no more have a running activity are affiliated. · creation of an "internal market" with improved mobility of knowledge, resources, scientists, etc. · joint research and training agenda on pathogenomics as part of a European research policy The consortium consists of senior programme managers of the leading public funding bodies, who will - in interaction with high-level scientists, industry, and other stake-holders - address among others: · Knowledge exchange on programme-oriented funding in- and outside Europe · Inventory of research and training sites · Analysis of cooperation potentials and new challenges · Harmonized innovation strategy to stimulate economic exploitation · Joint administrative/legal framework including funding schemes · Provision of well-trained administrative personnel for executing transnational activities · Joint programme (two funding rounds with synchronised national calls and transnational evaluation) · Addressing major science & society issues

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Coordinator

FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM JUELICH GMBH

Address

Leo-Brandt-Strasse
Juelich

Germany

Administrative Contact

Marion KARRASCH (DR)

Participants (14)

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BUNDESMINISTERIUM FUR WISSENSCHAFT UND FORSCHUNG (AUSTRIAN FEDERAL MINISTRY FOR SCIENCE AND RESEARCH)

Austria

SUOMEN AKATEMIA (ACADEMY OF FINLAND)

Finland

MINISTERE DE L'ENSEIGNEMENT SUPERIEUR ET DE LA RECHERCHE

France

CHIEF SCIENTIST OFFICE, ISRAELI MINISTRIY OF HEALTH, THE MEDICAL RESEARCH ADMINISTRATION

Israel

LATVIJAS ZINATNES PADOME (LATVIAN COUNCIL OF SCIENCE)

Latvia

FUNDACAO PARA A CIENCIA E A TECNOLOGIA

Portugal

MINISTRSTVO ZA VISOKO SOLSTVO, ZNANOST IN TEHNOLOGIJO (MINISTRY OF HIGHER EDUCATION, SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY)

Slovenia

MINISTERIO DE CIENCIA E INNOVACION (MININSTRY OF SCIENCE AND INNOVATION)

Spain

ALLATORVOS-TUDOMANYI KUTATOINTEZETE - MAGYAR TUDOMANYOS AKADEMIA (HUNGARIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES)

Hungary

ARSZAGOS TUDOMANYOS KUTATASI ALAPPROGRAMOK (HUNGARIAN SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH FUND)

Hungary

AGENCE NATIONALE DE LA RECHERCHE

France

INSTITUT PASTEUR

France

BUNDESMINISTERIUM FÜR BILDUNG UND FORSCHUNG

Germany

FONDS ZUR FÖRDERUNG DER WISSENSCHAFTLICHEN FORSCHUNG

Austria

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 006793

  • Start date

    1 September 2004

  • End date

    31 August 2012

Funded under:

FP6-COORDINATION

  • Overall budget:

    € 2 998 200

  • EU contribution

    € 2 998 200

Coordinated by:

FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM JUELICH GMBH

Germany