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European virtual institute for functional genomics of bacterial pathogens

Objective

Bacterial infections remain a major cause of disease and mortality in humans and animals throughout the world, he study of infectious disease, which is established in Europe in form of various national research centres and by a considerable number of lab oratories, needs a multidisciplinary approach that brings together the different disciplines of molecular biology, immunology, cell biology and structural biology. Although scientific collaborations within Europe have been established to a some extent, t here is a pressing need for more permanent links and structures between the different disciplines. This task will be accomplished by the network of excellence (NoE). Accordingly, it is the aim of the NoE EPG to form an alliance of the existing capacities in Europe. The three main objectives of EPG are: 1) stimulation of multidisciplinary collaborative research activities; 2) creation of an European training facility for teaching of scientists and physicians; 3) foster biotechnological applications and t echnology transfer to European companies. The expected deliverables are innovations in the areas of diagnostics, drug and vaccine development The NoE brings together some of the best European groups involved in genomics of bacterial pathogens to establis h an internationally competitive platform of knowledge, expertise and technology. The NoE will promote discoveries leading to the development of innovative diagnostic tools, to the discovery of novel anti-infectious agents and their targets, the identifi cation of new antigens and the deciphering of host defence mechanisms. The NoE will integrate epidemiological, basic and clinical researchers carefully considering ethical and gender issues. It will also establish a higher standard in the teaching infect ious diseases. Thus a permanent and durable structure will be created that will maximise the contributions of European scientists to this area.

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Coordinator

BAYERISCHE JULIUS-MAXIMILIANS-UNIVERSITÄT WÜRZBURG

Address

Sanderring 2
WÜRzburg

Germany

Administrative Contact

Jörg HACKER (Prof.)

Participants (37)

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HELMHOTZ-ZENTRUM FUER INFEKTIONSFORSCHUNG GMBH

Germany

MAX PLANCK GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DES WISSENSCHAFTEN E.V.

Germany

INSTITUT PASTEUR

France

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE

France

CHANCELLOR, MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD

United Kingdom

IMPERIAL COLLEGE OF SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY AND MEDICINE

United Kingdom

UNIVERSITY OF MESSINA

Italy

CONSEJO SUPERIOR DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTÍFICAS

Spain

UNIVERSIDAD PUBLICA DE NAVARRA

Spain

UMEA UNIVERSITY

Sweden

KAROLINSKA INSTITUTET

Sweden

UPPSALA UNIVERSITY

Sweden

LUNDS UNIVERSITET

Sweden

HELSINGIN YLIOPISTO

Finland

TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF DENMARK

Denmark

UNIVERSITY OF AARHUS, DENMARK

Denmark

ACADEMISCH MEDISCH CENTRUM BIJ DE UNIVERSITEIT VAN AMSTERDAM

Netherlands

MEDICAL UNIVERSITY OF INNSBRUCK

Austria

VETERINARY MEDICAL RESEARCH INSTITUTE OF THE HUNGARIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES

Hungary

UNIVERSITY OF PECS, SCHOOL OF MEDICINE

Hungary

INSTITUTE OF MICROBIOLOGY OF THE ACADEMY OF SCIENCES OF THE CZECH REPUBLIC

Czechia

TEL AVIV UNIVERSITY

Israel

UNIVERSITY OF KAISERSLAUTERN

Germany

MEDIZINISCHE HOCHSCHULE HANNOVER

Germany

BIOMEDTEC FRANKEN E.V.

Germany

SCIENION AG

Germany

LOKE DIAGNOSTICS APS

Denmark

QIAGEN HAMBURG GMBH

Germany

EBERHARD-KARLS-UNIVERSITÄT TÜBINGEN

Germany

ERNST MORITZ ARNDT UNIVERSITÄT GREIFSWALD

Germany

JUSTUS-LIEBIG-UNIVERSITÄT GIESSEN

Germany

LUDWIG MAXIMILLIANS UNIVERSITÄT MÜNCHEN

Germany

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI SIENA

Italy

UNIVERSITÀ DI PADOVA

Italy

UNIVERSITÄTSKLINIKUM MÜNSTER

Germany

UNIVERSITÉ DE LA MEDITERRANÉE AIX-MARSEILLE 2

France

UNIVERSITÉ RENÉ DESCARTES - PARIS 5

France

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 512061

  • Start date

    1 July 2005

  • End date

    30 June 2010

Funded under:

FP6-LIFESCIHEALTH

  • Overall budget:

    € 6 700 000

  • EU contribution

    € 6 700 000

Coordinated by:

BAYERISCHE JULIUS-MAXIMILIANS-UNIVERSITÄT WÜRZBURG

Germany

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