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Autoimmune Reaction or Tolerance - Endosymbiont Mitochondria and the Immune System
ID: 330134
Start date: 2014-08-01, End date: 2017-07-31
Mitochondria, the powerhouses of our cells, are remnants of a eubacterial endosymbiont. Because mitochondria retain many hallmarks of their bacterial origin, they have recently been implicated in the etiology of systemic inflammatory response syndrome, a frequent cause of dea...
Programme: FP7-PEOPLE
Record Number: 111261
Last updated on: 2017-12-07
Characterization of epithelial wound repair at the molecular level for revealing epithelial aspects of inflammatory bowel disease
ID: 625238
Start date: 2015-02-26, End date: 2017-06-01
Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) affects millions of people worldwide. The incidence and the prevalence are rising every year. This chronic disease not only decreases patient's quality of life but also creates a huge socio-economic burden for society. For establishment of a c...
Programme: FP7-PEOPLE
Record Number: 186157
Last updated on: 2017-11-20
Investigating the joint role of balancing and positive selection in mating systems evolution
ID: 622936
Start date: 2014-07-01, End date: 2017-06-30
Determining the evolutionary causes of sexual reproduction remains one of the biggest open questions in biology. Investigations of facultative sexuals can shed substantial insight on this subject due to the span of mating systems exhibited, ranging from outcrossing to asexual...
Programme: FP7-PEOPLE
Record Number: 185854
Last updated on: 2017-09-24
Cone snail toxins as therapeutic agents: Decoding biological mechanisms of conotoxin folding
ID: 330486
Start date: 2013-05-01, End date: 2017-03-31
Predatory marine cone snails use extraordinarily complex venoms to capture prey. Most of the ~500,000 biologically active venom components are small, disulfide-rich peptides called conotoxins. They target receptors and ion channels of the nervous system with remarkable potenc...
Programme: FP7-PEOPLE
Record Number: 107723
Last updated on: 2017-09-24
ID: 295197
Start date: 2012-10-01, End date: 2016-09-30
Commercial use of advanced ceramics is limited by the complexity and high costs of implementation; skepticism about the long-term stability and consistency of material properties, coupled with lack of industry-wide standardization, high cost of components and absence of perfo...
Programme: FP7-PEOPLE
Record Number: 102452
Last updated on: 2017-09-24
Analysing the Impact of Global Climate Change on Ecosystems: A Cross-Scale Metatranscriptomics Approach
ID: 327697
Start date: 2013-03-01, End date: 2016-02-29
Some of the most pressing problems facing mankind today relate to the consequences of global climate change (GCC). To date, most studies of GCC have focused on plants and animals while downplaying the role of microorganisms. However, microbial activity in the soil is responsi...
Programme: FP7-PEOPLE
Record Number: 107506
Last updated on: 2017-09-03
Exchange of Excellence in Ubiquitous Computing Technologies to Address Healthcare Challenges
ID: 316337
Start date: 2012-09-01, End date: 2016-08-31
Pervasive Healthcare is focused on working out how to cope with the next generation challenges in healthcare. Addressing these challenges will require expertise and knowledge exchange with countries beyond European borders as well as training of the next generation of researc...
Programme: FP7-PEOPLE
Record Number: 106945
Last updated on: 2017-07-12
Adaptations of the ATP synthesis machinery in bacteria and archaea to conditions of extreme
energy limitation in the deep subsurface
ID: 629413
Start date: 2014-10-01, End date: 2017-02-10
Microbes in the deep sub-seafloor have recently been found to survive under unprecedented conditions of extreme energy limitation. I aim to identify microbes in these deep subsurface communities with central energy metabolism that is adapted to these conditions. A combination...
Programme: FP7-PEOPLE
Record Number: 186680
Last updated on: 2017-06-26
Quantitative Genetics of Caste in Social Insects
[PROJECT] GENETICS OF CASTE - Quantitative Genetics of Caste in Social Insects
ID: 221123
Start date: 2008-09-01, End date: 2010-08-31
The social insects are established model systems for the study of social evolution and are emerging model systems for studying the evolution of behaviour, aging, and complex social phenotypes. However, we know very little of the genetic basis of social insect phenotypes. This...
Programme: FP7-PEOPLE
Record Number: 88371
Last updated on: 2017-05-29
The Extragalactic Interstellar Medium - Measuring Dust Extinction using Gravitational Lensing
ID: 220049
Start date: 2008-10-18, End date: 2011-10-17
One of the most intriguing recent results in the physical sciences, has been the growing body of evidence that 70% of the energy content in the universe comes from an unknown energy field (‘dark energy’). One of the most promising methods for quantifying dark energy, is using...
Programme: FP7-PEOPLE
Record Number: 88103
Last updated on: 2017-05-29
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