ERASysAPP 1st Call
In November 2013, the ERA-Net ERASysAPP launched its first joint transnational call on «Transforming Systems Biology Knowledge into Applications» which aimes to encourage scientists from different countries and disciplines to collaborate and share resources across national borders.
The call focused mainly on application-oriented research approaches to tackle major scientific and societal challenges. The proposals covered a wide spectrum of topics within the area of Life Sciences and Biotechnology, from research in biological processes in animals, plants and microorganisms to health related aspects.
32 eligible proposals, involving 196 partners from 15 countries were submitted. The proposals were assessed in a one-step peer-review process involving internationally renowned experts. The top 7 proposals comprising more than 46 research groups from 10 countries were chosen to receive funding. Funded projects are expected to start in autumn 2014, according to national regulations.
The projects encompass a broad range of topics, e.g. environmentally friendly techniques to meet the increasing worldwide demand for metals from sulphide ores, Viral replication with a view to obtain universal antivirals less prone to develop resistance and combined experimental and modelling approaches that exploit genome-scale models to identify global cancer-specific alterations.
List of funded projects submitted to the 1st Call
For a short project description please click on the acronym of the project.