2nd Joint Call

2nd ERASynBio joint call for transnational research projects: Building Synthetic Biology capacity through innovative transnational projects

The 2nd joint call of ERASynBio was launched in April 2014 and addressed broad research areas within Synthetic Biology, based on the following definition: “Synthetic Biology is the engineering of biology: the deliberate (re)design and construction of novel biological and biologically based parts, devices and systems to perform new functions for useful purposes, that draws on principles elucidated from biology and engineering.”

Out of the 48 applications, 7 projects were selected for funding. The total granted budget is approx. 10 Million €. In all, 32 research groups from 8 different countries in academia and industry are funded. The projects will run at least 3 years.

The following 7 projects are recommended for funding:

ECFexpress: An orthogonal, organism-independent expression platform based on extracytoplasmic function (ECF) sigma factors

invivoXNA: Orthogonal biosystems based on phosphonate XNAs

MiniCell: A model-driven approach to minimal cell engineering for medical therapy.

MODULIGHTOR: Synthetic photoswitchable modulators to harness endogenous proteins in vivo: remote control of pentameric ligand-gated ion channels with light.

SMARTPLANTS: Control of Engineered Metabolism by Flowering and Temperature Triggered Plant Regulatory Networks

TNAepisome: Design and Synthesis of a Bio-orthogonal Genetic System Based on Threose Nucleic acids In Vivo

UNACS : A Unified Nucleic Acid Computation System for Organisms


Contact info:
Dr. Marion Karrasch-Bott
Phone: +49 2461 61-6245
Mail: m.karrasch@fz-juelich.de

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