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Successful cases: Argentinean participation of excellence

 

Project Acronym: EXTREMOPHIL

 

Full name: Screening and Functional Analyses of Photoreceptors in Extremophilic Microbial Communities

 

Start date: 2013-06-02

 

End date: 2014-06-01

 

Programme Acronym: FP7-PEOPLE

 

Subprogramme Area: Marie Curie Action: "International Incoming Fellowships"

 

Coordinator: Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas (CONICET)

 

Ms Virginia Albarracín, a biologist from Argentina, received a Marie Curie grant to work in the max Plank Institute in Mülheim, Germany. Her work focusses on extremophile bacteria from the High Altitude Andean Lakes. In cooperation with the national University of Tucumán, Argentina, several proteins have been discovered that e.g. provide protection to UV light.

 

More information: CORDIS page

 

 

Project Acronym: SECUREFISH

 

Full name: Improving Food Security by Reducing Post Harvest Losses in The Fisheries Sector

 

Start date: 2012-01-01

 

End date: 2014-12-31

 

Programme Acronym: FP7-KBBE

 

Subprogramme Area: SICA

 

Coordinator: University of Surrey (UK)

 

Argentinean Partner: Instituto Nacional de Tecnología Industrial (INTI)

 

Development of more efficient processing technology, utilization of waste and by-catch to produce value added products.

 

More information: CORDIS page

 

 

Project Acronym: RAPOLAC

 

Full name: Rapid production of large aerospace components

 

 

Start date: 2007-02-01

 

End date: 2010-07-31

 

Programme Acronym: FP6-AEROSPACE

 

Subprogramme Area: Strengthening competitiveness

 

Coordinator: University of Sheffield (UK)

 

Argentinean Partner: Instituto de Desarrollo Tecnológico para la Industria Química, Universidad Nacional del Litoral (UNL)

 

The project developed process models, documented material properties and carried out research on process automation. Process parameters for different materials were developed and both cost and environmental benefits were achieved.

 

More information: CORDIS page

 

 

Project Acronym: TB-DRUG

 

Full name: A SME-STREP for tuberculosis drug development

 

Start date: 2006-12-01

 

End date: 2010-05-31

 

Programme Acronym: FP6-LIFESCIHEALTH

 

Subprogramme Area: SME-driven innovations for poverty-related diseases

 

Coordinator: VICHEM CHEMIE RESEARCH LTD. (Hungary)

 

Argentinean Partners: Administración Nacional de laboratorios e Institutos de salud “Dr. Carlos G. Malbrán” (ANLIS); Hospital Zonal Especializado de Agudos y Crónicos “Dr. Centrángolo”.

 

The Project developed a system that detects resistance to rifampicin, the most effective antituberculous drug until now. It also helped to reveal the genetic characteristics of such resistance. The detection of resistance to a key drug against this disease thru TB-DRUG OLIGOCOLORTUBERCULOSIS project marked a clear progress that also includes the development of diagnostic tools and improved treatments.

 

More information: CORDIS page

 

 

Project Acronym: CLARIS LPB

 

Full name: A Europe-South America network for climate change assessment and impact studies in La Plata Basin

 

Start date: 2008-10-01

 

End date: 2012-09-30

 

Programme Acronym: FP7-ENVIRONMENT

 

Subprogramme Area: Past and future climate change impacts in the Parana-Plata river basin of South America

 

Coordinator: INSTITUT DE RECHERCHE POUR LE DEVELOPPEMENT (IRD) (France)

 

Argentinean Partners: INSTITUTO NACIONAL DE TECNOLOGIA AGROPECUARIA (INTA); CONSEJO NACIONAL DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS Y TECNICAS (CONICET)

 

The CLARIS LPB Project aims at predicting the regional climate change impacts on La Plata Basin (LPB) in South America, and at designing adaptation strategies for land-use, agriculture, rural development, hydropower production, river transportation, water resources and ecological systems in wetlands. Foe the Argentinean specialists involved the project, participating in the FPs provides worldwide visibility. CLARIS LPB promotes a multidisciplinary approach where all the regional components are oriented in a collaborative way. These are key elements to develop climate change adaptation strategies for regional scenarios.

 

More information: CORDIS page

 

 

Project Acronym: FMD-DISCONVAC

 

Full name: Development, enhancement and complementation of animal-sparing, foot-and-mouth disease vaccine-based control strategies for free and endemic regions

 

Start date: 2009-04-01

 

End date: 2013-06-30

 

Programme Acronym: FP7-KBBE

 

Subprogramme Area: Foot-and-mouth disease: improve and / or develop vaccine, vaccination strategies and diagnostics assays for free and endemic settings – SICA

 

Coordinator: CENTRUM VOOR ONDERZOEK IN DIERGENEESKUNDE EN AGROCHEMIE – CODA (Belgium)

 

Argentinean Partner: FUNDACIÓN PARA LA INTERACCIÓN DE LOS SISTEMAS PRODUCTIVO, EDUCATIVO, CIENTÍFICO-TECNOLÓGICO (FUNPRECIT)

 

This Project, from which institutions from 11 countries participate, attempts to balance the apparently conflicting views to address specific gaps in knowledge of all aspects of FMD (foot and mouth disease) control. Therefore, it aims at implementing improved control strategies based on vaccines and tailored to satisfy the needs of endemic and FMD-free environments.

 

More information: CORDIS page