3TO4

3to4: Converting C3 to C4 photosynthesis for sustainable agriculture

 Coordinatore THE UNIVERSITY OF SHEFFIELD 

 Organization address address: FIRTH COURT WESTERN BANK
city: SHEFFIELD
postcode: S10 2TN

contact info
Titolo: Ms.
Nome: Joanne
Cognome: Watson
Email: send email
Telefono: +44 114 222 4754
Fax: +44 114 222 1455

 Nazionalità Coordinatore United Kingdom [UK]
 Totale costo 8˙940˙658 €
 EC contributo 6˙806˙560 €
 Programma FP7-KBBE
Specific Programme "Cooperation": Food, Agriculture and Biotechnology
 Code Call FP7-KBBE-2011-5
 Funding Scheme CP-TP
 Anno di inizio 2012
 Periodo (anno-mese-giorno) 2012-01-01   -   2016-12-31

 Partecipanti

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1    THE UNIVERSITY OF SHEFFIELD

 Organization address address: FIRTH COURT WESTERN BANK
city: SHEFFIELD
postcode: S10 2TN

contact info
Titolo: Ms.
Nome: Joanne
Cognome: Watson
Email: send email
Telefono: +44 114 222 4754
Fax: +44 114 222 1455

UK (SHEFFIELD) coordinator 896˙872.90
2    HEINRICH-HEINE-UNIVERSITAET DUESSELDORF

 Organization address address: UNIVERSITAETSSTRASSE 1
city: DUSSELDORF
postcode: 40225

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Titolo: Prof.
Nome: Peter
Cognome: Westhoff
Email: send email
Telefono: +49 211 81 12338

DE (DUSSELDORF) participant 1˙460˙120.00
3    NEBION AG

 Organization address address: HOHLSTRASSE 515
city: ZURICH
postcode: 8048

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Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Stefan
Cognome: Bleuler
Email: send email
Telefono: +41 44 500 9545

CH (ZURICH) participant 1˙227˙860.00
4    MAX PLANCK GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER WISSENSCHAFTEN E.V.

 Organization address address: Hofgartenstrasse 8
city: MUENCHEN
postcode: 80539

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Titolo: Prof.
Nome: Mark
Cognome: Stitt
Email: send email
Telefono: +331 567 8100

DE (MUENCHEN) participant 538˙157.00
5    INSTITUTO DE BIOLOGIA EXPERIMENTAL E TECNOLOGICA

 Organization address address: Av. da Republica, Quinta do Marques S/N
city: OEIRAS
postcode: 2781901

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Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Elsa
Cognome: Vieira
Email: send email
Telefono: +351 21 442 1173
Fax: +351 21 442 1161

PT (OEIRAS) participant 538˙017.60
6    GOTTFRIED WILHELM LEIBNIZ UNIVERSITAET HANNOVER

 Organization address address: Welfengarten 1
city: HANNOVER
postcode: 30167

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Titolo: Prof.
Nome: Christoph
Cognome: Peterhänsel
Email: send email
Telefono: +49 511 762 2632

DE (HANNOVER) participant 486˙560.00
7    THE CHANCELLOR, MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE

 Organization address address: The Old Schools, Trinity Lane
city: CAMBRIDGE
postcode: CB2 1TN

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Titolo: Ms.
Nome: Schaeffer
Cognome: Renata
Email: send email
Telefono: +44 1223 333543
Fax: +44 1223 332988

UK (CAMBRIDGE) participant 443˙360.00
8    THE CHANCELLOR, MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD

 Organization address address: University Offices, Wellington Square
city: OXFORD
postcode: OX1 2JD

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Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Stephen
Cognome: Conway
Email: send email
Telefono: +44 1865 289800
Fax: +44 1865 289801

UK (OXFORD) participant 223˙982.00
9    EESTI MAAULIKOOL

 Organization address address: Kreutzwaldi 1
city: TARTU
postcode: 51014

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Titolo: Prof.
Nome: ülo
Cognome: Niinemets
Email: send email
Telefono: 37253457189

EE (TARTU) participant 163˙080.00
10    CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE

 Organization address address: Rue Michel -Ange 3
city: PARIS
postcode: 75794

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Titolo: Ms.
Nome: Béatrice
Cognome: Saint-Cricq
Email: send email
Telefono: +33 4 91164008
Fax: +33 4 91779304

FR (PARIS) participant 155˙580.00
11    INTERNATIONAL RICE RESEARCH INSTITUTE

 Organization address address: COLLEGE LOS BANOS LAGUNA
city: METRO MANILA
postcode: 4031

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Titolo: Dr.
Nome: William Paul
Cognome: Quick
Email: send email
Telefono: +632 580 5600
Fax: +632 5805699

PH (METRO MANILA) participant 154˙530.00
12    CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE

 Organization address address: Piazzale Aldo Moro 7
city: ROMA
postcode: 185

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Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Francesco
Cognome: Loreto
Email: send email
Telefono: +39 055 5225589
Fax: +39 055 5225666

IT (ROMA) participant 149˙920.50
13    KAHRAMANMARAS SUTCU IMAM UNIVERSITESI

 Organization address address: KSU REKTORLUGU KAYSERI YOLU 10 KM
city: KAHRAMANMARAS
postcode: 46100

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Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Ferit
Cognome: Kocacinar
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Telefono: +90 533 3766471
Fax: +90 344 219 1961

TR (KAHRAMANMARAS) participant 142˙680.00
14    STREAM PROJECTS LTD

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city: LINTON
postcode: CB21 4YP

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Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Peter
Cognome: Tysoe
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Telefono: +44 1223 892474

UK (LINTON) participant 103˙200.00
15    INSTITUTO DE TECNOLOGIA QUIMICA E BIOLOGICA - UNIVERSIDADE NOVA DE LISBOA

 Organization address address: "Avenida da Republica, Estacao Agronomica Nacional"
city: OEIRAS
postcode: 2784-505

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Titolo: Prof.
Nome: Manuela
Cognome: Chaves
Email: send email
Telefono: +351 214469641
Fax: +351 214433644

PT (OEIRAS) participant 51˙200.00
16    "SHANGHAI INSTITUTES FOR BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES, CHINESE ACADEMY OF SCIENCES"

 Organization address address: YUEYANG ROAD 320
city: SHANGHAI
postcode: 200031

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Titolo: Prof.
Nome: Zhu
Cognome: Xinguang
Email: send email
Telefono: +86 21 5492 0486

CN (SHANGHAI) participant 20˙400.00
17    BAYER CROPSCIENCE NV

 Organization address address: J.E. Mommaertslaan 14
city: DIEGEM MACHELEN
postcode: 1831

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Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Jeroen
Cognome: Van Rie
Email: send email
Telefono: +32 9 2430528

BE (DIEGEM MACHELEN) participant 19˙200.00
18    ANDREW DAVIS - LIGHTHOUSE DESIGN & MARKETING

 Organization address address: LYNN ROAD LONG ROW 4
city: KING S LYNN
postcode: PE31 6LZ

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Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Andrew
Cognome: Davis
Email: send email
Telefono: +44 1485 544208

UK (KING S LYNN) participant 17˙440.00
19    CHEMTEX ITALIA SRL

 Organization address address: STRADA RIBROCCA 11
city: TORTONA ALESSANDRIA
postcode: 15057

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Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Alessandra
Cognome: Frattini
Email: send email
Telefono: +39 0131 882839
Fax: +39 0131 860491

IT (TORTONA ALESSANDRIA) participant 14˙400.00

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environmental    economic    photosynthesis    biology    plants    food    area    fuel    benefits    pathway    photosynthetic    crops    pathways    productive    cell   

 Obiettivo del progetto (Objective)

'Most plants use the C3 pathway of photosynthesis that is compromised by gross inefficiencies in CO2 fixation. However, some plants use a super-charged photosynthetic mechanism called C4 photosynthesis. The C4 pathway is used by the most productive vegetation and crops on Earth. In addition to faster photosynthesis, C4 plants demand less water and less nitrogen. Overall, our aim is to introduce the characteristics of C4 into C3 crops. This would increase yield, reduce land area needed for cultivation, decrease irrigation, and limit fertiliser applications. If current C3 crops could be converted to use C4 photosynthesis, large economic and environmental benefits would ensue from both their increased productivity and the reduced inputs associated with the C4 pathway. It is important to note that the huge advances in agricultural production associated with the Green Revolution were not associated with increases in photosynthesis, and so its manipulation remains an unexplored target for crop improvement both for food and biomass. Even partial long-term success would have significant economic and environmental benefits. Efficient C4 photosynthesis would be achieved by alterations to leaf development, cell biology and biochemistry. Although initially we will be using model species such as rice and Arabidopsis we envisage rapid transfer of technological advances into mainstream EU crops, such as wheat and rape, that are used both for food and fuel. We will build capacity for C4 research in Europe in this area by the training of future generations of researchers. To achieve this aim we need to increase our understanding of the basic biology underlying the C4 pathway. Our specific objectives will therefore address fundamental aspects of C4 biology that are needed for a full understanding the pathway.

Specifically we aim: 1. To understand the roles and development of the two cell types (mesophyll and bundle sheath) in C4 plants. 2. To identify mechanisms controlling the ex'

Introduzione (Teaser)

Researchers aim to improve food security by converting inefficient photosynthetic pathways in some food and fuel crops into pathways used by highly productive crops like maize.

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