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Ancient Pathogen Genomics of Re-Emerging Infectious Disease

 Coordinatore MAX PLANCK GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER WISSENSCHAFTEN E.V. 

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 Nazionalità Coordinatore Germany [DE]
 Totale costo 1˙474˙560 €
 EC contributo 1˙474˙560 €
 Programma FP7-IDEAS-ERC
Specific programme: "Ideas" implementing the Seventh Framework Programme of the European Community for research, technological development and demonstration activities (2007 to 2013)
 Code Call ERC-2012-StG_20111109
 Funding Scheme ERC-SG
 Anno di inizio 2013
 Periodo (anno-mese-giorno) 2013-01-01   -   2017-12-31

 Partecipanti

# participant  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    EBERHARD KARLS UNIVERSITAET TUEBINGEN

 Organization address address: GESCHWISTER-SCHOLL-PLATZ
city: TUEBINGEN
postcode: 72074

contact info
Titolo: Mrs.
Nome: Elisabeth
Cognome: Baier
Email: send email
Telefono: 4970710000000

DE (TUEBINGEN) beneficiary 879˙918.00
2    MAX PLANCK GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER WISSENSCHAFTEN E.V.

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

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Karin
Cognome: Groten
Email: send email
Telefono: 493642000000

DE (MUENCHEN) hostInstitution 594˙642.00
3    MAX PLANCK GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER WISSENSCHAFTEN E.V.

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

contact info
Titolo: Prof.
Nome: Johannes
Cognome: Krause
Email: send email
Telefono: 493642000000
Fax: 493642000000

DE (MUENCHEN) hostInstitution 594˙642.00

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disease    evolutionary    infectious    skeletal    historic    molecular    human    direct    history    pathogens    pandemics   

 Obiettivo del progetto (Objective)

'Here we propose a first step toward a direct reconstruction of the evolutionary history of human infectious disease agents by obtaining genome wide data of historic pathogens. Through an extensive screening of skeletal collections from well-characterized catastrophe, or emergency, mass burials we plan to detect and sequence pathogen DNA from various historic pandemics spanning at least 2,500 years using a general purpose molecular capture method that will screen for hundreds of pathogens in a single assay. Subsequent experiments will attempt to reconstruct full genomes from all pathogenic species identified. The molecular fossil record of human pathogens will provide insights into host adaptation and evolutionary rates of infectious disease. In addition, human genomic regions relating to disease susceptibility and immunity will be characterized in the skeletal material in order to observe the direct effect that pathogens have made on the genetic makeup of human populations over time. The results of this project will allow a multidisciplinary interpretation of historical pandemics that have influenced the course of human history. It will provide priceless information for the field of history, evolutionary biology, anthropology as well as medicine and will have direct consequences on how we manage emerging and re-emerging infectious disease in the future.'

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