PLANT DNA TOLERANCE

Plant adaptation to heavy metal and radioactive pollution

 Coordinatore ABERYSTWYTH UNIVERSITY 

 Organization address address: "King Street, Old College"
city: ABERYSTWYTH
postcode: SY232AX

contact info
Titolo: Ms.
Nome: Nansi
Cognome: Williams
Email: send email
Telefono: +440 1970 622747
Fax: 441971000000

 Nazionalità Coordinatore United Kingdom [UK]
 Totale costo 285˙000 €
 EC contributo 285˙000 €
 Programma FP7-PEOPLE
Specific programme "People" implementing the Seventh Framework Programme of the European Community for research, technological development and demonstration activities (2007 to 2013)
 Code Call FP7-PEOPLE-2013-IRSES
 Funding Scheme MC-IRSES
 Anno di inizio 2013
 Periodo (anno-mese-giorno) 2013-11-01   -   2017-10-31

 Partecipanti

# participant  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    ABERYSTWYTH UNIVERSITY

 Organization address address: "King Street, Old College"
city: ABERYSTWYTH
postcode: SY232AX

contact info
Titolo: Ms.
Nome: Nansi
Cognome: Williams
Email: send email
Telefono: +440 1970 622747
Fax: 441971000000

UK (ABERYSTWYTH) coordinator 83˙600.00
2    GEORG-AUGUST-UNIVERSITAET GOETTINGEN STIFTUNG OEFFENTLICHEN RECHTS

 Organization address address: WILHELMSPLATZ 1
city: GOTTINGEN
postcode: 37073

contact info
Titolo: Ms.
Nome: Nadja
Cognome: Daghbouche
Email: send email
Telefono: +49 551 39 9795
Fax: +49 551 39 189795

DE (GOTTINGEN) participant 79˙800.00
3    INSTITUTE OF PLANT GENETICS AND BIOTECHNOLOGY

 Organization address city: NITRA
postcode: 95007

contact info
Titolo: Mrs.
Nome: Henrieta
Cognome: Kvapilová
Email: send email
Telefono: +421 37 6943363

SK (NITRA) participant 66˙500.00
4    USTAV EXPERIMENTALNI BOTANIKY AV CR

 Organization address address: 135
city: PRAHA 6 - LYSOLAJE
postcode: 16502

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Karel
Cognome: Angelis
Email: send email
Telefono: +420 224322603
Fax: +420 224322603

CZ (PRAHA 6 - LYSOLAJE) participant 55˙100.00

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plant    radiation    sites    profound    contaminated    persistent    pollution    contamination    chernobyl    mechanisms    mining    environmental    plants    heavy    metals   

 Obiettivo del progetto (Objective)

'Anthropogenic activities continue to impact the environment causing soil and ground water contamination in many regions and the effects are often persistent especially where heavy metals and radioactive substances have been released. Ecological problems can be particularly severe in the case of atomic power facilities and recent occurrences (Japan) indicate that the Chernobyl incident in 1986 was by no means unique. Moreover, such accidents hold a profound “dread” factor for the general population. Environmental pollution can be equally profound and even more persistent in the case of mining waste which contaminates large areas of Europe with diverse heavy metals. Plants adapt to chronic radiation and heavy metal contamination as demonstrated by re-colonization of polluted areas. This project aims to understand the basic principles of protective mechanisms and how such pollution affects the stability of the genome. We propose to establish a research network to evaluate and exploit unique resources in the Chernobyl zone and in mining sites (Wales, UK) as “open area” laboratories for studying how changes of DNA are coordinated with internal cellular networks during plant response to these pollutants. We use a combination of genetic, cell biological, molecular and evolutionary strategies. Part of the project is devoted to crop plants and their ability to grow in contaminated sites with the idea to increase productivity and safety. For the first time, eight research teams with complementary experience in radiation and other plant stresses will cooperate for solving the common for Europe problem of survival in contaminated nature. This will provide the insights on an increasingly detailed knowledge of the regulatory mechanisms for plant stress tolerance and gives an opportunity to see how the problems of Chernobyl and other contaminated places could be solved by scientists and what could be done in order to secure human life against environmental pollution.'

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