TARPOL

Targeting environmental pollution with engineered microbial systems á la carte

 Coordinatore UNIVERSITAT DE VALENCIA 

 Organization address address: AVENIDA BLASCO IBANEZ 13
city: VALENCIA
postcode: 46010

contact info
Titolo: Ms.
Nome: Angeles
Cognome: Sanchis
Email: send email
Telefono: +34 96 3864044
Fax: +34 96 3983809

 Nazionalità Coordinatore Spain [ES]
 Sito del progetto http://www.sb-tarpol.eu/
 Totale costo 1˙228˙923 €
 EC contributo 997˙215 €
 Programma FP7-KBBE
Specific Programme "Cooperation": Food, Agriculture and Biotechnology
 Code Call FP7-KBBE-2007-1
 Funding Scheme CSA-CA
 Anno di inizio 2008
 Periodo (anno-mese-giorno) 2008-07-01   -   2010-09-30

 Partecipanti

# participant  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    UNIVERSITAT DE VALENCIA

 Organization address address: AVENIDA BLASCO IBANEZ 13
city: VALENCIA
postcode: 46010

contact info
Titolo: Ms.
Nome: Angeles
Cognome: Sanchis
Email: send email
Telefono: +34 96 3864044
Fax: +34 96 3983809

ES (VALENCIA) coordinator 0.00
2    AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS

 Organization address address: CALLE SERRANO 117
city: MADRID
postcode: 28006

contact info
Titolo: Ms.
Nome: María Del Mar
Cognome: García
Email: send email
Telefono: +34 91 5854984
Fax: +34 91 4113077

ES (MADRID) participant 0.00
3    BAUER UMWELT GMBH

 Organization address address: "In der Scherau, 1"
city: SCHROBENHAUSEN
postcode: 86529

contact info
Nome: Peter
Cognome: Hingott
Email: send email
Telefono: +49 8252 884 150
Fax: +49 8252 884 111

DE (SCHROBENHAUSEN) participant 0.00
4    CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE

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

contact info
Titolo: Ms.
Nome: Julie
Cognome: Zittel
Email: send email
Telefono: +33 1 45 07 57 04
Fax: -

FR (PARIS) participant 0.00
5    COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES

 Organization address address: RUE LEBLANC 25
city: PARIS 15
postcode: 75015

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Jean
Cognome: Weissenbach
Email: send email
Telefono: +33 1 60872502
Fax: +33 1 60872532

FR (PARIS 15) participant 0.00
6    EIDGENOESSISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE ZURICH

 Organization address address: Raemistrasse 101
city: ZUERICH
postcode: 8092

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Sven
Cognome: Panke
Email: send email
Telefono: +41 44 632 04 13
Fax: +41 44 632 19 93

CH (ZUERICH) participant 0.00
7    FUNDACION CENTRO NACIONAL DE INVESTIGACIONES ONCOLOGICAS CARLOS III

 Organization address address: CALLE MELCHOR FERNANDEZ ALMAGRO 3
city: MADRID
postcode: 28029

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Juna José
Cognome: Collazo Nieto
Email: send email
Telefono: 34917328000
Fax: +34 91 2246980

ES (MADRID) participant 0.00
8    GENEART AG

 Organization address address: Josef-Engert-Strasse 11
city: REGENSBURG
postcode: 93053

contact info
Titolo: Ms.
Nome: Sabine
Cognome: Feiner
Email: send email
Telefono: +49 941 94276 658
Fax: +49 941 944 6484

DE (REGENSBURG) participant 0.00
9    HELMHOLTZ-ZENTRUM FUER INFEKTIONSFORSCHUNG GMBH

 Organization address address: Inhoffenstrasse 7
city: BRAUNSCHWEIG
postcode: 38124

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Michael
Cognome: Strätz
Email: send email
Telefono: -8683
Fax: -8962

DE (BRAUNSCHWEIG) participant 0.00
10    IMPERIAL COLLEGE OF SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND MEDICINE

 Organization address address: SOUTH KENSINGTON CAMPUS EXHIBITION ROAD
city: LONDON
postcode: SW7 2AZ

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Shaun
Cognome: Power
Email: send email
Telefono: +44 2075948773
Fax: +44 207548609

UK (LONDON) participant 0.00
11    INSTITUT PASTEUR

 Organization address address: RUE DU DOCTEUR ROUX 25-28
city: PARIS CEDEX 15
postcode: 75724

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Nadia
Cognome: Khelef
Email: send email
Telefono: +33 1 40613378
Fax: +33 1 40613940

FR (PARIS CEDEX 15) participant 0.00
12    MAGYAR TUDOMANYOS AKADEMIA SZEGEDI BIOLOGIAI KOZPONTJA

 Organization address address: Temesvari krt. 62
city: SZEGED
postcode: 6701

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: János
Cognome: Báthori
Email: send email
Telefono: +36-62-599 736
Fax: +36 62 433 506

HU (SZEGED) participant 0.00
13    ORGANISATION FOR INTERNATIONAL DIALOGUE AND CONFLICT MANAGEMENT

 Organization address address: KAISERSTRASSE 50/6
city: WIEN
postcode: 1070

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Gregor
Cognome: Giersch
Email: send email
Telefono: +43 (0) 6505976215
Fax: +43 1 9900811

AT (WIEN) participant 0.00
14    UNIVERSITA CA' FOSCARI VENEZIA

 Organization address address: DORSODURO 3246
city: VENEZIA
postcode: 30123

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Patrizia
Cognome: Rosseti
Email: send email
Telefono: +39 0 412346970
Fax: +39 0 412346952

IT (VENEZIA) participant 0.00
15    UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI MILANO

 Organization address address: Via Festa Del Perdono 7
city: MILANO
postcode: 20122

contact info
Titolo: Ms.
Nome: Stafania
Cognome: Varotto
Email: send email
Telefono: +39 0 250315037
Fax: +39 0 250315044

IT (MILANO) participant 0.00
16    UNIVERSITAT POLITECNICA DE VALENCIA

 Organization address address: CAMINO DE VERA SN EDIFICIO 3A
city: VALENCIA
postcode: 46022

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Jose Antonio
Cognome: Perez García
Email: send email
Telefono: +34 96 3877409
Fax: +34 96 3877949

ES (VALENCIA) participant 0.00
17    UNIVERSITE DE LAUSANNE

 Organization address city: LAUSANNE
postcode: 1015

contact info
Titolo: Prof.
Nome: Jan Roelof
Cognome: Van Der Meer
Email: send email
Telefono: +41 21 692 5630
Fax: +41 21 692 5605

CH (LAUSANNE) participant 0.00

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rational    tools    environmental    parts    computational    frame    discipline    sb    fragmented    tool    scientific    sciences    synthetic    capacity    software    functional    interface    microbial    material    molecular    engineering    database    disciplines    biological    computer    pursue    tarpol    biology    genetic    social    pollution    industrial    box   

 Obiettivo del progetto (Objective)

'Synthetic Biology-SB- deals with rational combination of biological properties with central elements of engineering design. By merging the genetic tool box already available with engineering disciplines & computer sciences there is a great opportunity for a new approach to environmental pollution problems through application of modelling techniques & organizing development of novel biological systems across a hierarchical architecture with defined & standardized interfaces. However this faces 3 major bottlenecks: -The scientific & technical European contributors on SB have so far failed to recognise their latent capacity to shape a fresh discipline at their very interface -SB still lacks a comprehensive language & shared conceptual frame for the description of minimally functional biological parts -The development of SB touches on social sensitivities related to recreating life-in-the-test-tube which threatens to re-awaken the GMO controversy. Thus scaring off the necessary industrial input in the field. To tackle these challenges, we propose a 2-year program run by a large expert group to coordinate the fragmented efforts & direct this discipline into the most industrially beneficial and socially viable directions. We aim to energise and mobilise the European scientific, technical & social professionals to empower a new capacity to exploit properties present in Biological systems for environmental issues. TARPOL will recruit the required environmental competences from neighbouring disciplines and will set up a number of material and computational resources for advanced refactoring of biological systems. We will establish a frame consensus for procedure and parts standardization and pursue the awareness and eventual insertion of SB into the Environmental Biotechnology context by exploring its industrial interface. Finally, we will pursue the establishment of a solid European Research Agenda on SB-for-Environment at the service of implementing the KBBE vision'

Introduzione (Teaser)

Synthetic biology is a new discipline that combines cell biology with the rational approach of engineering in order to produce useful biological tools and processes. Researchers have taken steps to standardise the field by developing databases and toolkits as well as increasing collaboration and communication between researchers.

Descrizione progetto (Article)

Synthetic biology offers the potential for new solutions to challenges in health, energy and especially environmental pollution. However, until now, the field has been held back by a fragmented research community and a lack of basic functional tools.

'Targeting environmental pollution with engineered microbial systems a la carte' (TARPOL) was an EU-funded initiative for directing and coordinating synthetic biology research in Europe. The project included a number of EU institutions to encourage more collaboration and interdisciplinary projects in the field.

The main aims of TARPOL were to promote synthetic biology as a discipline both publicly and academically, and to develop material, technical and software resources. Project activities included several workshops and conferences, as well as research and database development at various institutions.

TARPOL produced several useful molecular and software tools for synthetic biologists. Molecular tools included streamlined genetic systems and selection of useful strains of microorganisms. Software included a database of useful genes and genetic elements, as well as computational tools for studying microbial physiology.

By combining the genetic tool box already available with engineering disciplines and computer sciences, TARPOL helped spur new approaches to environmental pollution problems. New synthetic biology tools could potentially be applied to, for example, carbon capture, storage and recycling, as well as soil and water bioremediation.

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