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Warwick Interdisciplinary Research Leadership Programme (WIRL)

Date du début: 1 janv. 2017, Date de fin: 31 déc. 2021,

The Warwick Interdisciplinary Research Leadership Programme (WIRL) is a major new initiative by the University of Warwick to train future generations of Research Leaders in Europe. Warwick is known for its experience in interdisciplinary postdoctoral training through its leading Institute of Advanced Study (IAS), its innovative cross-sectoral research carried out through its ten Global Research Pr ...
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Nature has evolved the ability to create large and complex molecules in which the 3-dimensional orientation of the atoms is critical to their performance. The essential nature of stereochemistry to the structure, and hence performance, of biopolymers makes it reasonable to expect such aspects of synthetic materials to be equally important. This area has however received little study, which is part ...
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Diversity and Performance: Networks of Cognition in Markets and Teams (BLINDSPOT)

Date du début: 1 sept. 2016, Date de fin: 31 août 2021,

Contemporary organizations face three interrelated, but analytically distinguishable, challenges. First, they should be alert to mistakes that could be catastrophic. Second, they need to allocate attention, especially to correct past mistakes and to make accurate predictions about future developments. Third, they should be innovative, able to stand out from existing categories while being recogniz ...
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Quantum materials under extreme conditions (ExtremeQuantum)

Date du début: 1 sept. 2016, Date de fin: 31 août 2021,

New states of matter offer an unparalleled testing ground for studying fundamental physics, particularly interacting quantum systems. The EXTREMEQUANTUM project will significantly advance our knowledge of these states by using extreme conditions of magnetic field and pressure to enable a continuous, clean and reversible tuning of quantum interactions, thereby shedding light on the building blocks ...
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An Integrative Framework for Modeling the Sense of Commitment (Sense of Commitment)

Date du début: 1 juil. 2016, Date de fin: 30 juin 2021,

The phenomenon of commitment is a cornerstone of human social life. Commitments make individuals’ behavior predictable in the face of fluctuations in their desires and interests, thereby facilitating the planning and coordination of joint actions involving multiple agents. Moreover, commitments make people willing to perform actions that they would not otherwise perform. For example, an investor m ...
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Roughly one-third of all energy consumption ends up as low-grade heat. Thermoelectric (TE) materials could potentially convert vast amounts of this waste heat into electricity and reduce the dependence on fossil fuels. State-of-the-art nanostructured materials with record-low thermal conductivities (κ~1-2W/mK) have recently demonstrated large improvements in conversion efficiencies, but not high e ...
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Evolution of white dwarfs with 3D model atmospheres (WD3D)

Date du début: 1 juin 2016, Date de fin: 31 mai 2021,

The vast majority of stars will become white dwarfs at the end of the stellar life cycle. These remnants are precise cosmic clocks owing to their well constrained cooling rates. They provide one of the most sensitive tests of when baryonic structure formation began in the Universe. These compact matter laboratories also unravel the mass-loss in the post-main-sequence evolution and establish critic ...
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RECAP: Research on European Children and Adults born Preterm (RECAP)

Date du début: 1 janv. 2017, Date de fin: 31 mars 2021,

The project’s overall aim is to improve the health, development and quality of life of children and adults born very preterm (VPT, < 32 weeks of gestation) or very low birth weight (VLBW, < 1500g) – approximately 50 000 births each year in Europe – by establishing an ICT platform to integrate, harmonise and exploit the wealth of data from 20 European cohorts of VPT/VLBW children and adults and the ...
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Token Communities in the Ancient Mediterranean (Token Communities)

Date du début: 1 juin 2016, Date de fin: 28 févr. 2021,

This project will provide the first comprehensive analysis of the role played by tokens in the ancient Mediterranean. Tokens are frequently found on archaeological sites and within museum collections, but are little studied and poorly understood. These objects played a central role in cultural, religious, political and economic life in antiquity; closer study of these objects is thus imperative in ...
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Silicon carbide presents a high breakdown field (2-4 MV/cm) and a high energy band gap (2.3–3.2 eV), largely higher than for silicon. Within this frame, the cubic polytype of SiC (3C-SiC) is the only one that can be grown on a host substrate with the huge opportunity to grow only the silicon carbide thickness required for the targeted application. The possible growth on silicon substrate has remai ...
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Micro/Nano Robotics for Single Cancer Cells (MNR4SCell)

Date du début: 1 janv. 2017, Date de fin: 31 déc. 2020,

Cancer is considered as the second leading cause of death worldwide. It is important to develop methodologies that improve understanding of the disease condition and progression. Over the past few years, single cell biology has been performed using micro/nano robotics for exploration of the nanomechanical and electrophysiological properties of cells. However, most of the research so far has been e ...
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Weight reduction and cost savings have driven composites research towards a number of recent high profile achievements. The increased use of anisotropic AL/CFRP/Ti stacks in aircraft structures has in turn created enormous challenges for the industry due to the difficulties that arise from drilling these heterogeneous stack materials. The project “European and Chinese Platform for Stacked Aero-Str ...
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The only lands on Earth that have not been explored in any depth by science are those that have been lost to the oceans. Global warming at the end of the last Ice Age led to the inundation of vast landscapes that had once been home to thousands of people. These lost lands hold a unique and largely unexplored record of settlement and colonisation linked to climate change over millennia. Amongst the ...
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Large Discrete Structures (LaDIST)

Date du début: 1 déc. 2015, Date de fin: 30 nov. 2020,

The proposed project seeks to introduce novel methods to analyze and approximate large graphs and other discrete structures and to apply the developed methods to solve specific open problems. A need for such methods comes from computer science where the sizes of input structures are often enormous. Specifically, the project will advance the recently emerged theory of combinatorial limits by develo ...
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Productivity and Development: The Ready-made Garment Productivity Project (RMGPP)

Date du début: 1 déc. 2015, Date de fin: 30 nov. 2020,

Differences in productivity explain much of differences in income levels across countries, yet little is known about how to improve productivity of manufacturing in the developing world. Recent research reveals very high dispersion in productivity in low-income countries. We examine firm productivity at a uniquely detailed level, collecting sub-factory production and survey data from hundreds of g ...
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The mechanism of cell division is conserved in many eukaryotes, from yeast to man. A contractile ring of filamentous actin and myosin II motors generates the force to bisect a mother cell into two daughters. The actomyosin ring is among the most complex cellular machines, comprising over 150 proteins. Understanding how these proteins organize themselves into a functional ring with appropriate cont ...
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Integrable Random Structures (IntRanSt)

Date du début: 1 oct. 2015, Date de fin: 30 sept. 2020,

The last few years have seen significant advances in the discovery and development of integrable models in probability, especially in the context of random polymers and the Kardar-Parisi-Zhang (KPZ) equation. Among these are the semi-discrete (O'Connell-Yor) and log-gamma (Seppalainen) random polymer models. Both of these models can be understood via a remarkable connection between the geometric R ...
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The “NDTonAIR” consortium involves Universities, Research Organisations and major European companies working on new Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) and Structural Health Monitoring (SHM) techniques for aerospace, of which both are key technologies. The goal is to train a new generation of scientists and engineers with a wide background of theoretical and experimental skills, capable of developing th ...
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Economics has traditionally assumed that individuals seek to satisfy coherent and asocial preferences, and has used the satisfaction of those preferences as a normative criterion. This ‘neoclassical’ approach has supported a view of the market as an institution in which privately-motivated individual actions tend to produce socially beneficial consequences. These ideas have been called into questi ...
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Zelcor project aims at demonstrating the feasibility of transforming lignocellulose biorefinery recalcitrant side streams into high added-value biobased products, including fine chemicals. Its concept is to combine chemical and enzymatic catalysis with insects-based biological conversion, within a biorefinery integrated approach. The project is conceived to avoid waste production by recycling wast ...
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"This is a European Joint Doctorat (EJD) gathering 16 partner organizations from 3 different continents. It includes 5 EU HEIs, 3 non-EU HEIs, 3 Think Tanks, 2 MNEs, 1 SME, 1 NPO & 1 EU Intitution.It's shared research agenda on "Globalisation, Europe and Multilateralism" seeks to unpack the growing "Sophistication of the Transnational Order, Networks and European Strategies" in light of the EU's a ...
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This research project critically examines ‘toxic expertise’, the contested politics of making scientific claims about the health impacts of toxic pollution. Toxic expertise has a double meaning: scientific expertise about the effects of toxic pollution, and the toxic nature of expertise that is used to justify a lack of corporate social responsibility. The research focuses on the global petrochemi ...
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Tubular Supramolecular Polymers: A new class of therapeutic polymers (TUSUPO)

Date du début: 1 juil. 2015, Date de fin: 30 juin 2020,

This research programme will establish a new class of materials and develop them into functional devices for biomedical applications. We will design tubular supramolecular polymers, supramolecular polymer brushes (SPBs), based on the self-assembly of cyclic peptide – polymer conjugates. The synergy between the cyclic peptide, which directs the formation of the SPBs and the polymer conjugate, whic ...
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Antifreeze GlycoProtein Mimetic Polymers (CRYOMAT)

Date du début: 1 juin 2015, Date de fin: 31 mai 2020,

Fish living in polar oceans have evolved an elegant, macromolecular, solution to survive in sub-zero water: they secrete antifreeze (glyco)proteins (AFGPs) which have several ‘antifreeze’ effects, including ice recrystallization inhibition (IRI) - they slow the rate of ice crystal growth. Ice crystal growth is a major problem in settings as diverse as oil fields, wind turbines, road surfaces and f ...
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Structural Dynamics of Protein Complexes by Solid-State NMR (complexNMR)

Date du début: 1 mai 2015, Date de fin: 30 avr. 2020,

Multidrug resistant bacteria that render worthless the current arsenal of antibiotics are a growing global problem. This grave challenge could be tackled by polyketide synthases (PKSs), which are gigantic modular enzymatic assembly lines for natural products. PKSs could be developed for industry to produce chemically difficult to synthesize drugs, but cannot be harnessed until we understand how th ...
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Random Graph Geometry and Convergence (RGGC)

Date du début: 1 mai 2015, Date de fin: 30 avr. 2020,

We propose an intradisciplinary research programme in pure mathematics, with graph theory at the epicenter and rich connections to other fields.Although the bonds between graph theory and other branches of mathematics have been growing in recent years, large parts of graph theory are still almost isolated from the rest of mathematics, and conversely, there are fields based on graphs that still mak ...
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Fast Assay for Pathogen Identification and Characterisation (FAPIC)

Date du début: 1 mai 2015, Date de fin: 30 avr. 2020,

The emergence of highly diverse resistance mechanisms among pathogens requires their detailed analysis to guarantee an efficient medical treatment. The gold standard in clinical diagnostics is based on the cultivation of bacteria and their phenotypical characterisation. However, these methods are labour-intensive and time-consuming lasting in some cases up to a few weeks. Thus, faster diagnostic t ...
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C3-Cloud will establish an ICT infrastructure enabling a collaborative care and cure cloud to enable continuous coordination of patient-centred care activities by a multidisciplinary care team and patients/informal care givers. A Personalised Care Plan Development Platform will allow, for the first time, collaborative creation and execution of personalised care plans for multi-morbid patients thro ...
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Small Summaries for Big Data (SSBD)

Date du début: 1 mai 2015, Date de fin: 30 avr. 2020,

A fundamental challenge in processing the massive quantities of information generated by modern applications is in extracting suitable representations of the data that can be stored, manipulated and interrogated on a single machine. A promising approach is in the design and analysis of compact summaries: data structures which capture key features of the data, and which can be created effectively ...
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The selective transformation of alkanes is an area of contemporary importance with wide-ranging implications for organic synthesis and the effective use of petroleum resources. While homogeneous transition metal catalysis is a potentially powerful means for achieving this objective, the fundamental organometallic chemistry of alkane activation reactions has proven to be exceedingly difficult to in ...
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According to the European Energy Storage Technology Development Roadmap towards 2030 (EASE/EERA) energy storage will be of the greatest importance for the European climate energy objectives. The Sintbat project aims at the development of a cheap energy efficient and effectively maintenance free lithium-ion based energy storage system offering in-service time of 20 to 25 years. Insights gained from ...
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Promoting gender balance and inclusion in research, innovation and training (PLOTINA)

Date du début: 1 févr. 2016, Date de fin: 31 janv. 2020,

The overall objective of PLOTINA is to enable the development, implementation and assessment of self-tailored Gender Equality Plans (GEPs) with innovative and sustainable strategies for the Research Performing Organizations (RPOs) involved. This objective will be achieved by: i) Stimulating a gender-aware culture change; ii) Promoting career-development of both female and male researchers to preve ...
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New materials are now opening clinical treatments in which a temporary scaffold is used to support regeneration of healthy tissue. The specific need that inspires our research is for thinner and stronger bioresorbable vascular scaffolds (BVS) for coronary heart disease. BVS are poised to replace metal stents due to the excellent clinical outcomes: beyond keeping the vessel open during the first s ...
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Nature‘s toolbox for replication uses DNA and RNA which are nucleic acids capable of templating new copies of themselves. Nature‘s ability to replicate has led to the evolution of a wide variety of forms and functions for biological materials which cannot be achieved using current synthetic approaches. It seems likely that if we were able to teach plastics or other polymers how to template new cop ...
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Integrating Entrepreneurship and Work Experience into Higher Education

Date du début: 1 janv. 2017, Date de fin: 31 déc. 2019,

The project responds to the concerns expressed by stakeholders on the shortcomings in the labour market orientation of Higher Education (HE), focusing on the balance between practical and theoretical learning in HE and to mismatches between the skills sets of graduates and the skills they require during their early careers. EU countries have experienced a substantial increase in graduate unemploym ...
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DIGItal MAterials CharacterisatioN proof-of-process auto assembly (DIGIMAN)

Date du début: 1 janv. 2017, Date de fin: 31 déc. 2019,

The project’s proposition and charter is to advance (MRL4 > MRL6) the critical steps of the PEM fuel cell assembly processes and associated in-line QC & end-of-line test / handover strategies and to demonstrate a route to automated volume process production capability within an automotive best practice context e.g. cycle time optimization and line-balancing, cost reduction and embedded / digitize ...
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Computer Vision Enabled Multimedia Forensics and People Identification (IDENTITY)

Date du début: 1 janv. 2016, Date de fin: 31 déc. 2019,

Forensics is a well-established science that aims at applying various disciplines to the law, both civil and criminal, in order to solve questions related to crime. It is mainly concerned with proving and investigating infringements, identifying perpetrators and describing modus operandi. Biometrics, on the other hand, is a relatively new science that aims at measuring and analysing a person's uni ...
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European Union Intellectual Property Law and Policy

Date du début: 1 sept. 2016, Date de fin: 31 août 2019,

... is particularly the case in the UK, where IP modules tend to focus on the national or international level, with the EU level being significantly under-explored. As a result, while students may leave university with good understanding of the general IP regime, knowledge of the EU law and policy dimension as well as how to apply this knowledge in practice is lacking.This module will advance the stu ...
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Behaviour near criticality (Critical)

Date du début: 1 sept. 2014, Date de fin: 31 août 2019,

"One of the main challenges of modern mathematical physics is to understand the behaviour of systems at or near criticality. In a number of cases, one can argue heuristically that this behaviour should be described by a nonlinear stochastic partial differential equation. Some examples of systems of interest are models of phase coexistence near the critical temperature, one-dimensional interface gr ...
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 TERMINÉ 
OpenDreamKit will deliver a flexible toolkit enabling research groups to set up Virtual Research Environments, customised to meet the varied needs of research projects in pure mathematics and applications and supporting the full research life-cycle from exploration, through proof and publication, to archival and sharing of data and code.OpenDreamKit will be built out of a sustainable ecosystem of ...
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