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Research – Phase 2 – Starting in 2015

GRAL has launched in 2015 its first “Open Call for proposal” with the objective of fostering new collaborations and increasing the visibility of GRAL on novel challenging research topics.

Budget : 2.4 M€

The call is open to the GRAL community. 2 types of projects are financed :

The main criteria for the selection are:

Financing of PhD students or Post-Doc and associated bench fees.

Methodology of the evaluation :

9  Type I projects  and 19 type II projects were submitted to the pre-selection of the first call.  Pre-selection was made in January 2015 by the internal Science Board and the Directory of the GRAL Labex; following the above-mentioned criteria.

6 Type I and 11 Type II projects has been retained for a complete submission of their project and the final evaluation :

Results :

The Directory of Gral decided to finance 2 Type I and 2 Type II projects :

Head of the selected project Name of the selected project Grant
TYPE  I PROJECTS Hugues LORTAT JACOB (IBS) The heparan sulfatebiosynthetic machinery : deciphering the mechanism by which functional oligosaccharide sequences are assembled 590 k€
François PARCY (iRTSV) Integrated study of Plant Pioneer Transcription Factors 600 k€
TYPE  II PROJECTS Dimitris PETROUTSOS (iRTSV) Gene expression control by the blue light photoreceptor phototropin in Chlamydomonas 120 k€
Jacques Philippe COLLETIER
(IBS)
Integrated study of antibiotic efflux in P. stuartii 120 k€