Marie Curie Program Funds Project within the Metabolic and RNA Field

Marie Curie Program Funds Project within the Metabolic and RNA Field


Early in 2014, Innovayt assisted the University of Groningen from Netherlands with the preparation of a successful proposal for the Marie Curie Initial Training Networks programme. The proposal received an outstanding evaluation, achieving  a score of 97% out of 100% and reaching a place in TOP 10 among more than 1000 proposals. 

The aim of the MetaRNA proposal is to establish a European Training Network that educates specialists for academia and industry in the development and application of RNA-based sensors to investigate metabolism at the single-cell level, to apply these tools for novel biotechnological applications and to provide a framework for their future use in diagnostics and therapeutics.  In MetaRNA, eight research groups from the metabolic and RNA fields and six partners from the private sector join forces to create a platform of mobility and training to 15 early-stage researchers (ESRs), by means of customized research projects, exchange of knowhow among researchers and partners, attendance to specialized courses, workshops and conferences, as well as training in complementary skills.

Commenting on Innovayt’s performance, Prof. Matthias Heinemann from the University of Groningen highlights: “It was a great pleasure to work with Carlos Costa from Innovayt. We will surely use the services/help of Innovayt again”.

For more information contact Carlos Costa.