Innovayt has assisted Queen Mary, University of London to secure a grant for the FP7 Marie Curie Project INTERCROSSING under the sub-programme Initial Training Network (ITN). The principal strategic objective of INTERCROSSING is the cultivation of a new type of young researcher to deal with challenges of exploiting the latest Next Generation Sequencing technologies. The need for supra-disciplinary combination of skills reflects the extraordinary new demands produced by technologies that allow sequencing of whole genomes, and to quantify their regulation and expression in many samples from the same species in multiple locations. During the project, a combination of industrial and academic partners will deliver training courses equipping the early stage researchers to traverse the barriers between these disciplines. The consortium consists of 6 public and 6 private partners.
Evaluating the cooperation with Innovayt, the responsible researcher from University of London concludes, “Innovayt helped us with comments on a previous application and consultation, which allowed us to significantly restructure it so the scientific training network and its management structure were more clearly aligned with requirements of the programme. This revision drastically increased its score to 95.4%”.