Title Modular Education for Interdisciplinary Systems Biology (MOSBIO)
Project Number LV/07/LLP-Ldv/TOI/-009
Project Type Transfer of Innovation
Recent great achievements of biology - complete sequencing of genomes of several organisms gave us huge amount of knowledge about biomolecules. Implementation of new achievements was very promising. Why there still exist uncured diseases and unsolved items in different bioeconomy branches?
Actually we know quite a lot about components of living organisms. Still we do not know how they interact and how interacting molecules create living forms! The same problem we would face having all the components of TV-set without knowledge how they have to be interconnected to get a picture. On the other hand successful connection of components would be a proof that components and their interaction principles are well understood thus allowing correct diagnostics and repair.
Systems Biology (SB) is an emerging science that discovers the principles underlying the emergence of the functional properties of living organisms from interactions between macromolecules.
Fast development of SB is determined by its high value in technology intensive bioindustries (medicine, biotechnology, food industry) and ecology (sustainable development, biofuels).
Summary Project objective was to introduce monodisciplinary educated technologists, research and development specialists, teachers and managers to interdisciplinary Systems Biology and transfer innovative methods among medicine, biotechnology and ecology branches. Latvian, Estonian, Finnish, German and Spanish partners include 3 universities, 2 SME and a professional association ensuring efficient feedback and dissemination of results.
Description Duration of the project wass from 01.11.2007 until 31.10.2009. The project partners. Project has 5 Work packages (WP). Each country was responsible for one WP.
Open and distance learning
Human Health and Social Work Activities
Information and Communication
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing
program or curricula
open and distance learning
material for open learning
Product information Products are: website (www.mosbio.eu), module definitions, educational modules introducing potential users to systems biology, pilot courses and MOSBIO conference.