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Title: Fostering high scientific quality in protein research in Eastern Slovakia
Acronym: CasProt
Project Number: 952333
Call identifier: H2020-WIDESPREAD-2020-5
Program: H2020
Supported by the fund: CSA
Coordinator: Pavol Jozef Šafárik University in Košice
Address of Coordinator: Šrobárova 2, 041 80 Košice
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Consortium members: University of Zurich, Switzerland
Technical University of Munich, Germany
Place of realisation: Košice region, Košice II, Košice – Západ,
Start date: 1 October 2020
End date: 30 September 2023
Objective: The project “Fostering high scientific quality in protein science in Eastern Slovakia (CasProt)“ supports the second-best classical university in Slovakia, University of Pavol Jozef Safarik in Kosice (UPJS), located in one of the lowest GDP-producing regions in the widening country Slovakia. The vital connections to the high R&I performing countries – Germany and Switzerland and the scientific excellence of our partners, Technical University in Munich (TUM) and University of Zurich (UZH), will trigger the critical steps toward becoming the UPJS as a leader in the field of protein science in Slovakia. This project will also energize a high-tech development and unfold the innovation potential of our University with the expected impact on the Eastern Slovakia region and consequently whole Slovakia. By means of short-term staff exchange, expert visits training, joint summer schools, workshops, and conference attendance, we will reach the following main objectives of the project:
(1) Reinforcement scientific capacity and raise the research profile of the coordinating institution-UPJS in the field of protein science,
(2) Identification and integration of the experienced and young/early-stage researchers into UPJS,
(3) Enhance and stimulate the technological capacity of the coordinating institution-UPJS, and
(4) Strengthening the research management and organizational skills at UPJS.
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