The Prometeus Projects holds its Kick-off Meeting in Rome at Sapienza University.

On 18 February the Prometeus Consortium met for the kick-off meeting at the Sapienza Dept. of Biochemical Sciences “A. Rossi Fanelli “.

The Consortium is made up of European and American Academic Partners and by European SMEs, aimed at establishing a platform for the development of new molecules: antibiotics, theranostics for oncology and prostatic pathologies.

Prometeus is focused on the study of membrane proteins, which are the target of most of the drugs currently in use and require cutting-edge technologies for the study of their structure and function.
Prometeus brings together specialists in biochemistry, structural biology, organic synthesis, bioinformatics, cell models and protein production for research and therapy, creating a complete platform of skills from the gene to the molecule.

The project is one of the 73 selected by the European Union in the framework of the Call and Innovation Staff Exchange (RISE) which is part of the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions and it is coordinated by Beatrice Vallone, Professor of Biochemistry at the Sapienza Dept. of Biochemical Sciences. The RISE programme represents a unique opportunity for individuals to expand their horizons, enlarge their networks, receive innovative research training and develop new career opportunities.

The RISE Program promotes transnational and intersectoral collaboration by sharing knowledge and ideas from research to the market and vice versa in Europe and in third countries, Prometeus Partners will second their researchers for periods of study and research in Italy, Portugal, Germany, France and in the United States to promote creativity and entrepreneurship and help transform creative ideas into innovative products.

The Prometeus consortium met for the first time to implement and implement with maximum efficiency the objectives outlined in the proposal funded by the European Union, welcomed by the Department of Biochemical Sciences and with the support of the University’s Internationalization and Research Sectors.

We gratefully acknowledge the U2CU Interuniversitary Center that supported us in the preparation and networking for the Project.

The Prometeus kick-off meeting was also announced on the partner Calixar’s website: