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ERA-NET PathoGenoMics

Constituent Assembly

13.-15. October 2004

Tagungszentrum Katholische Akademie
Hannoversche Straße 5b
D-10115 Berlin
+49-030-284 86-0


13th October 2004
Constitution of the Management Boards
Consortium Agreement

I. Introduction


Welcome (Frank Laplace, BMBF)


Welcome (Carmelita Stoffels, European Commission)

14:30 - 14:45

Introduction and Summary/Status Quo of the PathoGenoMics ERA-NET (Rudolf Straub, Coordinator)

II. Constitution of the Management Boards

14:45 - 16:30

Constitution of the management bodies: (Rudolf Straub)

1. Network Steering Committee NSC
    Nomination and short self-introduction of the members;
    Election of the Consortium Leader CL (2004 – 2005)

2. Executing Board EB
    Nomination and short introduction of the EB members by the

    NSC members

3. External Advisory Board EAB:

    short self-introduction of the nominated experts

    Formal appointment of the EAB by the Coordinator

16:30 - 16:45

Coffee break

16:45 - 18:15

Short presentations by the national programme owners (approx. 8 min each):

developments in the national programmes/programme parts involved in the ERA-NET

Visions and Suggestions for transnational activities (chair: CL)
(find in Documents)

III. Consortium Agreement

18:15 - 18:45

Discussion on the Consortium Agreement (CL, Joint Secretariat)


Welcome Reception

14th October 2004
Current situation and new developments in the national programmes
Embedding the PathoGenoMics ERA-NET in the research landscape
Work Package 10: Consortium Management

IV. PathoGenoMics Programme Summary and European PathoGenoMics Research Environment

09:30 - 10:50



09:30 - 09:50




09:50 - 10:10




10:10 - 10:30




10:30 - 10:50

Strategic supporting measures for a better embedding of the PathoGenoMics ERA-NET into the scientific community and RTD landscape (chair: Wilfried Diekmann)



The current FP 6 project portfolio in the field of genome research on human pathogenic microorganisms and the prospects of genome research in FP 7 (Wilfried Diekmann, Joint Secretariat)



The European Virtual Institute for Functional Genomics of Bacterial Pathogens - Introduction into the Network of Excellence EUROPATHOGENOMICS and its interaction with the Patho-GenoMics ERA-NET

(Matthias Frosch, University of Würzburg)

Support of the Federation of European Microbiological Societies (FEMS) for the ERA-NET PathoGenoMics

(Eliora Z. Ron, Tel Aviv, Vice-President of FEMS, member of the EAB)


Workshop “micro MATRIX” on strategies to address antimicrobial resistance through the exploitation of microbial genomics

(Prof. Miguel Vicente, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas, Spain)

10:50 - 11:00

Coffee break

11:00 - 12:00

Introduction of the Joint Secretariat/Coordination Team (Rudolf Straub)>

Survey on the procedural modalities and managment approach of the PathoGenoMics ERA-NET (Boards, Responsibilities, Decision-Making, etc)

(Marion Karrasch, Joint Secretariat)

12:00 - 12:15

Acceptance of a Press Release on the occasion of PathoGenoMics ERA-NET launch by the NSC (Rudolf Straub)

12:15 - 13:30 Lunch Break
13:30 - 15:30

Concepts and approaches for implementing the individual Work Packages

Short presentation by the Work Package Leaders to the EB members and the country representatives involved (chair: Marion Karrasch)
(find in Documents)

15:30 - 15:45 Coffee break
V. Consortium Management
15:45 - 17:30

Administrative and technical procedures of the project management (Marion Karrasch)

15th October 2004
Work Package 1: Status Quo of the partner countries’ programmes/programme areas
Work Package 2: Strengthening the knowledge base for long(er)-term RTD strategies
09:15 - 11:45 Work Package 1; Status Quo of the partner countries’ programmes/programme areas: Discussion of the Questionnaire
11:45 - 12:00 Closing remarks
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