HARVEST is a Marie Curie Initial Training Network, sponsored by the 7th
Framework Programme of the European Union. It exists from 1 October
2009 until 1 October 2013, and consists of 14 groups from academia and
industry from 9 European countries.
network will employ 19 Early Stage Researchers (Ph.D. students) for 36
months and 4 Experienced Researchers (young post-docs) for 18-24 months.
The network will also organize a series of courses, meetings and
workshops, which will be open for researchers from outside the network
The issues to be considered in HARVEST deal with three different aspects of the control of light use efficiency:
These issues progress hierarchically, spatially from the molecular
events associated with energy transfer and trapping to the macroscopic
processes of membrane organization, and temporally from femtosecond
processes associated with pigment photophysics to adjustments in the
whole organism lasting hours and days.
In order to achieve the project objectives three research-goal oriented
teams have been identified working on the above-mentioned aspects of
control of light use in photosynthesis. The issues addressed by the
teams are complementary. Each team assigns a number of fellowships for early stage researchers and experienced researchers to address the project objectives.