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NATO Project  No. 982838 


The project followed the scientific objectives:


  1. Elucidation of the relevance of the C-terminal peptide fragments of proTα’s excretion to early apoptosis of monocytes/macrophages induced upon their in vitro infection with pathogenic bacteria (eg. Streptococcus spp, Pasteurella spp, Klebsiella spp, Salmonella spp, Corynebacterium spp).
  2. Development of a very sensitive and specific diagnostic tool (immunoassay in the format of an ELISA) for the detection of the released into blood plasma proTα fragments
  3. Validation of this diagnostic tool in infected animal models
  4. Validation of this diagnostic tool in infected and non-infected humans at the onset and during the course of infectious diseases
  5. Implementation of the end-results of the project towards commercialization


Moreover the project trained several young scientists in the partner’s institutes and up-graded the equipment of Romania’s involved institutes.

The project had several meetings were academia was invited and meetings with project partners.

During project development several training stages for team’s young researchers were fulfilled in Germany, Greece and Romania .

Team members attended several scientific meetings were project’s results were presented.

During the project development dissemination of scientific results was sustained by several joint publications and communications , in each publication and communication NATO SfP was acknowledged.



SURNAME, First name, Title, Position

Institute and Address

Telephone, Fax and E-mail

NEAGU, Monica, Ph.D., Head of Immunobiology Laboratory “Victor Babes” National Institute of Pathology and Biomedical Sciences, 99-101 Splaiul Independentei, 050096 Bucharest, Romania Tel: +40 21 319 45 28
Fax: +40 21 319 45 28
E-mail: imunoc@vbabes.ro
web site: www.ivb.ro
VOELTER, Wolfgang, Prof. Dr. Dr. h. c. mult. Interfakultaeres Institut fuer Biochemie, University of Tuebingen, Hoppe-Seyler-Strasse 4, D-72076, Tuebingen, Germany Tel: +49 7071 297 3041
Fax: +49 7071 29 3348
E-mail: wolfgang.voelter@uni-tuebingen.de
RADU, Dorel Lucian,  M.D., Ph.D., Associate Professor “Cantacuzino” National Institute of Research and Development for Microbiology and Immunology, 103 Splaiul Independentei, C.P. 1-525, 050096, Bucharest, Romania Phone: +40 21 318 44 15
Fax: +40 21 318 44 14
E-mail: dorel.radu@cantacuzino.ro
web site: www.cantacuzino.ro
VORGIAS, Constantinos, Ph.D., Associate Professor Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Faculty of Biology, University of Athens, Panepistimiopolis, Ilissia, 15784, Athens, Greece Tel: +30 210 7274 514
Fax: +30 210 7274 158
E-mail: cvorgias@biol.uoa.gr
web site: www.uoa.gr
TSITSILONIS, Ourania, M.D., Ph.D., Lecturer Department of Animal and Human Physiology, Faculty of Biology, University of Athens, Panepistimiopolis, Ilissia, 15784, Athens, Greece Tel: +30 210 7274 215
Fax: +30 210 7274 635
E-mail: rtsitsil@biol.uoa.gr
web site: www.uoa.gr

Identity of the End-User

FLAD, Thomas, Ph.D., Managing Director (CSO)
CANSIER, Alexander, Ph.D., Managing Director (COO)
PANATecs GmbH,
Ob dem Himmelreich 7, 72074 Tuebingen, Germany
Tel: +49 7071 2972074
Fax: +49 7071 29 4445
E-mails: flad@panatecs.com
web site: www.panatecs.com