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EU FP 7 capacities project

FP 7 "Capacities" Programme, Part 4 Research Potential.

Activity Area: REGPOT -2007-1 "Unlocking and developing the research potential in the EU's convergence regions and outermost regions"

Funding Scheme: "Coordination and Support Actions" (Support Actions),

Proposed project title "Support for unlocking and developing research potential of silkworm breeding and innovative management techniques in Bulgaria , Greece and Romania , targeting to the small silk enterprise development".

Specific targets of the proposal

  • Improve the capacities of the involved in Sericulture selected centres in Bulgaria , Greece and Romania by know-how and experience transfer to the scientific and technical personnel from the participating EU countries
  • Improve the capacities of the involved in Sericulture selected centres in Bulgaria , Greece and Romania by acquisition, development or upgrading of research equipment
  • Increase the information flow to the selected centres in Bulgaria , Greece and Romania by participations of the research personnel into International meetings and conferences around Sericultural topics
  • Increase the reputation of the selected centres in Bulgaria , Greece and Romania by organizing special events, meetings and conferences around Sericultural topics by these centres
  • Identification - characterisation and registration of the existing silkworm genetic material in Bulgaria , Greece and Romania by DNA maping
  • Implementation of new biotechnological methods on silkworm breeding for specific targets
  • Adaptation of new - modern directions on silkworm rearing targeting to the production of specific products for special uses
  • Transfer of new rearing technologies to the wide range of the all kind technical personnel involved in silkworm rearing

The above specific targets will be approached by the bellow actions, which are eligible by the programme.

Exchange of know-how and experience through trans-national two-way secondments of research staff between the selected centres in Bulgaria, Greece and Romania and the partner organisations in France and Italy with in-built obligatory return mechanisms for seconded staff originating from the selected centres in Bulgaria, Greece and Romania

Recruitment by the selected centres in Bulgaria , Greece and Romania of incoming experienced researchers, including managers from France and Italy

Acquisition, development or upgrading of research equipment for the selected centres in Bulgaria , Greece and Romania .

Organisation of workshops and conferences to facilitate knowledge transfer at regional, national and international level involving both the selected centres' own research staff in Bulgaria, Greece and Romania and invited researchers, from France and Italy in the frame of the development of the selected centres.

International training capacity and reputation

Participation of the research staff of the centres selected under the scheme at International conferences or short term training events, for knowledge sharing, network building and to expose them to a more international environment.

Dissemination and promotional activities to ensure increased visibility of the selected in Bulgaria , Greece and Romania centres and their activities.

Programmed activities based on the financing area of the Programme:

A. Short term training courses: Four (4) courses in total, one in each participating Balkan country

One (1) in Greece (Komotini)

One (1) in Bulgaria (Vratza or Plovdiv )

One (1) in Italy ( Milan or Como )

One (1) in Romania (Sericarom ? Bucharest )

1 st Training course

Subject of training: Intensifying silkworm rearing and improving its economic output by investing modern technologies and alternative product directions.

Trainers: Four (7) Italian silkworm rearing experts (4 scientists and 3 technical assistance personnel)

 

Attendees: Greek, Bulgarian and Romanian silkworm specialists, (scientific and technical personnel).
 
Number of attendees: Greece Scientists 2 Technicians 1
Bulgaria Scientists 5 Technicians 5
Romania Scientists 5 Technicians 5
Duration: Five (5) working days
Possible date: Spring 2008

Training subjects:Application of modern technologies on rearing houses, environment control, feeding, mounting, cocoon harvesting and cocoon handling after harvesting.

Application of modern technologies on mulberry cultivation and mulberry leaf harvesting.

Rearing silkworms on artificial diet.

Composition and preparation of artificial diets, use of artificial diets.

Cooperative rearing of the first instars on artificial diet.

Biological production of mulberry leaves and cocoons.

Production of cocoons for special uses, production of silkworm alternative products.

Modern mulberry cultivation techniques, recent advances on mulberry pathology and mulberry breeding.

roposed place of training: Komotini , Greece

 

Training cost analysis
 
Days of participation
Travel costs
(air tickets plus internal movements)
Trainer?s fee
(80 euro/hour)
Daily allowances total euro
(180 euro/day )
Total sum euro
Italian training personnel
(4 people)
Total 15 days
(3 days each plus 2 days for travel)
1.600
(4X400)
2.400
(30 hours X 80)
2.700
(15X180)
6.700
Greek participants
(3 people)
Total 15 days
(5 days each)
-----
----
2.700
(15 X 180)
2.700
Bulgarian participants
(10 people)
Total 70 days
(5 days each plus 2 days for travel)
2.500
(10 X 250)
---
12.600
(70 X 180)
15.100
Romanian participants
(10 people)
Total 70 days
(5 days each plus 2 days for travel)
3.500
(10 X 350)
---
12.600
(70 X 180)
16.100
Technical assistance personnel
(3 people)
Total 21 days
(5 days each plus 2 days for travel)
1.200
(3 X 400)
---
3.780
(21 X 180)
4.980
Consumables
Disposables
---
---
---
---
5.000
Other non predictable costs
---
---
--
--
1.000
TOTAL Euro
51.580
2nd Training course

Subject of training: Modern methods for the identification and registration of existing local genetic recourses of silkworm and mulberry

 

Trainers: French silkworm biology experts (scientific and technical personnel specialised into the DNA analysis and mapping techniques, specific laboratory equipment experts)

Number of trainers: Five (two scientific personnel and three technicians)

 

Attendees: Greek, Bulgarian and Romanian silkworm specialists, (scientific and technical personnel).
Number of attendees: Greece Scientists 2 Technicians 1
Bulgaria Scientists 5 Technicians 5
Romania Scientists 5 Technicians 5

Duration: One (1), week, five (5) working days

 

Possible date: Spring 2008

Training subjects: Exploration and training on DNA analysis techniques and DNA mapping

Proposed place of training: Plovdiv - Bulgaria

 

Training cost analysis
 
Days of participation
Travel costs
(air tickets plus internal movements)
Trainer?s fee
(80 euro/hour)
Daily allowances total euro
(180 euro/day)
Total sum euro
French training personnel
(2 people)
Total 14 days
(5 days each plus 2 days for travel)
800
(2X400)
2.400
(30 hours X 80)
2.520
(14X180)
5.720
Greek participants
(3 people)
Total 21 days
(5 days each plus 2 days for travel)
300
(3 people by car)
----
3.780
(21 X 180)
4.080
Bulgarian participants
(10 people)
Total 70 days
(5 days each plus 2 days for travel)
600
(10 people by car)
---
12.600
(70 X 180)
13.200
Romanian participants
(10 people)
Total 70 days
(5 days each plus 2 days for travel)
3.500
(10 X 350)
---
12.600
(70 X 180)
16.100
Technical assistance personnel
(3 people)
Total 21 days
(5 days each plus 2 days for travel)
1.200
(3 X 400)
---
3.780
(21 X 180)
4.980
Consumables
Disposables
---
---
---
---
15.000
Other non predictable costs
---
---
--
--
5.000
TOTAL Euro
64.080
3d Training course

Subject of training: New aspects in cocoon processing ? special properties and uses of silk fibre

 

Trainers: Italian experts (scientific and technical personnel)

Number of trainers: Five (two scientific personnel and three technicians)

 

Attendees: Greek, Bulgarian and Romanian silkworm specialists, (scientific and technical personnel).
Number of attendees: Greece Scientists 2 Technicians 1
Bulgaria Scientists 5 Technicians 5
Romania Scientists 5 Technicians 5

Duration: One (1), week, five (5) working days

 

Possible date: Autumn 2008

Training subjects:

Approach to the existing knowledge onto the specific properties of the silk fibre.

Special processing techniques for the maintenance and the improvement of these properties.

Investigation of the recent demands of the silk market concerning silk fibre quality and properties.

Identification of new selection directions and rearing technology, in order to meet the recent market demands.

Proposed place of training: Vratza - Bulgaria

 

Training cost analysis
 
Days of participation
Travel costs
(air tickets plus internal movements)
Trainer?s fee
(80 euro/hour)
Daily allowances total euro
(180 euro/day )
Total sum euro
Italian training personnel
(2 people)
Total 14 days
(5 days each plus 2 days for travel)
800
(2X400)
2.400
(30 hours X 80)
2.520
(14X180)
5.720
Greek participants
(3 people)
Total 21 days
(5 days each plus 2 days for travel)
500
(3 people by car)
----
3.780
(21 X 180)
4.280
Bulgarian participants
(10 people)
Total 70 days
(5 days each plus 2 days for travel)
600
(10 people by car)
---
12.600
(70 X 180)
13.200
Romanian participants
(10 people)
Total 70 days
(5 days each plus 2 days for travel)
3.500
(10 X 350)
---
12.600
(70 X 180)
16.100
Technical assistance personnel
(3 people)
Total 21 days
(5 days each plus 2 days for travel)
1.200
(3 X 400)
---
3.780
(21 X 180)
4.980
Consumables
Disposables
---
---
---
---
5.000
Other non predictable costs
---
---
--
--
1.000
TOTAL Euro
50.280
4th Training course

Subject of training: Implementation of new biotechnological methods on silkworm breeding for the approach of specific targets

 

Trainers: Italian and French silkworm breeding and biotechnology experts (scientific and technical personnel)

Number of trainers: Seven (two scientific personnel from Italy , two scientific personnel from France and three technicians)

 

Attendees: Greek, Bulgarian and Romanian silkworm specialists, (scientific and technical personnel).
Number of attendees: Greece Scientists 2 Technicians 1
Bulgaria Scientists 5 Technicians 5
Romania Scientists 5 Technicians 5

Duration: One (1), week, five (5) working days

 

Possible date: Winter 2009

Training subjects:

Approach to the existing knowledge onto the specific roles of the silkworm chromosomes.

Techniques on localisation of productive traits, bound chromosomes.

Approach to the existing knowledge onto the up to date achievements of the biotechnology on the silkworm breeding.

Biotechnological techniques for genetical manipulations on the silkworm targeting to special products.

Proposed placer of training: Bucharest - Romania

 

Training cost analysis
 
Days of participation
Travel costs
(air tickets plus internal movements)
Trainer?s fee
(80 euro/hour)
Daily allowances total euro
(180 euro/day )
Total sum euro
Italian and French training personnel
(4 people)
Total 28 days
(5 days each plus 2 days for travel)
1.600
(4X400)
2.400
(30 hours X 80)
5.040
(28X180)
9.040
Greek participants
(3 people)
Total 21 days
(5 days each plus 2 days for travel)
950
(3 X 350)
----
3.780
(21 X 180)
4.280
Bulgarian participants
(10 people)
Total 70 days
(5 days each plus 2 days for travel)
2.000
(10 X 200)
---
12.600
(70 X 180)
18.600
Romanian participants
(10 people)
Total 70 days
(5 days each plus 2 days for travel)
1.500
(10 by car)
---
12.600
(70 X 180)
16.100
Technical assistance personnel
(3 people)
Total 21 days
(5 days each plus 2 days for travel)
1.200
(3 X 400)
---
3.780
(21 X 180)
4.980
Consumables
Disposables
---
---
---
---
7.000
Other non predictable costs
---
---
--
--
1.500
TOTAL Euro
61.500
B. Medium term training courses

Course 1.

 

Subject of training: New aspects in cocoon processing ? special properties and uses of silk fibre

Trainers: Italian experts (scientific and technical personnel)

Number of trainers: Five (two scientific personnel and three technicians)

 

Attendees: Greek, Bulgarian and Romanian silkworm specialists, (scientific personnel).
 
Number of attendees: Greece Scientists 1
Bulgaria Scientists 1
Romania Scientists 1

Duration: One (1), month, twenty two (22) working days

 

Possible date: Autumn 2008

Training subjects:

Approach to the existing knowledge onto the specific properties of the silk fibre.

Special processing techniques for the maintenance and the improvement of these properties.

Investigation of the recent demands of the silk market concerning silk fibre quality and properties.

Identification of new selection directions and rearing technology, in order to meet the recent market demands.

Proposed place of training: Como , Italy

 

Training cost analysis
 
Days of participation
Travel costs
(air tickets plus internal movements)
Trainer?s fee
(80 euro/hour)
Daily allowances total euro
(180 euro/day )
Total sum euro
Greek participants
(1 person)
Total 30 days
350
----
5.400
(30 X 180)
5.750
Bulgarian participants
(1 person)
Total 30 days
350
----
5.400
(30 X 180)
5.750
Romanian participants
(1 person)
Total 30 days
350
----
5.400
(30 X 180)
5.750
Consumables
Disposables
---
---
---
---
26.000
Other non predictable costs
---
---
--
--
3.000
TOTAL Euro
46.250
Course 2.

Subject of training: Intensifying silkworm rearing and improving its economic output by investing modern technologies and alternative product directions.

 

Trainers: Five Italian silkworm rearing experts (2 scientists and 3 technical assistance personnel)

 

Attendees: Greek, Bulgarian and Romanian silkworm specialists, (scientific personnel).
Number of attendees: Greece Scientists 1
Bulgaria Scientists 1
Romania Scientists 1
Duration: Twenty two (22) working days

Possible date: Spring 2008

 

Training subjects:

Application of modern technologies on rearing houses, environment control, feeding, mounting, cocoon harvesting and cocoon handling after harvesting.

Application of modern technologies on mulberry cultivation and mulberry leaf harvesting.

Rearing silkworms on artificial diet.

Composition and preparation of artificial diets, use of artificial diets.

Cooperative rearing of the first instars on artificial diet.

Biological production of mulberry leaves and cocoons.

Production of cocoons for special uses, production of silkworm alternative products.

Modern mulberry cultivation techniques, recent advances on mulberry pathology and mulberry breeding.

Proposed place of training: Padua , Italy

 

Training cost analysis
 
Days of participation
Travel costs
(air tickets plus internal movements)
Trainer?s fee
(80 euro/hour)
Daily allowances total euro
(180 euro/day )
Total sum euro
Greek participants
(1 person)
Total 30 days
350
----
5.400
(30 X 180)
5.750
Bulgarian participants
(1 person)
Total 30 days
350
----
5.400
(30 X 180)
5.750
Romanian participants
(1 person)
Total 30 days
350
----
5.400
(30 X 180)
5.750
Consumables
Disposables
---
---
---
---
26.000
Other non predictable costs
---
---
--
--
3.000
TOTALEuro
46.250
Course 3.

Subject of training: Modern methods for the identification and registration of existing local genetic recourses of silkworm and mulberry

 

Trainers: French silkworm biology experts (scientific and technical personnel specialised into the DNA analysis and mapping techniques, specific laboratory equipment experts)

Number of trainers: Five (two scientific personnel and three technicians)

 

Attendees: Greek, Bulgarian and Romanian silkworm specialists, (scientific personnel).
 
Number of attendees: Greece Scientists 1
Bulgaria Scientists 1
Romania Scientists 1
 

Duration: One (1) month, twenty two (22) working days

 

Possible date: Spring 2008

Training subjects: Exploration and training on DNA analysis techniques and DNA mapping

Proposed place of training: Lyon , France

 

Training cost analysis
 
Days of participation
Travel costs
(air tickets plus internal movements)
Trainer?s fee
(80 euro/hour)
Daily allowances total euro
(180 euro/day )
Total sum euro
Greek participants
(1 person)
Total 30 days
350
----
5.400
(30 X 180)
5.750
Bulgarian participants
(1 person)
Total 30 days
350
----
5.400
(30 X 180)
5.750
Romanian participants
(1 person)
Total 30 days
350
----
5.400
(30 X 180)
5.750
Consumables
Disposables
---
---
---
---
26.000
Other non predictable costs
---
---
--
--
3.000
TOTAL Euro
46.250
B. Follow up activities for the transmission of the obtained knowledge to the rest of the involved in sericulture scientific and technical personnel in each country.

1. Registration and modification of the obtained knowledge to written and electronic material (leaflets, CDs, DVDs, Videos), for training applications.

 

The work will be held simultaneously and right after the training courses, divided to subjects and topics to the trained people of each country. All the involved people will work in their countries and they will communicate electronically for the preparation of the work.

Involved people: Three (3) people, among the trained ones of each country, will undertake this task, total nine (9) scientists supported by three (one of each country) secretaries.

Language of the prepared material: English and translation to the language of each country

Duration of the work: 15 working days (three weeks), right after each training course.

 

Cost analysis
Source
Number of participants
Days of participation
Fee for additional work
Total cost
euro
Participating scientists
9
15
100 euro/working day
13.500
Administration
3
15
60 euro/working day
2.700
Communication
---
---
---
3.000
(1.000 each country)
Materials, consumables
---
---
---
9.000
(3.000 each country)
Total cost euro
28.200
2. Organization of three (3) workshops, one in each country ( Romania , Bulgaria , Greece ), for the transmission of the obtained in the training courses knowledge to the rest of the involved in sericulture scientific and technical personnel in each country.

Subject of training: Transmission of the obtained in the training courses knowledge to the rest of the involved in sericulture scientific and technical personnel in each country.

 

Trainers: Two scientists and one technician in each country ( Romania , Bulgaria , Greece ), from the trained people, in order to obtain simultaneously training capacities as an infra-country expert group, supported by one administration people.

Number of trainers: Nine in total

Support personnel: Three in total

Language of workshops: The language of each country

Participation: Participants in each country will be representatives of groups activated around sericulture (Personnel of research institutions and universities, Ministry of Agriculture scientists and technicians involved in sericulture, Sericultural cooperatives scientists and technicians, people from the private silk processing sector)

Knowledge presentation and transmission: The knowledge will be transmitted by the trained scientists and technicians in the training courses, by means of oral presentations and the use of the prepared printed and electronic material.

Possible duration of each workshop: Five (5) working days each of them

Possible date: Five (5) weeks after each training course

 

Cost analysis
Source
Number of personnel
Total hours of participation
(5 days X 6 hours X 3 countries)
Fee for additional work per hour
Total cost
euro
Training
scientists
6
60
80 euro
4.800
Training
technicians
3
30
60 euro
1.800
Administration
3
90
40 euro
3.600
Materials, consumables
---
---
---
6.000
Total cost euro
16.200
(5.400 euro/country)
C. Organisation of a complete data pool concerning all the research work around silkworm, held in the European countries for the last 10 years, by means of abstracts translated in English.
Research topics grouped as:
Silkworm breeding
Silkworm rearing
Silkworm feeding
Silkworm physiology and biology
Silkworm genetics
 
Biotechnological applications on silkworm
Silkworm pathology
Mulberry cultivation
Mulberry breeding
Mulberry pathology
Working groups: Organisation of five (5) working groups for this purpose, one in each country ( France , Italy , Bulgaria , Romania , Greece )

Participating people: Two (2) researchers in each group, total ten (10) researchers. The material will be drawn from all circulating in the above countries journals and magazines and all conference and workshop proceedings.

 

Support personnel: Five (5) administration people in total (one in each country) plus five PC software experts for the electronic presentation of the data.

Duration of collecting, translation and registration work: 18 months (autumn 2007 - end 2008).

Outputs: Printed abstracts, DVD's, CD's, ebooks, Web site continuously renewable.

 

Cost analysis
Source
Number of personnel
Duration of part time
Work
Fee for additional work/person
Total cost
euro
Participating
scientists
10
18 months
2.500 euro
25.000
Administration
5
18 months
1.500 euro
7.500
Software experts
5
18 months
2.500 euro
12.500
Materials, consumables
     
10.000
Total cost euro
55.000
D. Organisation of an international meeting to present the results of the above work and identify the missing important work and the most significant research topics and targets around silk worm.

Presentation of the work: Ten (10) presentations, one for each specific topic, given by the previous working team of scientists of all participating countries. Round table works after the presentations to identify the missing important work and the most significant research topics and targets around silk worm.

 

Participants: Scientists from all the involved in Sericulture countries

Possible date: Spring 2009

Duration: Two Days, one for presentations plus one for round table work (plus two days for travel)

Possible place: Thessaloniki , Greece

 

Cost analysis
Source
Number of participants
Transportation cost
Daily
Allowances
(180 euro/day)
Total cost
euro
Participating
Scientists for the presentations
10
4.000
7.200
11.200
Invited scientists from abroad
25
15.000
18.000
33.000
Administration
&
other support
5
2.000
3.600
5.600
Meeting facilities
---
---
---
10.000
Materials, consumables
---
---
---
5.000
Other non predictable costs
     
2.000
Total cost euro
66.800
E. Participation of the scientists of the three countries ( Romania , Bulgaria , Greece ) in international events, with oral presentations or/and posters.
1. Participation to one International Sericultural Commission conference
Participants: Scientists from the selected centres in Romania , Bulgaria , Greece .
 
Number of participants: Romania five (5)
Bulgaria five (5)
Greece three (3)
Cost analysis
Source
Number of participants
Possible days of participation including travel
Transportation cost
Daily
Allowances
(180 euro/day)
Total cost
euro
Participating
Scientists
13
5
10.000
11.700
(13 X 5 X 180)
21.700
2. Participation to one Greek Sericultural Commission Conference
Participants: Scientists from the selected centres in Romania , Bulgaria , Greece .
 
Number of participants: Romania five (5)
Bulgaria five (5)
Greece three (3)
 
Cost analysis
Source
Number of participants
Possible days of participation including travel
Transportation cost
Daily
Allowances
(180 euro/day)
Total cost
euro
Participating
Scientists
13
5
4.000
11.700
(13 X 5 X 180)
15.700
3. Participation to one SES Vratza, Bulgaria conference
Participants: Scientists from the selected centres in Romania , Bulgaria , Greece .
 
Number of participants: Romania five (5)
Bulgaria five (5)
Greece three (3)
 
Cost analysis
Source
Number of participants
Possible days of participation including travel
Transportation cost
Daily
Allowances
(180 euro/day)
Total cost
euro
Participating
Scientists
13
5
4.000
11.700
(13 X 5 X 180)
15.700
4. Participation to one SERICAROM, Romania conference
Participants: Scientists from the selected centres in Romania , Bulgaria , Greece .
 
Number of participants: Romania five (5)
Bulgaria five (5)
Greece three (3)
Cost analysis
Source
Number of participants
Possible days of participation including travel
Transportation cost
Daily
Allowances
(180 euro/day)
Total cost
euro
Participating
Scientists
13
5
4.000
11.700
(13 X 5 X 180)
15.700
F. Acquisition, development or upgrading of research equipment for the selected centres in Bulgaria, Greece and Romania
The three selected centres will be directed to specialized capabilities and their research equipment will be accordingly improved, developed and upgraded.

 

All selected centres will emphasise to the direction of:

Implementation of new biotechnological methods on silkworm breeding for the approach of specific targets.

Intensifying silkworm rearing and improving its economic output by investing modern technologies and alternative product directions.

Modern methods for the identification and registration of existing local genetic recourses of silkworm and mulberry and new aspects in cocoon processing ? special properties and uses of silk fibre

For the above purposes it will be necessary to obtain some new laboratory equipment, especially in the direction of sample preparations for further DNA analysis, and some additional equipment to the rest of the above described directions as well.

 

Description and cost of necessary laboratory equipment
Description
Cost euro
Liquid sterilization tunnel
5.000
Laboratory deep freezer
10.000
Double distillation apparatus
5.000
Special pipettes
4.000
Laboratory refrigerator
5.000
Laboratory incubator
6.000
Thermostatic cells
3.000
Autoclave
5.000
Cool cells
3.000
Laboratory balances
2.000
Laboratory mixers
2.000
Thermostatic water baths
1.000
Agitators
1.500
Vacuum pumps
2.000
Vacuum freeze dryer
4.000
All-purpose laboratory glassware
2.000
Total cost per centre
60.000
Description and cost of necessary machinery and other equipment
Description
Cost euro
Flosh removing machine
3.500
Leaf cutting machine
3.500
Leaf removing from branches machine
4.500
Cocoon dryers
10.000
Ozonizing machines for disinfection
4.000
UV disinfecting apparatus
4.000
Pressurized water polisher
3.000
Stainless steel rearing shelves
6.000
Plastic mounting frames
1.500
Total cost per centre
40.000
Total estimated project budget
Actions
Cost euro
1 st short term training course
51.850
2 nd short term training course
64.080
3d short term training course
50.280
4 th short term training course
61.500
Three middle term training courses
138.750
Registration and modification of the obtained knowledge
28.200
Workshops, for the transmission of the obtained knowledge
16.200
Organisation of data pool
55.000
International meeting to present the results of the above work
66.000
Participation to one International Sericultural Commission conference
21.700
Participation to one Greek Sericultural Commission Conference
15.700
Participation to one SES Vratza , Bulgaria conference
15.700
Participation to one SERICAROM , Romania conference
15.700
cost of necessary laboratory equipment
180.000
cost of necessary machinery and other equipment
120.000
Total estimated budget
901.460

 

 

 

 


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