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Combating Major Diseases

Application-orientated genomic approaches to medical knowledge and technologies

The strategic objective of this line is to integrate advanced genomic technologies into more established medical approaches for the prevention and management of human disease and for living and ageing healthily.

Funding is available for research on topics in the following four areas:

The emphasis will be on translating basic research into clinical applications.

The inclusion of SMEs in project consortia is highly encouraged.

  • Leaflet SMEs and research into major diseases ( PDF )
  • Leaflet EU funding opportunities for research into major diseases - Thematic call 2005 ( PDF )
  • Leaflet EU funding opportunities for research into major diseases - SME call 2005 ( PDF )


Indicative Budget : 122M€ for first call topics, 121M€ for second call topics, 132M€ for third call topics, 150M€ for fourth call topics.

Relevant publications:

  • EU supported research into major diseases: a general presentation leaflet ( PDF )

    • EU funding opportunities for research into major diseases - 4th Thematic call ( PDF )
    • EU funding opportunities for research into major diseases - SME call ( PDF )
    • Anti-microbial drug resistance - Vigilance in the antiviral 'arms race' ( PDF )
    • Anti-microbial drug resistance - Stepping up the fight against pneumonia ( PDF )
    • Diabetes - Understanding how exercise makes us healthy ( PDF )
    • The elderly - enhancing their potential ( PDF )

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