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Health-e-Child

Project ID: 027749
Finanziato nell'ambito di

Health-e-Child

Dal 2006-01-01 al 2010-04-30, progetto concluso | Health-e-Child Sito web

Dettagli del progetto

Costo totale:

EUR 16 648 681

Contributo UE:

EUR 12 186 270

Coordinato in:

Germany

Invito a presentare proposte:

FP6-2004-IST-4See other projects for this call

Meccanismo di finanziamento:

IP - Integrated Project

Description

Integrating medical data to save children’s lives

European researchers hope to help save children’s lives by combining complex biomedical information to treat the most difficult paediatric conditions.

The Health-e-Child project will develop a platform to integrate information from traditional and emerging sources to support personalised and preventative medicine as well as large-scale, data-based biomedical research and training.

The platform will initially be used to collect data about paediatric heart conditions, brain tumours and arthritis. All of these conditions are difficult because the exact causes are unknown, or not fully understood. The conditions may also be difficult to classify, or the treatment uncertain.

The doctors and scientists at the Health-e-Child project hope to advance knowledge of the causes, classification and most appropriate treatment for these conditions by combining all available information.

Unlocking biomedical information

Medical science has amassed a vast quantity of information about health and disease. Genetics looks at organisms on the level of molecules, while cytology studies cells.

Meanwhile clinical medicine looks at individuals while epidemiology studies diseases across entire populations. All of this information is relevant to preventing and treating disease. But currently much of this medical information is locked within specialist fields, and uses specialised computers and programs.

The Health-e-Child project is building a platform to provide access to all such information.

Grid-powered biomedical information

The team is designing the system using grid computing architecture. A grid allows resources, such as storage space and processing power, to be shared among computers on the network. These resources can be harnessed for big computing tasks, like storing or analysing large quantities of data. Grids provide enormous computing power at low cost.

The platform will need all that power to allow users to search, optimise and combine information from different scientific specialities, like genetics, clinical practice or epidemiology.

Modelling disease

For example, doctors and researchers can use the platform to develop new disease models for paediatric conditions. Disease models outline the probable causes and most appropriate treatments for a disease.

The wide range of information supported by the Health-e-Child platform could also help doctors develop new clinical guidelines, or personalised healthcare plans for children. Over time, the system will allow doctors and scientists to perform large-scale, long-term and multi-factorial studies on difficult conditions like juvenile arthritis.

Beyond paediatrics

Ultimately, however, the platform could even be adapted to provide comprehensive information on patients of all ages. The Health-e-Child researchers have designed the platform to be as open and accessible as possible in order to fulfil this long-term vision.

The platform will eventually accept all relevant biomedical information. It allows researchers to combine all types of information about an individual into one, cohesive snapshot of his or her health. It will be able to provide all types of modelling and analyses, which means better and more efficient healthcare.

Obiettivo

There is a compelling demand for the integration and exploitation of heterogeneous biomedical information for improved clinical practice, medical research, and personalized healthcare for the citizens of EU.The Health-e-Child project aims at developing an integrated healthcare platform for European Paediatrics, providing seamless integration of traditional and emerging sources of biomedical information. The long-term goal of the project is to provide uninhibited access to universal biomedical knowledge repositories for personalized and preventive healthcare, information-based biomedical research and training, and informed policy making.The objectives of Health-e-Child are:1. To gain a comprehensive view of a child's health by vertically integrating biomedical data, information, and knowledge, that spans the entire spectrum from genetic to clinical to epidemiological; 2. To develop a biomedical information platform, supported by sophisticated and robust search, optimization, and matching techniques for heterogeneous information, empowered by the Grid;3. To build enabling tools and services on top of the Health-e-Child platform, that will lead to better healthcare solutions in Europe: 3a. Integrated disease models exploiting all available information levels; 3b. Database-guided biomedical decision support systems provisioning novel clinical practices and personalized healthcare; 3c. Large-scale and cross-modality information fusion and data mining for biomedical knowledge discovery.The project focus will be on individualized disease prevention, screening, early diagnosis, therapy and follow-up of paediatric heart diseases, inflammatory diseases, and brain tumours. The project will build a Grid-enabled European network of leading clinical centres that will share and annotate biomedical data, validate systems clinically, and diffuse clinical excellence across Europe by setting up new technologies, workflows, and standards.

Contatto coordinatore

Jörg Freund, (Project coordinator)
Tel.: +49 (9131) 84-3389
Fax: +49 (9131) 84133389
E-mail

Coordinatore

SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
Germany

Contributo UE: EUR 2 082 824


WITTELSBACHERPLATZ 2
80333 MUNCHEN
Germany
Activity type: Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contatto amministrativo: Joerg Freund
Tel.: +49-9131-843389
Fax: +49-9131-84133389
E-mail

Partecipanti

EUROPEAN ORGANIZATION FOR NUCLEAR RESEARCH
Switzerland

Contributo UE: EUR 398 001


ROUTE DE MEYRIN CERN
1211 GENEVA 23
Switzerland
Activity type: Other
Contatto amministrativo: Frederic Hemmer
Tel.: +41-22-7676104
Fax: +41-22-7669215
E-mail
AKTSIASELTS ASPER BIOTECH
Estonia

Contributo UE: EUR 240 939


ORU 3
51003 TARTU
Estonia
Activity type: Other
Contatto amministrativo: MIKK TAMME
Tel.: +3727441556
Fax: +3727442343
E-mail
HELIDE TECNOLOGIA DE LA INFORMACION S.A.
Partecipazione terminata
Spain

Contributo UE: EUR 0


RAMON DE LA SOTA
46520 PUERTO SAGUNTO
Spain
Activity type: Other
Contatto amministrativo: Alfonso Rios Alonso
Tel.: 0034-654549647
Fax: 0034-962675464
E-mail
VIRTUAL KNOWLEDGE S.A.
Partecipazione terminata
Spain

Contributo UE: EUR 0


SAN BERNARDO
28015 MADRID
Spain
Activity type: Other
Contatto amministrativo: SANTIAGO JIMENEZ BARRULL
Tel.: 0034-630875457
Fax: 0034-915914475
E-mail
ASSISTANCE PUBLIQUE - HOPITAUX DE PARIS
France

Contributo UE: EUR 748 769


3 Avenue Victoria
75004 PARIS
France
Activity type: Other
Contatto amministrativo: YOUNES BOUDJEMLINE
Tel.: 0033144494357
Fax: 0033144495724
ETHNIKO KAI KAPODISTRIAKO PANEPISTIMIO ATHINON
Greece

Contributo UE: EUR 1 197 980


6 CHRISTOU LADA STR
10561 ATHINA
Greece
Activity type: Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contatto amministrativo: Yannis Ioannidis
Tel.: +302107275224
Fax: +302107275214
E-mail
LYNKEUS SRL
Italy

Contributo UE: EUR 788 910


VIA LIVENZA 6
00198 ROMA
Italy
Activity type: Other
Contatto amministrativo: EDWIN MORLEY-FLETCHER
Tel.: +39068440801
Fax: +390685344833
FONDAZIONE GEROLAMO GASLINI
Italy

Contributo UE: EUR 159 200


CORSO ITALIA 26
16145 GENOVA
Italy
Activity type: Other
Contatto amministrativo: Luigi LARGOMARSINO
Tel.: 39 010 369 0701
Fax: 39 010 369 0704
E-mail
OSPEDALE PEDIATRICO BAMBINO GESU
Italy

Contributo UE: EUR 182 850


PIAZZA SANT ONOFRIO 4
00165 ROMA
Italy
Activity type: Research Organisations
Contatto amministrativo: Giuseppe Profiti
ISTITUTO GIANNINA GASLINI
Italy

Contributo UE: EUR 1 304 958


VIA GEROLAMO GASLINI 5
16147 GENOVA
Italy
Activity type: Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Contatto amministrativo: Giacomo PONGIGLIONE
Tel.: 39 010 563 6543
Fax: 39 010 386804
E-mail
FONDAZIONE EUROPEA PER LA GENETICA
Italy

Contributo UE: EUR 318 400


VIA DI GAIBOLA 16
40136 BOLOGNA
Italy
Activity type: Research Organisations
Contatto amministrativo: Giovanni Romeo
Tel.: 0039 051 306171
Fax: 0039 051 636400
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI GENOVA
Italy

Contributo UE: EUR 796 000


VIA BALBI 5
16126 GENOVA
Italy
Activity type: Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contatto amministrativo: Alessandro Verri
Tel.: +390103536601
Fax: +390103536699
E-mail
UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON
United Kingdom

Contributo UE: EUR 693 981


GOWER STREET
WC1E 6BT LONDON
United Kingdom
Activity type: Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contatto amministrativo: Catherine Owens
Tel.: 0207 813 8179
Fax: 0207 829 8665
E-mail
UNIVERSITY OF THE WEST OF ENGLAND, BRISTOL
United Kingdom

Contributo UE: EUR 1 361 160


Frenchay Campus, Coldharbour Lane
BS16 1QY BRISTOL
United Kingdom
Activity type: Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contatto amministrativo: Richard McClatchey
Tel.: 0117 328 3176
Fax: 0117 328 2587
E-mail