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This third main update to the Work Programme for Thematic Priority 1, covers calls for proposals with closing dates in 2004. It defines the priorities for the call for proposals, the implementation plan and the criteria that will be used for evaluating proposals responding to these calls.

It should be recalled that the overall aim of the theme is to build on the sequencing of the human genome and many other genomes with the result of improving human health and to stimulate industrial and economic activity. In making its contribution to realising these benefits, this theme will focus on integrating post-genomic research, including research on related molecular mechanisms, into the more established biomedical and biotechnological approaches, and will facilitate the integration of research capacities (both public and private) across Europe to increase coherence and achieve critical mass. Integrated multidisciplinary research, which enables a strong interaction between technology and biology, is vital in this theme for translating genome data into practical applications. In addition, an essential element will be to involve key stakeholders, for example, as appropriate industry, healthcare providers and physicians, policy makers, regulatory authorities, patient associations, and experts on ethical matters, etc in implementing the theme. Furthermore, attention will be paid to childhood diseases and related treatments whenever appropriate, and gender aspects in the research will be taken into account.

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Record Number: 4765 / Last updated on: 2004-08-05
Category: WORK