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Work Programme for the specific programme for research, technological development and demonstration: [...], Priority 1: Life Sciences, Genomics and Biotechnology for Health

Funded under: FP6-LIFESCIHEALTH

Abstract

This fourth main update to the Work Programme for Thematic Priority 1, covers calls for proposals with closing dates in 2005. It defines the priorities for the calls 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.
This thematic priority will stimulate and sustain multidisciplinary basic research to exploit the full potential of genome information to underpin applications to human health. In the field of applications, the emphasis will be put on research aimed at bringing basic knowledge through to the application stage ("translational" approach), to enable real and consistent and coordinated progress at European level in medicine and improve the quality of life. This research may also have implications for research on areas such as agriculture and environment, which are addressed under other thematic priorities; such implications should be duly taken into account in the course of the implementation of the thematic priorities concerned.
This edition of the Work Programme sets out activities envisaged for 2005 and 2006.

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