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Improving Prognosis by using innovative methods to diAgnose Causes of Encephalitis

Project description

Innovative diagnostics to identify the specific cause of encephalitis

Encephalitis is a severe inflammation of the brain with a high mortality rate that can be caused by viruses, bacteria or autoimmune diseases. Identification of the cause of encephalitis is essential for early intervention, but current diagnostics can only achieve this in half of the patients. The EU-funded I-PACE project aims to increase the cause-specific diagnosis of encephalitis to 80 % and thereby improve the prognosis. With patients from an encephalitis network in Europe and Zambia, the study will develop and validate new innovative diagnostic tests. In addition to diagnosis improvement, the project will unveil novel causes of infectious and autoimmune encephalitis, providing insights into their pathophysiology.

Call for proposal

ERC-2020-COG
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Host institution

ACADEMISCH MEDISCH CENTRUM BIJ DE UNIVERSITEIT VAN AMSTERDAM
Address
Meibergdreef 15
1105AZ Amsterdam
Netherlands
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 1 968 996

Beneficiaries (1)

ACADEMISCH MEDISCH CENTRUM BIJ DE UNIVERSITEIT VAN AMSTERDAM
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 1 968 996
Address
Meibergdreef 15
1105AZ Amsterdam
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments