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Psychiatric disorders and Comorbidities caused by pollution in the Mediterranean area

Objective

The PSYchiatric disorders and COmorbidities caused by pollution in the MEDiterranean area (PsyCoMed) project proposes a MSCA-Staff Exchange program that aims to characterise the role of anthropogenic pollutants in the Mediterranean area as a risk factor of neuropsychiatric disorders and associated pathologies, and the role of neuroinflammatory responses in the disease progression. The consortium comprises 11 beneficiaries (8 academic, 3 SMEs) and 3 TC partners putting together complementary expertises in environmental and life sciences (academics) and analytical biology or natural therapeutic phytocompounds (SMEs). Through a multi-scale (from molecular to clinical science), multi-modal (from mechanistic to behavioural approaches), and inter-sectoral strategy, PsyCoMed will correlate the effects of pollutants on psychiatric symptoms with alterations of inflammatory pathways in animal models and psychiatric patients. We will investigate neural mechanisms underlying pathological changes in vitro and in in vivo preclinical models. Natural substances with therapeutic potential will be tested for their ability to restore healthy mechanisms and alleviate pathological symptoms in animal models. PsyCoMed offers a unique framework to build a network synergy by bringing together themes and scientific practises in the Mediterranean area. The partners will share knowledge/know-how through secondments and workshops in support of PsyCoMed scientific objectives. This will improve the skills of staff members and their opening to the academic and private sectors. By proposing common protocols and experimental design, the participants will foster standardization of experimental procedures and diffusion of good laboratory practise. At a global level, the consortium will acquire the capacity to tackle complex neurobiological challenges, while building long-lasting collaborations. PsyCoMed will provide decision-makers with the ground for public health orientations with societal impact.

Coordinator

UNIVERSITE DE BORDEAUX
Net EU contribution
€ 262 200,00
Address
Place Pey Berland 35
33000 Bordeaux
France

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Region
Nouvelle-Aquitaine Aquitaine Gironde
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
No data

Participants (9)

UNIVERSITA TA MALTA
Malta
Net EU contribution
€ 59 800,00
Address
Tal Oroqq
2080 Msida

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Region
Malta Malta Malta
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
No data
CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 82 800,00
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 7
00185 Roma

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Region
Centro (IT) Lazio Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
No data
UNIWERSYTET JAGIELLONSKI
Poland
Net EU contribution
€ 124 200,00
Address
Ul. Golebia 24
31-007 Krakow

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Region
Makroregion południowy Małopolskie Miasto Kraków
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
No data
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
Net EU contribution
€ 110 400,00
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris

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Region
Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
No data
UNIVERSITAT JAUME I DE CASTELLON
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 207 000,00
Address
Avenida Vicent Sos Baynat S/n
12006 Castellon De La Plana

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Region
Este Comunitat Valenciana Castellón/Castelló
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
No data
UNIVERSITE DE TUNIS EL MANAR
Tunisia
Net EU contribution
€ 170 200,00
Address
Campus Tunis Rommana
1068 Tunis

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
No data
FLANAT RESEARCH ITALIA SRL
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 59 800,00
Address
Via G. Di Vittorio 1
20017 Rho

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Nord-Ovest Lombardia Milano
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
No data
WATCHFROG
France
Net EU contribution
€ 41 400,00
Address
4 Rue Pierre Fontaine
91000 Evry

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Essonne
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
No data
BENEPHYT
France
Net EU contribution
€ 41 400,00
Address
21 Rue Sebastien Mey
67100 Strasbourg

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Grand Est Alsace Bas-Rhin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
No data

Partners (4)

ALEXANDRIA UNIVERSITY
Egypt
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
El Geish Street 22
21526 Alexandria

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
No data
UNIVERSITE DE SAINT ESPRIT-KASLIK AUTORITE RELIGIEUSE
Lebanon
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Rue Kaslik Sarba
Jounieh

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
No data
The Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health
Australia
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Other funding
No data
UNIVERSITE CADI AYYAD
Morocco
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Boulevard Abdelkarim Khattabi
40 000 Marrakech

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
No data