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Understanding chronic pain and improving its treatment

Objective

We will establish an international team of leading researchers and clinicians (EuroPain) to undertake multidisciplinary translational research which will: 1) increase the understanding of chronic pain mechanisms; 2)facilitate the development of novel analgesic drugs; and 3) improve the treatment of chronic pain patients.
Nineteen researchers drawn from the London Pain Consortium, the Danish Pain Research Centre, the German Pain Network and a Spanish research-intensive SME centre will form a ‘meta’ consortium with complementary expertise. The LPC is mainly laboratory based with a spectrum of skills from molecular biology and bioinformatics through integrated research in animal models to human physiological research, including imaging.The German and Danish groups have large databases on neuropathic and postsurgical pain, respectively, while the Spanish centre offers expertise in human microneurography. We will undertake a series of six interlinked and mutually supportive programs of experimental research, underpinned and supported by a coordinated training and bioinformatics facility. These programs will form a series of workpackages each delivered through collaboration of network laboratories to bring together multiple techniques and considerable expertise to each area. In addition, there will be considerable synergies between the programs. The programs, which fully address the Call, will focus on: Neurobiological mechanisms of chronic pain; Improving animal models of pain; Translational pain models in humans; Mechanisms and assessment of pain in patients; Risk factors for chronic pain.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/databases
  • /natural sciences/biological sciences/molecular biology

Call for proposal

IMI-JU-01-2008
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Funding Scheme

JTI-CP-IMI - Joint Technology Initiatives - Collaborative Project (IMI)

Coordinator

H. LUNDBECK AS
Address
Ottiliavej 7-9
2500 Valby
Denmark
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Principal investigator
Märta Segerdahl (Dr)
Administrative Contact
Ejner Knud Moltzen (Mr)

Participants (25)

KING'S COLLEGE LONDON
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 402 298
Address
Strand
WC2R 2LS London
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Paul Labbett (Mr)
University College London
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 760 567
Address
Gower Street
WC1E 6BT London
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Greta Borg-Carbott (Ms)
THE CHANCELLOR, MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 383 409
Address
Wellington Square University Offices
OX1 2JD Oxford
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Stephen Conway (Dr)
IMPERIAL COLLEGE OF SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY AND MEDICINE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 532 852
Address
South Kensington Campus Exhibition Road
SW7 2AZ London
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Tatjana Palalic (Ms)
NEUROSCIENCE TECHNOLOGIES SLP
Spain
EU contribution
€ 98 364
Address
Baldiri Reixac 15-21
08028 Barcelona
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jordi Serra (Dr.)
CHRISTIAN-ALBRECHTS-UNIVERSITAET ZU KIEL
Germany
EU contribution
€ 425 871
Address
Olshausenstrasse 40
24118 Kiel
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Susanne Neufeldt (-)
RUPRECHT-KARLS-UNIVERSITAET HEIDELBERG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 436 430
Address
Seminarstrasse 2
69117 Heidelberg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Verena Schultz-Coulon (Dr.)
KLINIKUM RECHTS DER ISAR DER TECHNISCHEN UNIVERSITAT MUNCHEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 412 141
Address
Ismaninger Strasse 22
81675 Muenchen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Rädlein Renate (-)
Berufsgenossenschaftliches Universitätsklinikum Bergmannsheil GmbH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 445 793
Address
Buerckle De La Camp Platz
44789 Bochum
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Martina Hoelzner (-)
JOHANN WOLFGANG GOETHE-UNIVERSITATFRANKFURT AM MAIN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 415 741
Address
Theodor W Adorno Platz 1
60323 Frankfurt Am Main
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Rolf Dräger (Mr)
AARHUS UNIVERSITETSHOSPITAL
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 1 334 952
Address
Palle Juul-jensens Boulevard 99
8200 Aarhus
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
John Westensee (Mr)
REGION HOVEDSTADEN
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 359 199
Address
Kongens Vaenge 2
3400 Hillerod
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Henrik Kehlet (Professor)
SYDDANSK UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 209 726
Address
Campusvej 55
5230 Odense M
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Arne Baekdal Hansen (Mr)
BOEHRINGER INGELHEIM INTERNATIONALGMBH
Germany
Address
Binger Strasse
55218 Ingelheim
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Rolf Göggel (Dr)
PFIZER LIMITED
United Kingdom
Address
Ramsgate Road
CT13 9NJ Sandwich
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Olga Krylova (Dr)
Eli Lilly and Company Limited
United Kingdom
Address
Lilly House, Priestley Road
RG24 9NL Basingstoke
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Birgit Steckel-Hamann (Dr)
GLAXOSMITHKLINE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT LTD.

Participation ended

United Kingdom
Address
Great West Road 980
TW89GS Brentford
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Elaine Alison Irving (Dr)
ESTEVE PHARMACEUTICALS, SA
Spain
Address
Passeig De La Zona Franca 109, 4A Planta
08038 Barcelona
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Eduard Valenti (Dr)
UCB PHARMA SA
Belgium
Address
Allee De La Recherche 60
1070 Bruxelles
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Simon Dresse (Mr)
SANOFI-AVENTIS RECHERCHE & DEVELOPPEMENT
France
Address
Pierre Brossolette 1
91380 Chilly Mazarin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Nadege Edon (Mrs)
ASTRAZENECA AB
Sweden
Address
Vastra Maelarhamnen
151 85 Sodertaelje
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Eva Lindgren (Senior Director)
ABBVIE DEUTSCHLAND GMBH & CO KG
Germany
Address
Mainzer Str. 81
65205 Wiesbaden
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Matthew Emsley (Mr)
ASTELLAS PHARMA EUROPE BV
Netherlands
Address
Sylviusweg 84
2333 BE Leiden
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Irene Sanders-Wiggers (Ms)
GRUNENTHAL GMBH
Germany
Address
Zieglerstrasse 6
52078 Aachen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Anja Krüttgen (-)
Neuroscience Technologies Limited
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 12 000
Address
Goswell Road,devonshire House
EC1M 7AD London
Administrative Contact
Jordi Serra (Dr)