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European Coordination Action for Research in Cystic Fibrosis

Objective

Cystic Fibrosis (CF) is a life-shortening, genetic disease in Europe afflicting about 30,000 individuals in the European Union (EU). Mutations in a single gene encoding the cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR) cause CF and a spectr um of related disorders. Despite impressive advances in understanding the disease, patient life expectancy and quality of life remain limited because resources are scattered in Europe. Thus, CF remains a serious medical issue for Europe. CF highlights the complex challenges of genetic diseases in the post-genomic era, pioneering explanations for pathological mechanisms and rational approaches to therapy. Because CF causes severe lung disease, the main respiratory diseases affecting EU-populations mig ht ultimately benefit from advancements in CF research. Moreover, CF is a model monogenic disorder for molecular medicine, with its complex pathogenesis serving as a paradigm for the study of important multifactorial diseases. Building on the success of the FP5-funded CF Thematic Network (www.cfnetwork.be), a three-year Coordination Action, EuroCareCF (European Coordination Action for Research in Cystic Fibrosis) will unite CF research in Europe. EuroCareCF will translate research results into optimise d clinical management and therapy development to promote good standards of care for European CF patients.

Call for proposal

FP6-2004-LIFESCIHEALTH-5
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Funding Scheme

CA - Coordination action
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Coordinator

UNIVERSITY OF BRISTOL
Address
Senate House, Tyndall Avenue
Bristol
United Kingdom

Participants (20)

CESNET, ZAJMOVE SDRUZENI PRAVNICKYCH OSOB
Czechia
Address
Zikova 4
Prague
CHARLES UNIVERSITY PRAGUE - 2. SCHOOL OF MEDICINE
Czechia
Address
V Uvalu 84
Prague
ERASMUS MC
Netherlands
Address
Dr Molewaterplein 50
Rotterdam
FONDAZIONE CENTRO SAN RAFFAELE DEL MONTE TABOR
Italy
Address
Via Olgettina 60
Milan
FUNDAÇÃO DA FACULDADE DE CIÊNCIAS DA UNIVERSIDADE DE LISBOA
Portugal
Address
Campo Grande - Edifício C7
Lisboa
HADASSAH UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL
Israel
Address
Mount Scopus
Jerusalem
INSTYTUT MATKI I DZIECKA
Poland
Address
Kasprzaka 17A
Warsaw
KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN
Belgium
Address
Oude Markt 13
Leuven
MEDIZINISCHE HOCHSCHULE HANNOVER
Germany
Address
Carl-neuberg-str. 1
Hannover
MUKOVISZIDOSE E.V.
Germany
Address
In Den Dauen 6
Bonn
PHILIPPS-UNIVERSITAET MARBURG
Germany
Address
Biegenstrasse 10
Marburg
THE CHANCELLOR MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE
United Kingdom
Address
The Old Schools, Trinity Lane
Cambridge
UNIVERSITEIT GENT
Belgium
Address
Sint Pietersnieuwstraat 25
Gent
UNIVERSITY OF DUNDEE
United Kingdom
Address
Nethergate
Dundee
UNIVERSITY OF POITIERS
France
Address
Rue De L'hôtel Dieu 15,
Poitiers
UNIVERSITY OF VERONA
Italy
Address
Via Dell'artigliere 8
Verona
UNIVERSITÀ DEGLI STUDI DI MILANO
Italy
Address
Via Festa Del Perdono, 7
Milano
UNIVERSITÄTSKLINIKUM FREIBURG FÜR DIE MEDIZINISCHE FAKULTÄT DER ALBERT-LUDWIGS-UNIVERSITÄT
Germany
Address
Hugstetter Str. 49
Freiburg
UNIVERSITÄTSKLINIKUM HEIDELBERG
Germany
Address
Im Neuenheimer Feld 672
Heidelberg
UPPSALA CF CENTER, UPPSALA UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL
Sweden
Address
Children's University Hospital
Uppsala