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European virtual Anthropology Network

Objective

EVAN focuses on the integration of new morphological analysis methods from biomathematics, computer science and bioengineering in the context of interdisciplinary studies of anatomical variability in humans, their ancestors, and their close relatives for the purpose of applications in the academic, clinical, industrial, and private & public research sectors. The new methods are integrated in our network with a rich infrastructure from medical imaging, 3D-digitisation, visualisation, software programming an d modelling to interlink a new generation of scientists from diverse disciplines with industrial partners and clinics where basic research can immediately be converted into applications.

The areas of application include development and growth, early detect ion of diseases, orthodontics, surgical intervention, forensics, prosthetics, evolutionary biology, human origins, biometric identification, and teaching. Societal benefits of this proposed network will be the outstanding interdisciplinary and intersectorial training opportunities for young scientists which will draw together a critical mass of researchers, industrial partners, and science journalists dispersed across Europe into a coherent framework, thus developing additional European potential in these areas, at the same time avoiding redundancy.

Our proposed advances in understanding human variability include also improvements in quality of life for European citizens that will arise from better medical diagnosis and treatment planning, improved implant technology, deeper understanding of human growth, development and evolution, and timely education in these areas. The network will raise public awareness and provide a data and knowledge archive for restructuring European data resources such as detailed dig ital representations of rare or precious specimens together with their documentation, and also amplify such efforts already funded by the EU and others (NESPOS, digital@rchive Fossil Hominids).

Field of science

  • /medical and health sciences/clinical medicine/odontology/orthodontics
  • /natural sciences/biological sciences/evolutionary biology
  • /social sciences/sociology/anthropology/physical anthropology/paleoanthropology
  • /engineering and technology/medical engineering/diagnostic imaging

Call for proposal

FP6-2004-MOBILITY-1
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Funding Scheme

RTN - Marie Curie actions-Research Training Networks
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Coordinator

UNIVERSITÄT WIEN
Address
Dr.-karl-lueger-ring 1
Wien
Austria

Participants (15)

BREUCKMANN GMBH
Germany
Address
Torenstrasse 14
88709 Meersburg
COMMISSARIAT À  L'ENERGIE ATOMIQUE - CEA
France
Address
31-33, Rue De La Fédération
Paris
CONSEJO SUPERIOR DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
Spain
Address
Calle Serrano 117
Madrid
CYBULA LTD.
United Kingdom
Address
It Centre, Innovation Way, University Of York Science Park
York
DHAL SOFTWARE
Greece
Address
6 Menandrou Street
Kifissia
GRUNER + JAHR AG & CO KG
Germany
Address
Am Baumwall 11
Hamburg
MAX-PLANCK-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FÖRDERUNG DER WISSENSCHAFTEN E.V.
Germany
Address
Hofgartenstrasse 8
München
MEDIZINISCHE UNIVERSITÄT INNSBRUCK
Austria
Address
Christoph-probst-platz 1
Innsbruck
SENCKENBERGISCHE NATURFORSCHENDE GESELLSCHAFT
Germany
Address
Senckenberganlage 25
Frankfurt-am-main
STIFTUNG NEANDERTHAL MUSEUM
Germany
Address
Talstrasse 300
Mettmann
UNIVERSITY OF HULL
United Kingdom
Address
Cottingham Road
Hull
UNIVERSITY OF YORK
United Kingdom
Address
Heslington
York
UNIVERSITÉ BORDEAUX 1
France
Address
351 Cours De La Libération
Talence
UNIVERSITÉ PAUL SABATIER
France
Address
Route De Narbonne, 118
Toulouse
Z-WERKZEUGBAU-GMBH
Austria
Address
Höchsterstrasse 8
Dornbirn