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Neurodegeneration in Alzheimer's disease - mechanisms, consequences and therapy

Objective

The aim of this project is to provide structured research training for early stage researchers in the field of Neurosciences, with special emphasis on Alzheimer's disease (AD). Due to the demographical development of societies in industrialized countries, the number of AD patients will increase dramatically within the next years.

Thus, the demand for well-trained scientists in pharmaceutical companies and academic research units focussing on AD is expected to rise. To be able to meet the future requirements, a consortium of AD scientists from 9 universities have gathered to implement a Marie Curie Early Stage Training, named NEURAD (acronym for "neuron" and "AD") together with one pharmaceutical company and two SMEs.

The common theme of the consortium is to study the early patho-mechanisms of AD, the consequences for the physiology of neuronal networks and for deficits in memory, with the implementation and verification of novel therapeutic approaches for AD being one of its main targets.

The fellows will be trained in four complementary modules.

Mandatory:
- Interdisciplinary experimental training in another university based laboratories within the consortium for at least 6 months.
- Multidisciplinary courses in AD research and management skills during an annual two-week summer school as complementary training.
- An intersectional 3 months research training in a laboratory of the pharmaceutical partners.

Optional:
- One-month clinical internship in a clinical memory unit. These actions will manifest the mobility of the fellows in a European perspective, and implement the truly interdisciplinary, interscectional and multidisciplinary character of the NEURAD initiative.

Call for proposal

FP6-2004-MOBILITY-2
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Coordinator

UNIVERSITAETSMEDIZIN GOETTINGEN - GEORG-AUGUST-UNIVERSITAET GOETTINGEN - STIFTUNG OFFENTLICHEN RECHTS
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Participants (11)

FREIE UNIVERSITAET BERLIN
Germany
Address
Kaiserswerther Str. 16-18
Berlin

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HEINRICH-HEINE UNIVERSITAT DUESSELDORF
Germany
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INSTITUT DE LA SANTE ET DE LA RECHERCHE MEDICALE
France
Address
101, Rue De Tolbiac
Paris

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JOHANNES GUTENBERG - UNIVERSITAET MAINZ
Germany
Address
Saarstr. 21
Mainz

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KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN
Belgium
Address
Oude Markt 13
Leuven

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UNIVERSITE DE POITIERS
France
Address
Rue De L'hotel Dieu 15
Poitiers

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UNIVERSITE PARIS 7 DIDEROT
France
Address
Place Jussieu, 2
Paris

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UNIVERSITE PIERRE ET MARIE CURIE - PARIS 6
France
Address
Place Jussieu, 4
Paris

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UNIVERSITEIT MAASTRICHT
Netherlands
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Maastricht

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UNIVERSITEIT VAN AMSTERDAM
Netherlands
Address
Spui 21
Amsterdam

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UNIVERSITÄT DES SAARLANDES
Germany
Address
Im Stadtwald 45
Saarbrücken

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