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A road map for European ageing research

Objective

The rapid increase of life expectancy in Europe is essentially a positive outcome from improved health care and socioeconomic progress. However age-related deteriorations of health greatly impinge upon the health care and social security systems. This fosters an increasing necessity of keeping as long as possible the elderly in relatively healthy conditions. Unravelling the fundamental mechanisms of ageing is a pre-requisite for maintaining activity and independence of the elderly, thus improving the quality of life at older age. After some preparative effort made in FP6, time has come to federate the European research on ageing around commonly agreed perspectives, considering the need for progress in an area of great socioeconomic and political stake in Europe. The next step is therefore to raise a road map for the European research on the molecular aspects of healthy human ageing, considering also some aspects of development. Based on an assessment of the state of the art in molecular gerontology and breakthroughs in biotechnology, we shall clarify the main priorities for the next 15 years. We will engage an open and transparent mechanism to support a closely prepared and coordinated series of subtopic research workshops merging in a get-together integrative conference. In order not to start from scratch again, the selection of the participants will be based namely on the list of 50 associate and 14 full members, academic and industrial, of the ongoing FP6 « Linkage » Coordination Action, led by the coordinator of this proposal, experienced in successfully managing European projects. Distinguished scientists working in other fields of molecular biology and biotechnology will also participate. The conclusions of the workshops and final conference will be published in a series of position papers. This will serve as a reference tool for further support of European policies on ageing, considering other stakeholders in the field who will also be invited to participate

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/biological sciences/molecular biology
  • /medical and health sciences/clinical medicine/gerontology

Call for proposal

FP7-HEALTH-2007-A
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Funding Scheme

CSA-SA - Support actions

Coordinator

UNIVERSITE DE NAMUR ASBL
Address
Rue De Bruxelles 61
5000 Namur
Belgium
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 451 026
Administrative Contact
Christine Culot (Dr.)

Participants (14)

EBERHARD KARLS UNIVERSITAET TUEBINGEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 3 210
Address
Geschwister-scholl-platz
72074 Tuebingen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Graham Pawelec (Prof.)
ALMA MATER STUDIORUM - UNIVERSITA DI BOLOGNA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 3 210
Address
Via Zamboni 33
40126 Bologna
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Andrea Previti (Dr.)
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
EU contribution
€ 6 420
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Nadine Brochet (Ms.)
ETHNIKO IDRYMA EREVNON
Greece
EU contribution
€ 3 210
Address
Vas Konstantinou 48
11635 Athina
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Efstathios S Gonos (Dr.)
INSTITUT NATIONAL DE LA SANTE ET DE LA RECHERCHE MEDICALE
France
EU contribution
€ 3 210
Address
Rue De Tolbiac 101
75654 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Enide Noupian (Ms.)
CARDIFF METROPOLITAN UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 3 210
Address
Western Avenue 200 Llandaff
CF5 2YB Cardiff
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
David Nicholas (Mr.)
OESTERREICHISCHE AKADEMIE DER WISSENSCHAFTEN
Austria
EU contribution
€ 3 210
Address
Dr. Ignaz Seipel-platz 2
1010 Wien
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Pidder Jansen-Dürr (Dr.)
UNIVERSITAT KONSTANZ
Germany
EU contribution
€ 3 210
Address
Universitatsstrasse 10
78464 Konstanz
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Margit Mosbacher (Ms.)
UNIVERSITE PIERRE ET MARIE CURIE - PARIS 6
France
EU contribution
€ 3 210
Address
Place Jussieu 4
75252 Paris
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Thomas Wiest (Mr.)
UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 3 210
Address
Kings Gate
NE1 7RU Newcastle Upon Tyne
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Douglas Robertson (Dr.)
UNIVERSITE CATHOLIQUE DE LOUVAIN
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 3 210
Address
Place De L Universite 1
1348 Louvain La Neuve
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Christian Swine (Prof.)
STRATICELL SCREENING TECHNOLOGIES SA
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 3 210
Address
Rue Jean Sonet 10 Parc Scientifique Crealys Cri Andromede
5032 Gembloux Les Isnes
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Michel Salmon (Dr.)
UNIWERSYTET LODZKI
Poland
EU contribution
€ 3 210
Address
Ul Prezydenta Gabriela Narutowicza 68
90 136 Lodz
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Grzegorz Bartosz (Prof.)
SEMMELWEIS EGYETEM
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 3 210
Address
Ulloi Utca 26
1085 Budapest
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Agnes Bajko (Ms.)