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European Stroke Research Network

Objective

The European Stroke Research Network (EUSTROKE) will be a collaborative effort that brings together researchers, government, industry, the non-profit sector and patient group associations. This network will put Europe at the forefront of stroke research through its multi-disciplinary research program, high-quality training for European scientists and clinicians, and national and global partnerships. A primary focus of the EUSTROKE research programme is to improve our understanding of the neurovascular unit to enable better prevention and treatment of stroke. This involves elucidation of dynamic interactions of vascular, cellular and matrix signalling in both the grey and white matter of the brain. Our research strategy looks beyond the single cell for a more integrative answer to ischemic brain damage. The goals of EUSTROKE will be addressed by a wide variety of multidisciplinary European research teams working on various aspects of the neurovascular unit. Thus EUSTROKE will promote integration of both clinical and experimental research teams in cerebrovascular biology, imaging, prevention, and reperfusion with a common focus upon the NVU. The project will aim at developing new approaches for targeting the NVU to improve potential combination or multi-targeted treatments for stroke. Combination therapies that target the entire neurovascular unit, promote cell survival mechanisms and extend the therapeutic time-window for reperfusion therapy will provide new opportunities to meet the challenges of stroke. Moreover, developing therapies that maintain proper NVU function or prevent age-associated alterations in the NVU may find use in the prevention or treatment of cerebrovascular disease. Thus, the collaborative project will integrate its vast multidisciplinary capacities to generate new hypotheses and conduct exploratory work on microvessel–neuron communication.

Field of science

  • /medical and health sciences/basic medicine/neurology/stroke

Call for proposal

FP7-HEALTH-2007-A
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Funding Scheme

CP-IP - Large-scale integrating project

Coordinator

RUPRECHT-KARLS-UNIVERSITAET HEIDELBERG
Address
Seminarstrasse 2
69117 Heidelberg
Germany
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 1 709 940
Administrative Contact
Stephen Meairs (Prof.)

Participants (16)

KAROLINSKA INSTITUTET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 179 298
Address
Nobels Vag 5
17177 Stockholm
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Catharina Jilert (Ms.)
UNIVERSITAT DES SAARLANDES
Germany
EU contribution
€ 459 600
Address
Campus
66123 Saarbrucken
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Claudia Giehl (Ms.)
THE CHANCELLOR MASTERS AND SCHOLARSOF THE UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 525 953
Address
Trinity Lane The Old Schools
CB2 1TN Cambridge
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Dawn Barker (Ms.)
CHARITE - UNIVERSITAETSMEDIZIN BERLIN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 1 099 200
Address
Chariteplatz 1
10117 Berlin
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Eveline Fräßdorf (Ms.)
UNIVERSITAET BERN
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 871 212
Address
Hochschulstrasse 6
3012 Bern
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Britta Engelhardt (Prof.)
INSTITUT NATIONAL DE LA SANTE ET DE LA RECHERCHE MEDICALE
France
EU contribution
€ 1 057 280
Address
Rue De Tolbiac 101
75654 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Rofigua Hakem (Ms.)
UNIVERSITE D'ARTOIS
France
EU contribution
€ 540 900
Address
Rue Du Temple 9
62000 Arras
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Martine Courty (Ms.)
IFOM FONDAZIONE ISTITUTO FIRC DI ONCOLOGIA MOLECOLARE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 675 000
Address
Via Adamello 16
20139 Milano
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Raffaela Zoboli (Ms.)
Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster
Germany
EU contribution
€ 742 800
Address
Schlossplatz 2
48149 Muenster
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Karl-Heinz Runde (Mr.)
SOLVO BIOTECHNOLOGY ZRT
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 402 330
Address
Kozep Fasor
6726 Szeged
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Renáta Szániel (Mr.)
INSTITUT CATALA DE LA SALUT
Spain
EU contribution
€ 463 200
Address
Gran Via De Les Corts Catalanes 587
08007 Barcelona
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Joan Montaner (Dr.)
UNIVERSITAIR MEDISCH CENTRUM UTRECHT
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 676 800
Address
Heidelberglaan 100
3584 CX Utrecht
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Erik De Groot (Mr.)
STROKE ALLIANCE FOR EUROPE
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 85 800
Address
Rue Washington 40
1050 Brussels
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Jon Barrick (Mr.)
BOEHRINGER INGELHEIM INTERNATIONALGMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 13 000
Address
Binger Strasse
55218 Ingelheim
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Wolfgang Eisert (Prof.)
HELSINGIN JA UUDENMAAN SAIRAANHOITOPIIRIN KUNTAYHTYMÄ
Finland
EU contribution
€ 214 800
Address
Stenbackinkatu 9
00029 Helsinki
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Anne Karikumpu (Mr.)
STITELSEN SITS INTERNATIONAL
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 236 802
Address
Karolinska Sjukhuset Strokeforskningsenheten R2 3
171 76 Stockholm
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Catharina Jilert (Ms.)