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Joint training and research on Hedhehog-Gli signalling and its pharmacological modulation for regenerative medicine

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Debilitating degenerative diseases such as non-healing wounds and neurodegeneration do not yet have a cure. They represent a huge unmet medical need worldwide, especially in the aging European population. To reduce the incidence and improve recovery from such ephitelial diseases there is an major need to understand molecular signaling in order to promote stem cell behavior and enhance regeneration and healing. The key objectives of the HEALING network are 1) to train researchers in the fields of molecular signaling, developmental genetics, stem cell biology and small molecule chemistry; 2) to elucidate the mechanisms regulating one of the most promising pathways, Hedgehog-Gli (Hh-Gli) signaling; 3) to manipulate it by the development of specific small molecule agonists for future therapeutic use. Specifically, our research will (a) analyze the basic molecular mechanisms of Hh-Gli signaling in two model organisms and in human cells using leading technologies. In particular, (b) address the mechanisms that ensure controlled Hh-Gli function during skin wound healing and brain repair. (c) develop new small molecule Hh-Gli agonists for use as tools to be used as future therapeutics to enhance wound healing, regeneration and repair in a controlled manner. This network consists of 7 leading academic and research institutions, and 2 biotech companies from 8 European countries. It strengthens existing scientific collaboration, provides complementary expertise and brings together a critical mass for training and research. Additionally, it includes experts from Europe, Canada and Singapore, notably a pioneer in Hh-Gli signaling. HEALING will greatly enhance the training of the next generation of leading scientists in Hh-Gli signaling, stem cells and regenerative medicine. Thus, it will increase the competitiveness of highly skilled staff and of the European biotech industry, which has just recently discovered the role of Hh-Gli signaling in human disease and lags behind the US

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FP7-PEOPLE-ITN-2008
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UNIVERSITE DE GENEVE
Adres
Rue Du General Dufour 24
1211 Geneve
Szwajcaria
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Wkład UE
€ 1 081 048
Kontakt administracyjny
Ariel Ruiz I Altaba (Prof.)

Uczestnicy (8)

ANALYTICON DISCOVERY GMBH
Niemcy
Wkład UE
€ 400 692
Adres
Hermannswerder Haus 17
14473 Potsdam
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Kontakt administracyjny
Jochen Gatter (Mr.)
CANCER RESEARCH UK LBG
United Kingdom
Wkład UE
€ 401 263
Adres
St John Street 407 Angel Building
EC1V 4AD London
Rodzaj działalności
Research Organisations
Kontakt administracyjny
Robina Ibanda (Ms.)
AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
Hiszpania
Wkład UE
€ 601 736
Adres
Calle Serrano 117
28006 Madrid
Rodzaj działalności
Research Organisations
Kontakt administracyjny
Carlos Manuel Abad Ruiz (Mr.)
IDRYMA TECHNOLOGIAS KAI EREVNAS
Grecja
Wkład UE
€ 206 702
Adres
N Plastira Str 100
70013 Irakleio
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Research Organisations
Kontakt administracyjny
Zinovia Papatheodorou (Ms.)
KAROLINSKA INSTITUTET
Szwecja
Wkład UE
€ 419 841
Adres
Nobels Vag 5
17177 Stockholm
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Kontakt administracyjny
Ingwar Lennerfors (Mr.)
PARIS-LODRON-UNIVERSITAT SALZBURG
Austria
Wkład UE
€ 200 345
Adres
Kapitelgasse 4-6
5020 Salzburg
Rodzaj działalności
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Kontakt administracyjny
Fritz Aberger (Prof.)
Phistem Sàrl

Zakończenie uczestnictwa

Szwajcaria
Adres
Avenue De La Roseraie 64
1211 Geneva
Rodzaj działalności
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Kontakt administracyjny
Frédéric Lajunais (Dr.)
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI ROMA LA SAPIENZA
Włochy
Wkład UE
€ 421 937
Adres
Piazzale Aldo Moro 5
00185 Roma
Rodzaj działalności
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Kontakt administracyjny
Giancarlo Bertea (Mr.)