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Training Multidisciplinary scientists for Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine

Objective

MultiTERM is a training network providing multidisciplinary training for 13 early stage scientists in 5 host institutes that will deliver a number of excellently trained, highly employable scientists for companies and academia in the field of tissue engineering and regenerative medicine (TERM). The aging population of the EU requires the development of new treatment strategies for diseased, defective, or damaged tissues. Since donor material is often not available, artificial tissue needs to be developed for these purposes. Therefore, smart materials that can be used to replace and repair tissues should be developed. With better tissue engineering possibilities becoming available, improved methods to visualise the fate and effects of these implants are essential and need to be examined. TERM is a multidisciplinary field where scientists need to cut across traditional fields of study. They need to understand completely different aspects - ranging from material choice, cell biology, to clinical translation - to successfully design and clinically implement engineered tissue. Unfortunately, such scientists are scarce, because such TERM-specific interdisciplinary training is missing. To fill the gap that currently exists, the MultiTERM Network will provide early stage researchers with individual and centralized training in key elements of TERM: biomaterials, cell biology, bioreactors, animal modeling, clinical and industrial translation. The MultiTERM Partners, including the industrial partner, are recognized leaders in their fields - ensuring state-of-the-art training - with highly complementary, cross-sectorial skills, and have extensive prior FP experience, assuring achievement of this goal. During their training, the early stage scientists will develop new materials and implants for tissue engineering as well as state-of-the-art novel visualisation procedures to monitor the behaviour of the implanted tissues.

Call for proposal

FP7-PEOPLE-ITN-2008
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Coordinator

STICHTING RADBOUD UNIVERSITEIT
Address
Houtlaan 4
6525 XZ Nijmegen
Netherlands
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 755 005
Administrative Contact
Maarten Van Langen (Mr.)

Participants (4)

UPPSALA UNIVERSITET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 642 598
Address
Von Kraemers Alle 4
751 05 Uppsala
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Jöns Hilborn (Prof.)
UNIVERSITATSSPITAL BASEL
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 436 226
Address
Hebelstrasse 32
4031 Basel
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Ivan Martin (Prof.)
University of Zurich
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 651 588
Address
Ramistrasse 71
8006 Zurich
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Ernst Reichmann (Dr.)
EUROPEAN MEDICAL CONTRACT MANUFACTURING E.M.C.M. BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 394 070
Address
Middenkampweg 17
6545 CH Nijmegen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Martijn Ligtenberg