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Translational Science for Vascular Inflammation and Remodelling

Objective

The rapid advance of biology is providing new insights into the causes of some of today’s most pressing medical problems as well as huge opportunities to develop and evaluate novel and more effective treatments. The challenge is to exploit these advances effectively and this will require a new breed of translational scientist with expertise in a specific discipline coupled with a broad understanding of disease processes. We aim to address this need by creating an Initial Training Network (ITN) to provide Early Career Researchers (ECR) with the required skill-set. The ITN has clear scientific focus on endothelium and its interaction with leucocytes as a therapeutic target for severe disease. It has been designed around four internationally recognized academic partners and three Level 1 Industry partners - one an SME. They are: Medical University of Vienna, Austria (Rees/Kain/Kerjaschki); University of Cambridge, UK (Smith); Leiden University Medical Centre, Netherlands (Daha/van Kooten); and Trinity College Dublin, Ireland (O’Neill). The Industry partners are Astra Zeneca, UK (Jürgensmeier), Baxter Austria (Kirschbaumer) and Hbt Netherlands (Rutjes). A second SME, Biolution, Vienna (Grünert) will contribute to training as a Level 2 partner. The training program will equip 11 ECR and 1 ER with considerable expertise in an aspect of translational science and an understanding of how to use it in academia or industry. It has five elements: (i) rigorous research training in a specific translational discipline in one of the partner’s laboratories but with attachments to others; (ii) broader training in of translational science through taught courses, regular scientific meetings and secondments to industry; (iii) a training program in the generic skills for scientists; (iv) specific training in the particular skills required by scientists working in industry; and (v) a unique program to facilitate mobility of scientists within Europe.

Call for proposal

FP7-PEOPLE-ITN-2008
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Funding Scheme

MC-ITN - Networks for Initial Training (ITN)

Coordinator

MEDIZINISCHE UNIVERSITAET WIEN
Address
Spitalgasse 23
1090 Wien
Austria
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 1 009 421
Administrative Contact
Dontscho Kerjaschki (Prof.)

Participants (5)

THE CHANCELLOR MASTERS AND SCHOLARSOF THE UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 444 166
Address
Trinity Lane The Old Schools
CB2 1TN Cambridge
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Edna Murphy (Ms.)
ACADEMISCH ZIEKENHUIS LEIDEN
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 405 618
Address
Albinusdreef 2
2333 ZA Leiden
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Esther Reinhard (Ms.)
THE PROVOST, FELLOWS, FOUNDATION SCHOLARS & THE OTHER MEMBERS OF BOARD OF THE COLLEGE OF THE HOLY & UNDIVIDED TRINITY OF QUEEN ELIZABETH NEAR DUBLIN
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 434 811
Address
College Green
2 Dublin
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Deirdre Savage (Ms.)
ASTRAZENECA UK LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 189 468
Address
1 Francis Crick Avenue Cambridge Biomedical Campus
CB2 0AA Cambridge
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Chris Sheldon (Dr.)
Hycult biotechnology bv
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 194 283
Address
Frontstraat 2A
5405 PB Uden
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jeannette Verzijl (Ms.)