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Advanced Teaching and TRaining for Adoptive Cell Therapy

Objective

Considerable resources are devoted to fighting cancer throughout Europe, yet these efforts are not producing the results that health practitioners and citizens might expect. This is partly due to the fragmentation and duplication of research efforts within Member states and the lack of co-ordination at European level. However it can also be attributed to the need to retain and most importantly develop researchers within the EU who have the research skills required to make a real contribution to cancer treatment. The need for quality researchers is particularly acute within the emerging interdisciplinary field of Adoptive Cell Therapy. This promising advance in cancer treatment is based on the exploitation of tumour immunology and genetic technology and built on the specific ideas and techniques originally proposed by the European and Israeli scientists who are members of the ATTRACT network. To facilitate further development within the field of adoptive cell therapy, it is crucial that a co-ordinated and intersectoral approach (combining both the research community and industry) is taken, an approach that broadens the portfolio of skills currently retained within the EU research community. Through the integration Europe’s undisputed leaders in the field of adoptive cell therapy established in the 2005 FP6 ATTACK project, the ATTRACT network aims to foster the development of a pool of ESR’s and ER’s by equipping them with the multidisciplinary and complementary skills needed to not only initiate further advances in the field but to become future leaders within the field of adoptive cell therapy for cancer treatment. Such skills are global in demand making each researcher a highly desirable candidate for employment and very mobile across the different career domains.

Call for proposal

FP7-PEOPLE-ITN-2008
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Coordinator

THE UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER
Address
Oxford Road
M13 9PL Manchester
United Kingdom
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 443 065,95
Administrative Contact
Liz Fay (Ms.)

Participants (14)

WEIZMANN INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE

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Israel
Address
Herzl Street 234
7610001 Rehovot
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Talia Tzahor (Prof.)
ERASMUS UNIVERSITAIR MEDISCH CENTRUM ROTTERDAM
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 198 504,50
Address
Dr Molewaterplein 40
3015 GD Rotterdam
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Reno Debets (Dr.)
AGC BIOLOGICS SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 202 350,01
Address
Via Meucci, 3
20091 Bresso Mi
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Enrico Cappelli (Dr.)
STICHTING HET NEDERLANDS KANKER INSTITUUT-ANTONI VAN LEEUWENHOEK ZIEKENHUIS
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 198 504,50
Address
Plesmanlaan 121
1066 CX Amsterdam
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Jan Van Den Ham (Dr.)
MAX DELBRUECK CENTRUM FUER MOLEKULARE MEDIZIN IN DER HELMHOLTZ-GEMEINSCHAFT (MDC)
Germany
EU contribution
€ 198 949,29
Address
Robert Rossle Strasse 10
13125 Berlin
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Thomas Blankenstein (Prof.)
KLINIKUM DER UNIVERSITAET ZU KOELN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 409 417,78
Address
Kerpener Strasse 62
50937 Koeln
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Hinrich Abken (Prof.)
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
EU contribution
€ 203 062,74
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Naomi Taylor (Dr.)
THE CHRISTIE NHS FOUNDATION TRUST
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 190 529,49
Address
Wilmslow Road 1
M20 4BX Manchester
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Angela Ball (Ms.)
UCL Elizabeth Garrett Anderson Institute for Women’s Health
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 209 899,56
Address
Gower Street
WC1E 6BT London
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Greta Borg-Carbott (Ms.)
OSPEDALE SAN RAFFAELE SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 202 273,08
Address
Via Olgettina 60
20132 Milano
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Pedrazzi Maria Rosa (Dr.)
HUMANITAS MIRASOLE SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 202 273,08
Address
Via Manzoni 56
20100 Rozzano (Mi)
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Alberto Mantovani (Prof.)
MILTENYI BIOTEC GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 179 709,08
Address
Friedrich Ebert Strasse 68
51429 Bergish Gladbach
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Michael Apel (Dr.)
FONDAZIONE CENTRO SAN RAFFAELE DEL MONTE TABOR
Italy
Address
Via Olgettina 60
20132 Milano
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Mario Valsecchi (Mr.)
FONDAZIONE CENTRO SAN RAFFAELE

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Italy
Address
Via Olgettina 60
20132 Milano
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Maria Rosa Pedrazzi (Dr.)