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European Network of National Schizophrenia Networks Studying Gene-Environment Interactions

Objective

The aim of EU-GEI is to identify the interactive genetic, clinical and environmental determinants involved in the development, severity and outcome of schizophrenia (EU-GEI, Schiz. Res. 2008; 102: 21-6). In order to identify these interactive determinants, EU-GEI will employ family-based, multidisciplinary research paradigms, which allow for the efficient assessment of gene-environment interactions. In order to go beyond old findings from historical convenience cohorts with crude measures of environmental factors and clinical outcomes, the focus in EU-GEI will be on recruitment of new, family-based clinical samples with state-of-the-art assessments of environmental, clinical and genetic determinants as well as their underlying neural and behavioural mechanisms. New statistical tools will be developed to combine the latest multilevel epidemiological with the latest genome-wide genetic approaches to analysis. Translation of results to clinical practice will be facilitated by additional experimental research and risk assessment bioinformatics approaches. This will result in the identification of modifiable biological and cognitive mechanisms underlying gene-environment interactions and the construction of Risk Assessment Charts and Momentary Assessment Technology tools which can be used for (i) early prediction of transition to psychotic disorder in help-seeking individuals with an at-risk mental state and (ii) early prediction of course and outcome after illness onset. In order to reach these goals, EU-GEI has assembled a multidisciplinary team of top schizophrenia researchers who have the range of skills required to deliver a program of research that meets all the call’s requirements and who have access to / will collect a number of unique European samples. The partners in EU-GEI represent the nationally funded schizophrenia / mental health networks of the UK, Netherlands, France, Spain, Turkey and Germany as well as other partners.

Call for proposal

FP7-HEALTH-2009-single-stage
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Funding Scheme

CP-IP - Large-scale integrating project

Coordinator

UNIVERSITEIT MAASTRICHT
Address
Minderbroedersberg 4
6200 MD Maastricht
Netherlands
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 1 340 958,26
Administrative Contact
Laurent Louwies (Mr.)

Participants (25)

KING'S COLLEGE LONDON
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 1 031 012,74
Address
Strand
WC2R 2LS London
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Philip Mcguire (Prof.)
CARDIFF UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 2 798 872
Address
Newport Road 30-36
CF24 ODE Cardiff
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Nick Bodycombe (Mr.)
ZENTRALINSTITUT FUER SEELISCHE GESUNDHEIT
Germany
EU contribution
€ 776 617
Address
Square J 5
68159 Mannheim
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Simone Fuchs (Ms.)
ANKARA UNIVERSITESI
Turkey
EU contribution
€ 1 042 418
Address
Dogol Caddesi
06100 Tandogan Ankara
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Meram Saka (Prof.)
SERVICIO MADRILENO DE SALUD
Spain
EU contribution
€ 1 181 892
Address
Plaza Carlos Trias Bertran 7
28020 Madrid
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Antonio Barba Ruíz De Gauna (Dr.)
ACADEMISCH MEDISCH CENTRUM BIJ DE UNIVERSITEIT VAN AMSTERDAM
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 1 071 201
Address
Meibergdreef 15
1105AZ Amsterdam
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Paul Biersteker (Mr.)
INSTITUT NATIONAL DE LA SANTE ET DE LA RECHERCHE MEDICALE
France
EU contribution
€ 350 560
Address
Rue De Tolbiac 101
75654 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Evelyne Lasfargues (Ms.)
KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 414 000
Address
Oude Markt 13
3000 Leuven
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Elke Lammertyn (Dr.)
UNIVERSITY MENTAL HEALTH RESEARCH INSTITUTE
Greece
Address
Soranou Tou Efessiou St. 2
11527 Athens
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Eleni Kavadia (Ms.)
MEDIZINISCHE UNIVERSITAET WIEN
Austria
EU contribution
€ 108 915
Address
Spitalgasse 23
1090 Wien
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Siegfried Kasper (Prof.)
UNIVERSITAT BASEL
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 109 171
Address
Petersplatz 1
4051 Basel
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Anita Riecher-Rössler (Prof.)
KLINIKUM DER UNIVERSITAET ZU KOELN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 112 905
Address
Kerpener Strasse 62
50937 Koeln
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Jutta Landvogt (Ms.)
SERMES PLANIFICACION
Spain
EU contribution
€ 75 500
Address
Calle Rufino Gonzalez 14
28037 Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Anna Jurczynska (Ms.)
WINGZ BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 175 405
Address
High Tech Campus 9
5656 AE Eindhoven
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Vera Veeren (Ms.)
E.C.S. INTERNATIONAL BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 163 154
Address
Walburg 12
6225CM Maastricht
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Peter Emonds (Mr.)
Omega Pro Proje Arastirma Gelistirme ve Danismanlik Ltd Şti
Turkey
EU contribution
€ 40 000
Address
Cyberplaza C Blok 3 Kat 22
06800 Ankara
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Berk Ozdemir (Mr.)
MEDIAMENS B.V.
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 53 172
Address
Milaanstraat 70
6135LH Sittard
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Daniëlle Dohmen (Ms.)
THE UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG
Hong Kong
EU contribution
€ 179 940
Address
Pokfulam Road
Pokfulam
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Kate Yip (Ms.)
UNIVERSIDAD DEL PAIS VASCO/ EUSKAL HERRIKO UNIBERTSITATEA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 184 998
Address
Barrio Sarriena S N
48940 Leioa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Ione Isasa (Ms.)
THE CHANCELLOR MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 194 940
Address
Trinity Lane The Old Schools
CB2 1TN Cambridge
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Keith Cann (Mr.)
ROYAL COLLEGE OF SURGEONS IN IRELAND
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 54 000
Address
Saint Stephen's Green 123
2 Dublin
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Barry Mcgowan (Mr.)
LUDWIG-MAXIMILIANS-UNIVERSITAET MUENCHEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 12 000
Address
Geschwister Scholl Platz 1
80539 Muenchen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Alexander Vogl
ALMA MATER STUDIORUM - UNIVERSITA DI BOLOGNA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 73 224
Address
Via Zamboni 33
40126 Bologna
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Verdiana Bandini (Ms.)
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI PALERMO
Italy
EU contribution
€ 72 000
Address
Piazza Marina 61
90133 Palermo
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Giacomo Antonio Aiello (Mr.)
UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE
Australia
Address
Parkvilleoffice Of The Vice Chancellor
3010 Melbourne
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Adriaan Adolph (Mr.)