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Advanced Immuno-neuro-endocrine Diagnostics in Psychiatry

Objective

"The current diagnosis of psychiatric disorders such as schizophrenia and mood disorders, is highly subjective, due to the lack of empirical markers or objective tests specific for these diseases. PSYCH-AID searchers to fill the gap thrpugh the in-parallel study of schizophrenia and mood disorder patients combining, validating and registering 4 sets of biomarker tests already in advanced stage of development in two other EU-FP7 projects of partners (MOODINFLAME and SchizDX). Biomarkers are based on activated immune response system in conjunction with an abnormal neuro-endocrine set point. PSYCH-AID aims at the developm,ent of clinically applicable blood assays identifying pateints/individuals with such activated set points by combining the efforts of academia and industry.
PSYCH-AID unites 9 European partners excelling in this field: 5 academia and 5 SMEs. The intersectoral and interdisciplinary collaboration and exchange of researchers will foster the translation of fundamental clinical research into practical solutions for the diagnosis and treatment of people affected by schizophrenia or mood disorders. This fit perfectly with the IAPP scheme. PSYCH-AID contributes to building a long lasting collaboration between the partners, the first consortium in the world to put objective diagnostic and prognostic tests for psychiatric disorders into practice. European industry will benefit from this competitive lead. Since the disorders have a serious impact on the quality of life of the individuals affected, an improved diagnosis and prognosis will substantially contribute to improving their quality of life. Furthermore, PSYCH-AID gives the researchers involved a platform to acquire complementary skills, thus ameliorating their professional career opportunities."

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/medical engineering/medical laboratory technology/laboratory samples analysis
  • /medical and health sciences/health sciences/public and environmental health/epidemics prevention/immunisation
  • /medical and health sciences/clinical medicine/psychiatry/schizophrenia

Call for proposal

FP7-PEOPLE-2011-IAPP
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Funding Scheme

MC-IAPP - Industry-Academia Partnerships and Pathways (IAPP)

Coordinator

ERASMUS UNIVERSITAIR MEDISCH CENTRUM ROTTERDAM
Address
Dr Molewaterplein 40
3015 GD Rotterdam
Netherlands
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 1 226 984
Administrative Contact
Hemmo A. Drexhage (Prof.)

Participants (10)

PSYNOVA NEUROTECH LTD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 954 439
Address
St John S Innovation Centre, Cowley Road -
CB4 0WS Cambridge
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Barbara Baron (Ms.)
CROSSLINKS BV

Participation ended

Netherlands
Address
Statenlaan 71
3051 HM Rotterdam
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Ronald Nanninga (Mr.)
LUDWIG-MAXIMILIANS-UNIVERSITAET MUENCHEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 309 255
Address
Geschwister Scholl Platz 1
80539 Muenchen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Markus Schwarz (Dr.)
Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster
Germany
EU contribution
€ 67 620
Address
Schlossplatz 2
48149 Muenster
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Volker Arolt (Prof.)
ACADEMISCH ZIEKENHUIS GRONINGEN
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 73 831
Address
Hanzeplein 1
9713 GZ Groningen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Willem A. Nolen (Prof.)
ADVANCED PRACTICAL DIAGNOSTICS
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 212 433
Address
Raadsherenstraat 3
2300 Turnhout
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Aye-Mu Myint (Dr.)
EDI Experimentelle Diagnostische Immunologie GmbH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 193 822
Address
Aspenhaustrasse
72770 Reutlingen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Thomas Joos (Dr.)
Foundation Biological Psychiatry
Bulgaria
EU contribution
€ 28 008
Address
Svilenitsa Str 8
1463 Sofia
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Olya Demireva (Dr.)
GENEURO INNOVATION SAS
France
EU contribution
€ 124 958
Address
Avenue Rockefeller 60
69008 Lyon
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Raphael Faucard (Dr.)
RADIOLOGY MORPHOLOGICAL SOLUTIONS BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 458 164
Address
Veldspaat 36
2651 RP Berkel En Rodenrijs
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
R. Mendes (Mr.)