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Stromal Cell- Immune Cell Interactions in Health and Disease

Objective

STROMA is an Initial Training Network promoting the study of stromal cell – immune system interactions during stroma development and function in health and disease. In STROMA we have bought together world leading experts from academia and industry in Europe to address the key scientific questions in this emerging field. STROMA will promote the training of three Experienced Researchers (ER) and seventeen Early Stage Researchers (ESR) combining research and training in state-of-the-art multidisciplinary technologies. Through “hands on” and a “Virtual Learning Environment” STROMA will train the ESRs in the latest imaging, animal models, genomics, infectious biology and stromal biology technologies in collaboration with our industrial partners. STROMA will provide training in communications skills, ethics, plagiarism, grant writing, intellectual property rights, industrial skills training, project management, entrepreneurship, research policy, commercial exploitation of results and public engagement and develop a Personal Training Plan for each ESR and ER. Through network meetings and localized training the ESRs will receive additional training in complementary skills. STROMA is a highly interconnected network with each ER/ESR project involving multiple collaborations and secondments with other network participants including an extensive placement with our industrial partners. The importance of stromal cells and the molecular mechanism of stromal cell function in the regulation of immune responses have only recently been appreciated and are an exciting new area in immunology. The purpose of STROMA is to ensure that Europe retains global leadership in this emerging field and translates basic research on stroma-immune cell interactions to novel products and technologies for European industry.

Call for proposal

FP7-PEOPLE-2011-ITN
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Coordinator

UNIVERSITY OF YORK
Address
Heslington
YO10 5DD York North Yorkshire
United Kingdom
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 1 139 401,38
Administrative Contact
David Hudson (Mr.)

Participants (11)

UNIVERSITEIT MAASTRICHT
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 76 056,39
Address
Minderbroedersberg 4
6200 MD Maastricht
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Jan De Boer (Prof.)
ERASMUS UNIVERSITAIR MEDISCH CENTRUM ROTTERDAM
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 252 082,74
Address
Dr Molewaterplein 40
3015 GD Rotterdam
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Selma Ergisi (Ms.)
PROBIOGEN AG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 234 876,39
Address
Goethestrasse 54
13086 Berlin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Andrea Hauptmann (Ms.)
MEDIMMUNE LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 236 638,61
Address
Milstein Building Granta Park
CB21 6GH Cambridge
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Hazel Jones (Dr.)
KANTONSSPITAL ST. GALLEN
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 504 936,69
Address
Rorschacherstrasse 95
9007 St. Gallen
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Burkhard Ludewig (Prof.)
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
EU contribution
€ 262 345,62
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Christine Brunel (Dr.)
MILTENYI BIOTEC GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 203 712,32
Address
Friedrich Ebert Strasse 68
51429 Bergish Gladbach
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Sabrina Schmitz (Ms.)
INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY AUSTRIA
Austria
EU contribution
€ 248 295,30
Address
Am Campus 1
3400 Klosterneuburg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Bruno Woeran (Mr.)
UNIVERSITE DE RENNES I
France
EU contribution
€ 521 503,73
Address
Rue Du Thabor 2
35065 Rennes Cedex
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Yolaine Bompays (Ms.)
INSTITUTO DE MEDICINA MOLECULAR JOAO LOBO ANTUNES
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 220 204,56
Address
Avenida Prof Egas Moniz
1649 028 Lisboa
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Margarida Pinto Gago (Dr.)
UNIVERSITEIT TWENTE

Participation ended

Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 396 128,18
Address
Drienerlolaan 5
7522 NB Enschede
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Ferdinand Damhuis (Mr.)