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Multi-scale Biological Modalities for Physiological Human Articulation

Objective

Musculoskeletal diseases (MSD) and related disorders are often considered as an inevitable consequence of aging and they account for the largest fraction of temporary and permanent disability. It is the leading cause of disability in the EU and accounts for more than half of all chronic conditions in people over 50 years of age in developed countries. The burden of MSD and related disorders presents thus a compelling argument for greater understanding through expanding research and training of experts. As recognized by the EU strategic approach white paper (2007) – “Together for health” and the subsequent green paper (2008) – “On the European workforce for health”, the advances in sciences and the rapid developments in new technologies are revolutionizing how we promote health and predict, prevent and treat illness. The goal of Multi-scale Biological modalities for physiological human articulation (MultiScaleHuman) is to research by training a body of early stage researchers (ESR) and experienced researchers (ER) in the creation of a multi-scale biological data visualization and knowledge management system for improved understanding, diagnosis and treatment of physiological human articulation. MultiScaleHuman will narrow its ambitious research towards a very important and challenging healthcare problem of MSD and related disorders. This will be achieved through initiating a network of ESR/ER with training provided from a three-sector-research consortium which involves academic (education), hospital (social actors) and private (industry) sectors. MultiScaleHuman will provide a unique training program, from technical to complementary skills learning by fully exploiting the training opportunities that Marie Curie ITN provides and by building a consortium of partners that brings multi-disciplinary skills in the understanding and treatment of physiological articulations in MSD and related disorders.

Call for proposal

FP7-PEOPLE-2011-ITN
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Funding Scheme

MC-ITN - Networks for Initial Training (ITN)

Coordinator

UNIVERSITE DE GENEVE
Address
Rue Du General Dufour 24
1211 Geneve
Switzerland
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 907 184
Administrative Contact
Nadia Magnenat-Thalmann (Prof.)

Participants (6)

LES HOPITAUX UNIVERSITAIRES DE GENEVE
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 511 782
Address
Rue Gabrielle Perret Gentil 4
1205 Geneve 14
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Osman Ratib (Prof.)
UNIVERSIDADE DO MINHO
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 442 004
Address
Largo Do Paco
4704 553 Braga
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Rui Luis Gonçalves Dos Reis (Prof.)
MEDIZINISCHE HOCHSCHULE HANNOVER
Germany
EU contribution
€ 475 472
Address
Carl-neuberg-strasse 1
30625 Hannover
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Frank Dittrich (Mr.)
CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 513 992
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 7
00185 Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Michela Spagnuolo (Dr.)
SOFTECO SISMAT SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 236 024
Address
Via De Marini 1
16149 Genova
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Gianni Viano (Mr.)
GOTTFRIED WILHELM LEIBNIZ UNIVERSITAET HANNOVER
Germany
EU contribution
€ 475 472
Address
Welfengarten 1
30167 Hannover
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Franz-Erich Wolter (Prof.)