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Rheumatoid Arthritis and Periodontal Inflammatory Disease (RAPID)

Objective

The most prevalent chronic inflammatory diseases of humans are complex disorders of multifactorial aetiology influenced by genes, the environment and their interactions. Periodontitis (PD) and rheumatoid arthritis (RA) are two such chronic inflammatory diseases associated with
significant morbidity and mortality, and have recently shown to have a bi-directional association. Moreover, the prevalence of both increases substantially with age, and given both the Europe-wide ageing population and the impact of both diseases upon the economy, health and quality of life, it is clear that novel and more cost effective approaches to management are urgently required.

A key research goal of this project is to improve understanding of the pathogenesis of RA and PD and their inter-relationships, through the study of common risk factors linked to the activation of host and bacterial derived protein citrullination, which subsequently generates pro-inflammatory
auto-antigens in the joints and periodontal tissues. Our vision is that enhanced biological understanding in this area will inform the future development of new approaches to disease prevention, early diagnosis and novel therapies. RAPID aims to provide a significant contribution to
this by establishing a first class, dynamic training network of 12 partners and 5 associated partners for early career researchers who will be able to advance chronic inflammatory disease research by working across sectors and disciplines. The network is an interdisciplinary cooperative of medical and dental clinicians, epidemiologists, bio-scientists, industrial scientists, media and commercialization specialists. The aim of the Training Programme is to increase the knowledge base and experience of trainees in the different research areas and to develop their
transferable skills for future careers in industry or academia, whilst advancing the field through new discovery.

Call for proposal

FP7-PEOPLE-2011-ITN
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Coordinator

THE UNIVERSITY OF BIRMINGHAM
Address
Edgbaston
B15 2TT Birmingham
United Kingdom
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 679 835,01
Administrative Contact
May Chung (Ms.)

Participants (13)

KAROLINSKA INSTITUTET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 334 610,01
Address
Nobels Vag 5
17177 Stockholm
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Caroline Hamilton
Jagiellonian University in Krakow
Poland
EU contribution
€ 316 977,99
Address
Ul. Golebia 24
31007 Krakow
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Jan Potempa (Prof.)
CHARITE - UNIVERSITAETSMEDIZIN BERLIN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 324 357,01
Address
Chariteplatz 1
10117 Berlin
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Janine Heyder (Ms.)
DEUTSCHES INSTITUT FUER ERNAEHRUNGSFORSCHUNG POTSDAM REHBRUECKE
Germany
EU contribution
€ 280 305,01
Address
Arthur-scheunert-allee 114-116
14558 Nuthetal
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Judith Schaefer (Dr.)
ASTON UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 261 200,01
Address
Aston Triangle
B4 7ET Birmingham
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Helen Griffiths (Prof.)
AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
Spain
EU contribution
€ 380 367
Address
Calle Serrano 117
28006 Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Eusebio Jiménez Arroyo (Mr.)
UNIVERSITY OF GLASGOW
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 261 200,01
Address
University Avenue
G12 8QQ Glasgow
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Joe Galloway (Mr.)
ANAXOMICS BIOTECH SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 228 204
Address
Calle Diputacio 237, P 1 Pta 1
08007 Barcelona
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Vesna Radovanovic (Ms.)
IMAGEN BIOTECH LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 261 200,01
Address
Grafton Street 48
M13 9XX Manchester
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Gareth Griffiths (Dr.)
UNIVERSITAET GREIFSWALD
Germany
EU contribution
€ 226 625,01
Address
Domstrasse 11
17489 Greifswald
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Gunter Gotal (Mr.)
UNILEVER INNOVATION CENTRE WAGENINGEN BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 105 925
Address
Bronland 14
6708 WH Wageningen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Judith Bismeijer (Ms.)
THE CHANCELLOR, MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 261 200,01
Address
Wellington Square University Offices
OX1 2JD Oxford
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Stephen Conway (Dr.)
UNIVERSITETET I BERGEN
Norway
EU contribution
€ 390 145
Address
Museplassen 1
5020 Bergen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Liv-Grethe Gudmundsen (Ms.)