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Academia-Industry Research and Development Opportunities for Picornaviruses

Objective

Viruses belonging to the large family of Picornaviridae such as enteroviruses, rhinoviruses and parechoviruses represent the most commonly encountered infectious agents in mankind. Several research groups in Europe are active on different aspects of picornavirus research. Nevertheless, prevalence, transmission, and pathogenesis are still largely unknown and no therapy is available for picorna infections. Within the present AIROPico project, the partners now are teaming up to combine the disciplines of pathogenesis, diagnostics and therapy development in order to understand disease and to develop effective antiviral treatments.The present AIROPico project will provide interdisciplinary education and training to university scientists and company researchers, through intersectoral staff exchange and collaboration in the context of a highly innovative research and development project on picornavirus biology, diagnostics and therapy.

The general aim of this project is to build up a sustainable, interdisciplinary, integrated academia-industry consortium to explore and unravel mechanisms of human picornavirus pathogenesis and to develop fast diagnostics, novel treatment options and additional therapy strategies.

The project partners (all active in the field of picornaviruses from different perspectives) will work closely together on biological characterization of virus types, diagnostics and therapy development. The project will concentrate on combining knowledge, experiences and new research techniques (through secondments, recruitment and training) in a focused and joint collaborative effort, needed to tackle the health problems due to picornaviruses, but also needed to tackle the challenges faced in the development and marketing of new diagnostics and treatments.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/biological sciences/microbiology/virology

Call for proposal

FP7-PEOPLE-2013-IAPP
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Funding Scheme

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

Coordinator

ACADEMISCH MEDISCH CENTRUM BIJ DE UNIVERSITEIT VAN AMSTERDAM
Address
Meibergdreef 15
1105AZ Amsterdam
Netherlands
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 548 129,02
Administrative Contact
Frank Groen (Mr.)

Participants (9)

TURUN AMMATTIKORKEAKOULU

Participation ended

Finland
Address
Joukahaisenkatu 3A
20520 Turku
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Petri Susi (Dr.)
HELSINGIN YLIOPISTO
Finland
EU contribution
€ 428 797,20
Address
Yliopistonkatu 3
00014 Helsingin Yliopisto
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Katariina Vainio-Mattila (Ms.)
ARCDIA INTERNATIONAL OY LTD
Finland
EU contribution
€ 232 317,53
Address
Lemminkaisenkatu 32
20520 Turku
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Aleksi Soini (Dr.)
TURUN AMMATTIKORKEAKOULU OY

Participation ended

Finland
EU contribution
€ 205 850,91
Address
Joukahaisenkatu 3A
20520 Turku
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Petri Susi (Dr.)
KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 183 157,70
Address
Oude Markt 13
3000 Leuven
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Monique Vanhaeren (Ms.)
TIB MOLBIOL SYNTHESELABOR GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 253 122,79
Address
Eresburgstrasse 22-23
12103 Berlin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Olfert Landt (Mr.)
AB BCN S.L.
Spain
EU contribution
€ 356 906,69
Address
Lg Bellaterra Parc De Recerca
08193 Cerdanyola Del Valles
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
José Vicente Costa Leja (Mr.)
PROTOBIOS OU
Estonia
EU contribution
€ 199 266,80
Address
Maealuse 4
12618 Tallinn
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Inga Allik (Mrs.)
TURUN YLIOPISTO
Finland
EU contribution
€ 134 792,35
Address
Yliopistonmaki
20014 Turku
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Mari Riipinen (Dr.)