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Academia and Industry Collaboration for Digital Pathology

Objective

Advances in digital pathology are generating huge volumes of whole slide and tissue microarray images which are providing new insights into the causes of some of today’s most devastating diseases. They also present tremendous opportunities for developing and evaluating new and more effective treatments that may revolutionize the care of patients with cancers and other diseases. The challenge is to exploit the new and emerging digital pathology technologies effectively in order to process and model all the heterogeneous tissue-derived data. This requires joint research projects and collaborative programmes between academia and industry. Thus, biomedical scientists will be equipped with broad knowledge and tools of modern imaging and data processing as well as analysis technologies, whereas engineers with have an understanding of the complex disease processes and the clinical needs. This will help developing efficient and innovative products to fulfil the needs of digital pathology. The AIDPATH project addresses this challenge through a focused research, including research training aiming to knowledge sharing and career development in this emerging multidisciplinary field. AIDPATH will research and develop: a) state of the art medical image display technology for digital pathology, b) novel image analysis solutions and knowledge discovery tools for future pathology diagnosis and research and c) state of the art solutions for biomarker evaluation and quantification. The first application will be breast cancer, though the applicability of the implemented methods and tools to other major diseases will be analysed.

Field of science

  • /medical and health sciences/basic medicine/pathology
  • /medical and health sciences/clinical medicine/oncology/cancer
  • /medical and health sciences/clinical medicine/oncology/cancer/breast cancer
  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/data science/data processing

Call for proposal

FP7-PEOPLE-2013-IAPP
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Funding Scheme

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

Coordinator

UNIVERSIDAD DE CASTILLA - LA MANCHA
Address
Calle Altagracia 50
13071 Ciudad Real
Spain
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 325 630,17
Administrative Contact
Maria Llanos Carrión Varela (Ms.)

Participants (10)

ASTRAZENECA UK LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 635 236,14
Address
1 Francis Crick Avenue Cambridge Biomedical Campus
CB2 0AA Cambridge
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Chris Womack (Prof.)
BARCO NV
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 420 097,70
Address
President Kennedypark 35
8500 Kortrijk
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Dominique Segers (Dr.)
TISSUEGNOSTICS GMBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 475 881,83
Address
Taborstrasse 10/2
1020 Vienna
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Rupert Ecker (Dr.)
Leica Microsystems CMS GmbH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 188 845,92
Address
Ernst-leitz-strasse 3
35578 Wetzlar
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Sean Costello (Dr.)
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI UDINE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 154 195,60
Address
Via Palladio 8
33100 Udine
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Vincenzo Della Mea (Dr.)
UNIVERSITATEA DE MEDICINA SI FARMACIE GR.T.POPA IASI
Romania
EU contribution
€ 108 527,74
Address
Strada Universitatii 16
700115 Iasi
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Daniela Drugus (Prof.)
THE UNIVERSITY OF NOTTINGHAM
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 224 226,20
Address
University Park
NG7 2RD Nottingham
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Paul Cartledge (Mr.)
SERVICIO DE SALUD DE CASTILLA LA MANCHA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 164 898,76
Address
Avenida Rio Guadiana 4
45007 Toledo
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Marcial García-Rojo (Dr.)
VIESOJI ISTAIGA VILNIAUS UNIVERSITETO LIGONINE SANTAROS KLINIKOS
Lithuania
EU contribution
€ 136 632,92
Address
Santariskiu G 2
08661 Vilnius
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Arvydas Laurinavicius (Prof.)
LOUGHBOROUGH UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 187 516,12
Address
Ashby Road
LE11 3TU Loughborough
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Christopher Malins (Dr.)