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Development and disease of the renal tract

Objective

The renal tract (kidneys, the ureters, bladder) is a complex organ system crucial for maintaining the body homeostasis. This organ system arises from different precursor pools through a complex program of patterning, differentiation and morphogenesis in embryonic development. Alteration of this program leads to renal tract malformations (RTM) that are incompatible with a healthy life. While some of these RTM can be surgically corrected, others develop into chronic entities that may lead to renal failure; the burden for the patients and for the socio-economic impact for the health systems is immense. Although congenital RTM are amongst the most frequent human birth defects, the different programs that direct normal and pathological development have remained poorly understood.
The RENALTRACT training network aims to address these deficits and provide a better understanding of the programs that underlie RTM and provide solutions to clinical problems. This shall be achieved by using a multidisciplinary team approach with partners working in complementary disciplines (developmental biology, renal physiology, Omics, clinical medicine). RENALTRACT has unique and distinguishing features by uniting studies on components of the urinary tract, by building a bridge between basic and clinician scientists and by combining state of the art methods from a number of complementary fields in a variety of animal models.
RENALTRACT aims to establish a first class multidisciplinary training program for outstanding Early-Stage Researchers (ESRs) to provide a group of young scientists with expert knowledge to envision and embark on novel therapies of renal tract malformations in the future. ESRs will benefit from an excellent working environment with state-of-the-art technologies and supervision by international leaders in the field and an inter-disciplinary approach. This will be complemented by intersectoral exposure and exchange between the RENALTRACT public and private participants.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/biological sciences/developmental biology
  • /medical and health sciences/basic medicine/physiology/homeostasis
  • /social sciences/sociology/demography/fertility
  • /medical and health sciences/clinical medicine
  • /medical and health sciences/basic medicine/physiology

Call for proposal

H2020-MSCA-ITN-2014
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Funding Scheme

MSCA-ITN-ETN - European Training Networks

Coordinator

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
France
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 1 051 502,40

Participants (8)

UNIVERSITY OF GLASGOW
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 546 575,76
Address
University Avenue
G12 8QQ Glasgow
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
THE UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 273 287,88
Address
Oxford Road
M13 9PL Manchester
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
MEDIZINISCHE HOCHSCHULE HANNOVER
Germany
EU contribution
€ 249 216,48
Address
Carl-neuberg-strasse 1
30625 Hannover
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITATSKLINIKUM HEIDELBERG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 373 824,72
Address
Im Neuenheimer Feld 672
69120 Heidelberg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
OULUN YLIOPISTO
Finland
EU contribution
€ 269 145,36
Address
Pentti Kaiteran Katu 1
90014 Oulu
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
MOSAIQUES DIAGNOSTICS GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 249 216,48
Address
Rotenburger Strasse 20
30659 Hannover
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ACQUIFER AG

Participation ended

Germany
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Freiburger Strasse 1-3
75179 Pforzheim
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
DITABIS DIGITAL BIOMEDICAL IMAGING SYSTEMS AG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 124 608,24
Address
Freiburgerstrasse 3
75179 Pforzheim
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)