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Reactive oxygen species (ROS) as Elixirs against chronic Disease: OXidative regulatory mechanisms In T cells and neutrophils.

Objective

We are proposing a four-year programme of knowledge transfer and networking between University of Surrey (SURREY, UK), Aston University (ASTON, UK), Friedrich-Alexander Universitat (UKER, Germany) and Redoxis AB (Redoxis, Sweden). The project targets an emerging area of biology, i.e. reactive oxygen species (ROS)-mediated regulation of immunology and ageing; it brings together the application of small molecule candidate drugs to generate ROS and uses innovative approaches to biomarker identification in models of chronic immune disease. This research has significant potential for application in human health and is of particular relevance to the ageing population.
Training, knowledge transfer and skills exchange in this emergent area is important to extend the EU’s reach through cutting edge expertise. Interchange in this way will facilitate and promote early career researcher development into tomorrow’s research leaders. It will encourage new, cross-European collaboration between academia and industry. This tri-partite consortium brings together groups with very complementary expertise for knowledge exchange to benefit early career researchers: ASTON – in the biochemical analyses of ROS; SURREY in thiol oxidation and effects in vitro and ex vivo on and within immune cells relevant for biomarker development in chronic disease; UKER - in animal models of chronic diseases such as systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and arthritis; and Redoxis on development of novel drugs that stimulate production of ROS from the NOX2 enzyme as means to modulate chronic inflammation. The project objectives and challenges present a balanced mix between industrial application and basic science, with a focus on knowledge transfer and drug development. Through future collaborative funding, we anticipate far-reaching applications of redox modulators to manage chronic disease and increase the knowledge of both autoimmunity and ageing of the immune system.

Call for proposal

H2020-MSCA-RISE-2014
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Funding Scheme

MSCA-RISE - Marie Skłodowska-Curie Research and Innovation Staff Exchange (RISE)

Coordinator

UNIVERSITY OF SURREY
Address
Stag Hill
GU2 7XH Guildford
United Kingdom
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 40 500

Participants (3)

REDOXIS AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 13 500
Address
Medicon Village Scheelevagen 2
223 81 Lund
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSITATSKLINIKUM ERLANGEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 58 500
Address
Maximiliansplatz 2
91054 Erlangen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ASTON UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 31 500
Address
Aston Triangle
B4 7ET Birmingham
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments