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European Glaucoma Research Training Program-Plus

Objective

Glaucoma is the most common age-related neurodegenerative eye-disease in western society and one of the four major blinding eye diseases. If untreated or detected too late, glaucoma will end in blindness, yielding a profound loss of quality of life for the individual and major costs to society. Given the vast complexity of glaucoma, to advance assessment and therapy beyond the current state-of-the-art, we need a new generation of researchers who are deeply knowledgeable about and intimately familiar with the many different approaches for study all aspects of glaucoma and the aging visual system: from functional test to anatomy, from gene to ganglion cell, from retina to brain. However, current knowledge is fragmented and so is the corresponding training. Very few researchers have been adequately trained which severely limits progress. Well-trained teams of dedicated glaucoma researchers are pivotal to integrate and extend the highly specialized knowledge, and to make a real difference for the patient.
To overcome this problem, EGRET+ – the European Glaucoma Research Training Program Plus– has the aim of teaching young researchers in how to a) acquire new, quantitative knowledge on glaucoma and the aging visual system, and b) apply this new knowledge to boost innovation in glaucoma care in both the public and private sectors. This will: 1) enable the development of new tools for the early detection and cost-effective monitoring of glaucoma; 2) inspire the development and implementation of new treatments; 3) contribute to our understanding of the relationships between various neurodegenerative diseases, and 4) contribute to improving healthy aging in general. This new knowledge therefore has tremendous potential to positively impact the lives of millions of European citizens.

Field of science

  • /medical and health sciences/clinical medicine/ophthalmology/glaucoma
  • /medical and health sciences/clinical medicine/ophthalmology
  • /social sciences/educational sciences/pedagogy/teaching

Call for proposal

H2020-MSCA-ITN-2015
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Funding Scheme

MSCA-ITN-ETN - European Training Networks

Coordinator

ACADEMISCH ZIEKENHUIS GRONINGEN
Address
Hanzeplein 1
9713 GZ Groningen
Netherlands
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 1 276 871,40

Participants (7)

OTTO-VON-GUERICKE-UNIVERSITAET MAGDEBURG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 747 649,44
Address
Universitaetsplatz 2
39106 Magdeburg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ACADEMISCH MEDISCH CENTRUM BIJ DE UNIVERSITEIT VAN AMSTERDAM
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 255 374,28
Address
Meibergdreef 15
1105AZ Amsterdam
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
CITY UNIVERSITY OF LONDON
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 546 575,76
Address
Northampton Square
EC1V 0HB London
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
OCUSPECTO OY
Finland
EU contribution
€ 269 145,36
Address
Kaarinantie 700
20540 Turku
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
IMPLANDATA OPHTALMIC PRODUCTS GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 249 216,48
Address
Kokenstrasse 5
30159 Hannover
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSITE CLERMONT AUVERGNE
France
EU contribution
€ 262 875,60
Address
49 Boulevard Francois Mitterrand
63000 Clermont-ferrand
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ECHODIA
France
EU contribution
€ 262 875,60
Address
Biopole Clermont-limagne
63360 Saint-beauzire
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)

Partners (6)

AMO GRONINGEN BV
Netherlands
Address
Van Swietenlaan 5
9728 NX Groningen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
THE AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL UNIVERSITY
Australia
Address
Liversidge Street 1 Building 67C
0200 Canberra
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
STICHTING KONINKLIJKE VISIO, EXPERTISECENTRUM VOOR SLECHTZIENDE EN BLINDE MENSEN
Netherlands
Address
Amersfoortsestraatweg 180
1272RR Huizen
Activity type
Other
EUROGRANT GMBH
Germany
Address
Strehlener Strasse 14
01069 Dresden
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
TURUN YLIOPISTO
Finland
Address
Yliopistonmaki
20014 Turku
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Heidelberg Engineering GmbH
Germany
Address
Max-jareckistr. 8
69115 Heidelberg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)