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Accelerated Early staGe drug diScovery

Objective

The development of effective novel drugs - especially for rare and neglected diseases - is one of the biggest challenges of the upcoming decades, as illustrated by the recent Ebola outbreak. Moreover, European innovation in new drug registrations is dramatically falling behind compared to the US and Asia.
The principal aim of the AEGIS ITN is to implement the first comprehensive, intersectoral cross-disciplinary and structured curriculum for doctoral students in the European Research Area by establishing a unique training platform for the next generation of European researchers in early drug discovery. A significant added value is provided through networking with key European pharmaceutical companies. A key research aim of AEGIS is improving the efficiency and success of early stage drug development by combining innovative methods and techniques to tackle difficult but promising targets (i.e. protein-protein interactions), as potentially valuable drug targets are often neglected due to the high risk associated with their validation.
The consortium joins leading academic and industry researchers in an open innovation environment for innovative drug development in Europe. It is supported by several additional partners and stakeholders in the field. Integrated training of the fellows takes place at the host institute and by secondments, research schools and individual training within the AEGIS network. The scientific training includes complementary skills, management, intellectual property rights, fund raising, communication and career planning. AEGIS will improve the availability of a highly skilled workforce for European industries and research, greatly enhance the employability and the career perspectives of young researchers for academia as well as for industry, and will be the seed of a sustainable development in innovative drug discovery, in particular for rare and neglected diseases.

Field of science

  • /medical and health sciences/health sciences/infectious disease/RNA virus/ebola
  • /social sciences/other social sciences/social sciences interdisciplinary/sustainable development
  • /natural sciences/biological sciences/biochemistry/biomolecules/proteins/proteomics

Call for proposal

H2020-MSCA-ITN-2015
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Funding Scheme

MSCA-ITN-ETN - European Training Networks

Coordinator

HELMHOLTZ ZENTRUM MUENCHEN DEUTSCHES FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM FUER GESUNDHEIT UND UMWELT GMBH
Address
Ingolstadter Landstrasse 1
85764 Neuherberg
Germany
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 498 432,96

Participants (10)

PHILIPPS UNIVERSITAET MARBURG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 498 432,96
Address
Biegenstrasse 10
35037 Marburg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
RIJKSUNIVERSITEIT GRONINGEN
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 510 748,56
Address
Broerstraat 5
9712CP Groningen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UPPSALA UNIVERSITET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 263 659,32
Address
Von Kraemers Alle 4
751 05 Uppsala
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
INSTITUT PASTEUR
France
EU contribution
€ 525 751,20
Address
Rue Du Docteur Roux 25-28
75724 Paris Cedex 15
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIWERSYTET JAGIELLONSKI
Poland
EU contribution
€ 224 137,44
Address
Ul. Golebia 24
31007 Krakow
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EIDGENOESSISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE ZUERICH
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 265 226,76
Address
Raemistrasse 101
8092 Zuerich
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
NOVARTIS PHARMA AG
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 265 226,76
Address
Lichtstrasse 35
4056 Basel
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
RIDGEVIEW INSTRUMENTS AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 263 659,32
Address
Skillsta 4
74020 Vange
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ASTRAZENECA AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 263 659,32
Address
Vastra Maelarhamnen
151 85 Sodertaelje
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
GIOTTO BIOTECH SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 258 061,32
Address
Via Madonna Del Piano 6
50019 Sesto Fiorentino Fi
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)

Partners (15)

MAX-PLANCK-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER WISSENSCHAFTEN EV
Germany
Address
Hofgartenstrasse 8
80539 Muenchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH
United States
Address
University Place 123
15213 Pittsburgh
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
MAX-PLANCK-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER WISSENSCHAFTEN EV
Germany
Address
Hofgartenstrasse 8
80539 Muenchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET MUENCHEN
Germany
Address
Arcisstrasse 21
80333 Muenchen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ENAMINE LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY,RESEARCH AND PRODUCTION ENTERPRISE
Ukraine
Address
78 Chervonotkatska Str.
02094 Kyiv
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Astex
Spain
Address
Hermanos Becquer 7
28006 Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIWERSYTET JAGIELLONSKI
Poland
Address
Ul. Golebia 24
31007 Krakow
Activity type
Other
INSTITUT NATIONAL DE LA SANTE ET DE LA RECHERCHE MEDICALE
France
Address
Rue De Tolbiac 101
75654 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
EURORDIS - EUROPEAN ORGANISATION FOR RARE DISEASES ASSOCIATION
France
Address
Rue Didot 96
75014 Paris
Activity type
Other
UNTERNEHMERTUM GMBH
Germany
Address
Lichtenbergstrasse 6
85748 Garching
Activity type
Other
Patentanwalt Dietmar Forstmeyer
Germany
Address
Oberanger 32
80331 München
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI FIRENZE
Italy
Address
Piazza San Marco 4
50121 Florence
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
RUHR-UNIVERSITAET BOCHUM
Germany
Address
Universitaetsstrasse 150
44801 Bochum
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT EINDHOVEN
Netherlands
Address
Groene Loper 3
5612 AE Eindhoven
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
TelesisPharma
Netherlands
Address
Hofstraat, 22
9712 JC Groningen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)