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ALK Activation as a target of TRAanslational Science (ALKATRAS): Break free from cancer

Objective

This ETN is embedded into an established international research programme; The European Research Initiative on Anaplastic Lymphoma Kinase (ALK)-related malignancies (ERIA; www.erialcl.net) is an existing and functional network of 13 partners, which will cosset and nurture a cohort of early stage researchers to become confident, competent, independent and well-connected European scientists with excellent career perspectives. ERIA was instigated to coordinate research into ALK-related malignancies to facilitate the development of less-toxic and more efficacious therapies. ALK is increasingly recognised as a prevalent oncogene in a number of human malignancies and therefore poses a prominent clinical problem, which requires coordinated research into its oncogenic mechanisms. ERIA now conducts a collaborative multidisciplinary research programme at the interface of biomedical and bio-mechanistic approaches, which will be an excellent environment to train the next generation of European scientists. The 15 recruited fellows will be incorporated into international academic study groups (all partners of the ERIA network) to perform high calibre research and also will be exposed to environments from other sectors to broaden their experience. Secondments will include technical training within individual laboratories and SMEs (TissueGnostics, Galkem, Cambridge Life Sciences, Sofigen and Varionostics) as well as large Pharma (Roche). Training through research will be complemented with a balanced programme of transferable skills and access to local courses. The training of each fellow will be guided by a personal career development plan and supervised by a PhD committee panel. The primary goal of the network is to train the recruited fellows by participation in an internationally competitive research programme and integrating them into an international network. Thereby providing competence in state-of-the-art research and development at the forefront of translational science.

Field of science

  • /medical and health sciences/clinical medicine/oncology/cancer

Call for proposal

H2020-MSCA-ITN-2015
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Funding Scheme

MSCA-ITN-ETN - European Training Networks

Coordinator

THE CHANCELLOR MASTERS AND SCHOLARSOF THE UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE
Address
Trinity Lane The Old Schools
CB2 1TN Cambridge
United Kingdom
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 546 575,76

Participants (12)

MEDIZINISCHE UNIVERSITAET WIEN
Austria
EU contribution
€ 511 868,16
Address
Spitalgasse 23
1090 Wien
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
LUDWIG BOLTZMANN GESELLSCHAFT GMBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 255 934,08
Address
Nussdorfer Strasse 64 6 Stock
1090 Wien
Activity type
Research Organisations
Masarykova univerzita
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 232 422,48
Address
Zerotinovo Namesti 9
60177 Brno Stred
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EBERHARD KARLS UNIVERSITAET TUEBINGEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 249 216,48
Address
Geschwister-scholl-platz
72074 Tuebingen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITA' DEGLI STUDI DI MILANO-BICOCCA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 258 061,32
Address
Piazza Dell'ateneo Nuovo 1
20126 Milano
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
INSTITUT NATIONAL DE LA SANTE ET DE LA RECHERCHE MEDICALE
France
EU contribution
€ 262 875,60
Address
Rue De Tolbiac 101
75654 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
CHARITE - UNIVERSITAETSMEDIZIN BERLIN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 249 216,48
Address
Chariteplatz 1
10117 Berlin
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI TORINO
Italy
EU contribution
€ 258 061,32
Address
Via Giuseppe Verdi 8
10124 Torino
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
JUSTUS-LIEBIG-UNIVERSITAET GIESSEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 249 216,48
Address
Ludwigstrasse 23
35390 Giessen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
INSTITUT GUSTAVE ROUSSY
France
EU contribution
€ 262 875,60
Address
Rue Camille Desmoulins 39
94805 Villejuif
Activity type
Research Organisations
GOETEBORGS UNIVERSITET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 263 659,32
Address
Vasaparken
405 30 Goeteborg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITAETSKLINIKUM FREIBURG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 249 216,48
Address
Hugstetter Strasse 49
79106 Freiburg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

Partners (10)

Naked Science Ltd
United Kingdom
Address
West Green, Barrington 36
CB22 7SA Cambridge
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
TISSUEGNOSTICS GMBH
Austria
Address
Taborstrasse 10/2
1020 Vienna
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Roche Austria GmbH
Austria
Address
Engelhorngasse 3
1211 Vienna
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
GALKEM SRL
Italy
Address
Via Italia 46
20900 Monza
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
BIOLUTION GMBH
Austria
Address
Helmut Qualtinger Gasse 2/2
1030 Wien
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
VARIONOSTIC GMBH
Germany
Address
Soflinger Strasse 100
89077 Ulm
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CESAR CENTRAL EUROPEAN SOCIETY FOR ANTICANCER DRUG RESEARCH EWIV
Austria
Address
Hanglussgasse 4 1 3
1150 Wien
Activity type
Research Organisations
MEDIZINISCHE UNIVERSITAT GRAZ
Austria
Address
Auenbruggerplatz 2
8036 Graz
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Cambridge Life sciences
United Kingdom
Address

Cambridge
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Sofigen
Czechia
Address

Brno
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)