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Development of Biomaterial-based Delivery Systems for Parkinson’s disease - an Integrated Pan-European Approach

Objective

BrainMatTrain focuses on a comprehensive understanding of Parkinson’s disease (PD), from basics to translation, fully supported by 8 full partners partner organisation (4 research institutions, 2 hospitals, 2 SMEs) and one partner organisation (SME specialist in device design). This ETN will educate and train 15 Earlty Stage Researchers (ESRs) in functioanlised biomaterials, materials science, functionlisation strategies, molecular biology, stem cell biology, in vitro model systems, in vivo neuroimaging, animal models and prototype design. Recruited ESRs will receive compulsory discipline-specific, generic and complementary transferable skills training. BrainMatTrain will develop multi-modal collagen reservoir scaffolds incorporating moieties targetitng the neuroinflammatoiry and neuroprotective phases of the underlying pathology of Parkinson’s disease. The researchers will undertake cross-disciplinary and intersectorial research projects, which when married together will deliver a novel, biomaterial-based, therapeutic device for the treatment of Parkinson’s disease. The research training programme is designed to ensure high-calibre graduates, best placed to secure employment in the private or public sector. Fellows will experience both private and public sector research and development environments through a considered secondment plan.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/biological sciences/cell biology
  • /medical and health sciences/basic medicine/pathology
  • /medical and health sciences/medical biotechnology/cells technologies/stem cells
  • /engineering and technology/industrial biotechnology/biomaterials
  • /natural sciences/biological sciences/molecular biology
  • /medical and health sciences/basic medicine/neurology/parkinson
  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/employment

Call for proposal

H2020-MSCA-ITN-2015
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Funding Scheme

MSCA-ITN-ETN - European Training Networks

Coordinator

NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND GALWAY
Address
University Road
H91 Galway
Ireland
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 1 328 373

Participants (7)

MEDIZINISCHE UNIVERSITAT INNSBRUCK
Austria
EU contribution
€ 255 934,08
Address
Christoph Probst Platz 1
6020 Innsbruck
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
LUNDS UNIVERSITET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 527 318,64
Address
Paradisgatan 5C
22100 Lund
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
France
EU contribution
€ 525 751,20
Address
Rue Leblanc 25
75015 Paris 15
Activity type
Research Organisations
DANMARKS TEKNISKE UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 290 081,88
Address
Anker Engelundsvej 1 Bygning 101 A
2800 Kgs Lyngby
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
STICHTING KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 255 374,28
Address
Geert Grooteplein Noord 9
6525 EZ Nijmegen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
COLLAGEN SOLUTIONS (UK) LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 546 575,76
Address
3 Robroyston Oval Nova Business Park
G33 1AP Glasgow
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ORBSEN THERAPEUTICS LIMITED
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 265 674,60
Address
Unit 1 Galway Business Park
H91 Galway
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)