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Training network for Research on molecUlar and Biomechanical Interactions in CONnective tissue disorders

Objective

RUBICON will establish a global network for staff exchange of scientists and for research training focussed on connective tissue disorders. It will bring together leading scientific groups from 5 European and 5 non-European countries who will study the molecular and biomechanical factors involved in the pathophysiology of connective tissues, including tendons, cartilage and bone. The ambitious objectives of RUBICON are to increase our knowledge of the mechanisms underlying diverse connective tissue disorders, identify commonalities and targetable pathways, and reinforce multidisciplinary awareness in this fundamental research field.
Researchers involved in secondments between RUBICON participants will investigate genetic determinants, circadian clock, extracellular matrix components, soluble biochemical factors and intracellular signalling pathways, ER stress and oxidative components involved in connective tissue homeostasis and pathogenesis. Extensive training during secondments will include new technologies and innovation, study design, interdisciplinary laboratory research, data analysis, research management, ethics in animal and human studies, and development of scientific and communication skills. All participating laboratories will ensure attractive working conditions in excellent and internationally recognised institutions, equipped with state-of-the-art instruments and excellent core facilities. Webinars, courses and meetings will provide additional opportunities for training and networking, also be open to external participants.
RUBICON is a unique interdisciplinary network including cell biologists, molecular biologists, animal biologists, morphologists, geneticists, biochemists and clinicians who will cross-fertilise their respective research fields. The long-term goal of RUBICON is to consolidate a class of young scientists to secure future developments in the connective tissue arena and create a solid basis for further collaboration in this field.

Field of science

  • /medical and health sciences/basic medicine/physiology/homeostasis
  • /medical and health sciences/basic medicine/physiology/pathophysiology
  • /humanities/philosophy, ethics and religion/ethics
  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/data science/data analysis

Call for proposal

H2020-MSCA-RISE-2015
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Funding Scheme

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

Coordinator

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DELL'AQUILA
Address
Piazza Santa Margherita 2
67100 L Aquila
Italy
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 171 000

Participants (4)

UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 90 000
Address
Kings Gate
NE1 7RU Newcastle Upon Tyne
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
THE UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 144 000
Address
Oxford Road
M13 9PL Manchester
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ERASMUS UNIVERSITAIR MEDISCH CENTRUM ROTTERDAM
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 94 500
Address
Dr Molewaterplein 40
3015 GD Rotterdam
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
REGION HOVEDSTADEN
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 108 000
Address
Kongens Vaenge 2
3400 Hillerod
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)

Partners (5)

UNIVERSITY OF CAPE TOWN
South Africa
Address
Private Bag X3
7701 Rondebosch
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ICAHN SCHOOL OF MEDICINE AT MOUNT SINAI
United States
Address
One Gustave L Levy Place Box 1075
10029 6574 New York
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ANNA UNIVERSITY CHENNAI
India
Address
Sardar Patel Road
600025 Chennai
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
THE UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG
Hong Kong
Address
Pokfulam Road
Pokfulam
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
MURDOCH CHILDRENS RESEARCH INSTITUTE
Australia
Address
Flemington Road Rch
3052 Parkville
Activity type
Research Organisations