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Gene2Skin - Roadmap for advanced genetic engineering-based skin therapies

Objetivo

Skin diseases and disorders are among the most common health problems worldwide and are associated with a considerable burden. It encompasses psychological, social and financial consequences not only on the patients, but also on their families and on society. Chronic and incurable skin diseases/disorders, such as bullous disorders, fibrosis and ulcers, are associated with significant morbidity in the form of physical discomfort and impairment of patients' quality of life; moreover, malignant diseases, such as malignant melanoma and basal cell and squamous cell carcinomas, are associated to substantial mortality. Advances in the field of skin tissue engineering and regenerative medicine have been progressively paving the way to develop innovative therapeutics but much is yet to be achieved. Deeper understanding of the molecular mechanisms underlying these diseases/disorders can be the key to further unravel advanced therapies.
By establishing the linking between two of the best European Institutions that complement each other and that are the best in their field of research UMINHO will be able to, with the support of the leading Institutions, start reinforcing the network of collaborations within this field, establishing fruitful partnerships and improve the quality and the innovative nature of the developed research reaching excellence. Per se, these outcomes will promote the strengthening of the interaction between GENE2SKIN partners and will allow taking the research of excellence to the next level by fostering the successive transfer of technology at different levels. Ultimately GENE2SKIN will define a strategic plan to potentiate and propose, respectively under and behind the scope of GENE2SKIN, better and safer advanced therapies for skin disorders/diseases.

Coordinador

UNIVERSIDADE DO MINHO
Aportación neta de la UEn
€ 530 603,75
Dirección
Largo Do Paco
4704 553 Braga
Portugal

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Región
Continente Norte Cávado
Tipo de actividad
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Aportación de fuera de la UE
€ 0,00

Participantes (2)

ROYAL COLLEGE OF SURGEONS IN IRELAND
Irlanda
Aportación neta de la UEn
€ 202 178,75
Dirección
St Stephen's Green 123
2 Dublin

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Región
Ireland Northern and Western Border
Tipo de actividad
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Aportación de fuera de la UE
€ 0,00
KING'S COLLEGE LONDON
United Kingdom
Aportación neta de la UEn
€ 259 286,25
Dirección
Strand
WC2R 2LS London

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Región
London Inner London — West Westminster
Tipo de actividad
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Aportación de fuera de la UE
€ 0,00