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MultIscale precision therapies for NeuroDEvelopmental Disorders

Objective

Neurodevelopmental disorders (NDD) represent an enormous burden for patients, their families, and society. Within EU, the incidence of autism spectrum disorders (ASD) is increasing to over 100 per 10,000 individuals. By comparison, new cases of brain cancers in EU are estimated to be 10 per 10,000. Also, the requirement for lifelong care has a dramatic impact on healthcare costs, with an average lifelong cost per ASD patient of ~ 3.0 MEuro.
The societal and economic impact, the growing incidence, and the lack of any cure call for radical changes in the way NDD are approached. At this aim, MINDED will integrate across three major technologies: nanomedicine, for the precise delivery of therapeutic and imaging agents; molecular neuroscience, for the identification of RNAs modulating key gene expression; cognitive neuroscience robotics, for the development of novel sensorimotor interventional approaches.
The integration of these technologies requires the establishment of a new class of scientists and entrepreneurs trained to stretch their knowledge over multiple disciplines and think outside conventional silos. MINDED bridges together different vertical silos building common foundations for future interdisciplinary careers.
The objective of MINDED is two-fold: develop a highly interdisciplinary post-doctoral training program by integrating nanomedicine, neuroscience and robotics; involve fellows in activities aimed at developing multiscale technologies for NDD. This will be achieved via two training paths: a scientist path, engaging fellows in the development of novel diagnosis and treatment approaches for NDD; a business developer path, engaging fellows on the integration of biomedical technologies in the clinic.
MINDED fellows will constitute a new class of scientists and entrepreneurs capable of developing novel treatment and diagnosis approaches for complex genetic diseases and shaping the future integration of nanomedicine and robotics with neurosciences.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/biological sciences/molecular biology/molecular neuroscience
  • /medical and health sciences/medical biotechnology/nanomedicine
  • /natural sciences/biological sciences/neurobiology
  • /natural sciences/biological sciences/neurobiology/neuroscience/cognitive neuroscience
  • /engineering and technology/electrical engineering, electronic engineering, information engineering/electronic engineering/robotics
  • /natural sciences/biological sciences/neurobiology/neuroscience

Call for proposal

H2020-MSCA-COFUND-2016
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Funding Scheme

MSCA-COFUND-FP - Fellowship programmes

Coordinator

FONDAZIONE ISTITUTO ITALIANO DI TECNOLOGIA
Address
Via Morego 30
16163 Genova
Italy
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 3 398 400

Partners (15)

UNIVERSITE PARIS-SUD
France
Address
Rue Georges Clemenceau 15
91405 Orsay Cedex
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
DURHAM COUNTY COUNCIL
United Kingdom
Address
County Hall
DH1 5UJ Durham
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
TEL AVIV UNIVERSITY
Israel
Address
Ramat Aviv
69978 Tel Aviv
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSIDADE DO MINHO
Portugal
Address
Largo Do Paco
4704 553 Braga
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
DEUTSCHES KREBSFORSCHUNGSZENTRUM HEIDELBERG
Germany
Address
Im Neuenheimer Feld 280
69120 Heidelberg
Activity type
Research Organisations
LULEA TEKNISKA UNIVERSITET
Sweden
Address
Universitetsomradet Porson
971 87 Lulea
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
Radboud university medical center
Netherlands
Address
Geert Grooteplein-zuid 10
6500 HB Nijmegen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SCUOLA INTERNAZIONALE SUPERIORE DI STUDI AVANZATI DI TRIESTE
Italy
Address
Via Bonomea 265
34136 Trieste
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FEDERALE DE LAUSANNE
Switzerland
Address
Batiment Ce 3316 Station 1
1015 Lausanne
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ALMA MATER STUDIORUM - UNIVERSITA DI BOLOGNA
Italy
Address
Via Zamboni 33
40126 Bologna
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE LELAND STANFORD JUNIOR UNIVERSITY
United States
Address
Serra Mall 450
94305 2004 Stanford
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM JULICH GMBH
Germany
Address
Wilhelm Johnen Strasse
52428 Julich
Activity type
Research Organisations
CHARLES RIVER DISCOVERY RESEARCH SERVICES FINLAND OY
Finland
Address
Microkatu 1
70210 Kuopio
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON
United Kingdom
Address
Gower Street
WC1E 6BT London
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments