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Integrated Precision Medicine Technologies Research Centre of Excellence

Objective

Most medical interventions are effective in only a small percentage of the patients. The multifactorial nature of disease and patient differences in presentation, genetics and exposures have been implicated as the causes. Precision medicine aims to maximize the effectiveness of medicine by tailoring the diagnosis and treatment to match individual patients. This proposal will establish an Integrated Precision Medicine Technologies Research Centre of Excellence, a multidisciplinary centre which will be a leader in the development of new technologies to further enable and accelerate the progress and application of precision medicine. The Centre will include all the essential fields: (i) modelling & simulations, (ii) intelligent systems & bioinformatics, (iii) imaging & biosignal analysis, (iv) digital & eHealth, (v) embedded systems & electronics, and (vi) sensing technologies (including nano), with support from (vii) biosciences and (viii) clinical validation. Initially, the clinical emphasis will be on tools and methods for relevant multifactorial diseases: cancer, neurodegenerative disorders and traumatic brain injury. The proposal is a collaboration between leading Cypriot and European institutions. The host, the University of Cyprus, is the country’s leading academic institution, with local partners including major medical centres as well as support from the Ministry of Health and other private organizations. The advanced partners are the Fraunhofer Institute for Biomedical Technology (BMT), Germany, and the Centre for Biomedical Research - Bioengineering, Biomaterials & Nanomedicine (CIBER-BBN), Spain. The experience of the partners, combined with the synergies created by this project, provide a great opportunity to establish a sustainable Centre which will (i) conduct vital and timely research, (ii) promote innovation, (iii) provide education and training to a new breed of scientists, (iv) improve the local research capacity, and (v) spearhead economic growth.

Call for proposal

H2020-WIDESPREAD-04-2017-TeamingPhase1
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Coordinator

UNIVERSITY OF CYPRUS
Address
Avenue Panepistimiou 2109 Aglantzi
1678 Nicosia
Cyprus
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 140 287,50

Participants (4)

KYPRIAKO IDRYMA EREVNON GIA TI MYIKI DISTROFIA
Cyprus
EU contribution
€ 68 750
Address
6 Iroon Avenue
2371 Agios Dometios
Activity type
Research Organisations
Ministry of Health of the Republic of Cyprus
Cyprus
EU contribution
€ 44 375
Address
1 Prodromou Street & 17 Chilonos Street 1 & 17
1448 Nicosia
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 81 860
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
CONSORCIO CENTRO DE INVESTIGACION BIOMEDICA EN RED M.P.
Spain
EU contribution
€ 64 725
Address
Calle Monforte De Lemos 5
28029 Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations