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Multidisciplinary European Joint Doctorate in the Design and Development of Glyco Drugs

Objective

The PhD4GlycoDrug consortium has a main goal to offer a European Joint Doctorate educational training network in Glyco-Drug Discovery and Development. The network combines 6 academic partners with long tradition in PhD training and accredited doctoral studies in Organic Chemistry, Medicinal Chemistry, Structural Biology and Pharmacology/Pharmacy. Non-academic partners, 5 SMEs and a research institute also constitute the consortium to offer intersectoral exposure and quality training in transferable skills to entrepreneurial ESRs.
So far, only a handful of registered drugs originate from glycoscience area. To pursue an innovative research project in such a timely scientific field of great interest for pharmaceutical industry, a specific set of competences is needed. Our network will focus on delivering expert researchers highly attractive for employment by the European Pharma-industry. To achieve the above objectives the main tasks of PhD4GlycoDrug are:
-to recruit and train 12 ESRs in a joint programme of cutting-edge training-by-research in glycoscience with high quality supervision, transferable skills training, and workshops/summer schools,
-to start and pursue innovative research projects on specific macromolecular targets that bind and/or modify carbohydrate ligands involving all steps of early drug discovery from target identification and validation, through modern drug design and specific glyco-chemistry, to hit discovery and hit-to-lead development focusing on physico-chemical and ADMET properties,
-to build a solid foundation for long-term European excellence in the glyco-drug discovery,
-to create a common core standard for a glycodrug curriculum in the Institutions involved, which could potentially become the seed of a common European standard on the subject, and
-to establish and foster long-term partnerships that will outlive the project to ensure continuance of the training and research.

Call for proposal

H2020-MSCA-ITN-2017
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Coordinator

UNIVERZA V LJUBLJANI
Address
Kongresni Trg 12
1000 Ljubljana
Slovenia
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 469 995,12

Participants (5)

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI MILANO
Italy
EU contribution
€ 516 122,64
Address
Via Festa Del Perdono 7
20122 Milano
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITEIT UTRECHT
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 510 748,56
Address
Heidelberglaan 8
3584 CS Utrecht
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITAT BASEL
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 530 453,52
Address
Petersplatz 1
4051 Basel
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
UNIVERSITE GRENOBLE ALPES
France
EU contribution
€ 525 751,20
Address
621 Avenue Centrale
38058 Grenoble
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

Partners (1)

UGA-Université Grenoble Alpes
France
Address
621, Avenue Centrale
38401 Saint Martin D'heres
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments