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Organoids for Virus Research - An innovative training-ETN programme

Objective

OrganoVIR (Organoids for Virus Research) will train young researchers (ESRs) in the field of organoids and virology. Human viral infection studies lack suitable experimental models as animal models or conventional 2-dimensional (2D) cell cultures do not translate to human infection. OrganoVIR makes use of the breakthrough in the culturing of primary human cells into 3D cultures (organoids). Within this ETN programme, organoids will be used for the first time to study human viral infections in their natural environment.
OrganoVIR includes leading partners in virology and organoid technology covering 7 academic institutes, 3 life science companies, 1 organoid technology private company, 2 non-profit organisations, a national public health institute and a business school originating from 8 countries.
The aim is to introduce and establish human organoids as superior models for viral pathogenesis studies and antiviral testing, thus replacing animal models and reducing animal use. OrganoVIR provides a full package ETN programme for ESRs to learn the science of innovative 3D culture systems for virus research as well as financial, commercial, ethical, communicative, policy and dissemination aspects for optimal valorization. The projects are intensified by significant secondments at commercial, governmental and non-profit partner institutes.
OrganoVIR provides:
- High-ranked scientific and technical training in an interdisciplinary, intersectoral and international top research project
- Training in transferrable managerial skills, including a pre-MBA
- Implementation of innovative organoid technology for viral pathogenesis studies and antiviral development
- Innovation in organoid technology by co-culture design and high throughput screening.
OrganoVIR combines frontier research with an innovative training programme in a complementary network, certifying high impact scientists.

Call for proposal

H2020-MSCA-ITN-2018
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Funding Scheme

MSCA-ITN-ETN - European Training Networks

Coordinator

ACADEMISCH MEDISCH CENTRUM BIJ DE UNIVERSITEIT VAN AMSTERDAM
Address
Meibergdreef 15
1105AZ Amsterdam
Netherlands
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 531 239,76

Participants (9)

KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 768 960
Address
Oude Markt 13
3000 Leuven
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIWERSYTET JAGIELLONSKI
Poland
EU contribution
€ 454 957,20
Address
Ul. Golebia 24
31007 Krakow
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
DANMARKS TEKNISKE UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 297 522
Address
Anker Engelundsvej 1 Bygning 101 A
2800 Kgs Lyngby
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
STEMCELL TECHNOLOGIES UK LTD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 303 172,56
Address
Building 7100 Cambridgde Research Park Beach Drive Waterbeach
CB25 9TL Cambridge
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSITEIT UTRECHT
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 265 619,88
Address
Heidelberglaan 8
3584 CS Utrecht
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
CHARLES RIVER NEDERLAND BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 265 619,88
Address
Darwinweg 24
2333 CR Leiden
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSITE DE GENEVE
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 281 276,64
Address
Rue Du General Dufour 24
1211 Geneve
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITEIT VAN AMSTERDAM
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 265 619,88
Address
Spui 21
1012WX Amsterdam
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITE CLERMONT AUVERGNE
France
EU contribution
€ 549 604,08
Address
49 Bd Francois Mitterrand
63000 Clermont Ferrand
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

Partners (5)

Organome LLC
United States
Address
1812 Ashland Drive
21205 Baltimore, Md,
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
STICHTING PROEFDIERVRIJ* DUTCH SOCIETY FOR THE REPLACEMENT OF ANIMAL TESTING
Netherlands
Address
Groot Hertoginnelaan 201
2517 ES Den Haag
Activity type
Other
RIJKSINSTITUUT VOOR VOLKSGEZONDHEID EN MILIEU
Netherlands
Address
Antonie Van Leeuwenhoeklaan 9
3721 MA Bilthoven
Activity type
Research Organisations
EPITHELIX SARL
Switzerland
Address
Chemin Des Aulx 14
1228 Plan Les Ouates
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
KONINKLIJKE NEDERLANDSE AKADEMIE VAN WETENSCHAPPEN - KNAW
Netherlands
Address
Kloveniersburgwal 29 Het Trippenhuis
1011 JV Amsterdam
Activity type
Other