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Joint Training and Research Program on Lifespan Regulation Mechanisms in Health and Disease

Objective

Aging is an inexorable homeostatic failure of complex but largely unknown aetiology that leads to increased vulnerability to disease with enormous consequences on the quality of individual lives and the overall cost to society. Although, aging is driven by limitations in somatic maintenance, it is also subject to regulation by evolutionarily highly conserved molecular pathways. Indeed, macromolecular damage may drive the functional decline with aging; however, a battery of conserved, longevity assurance mechanisms may set the pace on how rapidly damage builds up and function is lost over time. Human efforts over the last centuries have succeeded in substantially lengthening lifespan, allowing aging to become a common feature of western societies. However, The discouraging complexity of the aging process, the noticeable lack of tools to study it, and a shortage of experimentally tractable model systems have made it significantly challenging to unravel the molecular basis of the processes that cause loss of bodily functions and degeneration of cells and tissues with advancing age. HealthAge was carefully designed to create a joint European program of excellence in training and research with a core intellectual focus on the functional role of “Lifespan Regulation Mechanisms in Health and Disease”. To tackle this, HealthAge combines top-level, state-of-the-art and interdisciplinary research skills that range from basic molecular mechanisms and ‘omics’ level understanding to translational research and clinical applications. This interdisciplinary strategy will allow us to gain functional insight into the fundamental mechanisms regulating longevity as well as to develop a series of rationalized intervention strategies aimed at counteracting age-related diseases.

Call for proposal

H2020-MSCA-ITN-2018
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Funding Scheme

MSCA-ITN-ETN - European Training Networks

Coordinator

IDRYMA TECHNOLOGIAS KAI EREVNAS
Address
N Plastira Str 100
70013 Irakleio
Greece
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 486 035,28

Participants (14)

KLINIKUM DER UNIVERSITAET ZU KOELN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 252 788,40
Address
Kerpener Strasse 62
50937 Koeln
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FEDERALE DE LAUSANNE
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 281 276,64
Address
Batiment Ce 3316 Station 1
1015 Lausanne
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
FUNDACIO INSTITUT DE RECERCA BIOMEDICA (IRB BARCELONA)
Spain
EU contribution
€ 250 904,88
Address
Carrer Baldiri Reixac 10-12 Parc Scientific De Barcelona
08028 Barcelona
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI PADOVA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 261 499,68
Address
Via 8 Febbraio 2
35122 Padova
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
EU contribution
€ 274 802,04
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
TEL AVIV UNIVERSITY
Israel
EU contribution
€ 263 500,92
Address
Ramat Aviv
69978 Tel Aviv
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ACADEMISCH ZIEKENHUIS GRONINGEN
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 265 619,88
Address
Hanzeplein 1
9713 GZ Groningen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
LXREPAIR
France
EU contribution
€ 274 802,04
Address
5 Avenue Du Grand Sablon Biopolis
38700 La Tronche
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
GENEVIA TECHNOLOGIES OY
Finland
EU contribution
€ 280 805,76
Address
Hameenkatu 14 C 33
33100 Tampere
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
AMAZENTIS SA

Participation ended

Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Parc Scientifique Epfl, Pse-c
1015 Ecublens
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
PROTATOUANS - ETAIREIA EREYNAS VIOTECHNOLOGIAS MONOPROSOPI ETAIREIA PERIORISMENIS EYTHINIS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 243 017,64
Address
Odos Navarchou Votsi 3
16675 Glyfada
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSITAT BASEL
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 281 276,64
Address
Petersplatz 1
4051 Basel
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITE DE LAUSANNE
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 243 017,55
Address
Quartier Unil-centre Bâtiment Unicentre
1015 Lausanne
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
NAGI BIOSCIENCE SA
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 281 276,64
Address
Batiment C Epfl Innovation Park
1015 Lausanne
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)

Partners (5)

SCUOLA INTERNAZIONALE SUPERIORE DI STUDI AVANZATI DI TRIESTE
Italy
Address
Via Bonomea 265
34136 Trieste
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITAET ZU KOELN
Germany
Address
Albertus Magnus Platz
50931 Koeln
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
PANEPISTIMIO KRITIS
Greece
Address
University Campus Gallos
74100 Rethimno
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITE DE GENEVE
Switzerland
Address
Rue Du General Dufour 24
1211 Geneve
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ETAIRIA DIACHIRISIS KAI ANAPTIXIS EPISTIMONIKOU KAI TECHNOLOGIKOU PARKOU KRITIS AE
Greece
Address
Nikolaou Plastira 100 Vasilika Vouton
70013 Heraklion
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)