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Tuning Tubulin Dynamics and Interactions to Face Neurotoxicity: a Multidisciplinary Approach for Training and Research

Project description

Training for a cure to treat neurodegenerative diseases

As populations get older, age-related neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer's disease and Parkinson's disease are increasing. Currently, neurodegenerative diseases are incurable. The EU-funded TubInTrain project aims to create the Elite European Doctorate School to encourage scientific efforts within a multidisciplinary, multisectoral cooperation. The goal is to train a new generation of early stage researchers (ESRs). This consortium of 14 partners and 7 beneficiaries will admit and supervise 13 fellows to impart scientific and management skills as well as expertise in several fields to prepare them for leadership and international collaboration.

Objective

TubInTrain is a Consortium of 7 beneficiaries and 14 partners from 6 European countries joining their forces to train 13 Early Stage Researchers (ESRs) for n European Joint Doctorate.
TubInTrain mission is to:
- develop an Elite European Doctorate School to train ESRs in the context of neurodegeneration as well as in essential scientific, entrepreneurial and management skills;
- create a multidisciplinary and multi-sectorial network for long-term cooperation in the research training of internationally oriented scientists for the global workplace;
- train a new generation of cutting-edge researchers/professionals for employment by highly attractive European Institutions.
The ESRs will work on an integrated innovative research project focused on the microtubules breakdown associated to neurodegenerative diseases and neurotoxicity. Despite the constant improvement in medical treatments, a significant leap in therapies for such diseases has been lacking for a long time. This calls for an ever-renewing effort in the investigation of their basic pathological mechanisms. This objective will be achieved through fertile collaborations between the partners, which have diverse expertise, ranging from computational chemistry to neurobiology.
The Consortium will manage the recruitment/supervision/assessment processes. Each ESR will be co-supervised by two Beneficiaries, delivering the double degree, and a Partner. Two secondments are planned to improve the ESR research and training programs with management skills. ESRs will benefit of lectures/Training Schools/Workshops integrating the local graduate programs. This process coaches ESRs to: rise to challenges, be flexible/adaptable, achieve valuable attributes for today’s knowledge-based environment, be ready for creative and leadership roles in industry/academy/public sectors. All the know-how built up among the Consortium will spread out to external groups through exposures, public engagement, network and outreach activities

Coordinator

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI MILANO
Net EU contribution
€ 1 045 998,72
Address
Via festa del perdono 7
20122 Milano
Italy

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Region
Nord-Ovest Lombardia Milano
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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Other funding
€ 0,00

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