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Excellence Hub on Phase Transitions in Aging and Age-Related Disorders

Project description

Molecular biology collaboration to tackle late-onset diseases

Age-related diseases such as cancer and neurodegenerative disorders have become a public concern in Europe today due to the ageing population. The field of molecular biology is very promising for shedding light on late-onset diseases with a focus on incapacitating, age-related conditions. Portugal’s Instituto de Biologia Molecular e Celular (IBMC/i3S) has attracted international attention for its work in this domain. However, its scientists need to increase their competitivity in systems biology, bioinformatics and advanced biophysics. The EU-funded PhasAGE project will organise practical courses at the IBMC/i3S to offer the available knowledge in the field of phase transitions in ageing and age-related disorders. A unique collaborative network will be established between the IBMC/i3S, the Universities of Padua and Barcelona and the Vlaams Instituut voor Biotechnologie. Moreover, a European excellence hub will contribute to research and teaching quality.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/biological sciences/molecular biology

Call for proposal

H2020-WIDESPREAD-2020-5
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Funding Scheme

CSA - Coordination and support action

Coordinator

INSTITUTO DE BIOLOGIA MOLECULAR E CELULAR-IBMC
Address
Rua Alfredo Allen 208
4200 135 Porto
Portugal
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 522 991,25

Participants (3)

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI PADOVA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 122 500
Address
Via 8 Febbraio 2
35122 Padova
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSIDAD AUTONOMA DE BARCELONA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 117 500
Address
Calle Campus Universitario Sn Cerdanyola V
08290 Cerdanyola Del Valles
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
VIB VZW
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 136 750
Address
Rijvisschestraat 120
9052 Zwijnaarde - Gent
Activity type
Research Organisations