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.
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