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Training European Experts in Inflammation: from the molecular players to animal models and the bedside

Objective

INFLANET, with full support from academia and industry, will train 15 future scientific experts of inflammation through a combination of individual research projects, collaborative efforts, and interdisciplinary and intersectoral training. The prevalence of chronic inflammatory diseases in western societies is 5-7%, having a major impact on quality of life and healthcare costs. Accelerating the pace of anti-inflammatory drug discovery and deepening insights into drug actions poses a formidable challenge. This requires a comprehensive understanding of inflammatory processes, allowing us to link the underlying genetic, molecular and cellular events to the physiological processes in inflamed tissues. The ultimate goal of INFLANET is to provide innovative solutions for key bottlenecks in the inflammation field. To this end, we aim to:
(1) Understand how inflammatory signals are detected, integrated by inflammasome platforms, and propagated into tissues
(2) Take omics approaches to elucidate the genetic bases of inflammatory disorders and inform therapeutic strategies
(3) Use cutting-edge intravital imaging strategies in animal models to study molecular and cellular mechanisms of inflammatory processes, and anti-inflammatory drugs actions
(4) Develop original mathematical modelling tools to analyse the wealth of data generated, to inform disease model development, and to provide tools for physicians to understand the pathological basis of inflammatory disorders
Our unique training approach will unite scientists from very different fields of biology, including structural biologists, bioimagers, immunologists, and geneticists, with mathematicians, programmers and modellers. Moreover, our intersectoral training will foster business thinking and entrepreneurship. Together, INFLANET will deliver a complete curriculum for the next generation inflammation scientists, mastering phenomenological understanding, medical imaging, high content screening and therapeutic strategies.

Field of science

  • /medical and health sciences/health sciences/inflammatory diseases
  • /medical and health sciences/clinical medicine/radiology/medical imaging

Call for proposal

H2020-MSCA-ITN-2020
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Funding Scheme

MSCA-ITN-ETN - European Training Networks

Coordinator

UNIVERSITE DE MONTPELLIER
Address
163 Rue Auguste Broussonnet
34090 Montpellier
France
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 824 406,12

Participants (11)

UNIVERSITEIT LEIDEN
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 265 619,88
Address
Rapenburg 70
2311 EZ Leiden
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
INSTITUT PASTEUR
France
EU contribution
€ 274 802,04
Address
Rue Du Docteur Roux 25-28
75724 Paris Cedex 15
Activity type
Research Organisations
SLOVENSKA TECHNICKA UNIVERZITA V BRATISLAVE
Slovakia
EU contribution
€ 233 246,88
Address
Vazovova 5
81243 Bratislava
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EOTVOS LORAND TUDOMANYEGYETEM
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 229 715,28
Address
Egyetem Ter 1-3
1053 Budapest
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
THE UNIVERSITY OF SHEFFIELD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 303 172,56
Address
Firth Court Western Bank
S10 2TN Sheffield
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
STICHTING KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 531 239,76
Address
Geert Grooteplein Noord 9
6525 EZ Nijmegen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSIDAD DE MURCIA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 250 904,88
Address
Avenida Teniente Flomesta S/n - Edificio Convalecencia
30003 Murcia
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
THE UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 303 172,56
Address
Old College, South Bridge
EH8 9YL Edinburgh
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
TATRAMED SOFTWARE SRO
Slovakia
EU contribution
€ 233 246,88
Address
Liscie Udolie 9
841 04 Bratislava
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ACQUIFER IMAGING GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 252 788,40
Address
Hans-bunte-strasse 8
69123 Heidelberg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)