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Disruptive materials, technologies & approaches to unravel the role of Astrocytes in brain function and dysfunction: towards to Glial interfaces

Project description

Emerging technologies to unveil the role of astrocytes in brain physiology and pathology

Accumulating evidence indicates that astrocytes play an important role in brain function. However, scientists lack the appropriate technology to study these cells and unveil their implication in disease. To address this problem, the EU-funded ASTROTECH project will develop tools for recording and manipulating astrocytes, ex vivo, in silico and in pathological models of epilepsy, glioma and depression, including biomaterials and nanostructures for studying these cells in vitro. The project will also train early-stage researchers in biomaterial science, photonics, electronics alongside optogenetics, neuroscience, glial physiology and biology. Collectively, the project's results and activities will provide a more complete understanding of brain health and disorders and fuel future astrocyte research.

Coordinator

CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE
Net EU contribution
€ 784 499,04
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 7
00185 Roma
Italy

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Region
Centro (IT) Lazio Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00

Participants (10)

THE CHANCELLOR MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 303 172,56
Address
Trinity Lane The Old Schools
CB2 1TN Cambridge

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Region
East of England East Anglia Cambridgeshire CC
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
USTAV EXPERIMENTALNI MEDICINY AKADEMIE VED CESKE REPUBLIKY VEREJNA VYZKUMNA INSTITUCE
Czechia
Net EU contribution
€ 234 871,56
Address
Videnska 1083
14220 Praha 4

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Region
Praha Hlavní město Praha
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
UNIVERSITE D'AIX MARSEILLE
France
Net EU contribution
€ 549 604,08
Address
Boulevard Charles Livon 58 Le Pharo
13284 Marseille

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Region
Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur Bouches-du-Rhône
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
BCAM - BASQUE CENTER FOR APPLIED MATHEMATICS
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 250 904,88
Address
Al Mazarredo 14
48009 Bilbao

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Region
Noreste País Vasco Bizkaia
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
INEB-INSTITUTO NACIONAL DE ENGENHARIA BIOMEDICA
Portugal
Net EU contribution
€ 237 720,24
Address
Rua Alfredo Allen 208
4200 135 Porto

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Region
Continente Norte Área Metropolitana do Porto
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI BARI ALDO MORO
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 261 499,68
Address
Piazza Umberto I 1
70121 Bari

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Region
Sud Puglia Bari
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
FONDAZIONE ISTITUTO ITALIANO DI TECNOLOGIA
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 261 499,68
Address
Via Morego 30
16163 Genova

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Region
Nord-Ovest Liguria Genova
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 250 904,88
Address
Calle Serrano 117
28006 Madrid

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Region
Comunidad de Madrid Comunidad de Madrid Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
AVANZARE INNOVACION TECNOLOGICA SL
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 250 904,88
Address
Avenida Lentiscares 4 6
26370 Navarrete

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Noreste La Rioja La Rioja
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
OPTOCEUTICS APS
Denmark
Net EU contribution
€ 595 044,00
Address
Diplomvej 381
2800 Kongens Lyngby

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Danmark Hovedstaden Københavns omegn
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00