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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.

Call for proposal

H2020-MSCA-ITN-2020
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Funding Scheme

MSCA-ITN-ETN - European Training Networks

Coordinator

CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 7
00185 Roma
Italy
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 784 499,04

Participants (10)

THE CHANCELLOR MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 303 172,56
Address
Trinity Lane The Old Schools
CB2 1TN Cambridge
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
USTAV EXPERIMENTALNI MEDICINY AKADEMIE VED CESKE REPUBLIKY VEREJNA VYZKUMNA INSTITUCE
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 234 871,56
Address
Videnska 1083
14220 Praha 4
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITE D'AIX MARSEILLE
France
EU contribution
€ 549 604,08
Address
Boulevard Charles Livon 58
13284 Marseille
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
BCAM - BASQUE CENTER FOR APPLIED MATHEMATICS
Spain
EU contribution
€ 250 904,88
Address
Al Mazarredo 14
48009 Bilbao
Activity type
Research Organisations
INEB-INSTITUTO NACIONAL DE ENGENHARIA BIOMEDICA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 237 720,24
Address
Rua Alfredo Allen 208
4200 135 Porto
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI BARI ALDO MORO
Italy
EU contribution
€ 261 499,68
Address
Piazza Umberto I 1
70121 Bari
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
FONDAZIONE ISTITUTO ITALIANO DI TECNOLOGIA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 261 499,68
Address
Via Morego 30
16163 Genova
Activity type
Research Organisations
AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
Spain
EU contribution
€ 250 904,88
Address
Calle Serrano 117
28006 Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
AVANZARE INNOVACION TECNOLOGICA SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 250 904,88
Address
Avenida Lentiscares 4 6
26370 Navarrete
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
OPTOCEUTICS APS
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 595 044
Address
Diplomvej 381
2800 Kongens Lyngby
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)