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Molecular Medicine for Bladder Cancer

Objective

BCMolMed integrates complementary and multi-disciplinary expertise of two main (research-intensive SME-academia) and five associate partners with the objective to generate a state of the art training platform on application-oriented biomarker research and systems biology. Special emphasis is placed on the efficient employment of proteomics and bioinformatics techniques to clinical research, and understanding clinical phenotypes in a spherical manner, in line to main EU research priorities. Research is applied to the identification of biomarkers and molecular determinants of bladder cancer recurrence and invasiveness, (with emphasis on extracellular matrix proteins), due to its clinical significance and availability of molecular data. The main industrial partner brings in commercial expertise and entrepreneurship, advanced proteomics technology and know-how on statistics, and a dynamic scientific commercial environment, highly complementing the academic partner bringing in knowledge on molecular biology and disease models disease, specific technologies and the “academic” ‘educational- focused” mentality. The associate partners provide complementary knowledge on molecular biology, systems biology, and clinical expertise and resources. Besides providing a solid scientific foundation in the fields of proteomics, bladder cancer research and systems biology, the training program has been designed to equip the ESRs with efficient cross-discipline communication skills capable to reach multiple target groups. A structured curriculum is proposed consisting of individual research projects, secondments between partners, and various training modules (courses, workshops, webinars). This integrative approach can be substantially beneficial and is expected to generate effective researchers and entrepreneurs in the fields of biomarker and drug target while providing valuable insight in bladder cancer molecular pathology and validated biomarkers.

Field of science

  • /medical and health sciences/clinical medicine/oncology/cancer/bladder cancer
  • /natural sciences/biological sciences/molecular biology
  • /medical and health sciences/clinical medicine/oncology/cancer
  • /natural sciences/biological sciences/biochemistry/biomolecules/proteins/proteomics

Call for proposal

FP7-PEOPLE-2012-ITN
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Funding Scheme

MC-ITN - Networks for Initial Training (ITN)

Coordinator

MOSAIQUES DIAGNOSTICS GMBH
Address
Rotenburger Strasse 20
30659 Hannover
Germany
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 443 745,62
Administrative Contact
Harald Mischak (Prof.)

Participants (1)

IDRYMA IATROVIOLOGIKON EREUNON AKADEMIAS ATHINON
Greece
EU contribution
€ 224 708,88
Address
Soranou Efesiou 4
115 27 Athina
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Dimitris Raptis (Mr.)