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MARie CuRIe AGEing Network

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 316964

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 October 2012

  • End date

    30 September 2016

Funded under:

FP7-PEOPLE

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 955 362,86

  • EU contribution

    € 3 955 362,86

Coordinated by:

ACADEMISCH ZIEKENHUIS GRONINGEN

Netherlands

Objective

"One of achievements of developed societies has been the remarkable extension of human lifespan. In the upcoming decades the number of Europeans with advanced age will increase dramatically. It is evident that age-associated diseases will become much more prevalent. This poses challenges for society but also opportunities for commercial enterprises that develop strategies to combat deleterious consequences of ageing. However, our understanding of the mechanisms that contribute to ageing and its associated pathologies remain superficial and therapeutic or nutritional interventions unexplored. The complex nature of ageing as a scientific field calls for a multidisciplinary approach where teams of academic and industrial researchers join forces. The objective of this Network is to provide training in the biology of ageing to 11 Early Stage and 4 Experienced Researchers. We have assembled a premier group of scientists that focus their activities on the molecular mechanisms that underlie ageing, with an emphasis on how maintenance of genomic integrity in self-renewing tissues is preserved under different metabolic rates. The key aim of this training program is the elucidation of the molecular pathway by which intrinsic genomic integrity can be modified by the extrinsic rate of metabolism. Our Network consists of 10 full and 2 associated partners, representing 7 Member states and Switzerland and Canada, and include 4 commercial enterprises. Multiple complementary training schemes have been implemented in the Network. These include specific research projects (including multiple academic and industrial secondments), a variety of dedicated courses organized by the academic partners of the Network, and finally, training organized by the industrial partners of the Network. Trainees will become experts in the multidisciplinary field of ageing, and are expected to constitute future leaders in the field of ageing science and shape commercial activities in this realm."

Coordinator

ACADEMISCH ZIEKENHUIS GRONINGEN

Address

Hanzeplein 1
9713 Gz Groningen

Netherlands

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 589 440,06

Administrative Contact

Helena Rico (Dr.)

Participants (10)

ERASMUS UNIVERSITAIR MEDISCH CENTRUM ROTTERDAM

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 245 111,45

ACADEMISCH ZIEKENHUIS LEIDEN

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 213 106,75

UNIVERSITAET ULM

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 230 318,88

KOBENHAVNS UNIVERSITET

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 577 408,94

IDRYMA TECHNOLOGIAS KAI EREVNAS

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 452 387,75

UNIVERSITAET ZU KOELN

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 452 387,75

UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 543 958,80

MILTENYI BIOTEC GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 199 050,72

DSM Nutritional Products Ltd

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 221 872,88

LEIBNIZ-INSTITUT FUR ALTERNSFORSCHUNG - FRITZ-LIPMANN-INSTITUT EV (FLI) LEIBNIZ INSTITUTE ON AGING - FRITZ LIPMANN INSTITUTE EV (FLI)

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 230 318,88

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 316964

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 October 2012

  • End date

    30 September 2016

Funded under:

FP7-PEOPLE

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 955 362,86

  • EU contribution

    € 3 955 362,86

Coordinated by:

ACADEMISCH ZIEKENHUIS GRONINGEN

Netherlands