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Mastering skills in the training Network for attention deficit hyperactivity and autism spectrum Disorders

Objective

Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and autism spectrum disorders (ASD) are frequent, chronic and highly heritable neurodevelopmental disorders. Despite their societal importance, progress in understanding disease biology has been slow and no curative treatment options are available.
The pan-European training network MiND aims to educate a new generation of researchers in the field of neurodevelopmental disorders, through innovation-oriented research combined with highly interdisciplinary and intersectoral international training.
Research and training in MiND span state-of-the-art topics in the fields of ADHD, ASD and their yet un-investigated overlap. We combine advanced (epi-)genetics approaches with bioinformatics and develop novel cell and animal models of increasing complexity to understand pathomechanisms. Integrated with research in large human DNA-neuroimaging-cognition data sets, we push forward the understanding of the biology leading from gene to cognition and disease. Our mechanistic work is embedded in a framework exploring alternative disease definitions for ADHD and ASD across the lifespan and working towards improved treatment: we use novel cognitive assessments, we probe the microbiome for dietary interventions reducing symptoms and evaluate mindfulness training as non-pharmacological treatment options, in addition to developing new compounds for pharmacological treatment optimization and individualization. The strategic collaboration of world-leading academic groups, research-intensive commercial enterprises and patient organisations will deliver 15 young, scientifically excellent researchers which are optimally prepared for private sector and academic careers.
MiND can be expected to impact patients and society by improving our understanding of disease biology, by developing novel diagnostic and treatment strategies, and by raising awareness for the necessity of research of neurodevelopmental disorders from childhood to adulthood.

Call for proposal

H2020-MSCA-ITN-2014
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Coordinator

STICHTING RADBOUD UNIVERSITEIT
Address
Houtlaan 4
6525 XZ Nijmegen
Netherlands
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 766 122,84

Participants (12)

STICHTING KARAKTER
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 255 374,28
Address
Horalaan 5
6717 LX Ede
Activity type
Other
UNIVERSITY OF LEICESTER
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 273 287,88
Address
University Road
LE1 7RH Leicester
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
KING'S COLLEGE LONDON
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 478 253,79
Address
Strand
WC2R 2LS London
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
KAROLINSKA INSTITUTET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 263 659,32
Address
Nobels Vag 5
17177 Stockholm
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITAT DE BARCELONA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 247 872,96
Address
Gran Via De Les Corts Catalanes 585
08007 Barcelona
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
BRAINGAZE SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 123 936,48
Address
Calle Nou 29
08360 Canet De Mar
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FUNDACIO HOSPITAL UNIVERSITARI VALL D'HEBRON - INSTITUT DE RECERCA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 123 936,48
Address
Passeig Vall D Hebron 119-129 Edificio De Recerca
08035 Barcelona
Activity type
Research Organisations
EUROFINS MEDIGENOMIX GMBH

Participation ended

Germany
EU contribution
€ 62 304,12
Address
Anzinger Strasse 7 A
85560 Ebersberg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
JOHANN WOLFGANG GOETHE-UNIVERSITAET FRANKFURT AM MAIN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 436 128,84
Address
Theodor W Adorno Platz 1
60323 Frankfurt Am Main
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITAETSKLINIKUM WUERZBURG - KLINIKUM DER BAYERISCHEN JULIUS-MAXIMILIANS-UNIVERSITAT
Germany
EU contribution
€ 124 608,24
Address
Josef-schneider-strasse 2
97080 Wurzburg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITETET I BERGEN
Norway
EU contribution
€ 572 550,48
Address
Museplassen 1
5020 Bergen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
FUNDACIO CENTRE DE REGULACIO GENOMICA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 185 904,72
Address
Carrer Doctor Aiguader 88
08003 Barcelona
Activity type
Research Organisations

Partners (9)

RESEARCH FOUNDATION OF THE CITY UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK
United States
Address
West 41St Street 230 7Th Floor
10036 New York
Activity type
Other
Scandinavian Development Services
Sweden
Address
Svärdvägen 3B
18233 Danderyd
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
VIEW POINT
France
Address
Technoparc Saone Valle
01390 Civrieux
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Aktogen Limited
United Kingdom
Address
Gilbert Road 72
CB4 3PD Cambridge
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
BRAIN INNOVATION BV
Netherlands
Address
Oxfordlaan 55
6229 EV Maastricht
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
PRESTWICK CHEMICAL SAS
France
Address
Boulevard Gonthier D'andernach
67400 Illkirch-graffenstaden
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
NIZO FOOD RESEARCH BV
Netherlands
Address
Kernhemseweg 2
6718 ZB Ede Gld
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ADHD-Europe
Belgium
Address
Rue Washington 40
1050 Brussels
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
AUTISME-EUROPE AISBL
Belgium
Address
Rue Montoyer 39
1000 Bruxelles
Activity type
Other