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Training network for Research on molecUlar and Biomechanical Interactions in CONnective tissue disorders

Objective

RUBICON will establish a global network for staff exchange of scientists and for research training focussed on connective tissue disorders. It will bring together leading scientific groups from 5 European and 5 non-European countries who will study the molecular and biomechanical factors involved in the pathophysiology of connective tissues, including tendons, cartilage and bone. The ambitious objectives of RUBICON are to increase our knowledge of the mechanisms underlying diverse connective tissue disorders, identify commonalities and targetable pathways, and reinforce multidisciplinary awareness in this fundamental research field.
Researchers involved in secondments between RUBICON participants will investigate genetic determinants, circadian clock, extracellular matrix components, soluble biochemical factors and intracellular signalling pathways, ER stress and oxidative components involved in connective tissue homeostasis and pathogenesis. Extensive training during secondments will include new technologies and innovation, study design, interdisciplinary laboratory research, data analysis, research management, ethics in animal and human studies, and development of scientific and communication skills. All participating laboratories will ensure attractive working conditions in excellent and internationally recognised institutions, equipped with state-of-the-art instruments and excellent core facilities. Webinars, courses and meetings will provide additional opportunities for training and networking, also be open to external participants.
RUBICON is a unique interdisciplinary network including cell biologists, molecular biologists, animal biologists, morphologists, geneticists, biochemists and clinicians who will cross-fertilise their respective research fields. The long-term goal of RUBICON is to consolidate a class of young scientists to secure future developments in the connective tissue arena and create a solid basis for further collaboration in this field.

Coordinator

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DELL'AQUILA
Net EU contribution
€ 171 000,00
Address
Piazza Santa Margherita 2
67100 L Aquila
Italy

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Region
Sud Abruzzo L’Aquila
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 81 000,00

Participants (4)

UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 90 000,00
Address
Kings Gate
NE1 7RU Newcastle Upon Tyne

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Region
North East (England) Northumberland and Tyne and Wear Tyneside
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 90 000,00
THE UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 144 000,00
Address
Oxford Road
M13 9PL Manchester

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Region
North West (England) Greater Manchester Manchester
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 18 000,00
ERASMUS UNIVERSITAIR MEDISCH CENTRUM ROTTERDAM
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 94 500,00
Address
Dr Molewaterplein 40
3015 GD Rotterdam

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Region
West-Nederland Zuid-Holland Groot-Rijnmond
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 81 000,00
REGION HOVEDSTADEN
Denmark
Net EU contribution
€ 108 000,00
Address
Kongens Vaenge 2
3400 Hillerod

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Region
Danmark Hovedstaden Nordsjælland
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00

Partners (5)

Partner

Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

UNIVERSITY OF CAPE TOWN
South Africa
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Private Bag X3
7701 Rondebosch

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 171 000,00
Partner

Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

ICAHN SCHOOL OF MEDICINE AT MOUNT SINAI
United States
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
One Gustave L Levy Place Box 1075
10029 6574 New York

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 40 500,00
Partner

Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

ANNA UNIVERSITY CHENNAI
India
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Sardar Patel Road
600025 Chennai

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 135 000,00
Partner

Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

THE UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG
Hong Kong
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Non-EU contribution
€ 81 000,00
Partner

Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

MURDOCH CHILDRENS RESEARCH INSTITUTE
Australia
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Non-EU contribution
€ 13 500,00