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Training, Research and Raising of Public Awareness in Cell Biology and Pathology of Neuroglia

Objective

The research in which the young scientists of the EU-GliaPhD consortium will be trained is centred on the role of neuron-glia interactions in brain function and pathology.
Prompted by exciting discoveries of recent years, many academic research groups are currently focussing their research on the field of neuron-glia interactions for a better understanding of brain function. Also the private sector such as the pharmaceutical industry pays more and more attention to the role of neuroglia in various neuropathologies. These research activities create an increasing demand for outstanding young neuroscientists to join academia or industry. To address this need for neuroscientists with a strong knowledge in neuron-glia interactions, the EU-GliaPhD consortium of recognized European neuroscientists decided to initiate a training network in which young scientists, the EU-GliaPhD fellows will be educated in collaborative research projects to study neuron-glia interactions at the molecular, cellular and systems level in the healthy and the diseased brain. A strong emphasis will lie on epilepsy, a multi-faceted, chronic neurological disorder characterized by the frequent recurrence of seizures.
The EU-GliaPhD consortium will focus on five important educational and training objectives:
1. Broad training in several current state-of-art technologies that are highly relevant for brain research
2. Teaching an in-depth understanding of molecular and cellular neurobiology and -pathology
3. Focused specialization in defined research projects
4. Training in dissemination of modern neuroscience research to expert and lay audiences
5. Education in soft skills such as article writing, oral presentations or research ethics
By studying epilepsy, fundamental questions on the cellular and molecular aspects of neuron-glia interaction can be addressed. Novel insight delivered by EU-GliaPhD may serve as basis for the development of novel strategies in treating brain disorders.

Call for proposal

H2020-MSCA-ITN-2016
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Coordinator

UNIVERSITAT DES SAARLANDES
Address
Campus
66123 Saarbrucken
Germany
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 498 432,96

Participants (12)

CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 516 122,64
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 7
00185 Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
FONDAZIONE IRCCS ISTITUTO NEUROLOGICO CARLO BESTA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 258 061,32
Address
Via Giovanni Celoria 11
20133 Milano
Activity type
Research Organisations
COLLEGE DE FRANCE
France
EU contribution
€ 262 875,60
Address
Place Marcelin Berthelot 11
75005 Paris
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
INSTITUT NATIONAL DE LA SANTE ET DE LA RECHERCHE MEDICALE
France
EU contribution
€ 262 875,60
Address
Rue De Tolbiac 101
75654 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITATSKLINIKUM BONN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 498 432,96
Address
Venusberg-campus 1
53127 Bonn
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ACADEMISCH MEDISCH CENTRUM BIJ DE UNIVERSITEIT VAN AMSTERDAM

Participation ended

Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Meibergdreef 15
1105AZ Amsterdam
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
CARDIFF UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 273 287,88
Address
Newport Road 30-36
CF24 ODE Cardiff
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ASTON UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 273 287,88
Address
Aston Triangle
B4 7ET Birmingham
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
OSLO UNIVERSITETSSYKEHUS HF
Norway
EU contribution
€ 286 275,24
Address
Kirkeveien 166 Tarnbygget
0450 Oslo
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
NPI ELECTRONIC GESELLSCHAFT FUR ELEKTRONISCHE MESS- UND REGELSYSTEME MBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 249 216,48
Address
Bauhofring 16
71732 Tamm
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
H. LUNDBECK AS
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 290 081,88
Address
Ottiliavej 7-9
2500 Valby
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
AMC MEDICAL RESEARCH BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 255 374,28
Address
Meibergdreef 9
1105AZ Amsterdam Zuidoost
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)

Partners (4)

FORMICABLU SRL
Italy
Address
Galleria Ugo Bassi 1
40121 Bologna
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Epilepsy Action (British Epilepsy Association)
United Kingdom
Address

Yeadon
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CARL ZEISS MICROSCOPY GMBH
Germany
Address
Carl Zeiss Promenade 10
07745 Jena
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EURICE EUROPEAN RESEARCH AND PROJECT OFFICE GMBH
Germany
Address
Heinrich-hertz-allee 1
66386 St Ingbert
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)