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Innovation in modelling Placenta for Maternal and Fetal Health

Objective

“The placenta is the least understood human organ but arguably one of the most important”-NIH Human Placenta Project . Innovation in Modelling Placenta for Maternal and Fetal Health (iPLACENTA) is a European Training Network (ETN), and will act as a springboard for promoting international, intersectoral and multi/inter-disciplinary training, career development and collaboration of fifteen early-stage researchers (ESRs) in Maternal and Fetal Health. iPLACENTA will improve our ability to study, model and visualise the placenta. iPLACENTA focuses on doctoral-level training and will be delivered by eleven participating universities located in ten different European countries. It coordinates research and training collaboration among world-leading academic institutions in Europe, providing a new combination of in-depth international expertise. iPLACENTA’s unique network aims are to improve our ability to study the placenta through in vitro and mathematical modelling (WP1&2). Whilst enhancing visualisation and assessment of the placenta in animal models and the clinic, thus enhancing investigation and prognosis of complicated pregnancies. To link the research to industrial exploitation, the network brings together four different businesses; two established companies as beneficiaries Mimetas (MIM) (organ-on-a-chip developer) and Moor, a clinical-technology specialist, together with two partners that are industrial global brands Samsung (SAM) and FujifFilm VisualSonics (FUJ). Together they will work with academics and clinicians to develop new placenta-on-a-chip technology (WP1), in silico placenta modelling (WP2), new modalities of laser technology to visualise the placenta in vivo (WP3), improve maternal-cardiovascular assessment and validate novel ultrasound tools for diagnosis of complicated pregnancies (WP3). Cross-sectorial training delivered by Business and Law Schools, Industry, Clinical specialist and European leaders in OpenScience-OpenInnovation.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/law

Call for proposal

H2020-MSCA-ITN-2017
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Funding Scheme

MSCA-ITN-ETN - European Training Networks

Coordinator

UNIVERSITY OF DUNDEE
Address
Nethergate
DD1 4HN Dundee
United Kingdom
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 546 575,76

Participants (10)

MIMETAS BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 510 748,56
Address
Jh Oortweg 19
2333CH Leiden
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ST GEORGE'S HOSPITAL MEDICAL SCHOOL
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 546 575,76
Address
Cranmer Terrace
SW17 0RE London
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITY COLLEGE CORK - NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, CORK
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 265 674,60
Address
Western Road
T12 YN60 Cork
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI TORINO
Italy
EU contribution
€ 258 061,32
Address
Via Giuseppe Verdi 8
10124 Torino
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
INSTITUT NATIONAL DE LA SANTE ET DE LA RECHERCHE MEDICALE
France
EU contribution
€ 525 751,20
Address
Rue De Tolbiac 101
75654 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITAET ROSTOCK
Germany
EU contribution
€ 249 216,48
Address
Universitatsplatz 1
18055 Rostock
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
FUNDACION PARA LA INVESTIGACION DEL HOSPITAL UNIVERSITARIO LA FE DE LA COMUNIDAD VALENCIANA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 247 872,96
Address
Av Fernando Abril Martorell 106
46026 Valencia
Activity type
Research Organisations
KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 250 560
Address
Oude Markt 13
3000 Leuven
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITEIT MAASTRICHT
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 255 374,28
Address
Minderbroedersberg 4-6
6200 MD Maastricht
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

Partners (7)

University of Helsinki
Finland
Address

Helsinki
Activity type
Other
ISTANBUL UNIVERSITESI
Turkey
Address
Istanbul Universitesi Center Campus Beyazit Eminonu
34452 Istanbul
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Action on Pre-Eclampsia
United Kingdom
Address

Evesham
Activity type
Other
Facilitate Open Science Training for European Research
Portugal
Address

Braga
Activity type
Other
Samsung Healthcare
South Korea
Address

Seúl
Activity type
Other
EUROPEAN FOUNDATION FOR THE CARE OF NEWBORN INFANTS
Germany
Address
Hofmannstr 7 A
81379 Munchen
Activity type
Other
FUJIFILM VisualSonics
Netherlands
Address

Amsterdam
Activity type
Other