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Educating the next generation of scientists in translational medicine: Focus on eye diseases

Objective

Medicine today experiences a gap between basic research and successful clinical translation that delays establishment of urgently needed therapies. This is very clearly so in blinding retinal degenerations (RDs), where most are yet untreatable, even with a wealth of basic and pre-clinical research data available. To address this problem, transMed proposes an innovative programme to educate “translational researchers” that focuses on the bench-to-bedside development of treatments for RD.

The transMed consortium joins four academic groups (EKUT, UNIMORE, ULUND, HI) with four non-academic and SME partners (SPPD, INCU, Oculis, PamGene), and five partner organisations (2BBB, BIOLOG, NLO, HCTC, EVI) with intersectoral collaborations already ongoing. Each transMed partner will contribute specific critical expertise to a curriculum covering all major aspects of translational research: From basic research into disease mechanisms and target definition, to drug design and development, in vitro test systems and in vivo disease models, drug delivery systems, biomarkers, good manufacturing practice, toxicological testing and pharmacokinetics, regulatory affairs, intellectual property, all the way to clinical trials and commercialisation.

transMed builds on and integrates three relevant translational projects, which are at the early pre-clinical, late pre-clinical, and early clinical stages, respectively, to provide the project’s Early Stage Researchers with the broadest possible overview. The training is completed by e-lectures, the inclusion of dedicated conferences for young researchers, a secondment and hands-on course programme from industry to academia and vice versa, permitting further insight and networking in the European biotech industry. Altogether, transMed will offer its students the opportunity to obtain a competitive PhD degree in several critical areas of biomedical research, providing for a strong employability in both the private and public sector.

Field of science

  • /medical and health sciences/basic medicine/pharmacology and pharmacy/pharmacokinetics

Call for proposal

H2020-MSCA-ITN-2017
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Funding Scheme

MSCA-ITN-ETN - European Training Networks

Coordinator

EBERHARD KARLS UNIVERSITAET TUEBINGEN
Address
Geschwister-scholl-platz
72074 Tuebingen
Germany
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 498 432,96

Participants (8)

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI MODENA E REGGIO EMILIA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 516 122,64
Address
Via Universita 4
41121 Modena
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
LUNDS UNIVERSITET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 527 318,64
Address
Paradisgatan 5C
22100 Lund
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
HASKOLI ISLANDS
Iceland
EU contribution
€ 538 290,72
Address
Saemundargotu 2
101 Reykjavik
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
SP PROCESS DEVELOPMENT AB

Participation ended

Sweden
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Po Box 857
501 15 Boras
Activity type
Research Organisations
INOCURE SRO
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 464 844,96
Address
Politickych Veznu 935/13
11000 Praha
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
OCULIS EHF

Participation ended

Iceland
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Grandagardi 16
101 Reykjavik
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
PAMGENE INTERNATIONAL BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 255 374,28
Address
Wolvenhoek 10-12
5211 HH Den Haag
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
RISE RESEARCH INSTITUTES OF SWEDEN AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 527 318,64
Address
Brinellgatan 4
501 15 Boras
Activity type
Research Organisations

Partners (5)

2-BBB MEDICINES BV
Netherlands
Address
J.h Oortweg 19 2F Room 2213
2333 CH Leiden
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
BIOLOG LSI FORSCHUNGS- UND BETEILIGUNGS-GMBH
Germany
Address
Flughafendamm 9A
28199 Bremen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
MEDIZINISCHE HOCHSCHULE HANNOVER
Germany
Address
Carl-neuberg-strasse 1
30625 Hannover
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
NLO European Patent and Trademark
Netherlands
Address

Den Haag
Activity type
Other
EUROPEAN VISION INSTITUTE - EEIG
Belgium
Address
Rue Du Trône, 98
1050 Bruxelles
Activity type
Research Organisations