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Organoids for Virus Research - An innovative training-ETN programme

Objective

OrganoVIR (Organoids for Virus Research) will train young researchers (ESRs) in the field of organoids and virology. Human viral infection studies lack suitable experimental models as animal models or conventional 2-dimensional (2D) cell cultures do not translate to human infection. OrganoVIR makes use of the breakthrough in the culturing of primary human cells into 3D cultures (organoids). Within this ETN programme, organoids will be used for the first time to study human viral infections in their natural environment.
OrganoVIR includes leading partners in virology and organoid technology covering 7 academic institutes, 3 life science companies, 1 organoid technology private company, 2 non-profit organisations, a national public health institute and a business school originating from 8 countries.
The aim is to introduce and establish human organoids as superior models for viral pathogenesis studies and antiviral testing, thus replacing animal models and reducing animal use. OrganoVIR provides a full package ETN programme for ESRs to learn the science of innovative 3D culture systems for virus research as well as financial, commercial, ethical, communicative, policy and dissemination aspects for optimal valorization. The projects are intensified by significant secondments at commercial, governmental and non-profit partner institutes.
OrganoVIR provides:
- High-ranked scientific and technical training in an interdisciplinary, intersectoral and international top research project
- Training in transferrable managerial skills, including a pre-MBA
- Implementation of innovative organoid technology for viral pathogenesis studies and antiviral development
- Innovation in organoid technology by co-culture design and high throughput screening.
OrganoVIR combines frontier research with an innovative training programme in a complementary network, certifying high impact scientists.

Coordinator

ACADEMISCH MEDISCH CENTRUM BIJ DE UNIVERSITEIT VAN AMSTERDAM
Net EU contribution
€ 531 239,76
Address
Meibergdreef 15
1105AZ Amsterdam
Netherlands

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Region
West-Nederland Noord-Holland Groot-Amsterdam
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00

Participants (9)

KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN
Belgium
Net EU contribution
€ 768 960,00
Address
Oude Markt 13
3000 Leuven

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Region
Vlaams Gewest Prov. Vlaams-Brabant Arr. Leuven
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
UNIWERSYTET JAGIELLONSKI
Poland
Net EU contribution
€ 454 957,20
Address
Ul. Golebia 24
31-007 Krakow

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Region
Makroregion południowy Małopolskie Miasto Kraków
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
DANMARKS TEKNISKE UNIVERSITET
Denmark
Net EU contribution
€ 297 522,00
Address
Anker Engelundsvej 1 Bygning 101 A
2800 Kgs Lyngby

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Region
Danmark Hovedstaden Københavns omegn
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
STEMCELL TECHNOLOGIES UK LTD
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 303 172,56
Address
Building 7100 Cambridgde Research Park Beach Drive Waterbeach
CB25 9TL Cambridge

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
East of England East Anglia Cambridgeshire CC
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
UNIVERSITEIT UTRECHT
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 265 619,88
Address
Heidelberglaan 8
3584 CS Utrecht

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Region
West-Nederland Utrecht Utrecht
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
CHARLES RIVER NEDERLAND BV
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 265 619,88
Address
Darwinweg 24
2333 CR Leiden

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Region
West-Nederland Zuid-Holland Agglomeratie Leiden en Bollenstreek
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
UNIVERSITE DE GENEVE
Switzerland
Net EU contribution
€ 281 276,64
Address
Rue Du General Dufour 24
1211 Geneve

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Region
Schweiz/Suisse/Svizzera Région lémanique Genève
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
UNIVERSITEIT VAN AMSTERDAM
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 265 619,88
Address
Spui 21
1012WX Amsterdam

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Region
West-Nederland Noord-Holland Groot-Amsterdam
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
UNIVERSITE CLERMONT AUVERGNE
France
Net EU contribution
€ 549 604,08
Address
49 Bd Francois Mitterrand
63000 Clermont Ferrand

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Region
Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Auvergne Puy-de-Dôme
Activity type
Higher or Secondary 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.

Organome LLC
United States
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
1812 Ashland Drive
21205 Baltimore, Md,

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Partner

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

STICHTING PROEFDIERVRIJ* DUTCH SOCIETY FOR THE REPLACEMENT OF ANIMAL TESTING
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Groot Hertoginnelaan 201
2517 ES Den Haag

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Region
West-Nederland Zuid-Holland Agglomeratie ’s-Gravenhage
Activity type
Other
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Partner

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

RIJKSINSTITUUT VOOR VOLKSGEZONDHEID EN MILIEU
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Antonie Van Leeuwenhoeklaan 9
3721 MA Bilthoven

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Region
West-Nederland Utrecht Utrecht
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Partner

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

EPITHELIX SARL
Switzerland
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Chemin Des Aulx 14
1228 Plan Les Ouates

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Schweiz/Suisse/Svizzera Région lémanique Genève
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Partner

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

KONINKLIJKE NEDERLANDSE AKADEMIE VAN WETENSCHAPPEN - KNAW
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Kloveniersburgwal 29 Het Trippenhuis
1011 JV Amsterdam

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Region
West-Nederland Noord-Holland Groot-Amsterdam
Activity type
Other
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00