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Non-invasive dynamic neural control by laser-based technology

Project description

Enlightened treatment approach to brain disorders

Afflicting around 83 million Europeans, the cost of brain disorders in Europe is enormous. Brain disorders include neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease, and other disorders like epilepsy, depression, stroke and migraine. These health challenges require a new approach and new technology. The EU-funded NEUROPA project is addressing this need. It will develop a new phytoptogenetics technology – phytochromes will enable modulation of expression of specific genes that are selectively and non-invasively delivered to targeted cortical neurons in specific cortico-subcortical loops. Compact laser sources and a diffusing wave spectroscopy monitoring system will be developed to enable non-invasive bidirectional control of the phytochromes by two-photon excitation.

Call for proposal

H2020-FETOPEN-2018-2019-2020-01
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

ASTON UNIVERSITY
Address
Aston Triangle
B4 7ET Birmingham
United Kingdom
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 1 021 769,50

Participants (6)

UNIVERSITAT BAYREUTH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 531 843,75
Address
Universitatsstrasse 30
95447 Bayreuth
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
OULUN YLIOPISTO
Finland
EU contribution
€ 523 528,75
Address
Pentti Kaiteran Katu 1
90014 Oulu
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITAT DE BARCELONA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 451 070
Address
Gran Via De Les Corts Catalanes 585
08007 Barcelona
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
PHARMACOIDEA FEJLESZTO ES SZOLGALTATO KFT
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 478 625
Address
Derkovits Fasor 7-11
6726 Szeged
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SORBONNE UNIVERSITE
France
EU contribution
€ 404 500
Address
21 Rue De L'ecole De Medecine
75006 Paris
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
DLM CONSULTANCY SERVICES LTD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 193 443
Address
3M Buckley Innovation Centre
HD1 3BD Huddersfield
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)