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Reducing networking gaps between Rīga Stradiņš University (RSU) and internationally - leading counterparts in viral infection-induced autoimmunity research

Project description

New solutions for SAD prevention, diagnosis and treatment

Systemic autoimmune diseases (SAD) are associated with high morbidity and mortality rates on a global level. As a result, they represent a major challenge for researchers and clinicians in the detection of evidence-based solutions for SAD prevention, diagnosis and treatment. The Riga Stradins University (RSU) is an important hub for viral infection-induced autoimmunity research. The EU-funded VirA project aims to improve the RSU's research excellence by establishing close scientific collaborations with the University of Ferrara, Ulm University and Tel Aviv University, world leaders in immunology, virology, morphology and clinical data management and modelling. The project will increase the RSU’s research capacity to achieve precise and early diagnostics as a base to move towards personalised medicine and deliver a better understanding of chronic diseases and comorbidities.

Field of science

  • /medical and health sciences/basic medicine/immunology/autoimmune diseases

Call for proposal

H2020-WIDESPREAD-2020-5
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Funding Scheme

CSA - Coordination and support action

Coordinator

RIGAS STRADINA UNIVERSITATE
Address
Dzirciema Street 16
1007 Riga
Latvia
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 470 380

Participants (3)

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI FERRARA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 139 712,50
Address
Via Ariosto 35
44121 Ferrara
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITAET ULM
Germany
EU contribution
€ 116 862,50
Address
Helmholtzstrasse 16
89081 Ulm
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
MEDICAL RESEARCH INFRASTRUCTURE DEVELOPMENT AND HEALTH SERVICES FUND BY THE SHEBA MEDICAL CENTER
Israel
EU contribution
€ 173 037,50
Address
Tel Hashomer Sheba Medical Center
52621 Ramat Gan
Activity type
Research Organisations