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Drug repurposing and discovery multidisciplinary training network

Project description

Finding a new purpose for old drugs

Bringing new treatments to patients does not only involve new drug discovery. The repurposing of already existing and marketed drugs to treat both common and rare diseases is another viable proposition. The EU-funded DRUGtrain project will develop a paradigm for multidisciplinary research, ideal for improving drug repurposing and development strategies of compounds with autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease, for example. Specifically, the project will use innovative bioinformatics and cheminformatics approaches to identify potential drug targets and drug candidates for repurposing. It will also perform drug testing/screening in advanced in vitro and in vivo models, ultimately leading to testing of new treatment strategies. DRUGtrain is also developing network activities to boost collaboration between academia, industry and patient organisations.

Field of science

  • /medical and health sciences/clinical medicine/nephrology/kidney diseases

Call for proposal

H2020-MSCA-ITN-2020
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Funding Scheme

MSCA-ITN-ETN - European Training Networks

Coordinator

ACADEMISCH ZIEKENHUIS LEIDEN
Address
Albinusdreef 2
2333 ZA Leiden
Netherlands
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 531 239,76

Participants (7)

OCELLO BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 265 619,88
Address
J.h Oortweg 21
2333 CH Leiden
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
JANSSEN PHARMACEUTICA NV
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 256 320
Address
Turnhoutseweg 30
2340 Beerse
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSIDAD DE SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 250 904,88
Address
Colexio De San Xerome Praza Do Obradoiro S/n
15782 Santiago De Compostela
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITAT KONSTANZ
Germany
EU contribution
€ 252 788,40
Address
Universitatsstrasse 10
78464 Konstanz
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UPPSALA UNIVERSITET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 281 982,96
Address
Von Kraemers Alle 4
751 05 Uppsala
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
THE UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 303 172,56
Address
Oxford Road
M13 9PL Manchester
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITAETSKLINIKUM AACHEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 252 788,40
Address
Pauwelsstrasse 30
52074 Aachen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments