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Global allergy and asthma european network

Global allergy and asthma european network

Objective

Allergic diseases and asthma pose an important and increasing problem for Europe. European research groups already make a major contribution to studies of the causes and management of these conditions. Initiatives from the European Commission have led to increasing collaboration within Europe, but there is still a lack of permanent structures and there are relatively poor links between disciplines. A network of excellence (NoE) will be the optimal answer to these problems. GA²LEN (Global Allergy and Asthma European Network) is a NoE of 25 leading European teams, the European Academy of Allergology and Clinical Immunology (EAACI) and a patient's organisation (EFA). The objective is to establish an internationally competitive network, to enhance the quality and relevance of research, address all aspects of the disease, and eventually to decrease the burden of allergy and asthma throughout Europe. The network will bring together epidemiological, basic and clinical researchers carefully considering ethical and gender issues. It will investigate allergy and asthma across the life course, including intra-uterine life and foeto- maternal interface; interaction between genetic and environmental factors in early life, translation of allergic sensitisation into disease, and, persistence of the disease. This will allow development of novel biomarkers, treatments and preventive strategies. GA²LEN will create a permanent and durable structure that will maximize the scientific contribution of Europe to this area. The network will accelerate the application of research results to clinical practice, patients' needs and policy development, as well as promoting training and integration between public and private sectors'.

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Coordinator

UNIVERSITEIT GENT

Address

Sint Pietersnieuwstraat 25
Gent

Belgium

Administrative Contact

Paul VAN CAUWENBERGE (Professor)

Participants (32)

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EUROPEAN ACADEMY OF ALLERGOLOGY AND CLINICAL IMMUNOLOGY

Switzerland

EUROPEAN FEDERATION OF ASTHMA AND ALLERGY ASSOCIATIONS.

Belgium

MEDIZINISCHE UNIVERSITAET WIEN

Austria

ALLERGY CENTER, ODENSE UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL

Denmark

HELSINKI UNIVERSITY CENTRAL HOSPITAL

Finland

INSTITUT NATIONAL DE LA SANTE ET DE LA RECHERCHE MEDICALE.

France

CHARITÉ, UNIVERSITATSMEDIZIN BERLIN

Germany

LUDWIG-MAXIMILIANS-UNIVERSITAET MUENCHEN

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET MUENCHEN

Germany

NATIONAL AND KAPODISTRIAN UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS.

Greece

CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE

Italy

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI GENOVA.

Italy

ACADEMISCH MEDISCH CENTRUM BIJ DE UNIVERSITEIT VAN AMSTERDAM

Netherlands

UNIVERSITEIT UTRECHT

Netherlands

VOKSENTOPPEN BKL

Norway

THE JAGIELLONIAN UNIVERSITY MEDICAL COLLEGE (DUPLI USE 999013252)

Poland

UNIVERSYTET MEDYCZNY W LODZI.

Poland

UNIVERSIDADE DE COIMBRA

Portugal

INSTITUT MUNICIPAL D'ASSISTENCIA SANITARIA

Spain

UNIVERSIDAD AUTONOMA DE MADRID

Spain

GOETEBORGS UNIVERSITET.

Sweden

KAROLINSKA INSTITUTET

Sweden

UNIVERSITAET ZUERICH.

Switzerland

KING'S COLLEGE LONDON.

United Kingdom

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHAMPTON

United Kingdom

SCHWEIZERISCHES FORSCHUNGSINTITUT FÜR HOCHGEBIRGSKLIMA UND MEDIZIN IN DAVOS

Switzerland

AW COMMUNICATION SPRL

Belgium

CUSTODIX N.V.

Belgium

IMPERIAL COLLEGE OF SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND MEDICINE

United Kingdom

INTEREL PR & PA SA

Belgium

CONSORCI INSTITUT D'INVESTIGACIONS BIOMEDIQUES AUGUST PI I SUNYER

Spain

INTEREL ASSOCIATION MANAGEMENT SA

Belgium

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 506378

  • Start date

    1 February 2004

  • End date

    31 January 2010

Funded under:

FP6-FOOD

  • Overall budget:

    € 14 400 000

  • EU contribution

    € 14

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSITEIT GENT

Belgium