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Neurodegeneration in Alzheimer's disease - mechanisms, consequences and therapy

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 20013

  • Start date

    1 April 2006

  • End date

    31 March 2010

Funded under:

FP6-MOBILITY

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSITAETSMEDIZIN GOETTINGEN - GEORG-AUGUST-UNIVERSITAET GOETTINGEN - STIFTUNG OFFENTLICHEN RECHTS

Germany

Objective

The aim of this project is to provide structured research training for early stage researchers in the field of Neurosciences, with special emphasis on Alzheimer's disease (AD). Due to the demographical development of societies in industrialized countries, the number of AD patients will increase dramatically within the next years.

Thus, the demand for well-trained scientists in pharmaceutical companies and academic research units focussing on AD is expected to rise. To be able to meet the future requirements, a consortium of AD scientists from 9 universities have gathered to implement a Marie Curie Early Stage Training, named NEURAD (acronym for "neuron" and "AD") together with one pharmaceutical company and two SMEs.

The common theme of the consortium is to study the early patho-mechanisms of AD, the consequences for the physiology of neuronal networks and for deficits in memory, with the implementation and verification of novel therapeutic approaches for AD being one of its main targets.

The fellows will be trained in four complementary modules.

Mandatory:
- Interdisciplinary experimental training in another university based laboratories within the consortium for at least 6 months.
- Multidisciplinary courses in AD research and management skills during an annual two-week summer school as complementary training.
- An intersectional 3 months research training in a laboratory of the pharmaceutical partners.

Optional:
- One-month clinical internship in a clinical memory unit. These actions will manifest the mobility of the fellows in a European perspective, and implement the truly interdisciplinary, interscectional and multidisciplinary character of the NEURAD initiative.

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Coordinator

UNIVERSITAETSMEDIZIN GOETTINGEN - GEORG-AUGUST-UNIVERSITAET GOETTINGEN - STIFTUNG OFFENTLICHEN RECHTS

Address

Germany

Participants (11)

FREIE UNIVERSITAET BERLIN

Germany

HEINRICH-HEINE UNIVERSITAT DUESSELDORF

Germany

INSTITUT DE LA SANTE ET DE LA RECHERCHE MEDICALE

France

JOHANNES GUTENBERG - UNIVERSITAET MAINZ

Germany

KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN

Belgium

UNIVERSITE DE POITIERS

France

UNIVERSITE PARIS 7 DIDEROT

France

UNIVERSITE PIERRE ET MARIE CURIE - PARIS 6

France

UNIVERSITEIT MAASTRICHT

Netherlands

UNIVERSITEIT VAN AMSTERDAM

Netherlands

UNIVERSITÄT DES SAARLANDES

Germany

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 20013

  • Start date

    1 April 2006

  • End date

    31 March 2010

Funded under:

FP6-MOBILITY

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSITAETSMEDIZIN GOETTINGEN - GEORG-AUGUST-UNIVERSITAET GOETTINGEN - STIFTUNG OFFENTLICHEN RECHTS

Germany