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Cell death: from basic principles to therapeutic application

Objective

Deregulation of cell death causes many human diseases, e.g. cancer, which represent major social and health challenges. This RTN links up 13 academic and 2 industrial partners of recognised international stature in a well-defined collaborative research project to provide a platform for structured training, transfer of knowledge (ToK) and career development in cell death research. The joint project aims at deciphering molecular mechanisms of cell death to develop better cancer therapies (new prognostic biomarkers, new cancer drugs), relevant to the objective of combating cancer (priority 1, 6th framework program). Translation of new knowledge from bench-to-bedside is fostered by interdisciplinary and intersectorial ToK. Innovation and commercial exploitation is facilitated by academia-industry cooperation including an SME. The network's training program addresses important and timely training/ToK needs and fully exploits the network's interdisciplinary, intersectorial and transeuropean potential, combining loc al specialist with network-wide training adapted to the targeted researchers. Visits/secondments including an industrial placement, education in complementary skills and mentoring should advise trainees on new opportunities for multiple career paths, taking into account the broader needs of the European labour market for researchers. All this contributes to create a new European cadre of researchers with interdisciplinary/intersectorial skills, technical excellence, flexibility and humanity. The network realises European added value by integrating different disciplines, industry-academia cooperation, overcoming fragmentation, structuring the European Research Area through integration of New Member and Associated Countries and less-favoured regions, promoting women in science and by enhancing Europe's attractiveness for researchers and competitivity. Thus, this RTN is expected to yield major breakthroughs in combating cancer with huge socio-economic impact.

Field of science

  • /medical and health sciences/health sciences/public and environmental health
  • /social sciences/educational sciences
  • /natural sciences/biological sciences/cell biology
  • /medical and health sciences/clinical medicine/cancer
  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/employment

Call for proposal

FP6-2005-MOBILITY-1
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Funding Scheme

RTN - Marie Curie actions-Research Training Networks

Coordinator

KLINIKUM DER JOHANN WOLFGANG GOETHE-UNIVERSITAET
Address
Theodor-stern-kai,7
Frankfurt
Germany

Participants (17)

DEUTSCHES KREBSFORSCHUNGSZENTRUM
Germany
Address
Im Neuenheimer Feld 280
10 19 49 Heidelberg
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE
France
Address
3, Rue Michel Ange
Paris
FACULTY OF MEDICINE, UNIVERSITY OF BURGUNDY
France
Address
7, Boulevard Jeanne D'arc
Dijon
UNIVERSIT?? DE LAUSANNE
Switzerland
Address
B??timent Unicentre, Quartier Unil-centre
Lausanne
INNSBRUCK MEDICAL UNIVERSITY
Austria
Address
Christoph-probst Platz
Innsbruck
FLANDERS INTERUNIVERSITY INSTITUTE FOR BIOTECHNOLOGY VZW
Belgium
Address
Rijvisschestraat 120
Zwijnaarde
FONDAZIONE ISTITUTO ONCOLOGICO DEL MEDITERRANEO
Italy
Address
Via Penninazzo, 7
Viagrande (Ct)
MEDICAL RESEARCH COUNCIL
United Kingdom
Address
20 Park Crescent
London
UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER
United Kingdom
Address
Oxford Road
Manchester
THE PROVOST, FELLOWS AND SCHOLARS OF THE COLLEGE OF THE HOLY AND UNDIVIDED TRINITY OF QUEEN ELIZABETH NEAR DUBLIN (HERINAFTER CALLED TCD)
Ireland
Address
5 College Green
Dublin
NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND GALWAY
Ireland
Address
University Road
Galway
UNIVERSITY OF DEBRECEN
Hungary
Address
Egyetem T??r 1
Debrecen
APOTECH CORPORATION
Switzerland
Address
Chemin Des Croisettes 22
Epalinges
SCHERING AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
Germany
Address
Muellerstrasse 178
Berlin
IMPERIAL COLLEGE OF SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND MEDICINE
United Kingdom
Address
Exhibition Rd
London
EXPERIMENTAL PHARMACOLOGY & ONCOLOGY BERLIN-BUCH GMBH
Germany
Address
Robert-rossle-strasse 7
Berlin
UNIVERSITAETSKLINIKUM ULM
Germany
Address
Albert-einstein-allee 81
Ulm