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European Stroke Research Network

Objective

The European Stroke Research Network (EUSTROKE) will be a collaborative effort that brings together researchers, government, industry, the non-profit sector and patient group associations. This network will put Europe at the forefront of stroke research through its multi-disciplinary research program, high-quality training for European scientists and clinicians, and national and global partnerships. A primary focus of the EUSTROKE research programme is to improve our understanding of the neurovascular unit to enable better prevention and treatment of stroke. This involves elucidation of dynamic interactions of vascular, cellular and matrix signalling in both the grey and white matter of the brain. Our research strategy looks beyond the single cell for a more integrative answer to ischemic brain damage. The goals of EUSTROKE will be addressed by a wide variety of multidisciplinary European research teams working on various aspects of the neurovascular unit. Thus EUSTROKE will promote integration of both clinical and experimental research teams in cerebrovascular biology, imaging, prevention, and reperfusion with a common focus upon the NVU. The project will aim at developing new approaches for targeting the NVU to improve potential combination or multi-targeted treatments for stroke. Combination therapies that target the entire neurovascular unit, promote cell survival mechanisms and extend the therapeutic time-window for reperfusion therapy will provide new opportunities to meet the challenges of stroke. Moreover, developing therapies that maintain proper NVU function or prevent age-associated alterations in the NVU may find use in the prevention or treatment of cerebrovascular disease. Thus, the collaborative project will integrate its vast multidisciplinary capacities to generate new hypotheses and conduct exploratory work on microvessel–neuron communication.
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Coordinator

RUPRECHT-KARLS-UNIVERSITAET HEIDELBERG

Address

Seminarstrasse 2
69117 Heidelberg

Germany

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 1 709 940

Administrative Contact

Stephen Meairs (Prof.)

Participants (16)

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KAROLINSKA INSTITUTET

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 179 298

UNIVERSITAT DES SAARLANDES

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 459 600

THE CHANCELLOR MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 525 953

CHARITE - UNIVERSITAETSMEDIZIN BERLIN

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 1 099 200

UNIVERSITAET BERN

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 871 212

INSTITUT NATIONAL DE LA SANTE ET DE LA RECHERCHE MEDICALE

France

EU Contribution

€ 1 057 280

UNIVERSITE D'ARTOIS

France

EU Contribution

€ 540 900

IFOM FONDAZIONE ISTITUTO FIRC DI ONCOLOGIA MOLECOLARE

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 675 000

WESTFAELISCHE WILHELMS-UNIVERSITAET MUENSTER

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 742 800

SOLVO BIOTECHNOLOGY ZRT

Hungary

EU Contribution

€ 402 330

INSTITUT CATALA DE LA SALUT

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 463 200

UNIVERSITAIR MEDISCH CENTRUM UTRECHT

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 676 800

STROKE ALLIANCE FOR EUROPE

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 85 800

BOEHRINGER INGELHEIM INTERNATIONALGMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 13 000

HELSINGIN JA UUDENMAAN SAIRAANHOITOPIIRIN KUNTAYHTYMÄ

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 214 800

STITELSEN SITS INTERNATIONAL

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 236 802

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 202213

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 March 2008

  • End date

    31 August 2013

Funded under:

FP7-HEALTH

  • Overall budget:

    € 13 005 201,60

  • EU contribution

    € 9 953 915

Coordinated by:

RUPRECHT-KARLS-UNIVERSITAET HEIDELBERG

Germany