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SME-Academia Nuclear Receptor Knowledge Transfer

SME-Academia Nuclear Receptor Knowledge Transfer

Objective

SME RECEPTOR is a transfer of knowledge programme which will bring top scientists from industry and academia together to address key questions in nuclear receptor research. The programme of research, which is implemented through the two way exchange of researchers between three leading research organisations and three specialist innovative SMEs, will develop methodology to tackle one of the most pressing medical challenges in Europe – characterization of the nuclear receptor role and the development of drugs targeting the complex symptoms characterized by the metabolic syndrome. SME RECEPTOR will exploit new opportunities for drug design provided by advances in bioinformatics and transgenic technology. This will enhance the understanding of basis mechanisms underlying nuclear receptor actions and their translation into the physiological regulation of diseases. Since cardiovascular toxicity is a major factor involved in both early and late drug failure, SME RECEPTOR will primarily focus on the development of early screening methods for cardiovascular toxicity, as well as to expand the knowledge of the governing molecular mechanisms. A key factor is the ability to translate the knowledge generated within this exchange programme into more advanced and efficient development of novel pharmaceuticals within the industry. The project will generate a group of scientists with unique knowledge and international expertise in nuclear receptor biology as well as nuclear receptor targeting pharmaceuticals. The mutually beneficial two way transfer of knowledge between industry and academia will provide a career boost to the researchers who will acquire leading new knowledge, complementary training and a detailed understanding of the research culture in their opposite sector. The project will further promote industry-academic networking, creating a strategic long-lasting industry-academia partnership.

Coordinator

KAROLINSKA INSTITUTET

Address

Nobels Vag 5
17177 Stockholm

Sweden

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 276 649

Administrative Contact

Ingemar Pongratz (Dr.)

Participants (5)

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ECOLE NORMALE SUPERIEURE DE LYON

France

EU Contribution

€ 182 939

AliX S.A.

France

EU Contribution

€ 373 308

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS

France

EU Contribution

€ 161 265

WATCHFROG

France

EU Contribution

€ 397 001

Axcentua Pharmaceuticals AB

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 267 997

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 217877

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 June 2008

  • End date

    31 May 2012

Funded under:

FP7-PEOPLE

  • Overall budget:

    € 1 659 159

  • EU contribution

    € 1 659 159

Coordinated by:

KAROLINSKA INSTITUTET

Sweden