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Intervention strategies against malaria

Objective

Malaria exacts a devastating social and economic cost across the globe. Europe is at the forefront of the battle against this disease. It contains many of the leading malaria research groups, most of which are members of at least one of two consortia; BioMalPar, a Network of Excellence focused on basic research into the biology and pathology of malaria; and AntiMal, an integrated project aiming to develop a portfolio of new antimalarial drugs, urgently needed to meet the problems of drug-resistant malaria. To sustain the competitiveness of European malaria research into the future, there is a need to integrate these initiatives by the establishment of a broad-based training programme that emphasises the path from fundamental research to translation into disease control strategies. To address this need, it is proposed to establish an international training programme called InterMalTraining which will train a cohort of early stage researchers (ESR) to PhD level by means of collaborative malaria research projects. Each project will be jointly supervised by two principal investigators from separate partner institutions and usually different countries, affording a multicultural and multidisciplinary element to the training. Through this and additional broad-based, intensive training provided by experts from both the malaria research community and the industrial sector, it is intended to create a new generation of mobile, highly skilled young scientists who will be well acquainted with each other and with the leading malaria groups in Europe and beyond, enhancing their prospects for a career in their chosen area and suiting them to be future leaders in research institutions and industry. The cross-disciplinary nature of the training will have the breadth to ensure that it is applicable across and beyond the field of infectious diseases, allowing mobility of the young scientists into these areas and forging future links across the life sciences and into industry.

Field of science

  • /medical and health sciences/health sciences/infectious disease
  • /medical and health sciences/health sciences/infectious disease/malaria

Call for proposal

FP7-PEOPLE-2007-1-1-ITN
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Funding Scheme

MC-ITN - Networks for Initial Training (ITN)

Coordinator

MEDICAL RESEARCH COUNCIL
Address
North Star Avenue Polaris House 2 Floor David Phillips Building
SN2 1FL Swindon
United Kingdom
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 489 898,96
Administrative Contact
Michele Marron (Ms.)

Participants (12)

ST GEORGE'S HOSPITAL MEDICAL SCHOOL
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 215 843,94
Address
Cranmer Terrace
SW17 0RE London
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Matthias Debbie (Ms.)
INSTITUTO DE MEDICINA MOLECULAR JOAO LOBO ANTUNES
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 189 852,38
Address
Avenida Prof Egas Moniz
1649 028 Lisboa
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Margarida Pinto Gago (Ms.)
IDRYMA TECHNOLOGIAS KAI EREVNAS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 187 954,66
Address
N Plastira Str 100
70013 Irakleio
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Zinovia Papatheodorou (Ms.)
ISTITUTO SUPERIORE DI SANITA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 208 104,38
Address
Viale Regina Elena 299
00161 Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Rosa Maria Martoccia (Ms.)
UNIVERSITATSKLINIKUM HEIDELBERG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 204 600,24
Address
Im Neuenheimer Feld 672
69120 Heidelberg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Thorsten Brietz (Mr.)
INSTITUT PASTEUR
France
EU contribution
€ 208 834,46
Address
Rue Du Docteur Roux 25-28
75724 Paris Cedex 15
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Nadia Khelef (Dr.)
UNIVERSITE MONTPELLIER 2 SCIENCES ET TECHNIQUES
France
EU contribution
€ 208 834,46
Address
Place Eugene Bataillon 2
34095 Montpellier
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Jean-Michel Portefaix (Mr.)
LIVERPOOL SCHOOL OF TROPICAL MEDICINE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 215 843,94
Address
Pembroke Place
L35QA Liverpool
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Einion Holland (Dr.)
UNIVERSITE DE GENEVE
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 226 429,88
Address
Rue Du General Dufour 24
1211 Geneve
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Pierre Spierer (Prof.)
THE CHANCELLOR, MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 215 843,94
Address
Wellington Square University Offices
OX1 2JD Oxford
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Erin Gordon (Ms.)
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI SIENA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 208 104,38
Address
Via Banchi Di Sotto 55
53100 Siena
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Silvano Focardi (Prof.)
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI TORINO
Italy
EU contribution
€ 208 104,38
Address
Via Giuseppe Verdi 8
10124 Torino
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Maria Grazia Santoiemma (Ms.)