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BrainTrain: Integrative neuroscience school on brain function and disease

BrainTrain: Integrative neuroscience school on brain function and disease

Objective

Brain disorders, in particular neurodegenerative diseases and mental illnesses are among the most prevalent and debilitating diseases. Because they are chronic, quality of life and socio-economic prospects are dramatically impaired. Increased life expectancy further enhances the impact of brain dysfunction on society. In coming decades this burden will grow into one of most pressing and costly problems of the EU. Prevalent brain disorders are typically caused by the interplay of environmental factors and genetic variation in multiple genes, which is currently being mapped by large international efforts. Future brain research should aim at integrative projects as a next step to characterize complex interplay between these multiple genetic and environmental factors to reveal how this translates into disease. To succeed, a new generation of neuroscientists is needed, capable of integrating information across different levels, from genes and proteins to synapses, and from networks up to complex brain (dys)function. Eight leading EU institutes (Amsterdam, London, Paris, Heidelberg, Stockholm, Magdeburg, Leuven and Trieste) together with the Japanese RIKEN, five commercial partners and FENS have formed BrainTrain ITN. Partners were selected on their outstanding publication records and ability to integrate different disciplines. BrainTrain builds on our knowledge of genome information and exploits innovative technologies and infrastructure to integrate this to unravel the (dys)function of living neurons, networks and the whole brain. Local specialists offer network-wide training and meetings. Our existing EU funded resources (IP EUsynapse, NeuroCypres and Neuromics EST) will provide an excellent, multicultural and inspiring environment for a new generation of integrative neuroscientists. BrainTrain will deliver 15 skilled ESR prepared for future challenges in neuroscience with optimal career opportunities and the ability to contribute to the fight against brain disorders.

Coordinator

STICHTING VU

Address

De Boelelaan 1105
1081 Hv Amsterdam

Netherlands

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 697 369

Administrative Contact

Yvonne Kops (Dr.)

Participants (13)

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RIKEN THE INSTITUTE OF PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL RESEARCH

Japan

EU Contribution

€ 232 253

SCUOLA INTERNAZIONALE SUPERIORE DI STUDI AVANZATI DI TRIESTE

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 176 012

LEIBNIZ-INSTITUT FUER NEUROBIOLOGIE

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 200 504

BEACTICA AB

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 215 194

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 211 275

UNIVERSITATSKLINIKUM HEIDELBERG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 201 004

INSTITUT PASTEUR

France

EU Contribution

€ 205 184

SYNAPTOLOGICS BV

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 535 446

KAROLINSKA INSTITUTET

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 209 394

BIOBSERVE GmbH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 198 104

VIB

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 197 600

DEUTSCHES ZENTRUM FUR NEURODEGENERATIVE ERKRANKUNGEN EV

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 37 537

VERENIGING VOOR CHRISTELIJK HOGER ONDERWIJS WETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK EN PATIENTENZORG

Netherlands

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 238055

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 November 2009

  • End date

    31 October 2013

Funded under:

FP7-PEOPLE

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 316 876

  • EU contribution

    € 3 316 876

Coordinated by:

STICHTING VU

Netherlands

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