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Methods in Neuroimaging

Objective

Body and Brain imaging and its methodological development is a fast growing technique, both quantitatively as well as qualitatively. A long term prospective is that the field needs multidisciplinary expertise of internationally oriented young researchers with a profile of a Neuroimaging scientist, as described in one of the many open job positions (Box 1). The Marie Curie Initial Training Network (MC-ITN) “Methods in Neuroimaging” aims to cover these needs at the European continent. The partners propose a unique multidisciplinary and integrative research and training program with a strong focus on methods. The program aims to specialise early stage researchers and experienced researchers via in-depth integrative training. The training network “Methods in Neuroimaging” will enable them to contribute in a significant, international and multidisciplinary way to the development of new imaging frontiers, i.e. to the development and improvement of image quality, paradigms, analysis, application – and efficiency. Overall the MC-ITN has three aims. First, improved disease understanding and new concepts for early diagnosis and therapeutics evaluation through advance in neuroimaging methods and applications. Second, career development and capacity building for a key technology resource: Expertise in advanced imaging is in short supply and limits expanded use and development of facilities. Third, realising greater value from current imaging investments in research and clinical settings. These aims can be accomplished by the proposed research and training program developed by a multidisciplinary network of core partners. These core partners have an excellent, internationally oriented research and teaching reputation and have available world top laboratory facilities. The core contributors are: Maastricht University (Brain Imaging Centre), Research Centre Juelich (MR Physics), University of Liege (Cyclotron Research Centre) and Glaxo-Smith-Kline (Clinical Imaging Centre).

Call for proposal

FP7-PEOPLE-ITN-2008
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Coordinator

UNIVERSITEIT MAASTRICHT
Address
Minderbroedersberg 4
6200 MD Maastricht
Netherlands

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Liane Ligtenberg (Ms.)
EU contribution
€ 821 977

Participants (3)

FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM JULICH GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 813 178
Address
Wilhelm Johnen Strasse
52428 Julich

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Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Anke Krüger (Ms.)
UNIVERSITE DE LIEGE
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 618 279
Address
Place Du 20 Aout 7
4000 Liege

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Isabelle Halleux (Dr.)
GLAXOSMITHKLINE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT LTD.
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 659 502
Address
Great West Road 980
TW89GS Brentford

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Paul Mcmahan Matthews (Prof.)