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European Network of National Schizophrenia Networks Studying Gene-Environment Interactions

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 241909

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 May 2010

  • End date

    30 April 2015

Funded under:

FP7-HEALTH

  • Overall budget:

    € 15 030 922,89

  • EU contribution

    € 11 616 855

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSITEIT MAASTRICHT

Netherlands

Objective

The aim of EU-GEI is to identify the interactive genetic, clinical and environmental determinants involved in the development, severity and outcome of schizophrenia (EU-GEI, Schiz. Res. 2008; 102: 21-6). In order to identify these interactive determinants, EU-GEI will employ family-based, multidisciplinary research paradigms, which allow for the efficient assessment of gene-environment interactions. In order to go beyond old findings from historical convenience cohorts with crude measures of environmental factors and clinical outcomes, the focus in EU-GEI will be on recruitment of new, family-based clinical samples with state-of-the-art assessments of environmental, clinical and genetic determinants as well as their underlying neural and behavioural mechanisms. New statistical tools will be developed to combine the latest multilevel epidemiological with the latest genome-wide genetic approaches to analysis. Translation of results to clinical practice will be facilitated by additional experimental research and risk assessment bioinformatics approaches. This will result in the identification of modifiable biological and cognitive mechanisms underlying gene-environment interactions and the construction of Risk Assessment Charts and Momentary Assessment Technology tools which can be used for (i) early prediction of transition to psychotic disorder in help-seeking individuals with an at-risk mental state and (ii) early prediction of course and outcome after illness onset. In order to reach these goals, EU-GEI has assembled a multidisciplinary team of top schizophrenia researchers who have the range of skills required to deliver a program of research that meets all the call’s requirements and who have access to / will collect a number of unique European samples. The partners in EU-GEI represent the nationally funded schizophrenia / mental health networks of the UK, Netherlands, France, Spain, Turkey and Germany as well as other partners.

Coordinator

UNIVERSITEIT MAASTRICHT

Address

Minderbroedersberg 4-6
6200 Md Maastricht

Netherlands

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 1 340 958,26

Administrative Contact

Laurent Louwies (Mr.)

Participants (25)

KING'S COLLEGE LONDON

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 1 031 012,74

CARDIFF UNIVERSITY

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 2 798 872

ZENTRALINSTITUT FUER SEELISCHE GESUNDHEIT

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 776 617

ANKARA UNIVERSITESI

Turkey

EU Contribution

€ 1 042 418

SERVICIO MADRILENO DE SALUD

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 1 181 892

ACADEMISCH MEDISCH CENTRUM BIJ DE UNIVERSITEIT VAN AMSTERDAM

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 1 071 201

INSTITUT NATIONAL DE LA SANTE ET DE LA RECHERCHE MEDICALE

France

EU Contribution

€ 350 560

KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 414 000

UNIVERSITY MENTAL HEALTH RESEARCH INSTITUTE

Greece

MEDIZINISCHE UNIVERSITAET WIEN

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 108 915

UNIVERSITAT BASEL

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 109 171

KLINIKUM DER UNIVERSITAET ZU KOELN

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 112 905

SERMES PLANIFICACION

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 75 500

WINGZ BV

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 175 405

E.C.S. INTERNATIONAL BV

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 163 154

Omega Pro Proje Arastirma Gelistirme ve Danismanlik Ltd Şti

Turkey

EU Contribution

€ 40 000

MEDIAMENS B.V.

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 53 172

THE UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG

Hong Kong

EU Contribution

€ 179 940

UNIVERSIDAD DEL PAIS VASCO/ EUSKAL HERRIKO UNIBERTSITATEA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 184 998

THE CHANCELLOR MASTERS AND SCHOLARSOF THE UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 194 940

ROYAL COLLEGE OF SURGEONS IN IRELAND

Ireland

EU Contribution

€ 54 000

LUDWIG-MAXIMILIANS-UNIVERSITAET MUENCHEN

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 12 000

ALMA MATER STUDIORUM - UNIVERSITA DI BOLOGNA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 73 224

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI PALERMO

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 72 000

UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE

Australia

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 241909

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 May 2010

  • End date

    30 April 2015

Funded under:

FP7-HEALTH

  • Overall budget:

    € 15 030 922,89

  • EU contribution

    € 11 616 855

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSITEIT MAASTRICHT

Netherlands