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A IAPP on the Role of NCAM in Stem Cell Differentiation

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 251186

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 September 2010

  • End date

    31 August 2014

Funded under:

FP7-PEOPLE

  • Overall budget:

    € 1 489 317

  • EU contribution

    € 1 489 317

Coordinated by:

BIOTALENTUM TUDASFEJLESZTO KFT

Hungary

Objective

The STEMCAM project is a 4-years training and transfer of knowledge program between two distinguished academic groups in stem cell research, two highly innovative SMEs and a company leader in development of media for stem cell research, to foster long-term industry-academy collaboration and partnership in the field of stem cells research and applications. The scientific and industrial aim of STEMCAM is to study the role of the Neuronal Cell Adhesion Molecule NCAM and related growth factors in the maintenance, survival and differentiation of induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells towards the neural and myocardial lineage, in comparison with embryonic stem cells. The project will take advantage of very unique and innovative pharmacological tools, the NCAM and growth factor mimetic peptides discovered by ENKAM. To achieve its aim STEMCAM will apply an interdisciplinary approach from cell biology (including innovative in vitro culture using bi- and three dimensional systems), immunocytochemistry, imaging, molecular biology, electrophysiology, to peptide chemistry and chemioinformatics. The project will run via a training and transfer of knowledge program structured to efficiently exploit the expertise and complementarities between the industrial and academic partners to reach the scientific goals of the project and provide high quality intersectorial training for the participating researchers. This is expected to be of high benefit for their individual career development. The STEMCAM project links intersectorial research activities in two very relevant areas of stem cell research, neurogenesis and cardiomyogenesis and will strictly collaborate with the IAPPs INDUSTEM and PARTNERS and the large FP7 IP ESNATS, complementing and expanding with its unique approach their research scope and transfer of knowledge. Thus STEMCAM will significantly contribute to progress of stem cell research in Europe with high potential impact on European competitiveness and regenerative medicine
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Coordinator

BIOTALENTUM TUDASFEJLESZTO KFT

Address

Aulich Lajos Utca 26
2100 Goedoello

Hungary

Activity type

Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)

EU Contribution

€ 299 239

Administrative Contact

András Dinnyes (Prof.)

Participants (4)

ENKAM PHARMACEUTICALS A/S

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 352 551

UNIVERSITE DE GENEVE

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 432 297

KLINIKUM DER UNIVERSITAET ZU KOELN

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 405 230

STEMCELL Technologies Inc.

Canada

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 251186

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 September 2010

  • End date

    31 August 2014

Funded under:

FP7-PEOPLE

  • Overall budget:

    € 1 489 317

  • EU contribution

    € 1 489 317

Coordinated by:

BIOTALENTUM TUDASFEJLESZTO KFT

Hungary