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European Training Network on Cancer-Induced Bone Diseases

Objective

Several cancers are prone to metastasize to bone. Combating bone metastasis, especially the early dissemination of cancer cells in bone, requires basic research knowledge, skills in different technologies and longstanding clinical experience in order to make clinically significant progress. BONE-NET is a european consortium with complementary expertises in the fields of cancer and bone. It brings together 6 leading academic groups and 3 SMEs. BONE-NET’s scientific project will aim at investigating the early molecular mechanisms of metastases associated with breast and prostate cancers and primary bone cancers (e.g. osteosarcomas), including the identification of new genes and their regulators (microRNAs) that draw cancer cells to colonize bone and let these cells adapt and thrive in the bone marrow. This network will then seek to identify and develop molecularly-targeted therapies. BONE-NET’s primary objective will be to train 11 early-stage (ESR) and 3 experienced (ER) researchers in technical skills such as genomics, proteomics, advanced microscopical methods, animal experimentation, noninvasive in vivo imaging methodologies and drug development. None of the participating laboratories use all of these approaches, but through workshops, courses and secondments ESR/ER will become expert in many of these disciplines. The network additional objective will be to foster collaborations between participating laboratories, in which ESR/ER will take part through individual training-through-research projects. The training programme will also expose the ESR/ER to the industry which will offer courses and a set of complementary skills (ethics, intellectual property rights, entrepreneurship), thereby enabling them to gain industrial work experience. Overall, at the end of the project, ESR/ER will have acquired enough skills in order to manage their own research programmes and to envisage attractive career perspectives within Europe.

Call for proposal

FP7-PEOPLE-2010-ITN
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Coordinator

UNIVERSITE LYON 1 CLAUDE BERNARD
Address
Boulevard Du 11 Novembre 1918 Num43
69622 Villeurbanne Cedex
France

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Javier Olaiz (Dr.)
EU contribution
€ 781 118,90

Participants (10)

UNIVERSITY OF ABERDEEN

Participation ended

United Kingdom
Address
King's College Regent Walk
AB24 3FX Aberdeen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Helena Rogers (Dr.)
ITA-SUOMEN YLIOPISTO
Finland
EU contribution
€ 520 682,80
Address
Yliopistonranta 1 E
70211 Kuopio

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Tiina Reinikainen (Ms.)
ACADEMISCH ZIEKENHUIS LEIDEN
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 453 246,30
Address
Albinusdreef 2
2333 ZA Leiden

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
William M. Schaap (Mr.)
UNIVERSITE DE LIEGE
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 233 870
Address
Place Du 20 Aout 7
4000 Liege

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Isabelle Halleux (Dr.)
UNIVERSITE DE NANTES
France
EU contribution
€ 462 009,40
Address
Quai De Tourville 1
44035 Nantes Cedex 1

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Pauline Boudant (Ms.)
DNA VISION SA

Participation ended

Belgium
Address
Avenue G Lemaitre 25
6041 Gosselies
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Dimitri Lhoste (Mr.)
MED DISCOVERY SA

Participation ended

Switzerland
Address
Chemin Des Aulx 16
1228 Plan Les Ouates
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
David Deperthes (Dr.)
UNIVERSITAETSKLINIKUM HAMBURG-EPPENDORF
Germany
EU contribution
€ 377 358
Address
Martinistrasse 52
20251 Hamburg

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Roswitha Pakusa
THE UNIVERSITY OF SHEFFIELD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 217 055
Address
Firth Court Western Bank
S10 2TN Sheffield

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Joanne Watson (Mrs.)
GENOMIC INVESTMENTS BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 218 524
Address
Plesmanlaan 1d
2333 BZ Leiden

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Herco Zwijnen (Mr.)