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Physiopathology of decompression : risk factors for the formation of intravascular bubbles during decompression

Objective

Decompression sickness (DCS) is caused by circulating inert gas bubble formation in blood vessels and tissues resulting from supersaturation during inadequate decompression. It is an acknowledged risk of situations involving variations in ambient pressure, such as space flight and extravehicular activity, exposure to altitude, hyperbaric tunnelling intervention, as well as recreational and commercial underwater diving. Because new industrial challenges (human space flight programs, deeper planed tunnelling interventions and offshore oil excavation) and emerging recreational demands, the range of both environmental conditions and population characteristics involved in such activities regularly widen. Thus, new interdisciplinary approaches of decompression are needed to reduce risk for DCS.

To foster knowledge of decompression phenomena, the PHYPODE ITN proposes to :
- Develop an educational and research framework for cross-fertilization of currently fragmented research activities on physiopathology of decompression;
- Give young researchers opportunities to share research techniques and resources, benefit from the best international scientists knowledge in this field, have the advantages of strong interactions between industry, medical centres and academia;
- Widen career prospectives of young researchers by embracing the whole chain of research : from fundamental research for pathophysiological understanding of decompression to applied research in the industry for management of decompression.
To achieve this training programme, academic partners, non profit association with worldwide activities, hyperbaric medical centres and industrial partners, with complementary expertises will build up the common agreed program concerning education and research.

Call for proposal

FP7-PEOPLE-2010-ITN
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Funding Scheme

MC-ITN - Networks for Initial Training (ITN)

Coordinator

UNIVERSITE DE BRETAGNE OCCIDENTALE
Address
Rue Des Archives 3
29238 Brest
France
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 1 069 302,10
Administrative Contact
Nathalie Queffelec (Ms.)

Participants (9)

GDANSKI UNIWERSYTET MEDYCZNY
Poland
EU contribution
€ 217 525,30
Address
Ulica M Sklodowskiej Curie 3A
80210 Gdansk
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Marta Spychala (Ms.)
HAUTE ECOLE PAUL-HENRI SPAAK
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 645 730
Address
Rue Royale 150
1000 Bruxelles
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Hélène Stievenart (Ms.)
DIVERS ALERT NETWORK EUROPE FOUNDATION
Malta
EU contribution
€ 266 602,50
Address
Sir Ugo Mifsud Street Dan Building
XBX 1431 Ta Xbiez
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Alessandro Maronni (Dr.)
Ministère de la Défense
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 226 630
Address
Martelarenstraat 181
1800 Vilvoorde
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Peter Germonpre (Dr.)
G.T. DI TRAMPUS GRAZIELLA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 243 518,30
Address
Via Valmartinaga 3
34135 Trieste
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Graziella Trampus (Ms.)
MARES SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 243 518,30
Address
Salita Bonsen 4
16035 Rapallo
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Francesco La Rocca (Mr.)
SVEUCILISTE U SPLITU
Croatia
EU contribution
€ 235 882,11
Address
Poljicka Cesta 35
21000 Split
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Zeljko Dujic (Prof.)
RISE ACREO AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 212 666,60
Address
Box 1070
164 25 Kista
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Hans Palerius (Prof.)
IMEGO AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 36 432,01
Address
Arvid Hedvalls Backe 4
40014 Gothenburg
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Hans Palerius (Mr.)