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Internationale Kooperationen zwischen Exzellenzzentren für Forschung im Bereich der neurodegenerativen Erkrankungen

Der englischsprachige Artikel des Deutschen Zentrum für Neurodegenerative Erkrankungen e.V. (DZNE) berichtet über die CoEN-Initiative, eine Partnerschaft zwischen dem Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), dem Deutschen Zentrum für Neurodegenerative Erkrankungen (DZNE, Deutschland), dem Medical Research Council (MRC, Verinigtes Königreich), dem Flanders Institute of Biotechnology (VIB Flanders, Belgien), dem Health Research Board (HRB), Irland / Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) und dem Ministero della Salute (MDS, Italien). Diese fördert nun acht internationale Forschungsprojekte im Bereich der neurodegenerativen Erkrankungen.

The Centres of Excellence in Neurodegeneration Research (CoEN) -initiative, an international funding partnership, announces investment in eight exciting new international research projects which will address key issues in neurodegenerative disease research.

The CoEN initiative, launched in 2010, funds highly innovative research in the field of neurodegenerative diseases such as dementias and Parkinson’s disease. Under a call for proposals for collaborative research that will serve to underpin future studies, €3.7m has been awarded to eight new projects spanning the development of new disease models, the identification of biomarkers and the harmonisation of methodologies for clinical studies. These projects bring together a wealth of resources and expertise from a number of large research institutes in different countries to tackle scientific questions that are key to the advancement within the field.

The CoEN initiative is based on a joint programme initially agreed between the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), the Deutsche Zentrum für Neurodegenerative Erkrankungen (DZNE, Germany) and the Medical Research Council (MRC, United Kingdom). The initiative was subsequently joined by the Flanders Institute of Biotechnology (VIB Flanders, Belgium), the Health Research Board (HRB), Ireland / Science Foundation Ireland (SFI), and the Ministero della Salute (MDS, Italy). The purpose of CoEN is to bring together leading international laboratories to undertake innovative research that will increase our understanding of how neurodegenerative diseases are triggered and progress, and accelerate the development of new approaches to treatment. Key to this will be the promotion of harmonised approaches and the sharing of resources across research groups within the participating national centres of excellence in neurodegeneration.

The funded projects are:

  • Standards for determining the vascular contribution to neurodegeneration
    Joanna Wardlaw (MRC), Martin Dichgans (DZNE), Eric Smith (CIHR)
  • Integrated approach to identify novel genes for frontotemporal lobar degeneration
    Marc Cruts (VIB), Christian Haass (DZNE), Dieter Edbauer (DZNE)
  • Mitochondrial dysfunction and susceptibility to Parkinson’s disease: New models of pathogenetic interactions
    Donato A. Di Monte (DZNE), David S. Park (CIHR), Fabio Blandini (MDS), Anthony H.V. Schapira (MRC)
  • Early synaptic plasticity and network dysfunction in transgenic (tg) rat models of Alzheimer’s disease (AD)
    Michael Rowan (HRB/SFI), Claudio Cuello (CIHR), Martin Fuhrmann (DZNE)
  • Immune subtype in Parkinson disease
    Thomas Gasser (DZNE), Antonio P. Strafella (CIHR)
  • C. elegans models of mitochondrial deficiency in the nervous system
    Daniele Bano (DZNE), Siegfried Hekimi (CIHR), Mario de Bono (MRC)
  • The GENetic Frontotemporal Dementia Initiative (GENFI): a new multi-centre platform for the study of frontotemporal lobar degeneration
    Martin Rossor (MRC), Giovanni B. Frisoni (MDS), Torik Ayoubi (VIB), Mario Masellis (CIHR)
  • Identification of generic supressors of proteinopathies
    David Rubinsztein (MRC), Joerg Gsponer (CIHR)

Kontakt
Prof. Pierluigi Nicotera
Scientific Director and Chairman of the Executive Board
German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE)
Ludwig-Erhard-Allee 2
53175 Bonn, Germany
Tel.: + 49 228 - 43302 - 100
E-Mail: pierluigi.nicotera(at)dzne.de

Dr. Katrin Weigmann
German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE)
Press- and Public Relations
Holbeinstr. 13-15
53175 Bonn
Germany
Tel.: +49 228 - 43302/263
Mobil: +49 173 - 5471350
E-Mail: katrin.weigmann(at)dzne.de

Quelle: Deutsches Zentrum für Neurodegenerative Erkrankungen e.V. (DZNE) Redaktion: von DLR PT Länder / Organisationen: Deutschland Kanada Vereinigtes Königreich (Großbritannien) Belgien Irland Italien Themen: Lebenswissenschaften Netzwerke

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