The European Commission mobilises €123 million for research and innovation to combat the threat of variants.
Two calls are published and will open on April 13 2021:
- Vaccines & therapeutic clinical trials to boost COVID-19 prevention and treatment
- Cohorts united against COVID-19 variants of concern.
tp21 supports application set-up and project management.
ERC starts with the first work programme under Horizon Europe, Europe’s new Framework Programme for Research and Innovation for 2021-2027.
ERC supports investigator-driven frontier research across all fields, on the basis of scientific excellence.
The call calendar, deadlines and the work programme for download >> here
Joint transnational call “Addressing adverse and beneficial effects of food ingredients and food processing on hypersensitivities to food.
The aim of this call is to address how food ingredients and food processing methods could favour or prevent the occurrence of food intolerances and allergies in society.
The publication of the work programme and the first calls is expected in April 2021.
Find more about the HORIZON Europe clusters and missions >> here.
The Virtual Brain Cloud project is partner in the European Open Science Cloud initiative.
Short video explaining the Virtual Brain Cloud - a GDPR compliant health data platform for the personalized prevention and treatment of dementia.
more >> here
The European Commission has decided to launch a €1 billion call for research and innovation projects that respond to the climate crisis and help protect Europe's unique ecosystems and biodiversity.
Find here details on the Horizon 2020-funded >> European Green Deal Call.
Achieving Gender Diversity
European Training Network G-VERSITY joins 8 leading European research groups from psychology, education, management, business administration, media and communication studies.
tp21 supports the MANIFESTO initiative:
MAXIMISING the accessibility of research results in the fight against Covid-19.
More details about >> MANIFESTO
Call for projects on low-carbon technologies and processes
deadlines in 2020 and 2021
see more << here
The ERA corona platform is one of the 10 priorities of the European Commission and national ministries agreed on the first ERAvsCorona action plan.
The Human Brain Project shows their work at the German Parliament Bundestag. The Virtual Brain is a central part of the exhibition.
Meet Dr. Petra Ritter during the opening event on Nov 27th . Dr. Ritter will also lead a guided tour through the exhibition on Nov 28.
Access to the exhibition is only possible after prior registration via the website.
This exhibition is in partnership with The Human Brain Project, and includes many beautiful exhibits about the brain. You don't want to miss it.
More information about the program >here<.
NISCI (Nogo-A Inhibition in acute Spinal Cord Injury)
is a multicenter, multinational, placebo controlled phase-II study for the safety and preliminary efficacy of intrathecal anti-Nogo-A [NG101] in patients with acute cervical spinal cord injury.
The purpose of the NISCI trial is to test if an antibody therapy can improve motor function and quality of life of tetraplegic patients. A previous trial showed this treatment is safe and well accepted. This current trial has been approved by the National Ethics Committee and Ministry of Health for all participating trial sites.
Find NISCI under Clinical Trials.gov
Deadline 07.April 2020, funding 10-20 Mio €
The reliability and relevance of animal studies to support chemical safety assessment are subject to increasing scrutiny from a scientific perspective and raises broader societal concerns. To address these challenges, the European Commission has been supporting the development and application of animal-free approaches to toxicological profiling of chemicals in support of chemical safety assessment. However, significant challenges remain regarding the provision of viable animal-free solutions to address systemic health effects in humans potentially linked to chronic exposure to chemicals across a variety of regulated sectors. Consequently, further efforts are needed to progress on the development, validation and translation of scientifically sound methods that not only decrease the reliance on animal testing but which also deliver more relevant, reliable and cost-effective means to facilitate decision-making to support regulation, innovation and competitiveness.
open call for proposals >> here
VirtualBrainCloud, coordinated by P. Ritter, CHARITE, a 15 Mio € EU project, started on Januar 1st 2019.
→ About VirtualBrainCloud
The annual worldwide cost of Alzheimer’s dementia was 777.81 billion Euro in 2015. This number will rise to 7.41 trillion Euro in 2050. Early diagnosis would save up to $7.9 trillion in medical and care costs by 2050 in the US alone. However, the emergent pathology is highly variable across people, necehighly variable across people, necessitating individualized diagnostics and interventions. The VirtualBrainCloud addresses this by bridging the gap between computational neuroscience and subcellular systems biology, integrating both research streams into a unifying computational model that supports personalized diagnostics and treatments in NDD. TheVirtualBrainCloud not only integrates existing software tools, it also merges the efforts of two big EU initiatives, namely The Virtual Brain large scale simulation platform of the EU Flagship Human Brain Project and IMI-EPAD initiative (European prevention of Alzheimer’s dementia consortium). VirtualBrainCloud will develop and validate a decision support system that provides access to high quality multi-disciplinary data for clinical practice. The result will be a cloud-based brain simulation platform to support personalized diagnostics and treatments in NDD. The EU PRACE (Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe) initiative, will provide the required computing infrastructure. The VirtualBrainCloud will develop robust solutions for legal and ethical matters by interacting with EU projects such as European Open Science Cloud (EOSC), ‘cloud4health’, Alzheimer’s Europe patient organizations and ELIXIR, an organization that manages and safeguards EU research data. Our software developers have already produced highly successful brain simulation and clinical decision support tools. The resulting software will be a cloud based computational modeling system that is tailored to the individual, and bridges multiple scales to identify key mechanisms that predict NDD progression and serves as Precision Decision Support System.
The European Commission has published its proposal for Horizon Europe, an ambitious €100 billion research and innovation programme that will succeed Horizon 2020.
For the next long-term EU budget 2021-2027, the Commission is proposing €100 billion for research and innovation.
Ending the Pandemic Threat: A Grand Challenge for Universal Influenza Vaccine Development