Results from JPND Transnational Research Call on Risk Factors (JPND)

Summary

The following international JPND research projects (under the EU Joint Programme for Neurodegenerative Disease) have recently been approved for funding following the JPND’s Transnational Call 2012: “European research projects for the identification of genetic epigenetic and environmental risk and protective factors for Neurodegenerative Diseases”.

The supported projects are listed in alphabetical order of their project acronyms.

APGeM: Pre-clinical genotype-phenotype predictors of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementia. Coordinator: Tormod Fladby: Akershus University Hospital and University of Oslo (Norway).

COURAGE-PD: COmprehensive Unbiased Risk factor Assessment for Genetics and Environment in Parkinson‘s Disease. Coordinator: Thomas Gasser: University of Tübingen (Germany).

PERADES: Defining Genetic, Polygenic and Environmental Risk for Alzheimer’s Disease using multiple powerful cohorts, focussed Epigenetics and Stem cell metabolomics. Coordinator: Julie Williams: Cardiff University (United Kingdom).

RiMod-FTD: Risk and Modifying factors in Fronto Temporal Dementia. Coordinator: Peter Heutink: German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases – Tübingen (Germany).

STRENGTH: Survival, Trigger and Risk, Epigenetic, eNvironmental and Genetic Targets for motor neuron Health. Coordinator: Ammar Al-Chalabi: King’s College London (United Kingdom).

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Reference

European research projects for the identification of genetic, epigenetic and environmental risk and protective factors for Neurodegenerative Diseases: Risk Factor Call Results. [Online]: EU Joint Programme – Neurodegenerative Disease Research (JPND), August 2013.

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