Call Results

Results of the 2017 JPND call for “Multinational research projects for pathway analysis across neurodegenerative diseases”

The following project proposals have been suggested for funding by the Peer Review Panel based on scientific excellence and by the Call Steering Committee based on budget availability. Proposals are presented in alphabetical order according to their acronym.

The supported projects are:

BRAIN-MEND: Biological Resource Analysis to Identify New Mechanisms and phenotypes in Neurodegenerative Diseases

Coordinator: 

Ammar Al-Chalabi, King’s College London, United Kingdom

Partners:

Jan Veldink, University Medical Center Utrecht, Netherlands

Adriano Chio, University of Turin, Italy

Orla Hardiman, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland

Gilbert Bensimon, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Nimes, France

Naomi Wray, The University of Queensland, Australia

 

EpiAD: Effect of early and adult-life stress on the brain epigenome: relevance for the occurrence of Alzheimer’s Disease and Diabetes-related dementia

Coordinator:

Johannes Gräff, Ecole Polytechnique Federale Lausanne, Switzerland

Partners:

Froylan Calderon de Anda, Universitätsklinikum Hamburg-Eppendorf, Germany

Ana Frank-Garcia, Hospital Universitario La Paz (UAM), Spain

Agnieszka Basta-Kaim, Polish Academy of Sciences-Cracow, Poland

 

HEROES: The locus coeruleus: at the crossroad of dementia syndromes

Coordinator:

Mara Dierssen, IIS Instituto Hospital del Mar de Investigaciones Mèdicas, Spain

Partners:  

Marie-Claude   Potier, Institut du Cerveau et de la Moëlle épinière, France

Andre Strydom, University College London, United Kingdom

Peter De Deyn, University Medical Center Groningen, Netherlands

Yann Herault, Institut de Génétique Biologie Moléculaire et Cellulaire, France

 

localMND: Common architecture of local proteome, transcriptome and translatome across Motor Neuron disorders

Coordinator:

Marina Chekulaeva, Max Delbrück Center for Molecular  Medicine, Germany

Partners:

Igor Ulitsky, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel

Erik Storkebaum, Radboud University, Netherlands

La Bella Lorenzo, ALS Clinical Research Center, Italy

 

LODE: Loss of neurotrophic factors in neurodegenerative Dementias: Back to the crossroads of proteins

Coordinator:

Roberta Ghidoni, IRCCS Centro San Giovanni di Dio Fatebenefratelli, Italy

Partners: 

Giuseppe Di Fede, Foundation IRCCS Carlo Besta Neurological Institute, Italy

Maria Grazia Spillantini, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom

Katharina Landfester, Max-Planck-Society, Germany

 

NEURONODE: Systems Analysis of Key Nodes in Neurodegenerative Diseases

Coordinator: 

Peter McCormick, University of Surrey, United Kingdom

Partners:

Nicolas Locker, University of Surrey, United Kingdom

Stephane Lefrancois, Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique, Canada

Carl Ernst, McGill University, Canada

Andrew Ewing, University of Gothenburg, Sweden

Andreas Schuppert, RWTH Aachen, Germany

 

Protest-70: Protecting protein homeostasis in synucleinopathies and tauopathies by modulating the Hsp70/co-chaperone network

Coordinator:

Bernd Bukau, Universität Heidelberg, Germany

Partners:

Harm H. Kampinga, University of Groningen, Netherlands

Ronald Melki, Paris-Saclay Institute of Neuroscience, CNRS, France

Carmen Nussbaum-Krammer, Universität Heidelberg, Germany

Christian Hansen, Lund University, Sweden

 

RNA-NEURO: Systems Analysis of novel small non-coding RNA in neuronal stress responses: towards novel biomarkers and therapeutics for neurodegenerative disorders

Coordinator:

Jochen Prehn, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Ireland

Partners:

Jørgen Kjems, Aarhus University, Denmark

Michael van Es, University Medical Center Utrecht, Netherlands

Giovanni Nardo, IRCCS Istituto di Ricerche Farmacologiche Mario Negri, Italy

Ruth Slack, University of Ottawa, Canada

Mark Helm, Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz, Germany

 

TransNeuro: Altered mRNA translation as a pathogenic mechanism across neurodegenerative diseases

Coordinator:

Erik Storkebaum, Stichting Katholieke Universiteit, Netherlands

Partners:

Marie-Christine Chartier-Harlin, INSERM, France

Giovanna Mallucci, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom

Kobi Rosenblum, University of Haifa, Israel

Erin Schuman, Max Planck Institute for Brain Research, Germany

Nahum Sonenberg, McGill University, Canada

 

TransPathND: Intraneuronal transport-related pathways across neurodegenerative diseases

Coordinator:

Michel Simonneau, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, France

Partners: 

Ronald Melki, Centre National Recherche Scientifique, France

August Smit, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Netherlands

Nicolas Le Novère, Babraham Institute, United Kingdom