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


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


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


Johannes Gräff, Ecole Polytechnique Federale Lausanne, Switzerland


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


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


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


Marina Chekulaeva, Max Delbrück Center for Molecular  Medicine, Germany


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


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


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


Peter McCormick, University of Surrey, United Kingdom


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


Bernd Bukau, Universität Heidelberg, Germany

Carmen Nussbaum-Krammer, Universität Heidelberg, Germany


Harm H. Kampinga, University of Groningen, Netherlands

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

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


Jochen Prehn, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Ireland


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


Erik Storkebaum, Stichting Katholieke Universiteit, Netherlands


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


Michel Simonneau, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, France


Ronald Melki, Centre National Recherche Scientifique, France

August Smit, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Netherlands

Nicolas Le Novère, Babraham Institute, United Kingdom