Title of project or programme

Cell and gene therapy based approaches for treatment of Parkinson’s disease: from models to clinics (TREATPD)

Principal Investigators of project/programme grant
Title Forname Surname Institution Country
Professor Deniz Kirik  Lunds Universitet Sweden
Address of institution of lead PI
Institution  117 LUND
Street Address
City
Postcode
Country

Sweden

Source of funding information

European Research Council

Total sum awarded (Euro)

1500000

Start date of award

01-11-2009

Total duration of award in months

60

The project/programme is most relevant to
  • Parkinson’s disease
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Research abstract in English

Parkinson’s disease is one of the common causes of disability in the aging population, representing a major health problem for the affected individuals and a socioeconomic burden to the society. In the present proposal, the applicant puts forward an ambitious but feasible program to tackle a number of significant issues that remain unsolved in the field. He combines his strong track record in animal models of Parkinson’s disease and novel cell and gene therapy-based therapeutic strategies with powerful bio-imaging techniques in order to make bold steps towards translation of new and better treatments to patients suffering from this illness. He does so in a manner that combines, on one hand, the strength of clearly-defined hypotheses and well-established tools for results towards clinical translation, with high-risk high-reward projects that hold the potential to yield ground-breaking discoveries in implementation of novel imaging techniques, on the other.

Lay summary

Types: Investments > €500k
Member States: Sweden
Diseases: Parkinson's disease & PD-related disorders
Years: 2011
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