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IMI just published the following draft topic texts for the next IMI Call for proposals on the IMI website.

Indicative topics:

  • Optimising future obesity treatment
  • Open access chemogenomics library and chemical probes for the druggable genome
  • Intelligent prediction and identification of environmental risks posed by human medicinal products

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We would like to invite you to join our webinar to learn more about the history, aims and activities of ICPerMed as well as related EU projects (such as ERA-PerMed, and CSAs under the umbrella of ICPerMed).

Registration is open until 23rd of November.

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The eHealth Hub Platform is an online catalogue featuring different types of actors: SMEs, investors, healthcare organizations, legal and regulatory service providers, pharmaceutical companies, business supporters. By identifying the key European eHealth actors, the eHealth Hub Platform aims to enhance transparency in the sector and enable stakeholders’ interaction to promote and accelerate business growth.

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We would like to invite you to join our next webinar, jointly organized by HEALTH NCP-Net 2.0 and GENDERACTION, to learn more about how to address the gender priorities in research and their relevance within HEALTH projects.

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The Innovative Medicines Initiative (IMI) has now launched its 15th and 16th Calls for proposals under IMI2. The Calls give researchers from diverse sectors the opportunity to participate in ambitious public-private partnerships that will pave the way for the development of the medicines of the future.

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The update of the SC 1 work programme for the 2019 topics has now been 'pre-published' by the Eurpoean Commission. As mentioned in the disclaimer on the cover page, this draft has not yet been adopted by the Commission and does not have legal value. The official adoption is expected towards the end of July.

Download Pre-publication of the SC1 WP

The IMI2 Partnering Platform (set up by the German National Contact Point Life Sciences with support from the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research) has now been updated with the future topics foreseen for the 15th &16th IMI2 Call.

Go to the IMI2 Partnering Platform

Research and Innovation: What's New in Health and life sciences

  • 30.11.2018 - 01:00

    Research Headlines - A research facility to drive forward technological progress

    The European Spallation Source (ESS) will be the world's most powerful source of neutrons, a key tool in advancing materials science and technological progress. An EU-funded project has supported the development of ESS, which could lead to scientific breakthroughs that improve our quality of life.
  • 30.11.2018 - 01:00

    Research Headlines - Next-generation particle accelerators promise big benefits

    A new generation of particle accelerators will help physicists explore the mysteries of the universe, provide engineers with novel tools to combat pollution and enable doctors to treat cancer more effectively. An EU-funded project is leading the advance, developing technologies that are set to have a profound impact on science and society.
  • 29.11.2018 - 01:00

    Research Headlines - Therapeutic vaccines offer hope for a functional cure for HIV

    EU-funded researchers are leading efforts to develop a functional cure for HIV using innovative therapeutic vaccines to halt the progression of the devastating virus, increase the availability and affordability of treatment, and improve patients' quality of life.
  • 26.11.2018 - 01:00

    Research Headlines - Robots help kids on autism spectrum with their social skills

    An emotionally intelligent, partially autonomous social robot could help children with autism spectrum disorder improve their social skills, according to EU-funded researchers who have been developing the next generation of robot-enhanced therapy.
  • 23.11.2018 - 01:00

    Research Headlines - Could bats hold the secret to healthy ageing?

    Scientists have long hoped that uncovering the mechanisms of the ageing process may provide hints as to how to halt or slow it down in humans. Now, EU-funded researchers have found that bats hold important clues.
  • 22.11.2018 - 01:00

    Events - Systems Epigenetics: Towards Precision Cancer Medicine - 27-30 November 2018, Amsterdam, Netherlands

    This conference brings together scientists from multidisciplinary fields employing different research strategies:

      • Epigenetic profiling at genome-wide and/or single cell level to identify complex dynamic regulatory interactions, • Bioinformatics and mathematical modelling to understand and predict observed (dynamic) phenotypic responses, • Innovative epigenetic interference tools using for instance CRISPR/dCas-based epigenetic editing tools to locally overwrite epigenetic signatures and to verify the impact of defined alterations in epigenetic regulation.

    The meeting provides a platform for scientists focusing on fundamental and biomedical research, clinicians and private sector scientists.

    The Systems Epigenetics: Towards Precision Cancer Medicine Conference is organized in the context of the EpiPredict EU H2020 Innovative Training Network (www.EpiPredict.eu) coordinated by Dr Pernette Verschure.

  • 22.11.2018 - 01:00

    Health - EU supports Austrian biotech with EUR 24 million for antifungal research and innovation

    The European Investment Bank (EIB) is lending EUR 24 million to F2G Biotech, a research-intensive company in Austria, focusing on the discovery and development of novel drugs to treat life threatening fungal diseases.
  • 22.11.2018 - 01:00

    Research Headlines - Eyeing up food supplements for healthy vision

    Key nutrients can improve vision both in ageing and in healthy eyes, according to EU-funded research. Doctors are now prescribing supplements of these nutrients, while the researchers are investigating other possible health benefits.