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Joint Programming Neurodegenerative Disease

Joint Programming Initiatives

JPND - EU Joint Programme
Neurodegenerative Disease Research

In December 2008 the European Competitiveness Council acknowledged the need to launch a joint programming pilot initiative aimed at tackling neurodegenerative diseases in the context of major societal challenges that Europe is facing, including challenges of an ageing population. The JPND – EU Joint Programme - Neurodegenerative Disease Research initiative emerged as a response to that challenge.

JPND activities, namely calls for research proposals, build on its Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda, whose first version was launched in 2012. The newest version of JPND's Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda was published on 23 April 2019, the outlined priorities being: the origins and progression of neurodegenerative diseases; disease mechanisms and models; diagnosis, prognosis and disease definitions; developing therapies, preventive strategies and interventions; and health and social care. This agenda comprises a range of activities aimed at enabling those priorities in an enlarged and comprehensive fashion, while aligning participating countries' scientific and medical skills and social approaches, in order to avoid duplication of efforts.

This initiative has been supported by the European Commission through funding of coordination and support actions and ERA-NETs under the auspices of various framework-programmes for science and innovation over the years. Currently support is provided by H2020 to projects JPco-fuND (2014-2019), JPsustaiND (2015-2019) and JPCOFUND2 (2019-2023).

Consortia funded under the auspices of JPND with participation of Portuguese researchers in calls with FCT's cofunding

2015 Call

Topic: European research projects on neurodegenerative diseases: risk and protective factors, longitudinal cohort approaches and advanced experimental models (click to see details)

Consortium: ESMI: European Spinocerebellar Ataxia Type 3/Machado-Joseph Disease Initiative (click to see details)

Coordinator: Thomas Klockgether, German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases, Bonn, Germany

Portuguese researcher: Manuela Lima, Universidade dos Açores

Portuguese researcher: Luís Pereira de Almeida, Centro de Neurociências e Biologia Celular, Universidade de Coimbra

Consortium: MADGIC: Generation of Improved Cellular and Animal Models for Identification of Disease Phenotype and New Therapeutic Targets of Alzheimer’s Disease (click to see details )

Coordinator: Jari Koistinaho, University of Eastern Finland, Finland

Portuguese researcher: Dora Brites, Universidade de Lisboa

Consortium: ModelPolyQ: Advanced models of polyglutamine disorders (HD, SCA3 and SCA7) (click to see details )

Coordinator: Luís Pereira de Almeida, Centro de Neurociências e Biologia Celular, Universidade de Coimbra

Consortium: NAB3: Development of a Novel Multicellular In Vitro Model of Alzheimer’s disease-like Blood-Brain Barrier (click to see details )

Coordinator: Francesca Re, University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy

Portuguese researcher: Cláudia Almeida, Universidade Nova de Lisboa

2013 Call

Topic: European research projects for Pilot Studies on Preventive Strategies related to Neurodegenerative Diseases (click to see details)

Consortium: ONWebDUALS: ONTology-based Web Database for Understanding Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (click to see details)

Coordinator: Mamede de Carvalho, Instituto de Medicina Molecular, Universidade de Lisboa

Topic: European research projects for Cross-Disease Analysis of Pathways related to Neurodegenerative Diseases (click to see details)

Consortium: SynSpread: Role and mechanism of alpha-synuclein and ataxin-3 spreading in Parkinson and Machado-Joseph diseases (click to see details)

Coordinator: Luís Pereira de Almeida, Centro de Neurociências e Biologia Celular, Universidade de Coimbra

Consortium: Fly-SMALS: Common RNA-dependent pathways for motor-neuron degeneration in SMA and ALS (click to see details)

Coordinator: Jörg B. Schulz, University Medical Center, RWTH Aachen, Alemanha

Portuguese researcher: Margarida Gama Carvalho, Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa

2012 Call

Topic: European research projects for the identification of genetic, epigenetic and environmental risk and protective factors for Neurodegenerative Diseases (click to see details)

Consortium: COURAGE-PD: Comprehensive Unbiased Risk factor Assessment for Genetics and Environment in Parkinson‘s Disease (click to see details)

Coordinator: Thomas Gasser, Universidade de Tübingen, Germany

Portuguese researcher: Joaquim Ferreira, Instituto de Medicina Molecular, Universidade de Lisboa

Topic: European research projects for the evaluation of health care policies, strategies and interventions for Neurodegenerative Diseases (click to see details)

Consortium: ACTIFCare: Acces to Timely Formal Care (click to see details)

Coordinator: Frans Verhey, University of Maastricht, Netherlands

Portuguese researcher: Manuel Gonçalves-Pereira, Universidade Nova de Lisboa

Consortium: CLaSP: Care for Late Stage Parkinsonism (click to see details)

Coordinator: Anette Schrag, University College London, United Kingdom

Portuguese researcher: Joaquim Ferreira, Instituto de Medicina Molecular, Universidade de Lisboa

Consortium: RHAPSODY: Research to Assess Policies and Strategies for Dementia in the Young (click to see details)

Coordinator: Alexander Kurz, Technical University Munich, Germany

Portuguese researcher: Alexandre Mendonça, Universidade de Lisboa

2011 Call

Topic: Transnational call for optimisation of biomarkers and harmonisation of their use (click to see details)

Consortium: BIOMARKAPD: Biomarkers for Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease (click to see details)

Coordinator: Bengt Winblad, Karolinska Institutet Alzheimer Disease Research Center, Sweden

Portuguese researcher: Alexandre Mendonça, Instituto de Medicina Molecular, Universidade de Lisboa, Catarina Resende Oliveira, Centro de Neurociências e Biologia Celular, Universidade de Coimbra, and Odete da Cruz e Silva Universidade de Aveiro

Consortium: DEMTEST: Biomarker based diagnosis of rapid progressive dementias – optimisation of diagnostic protocols (click to see details)

Coordinator: Inga Zerr, University Medical Center Göttingen, National Reference Center for TSE, Germany

Portuguese researcher: Catarina Resende Oliveira, Universidade de Coimbra

Consortium: SOPHIA: Sampling and biomarker OPtimization and Harmonization In ALS and other motor neuron diseases (click to see details)

Coordinator: Leonard H. van den Berg; University Medical Center Utrecht, Netherlands

Portuguese researcher: Mamede de Carvalho, Instituto de Medicina Molecular, Universidade de Lisboa, e Júlia Costa, Instituto de Tecnologia Química e Biológica, Universidade Nova de Lisboa

Contacts

Ricardo Pereira
ricardo.pereira@fct.pt
Tel: (+351) 21 392 44 79

Marta Abrantes
marta.abrantes@fct.pt
Tel: (+351) 21 391 15 96

FCT – Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia
Av. D. Carlos I, 126
1249 – 074 Lisboa
Portugal

JPND - EU Site

http://www.neurodegenerationresearch.eu/