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Call for Funding of Research and Development Projects in all Scientific Domains - 2008

Health Sciences - Neurosciences

    Painel de Avaliação de Ciências da Saúde - 2008
  • Fernando Lopes da Silva
  • Roland Pochet
  • Alice Warley
  • David Chambers
  • Jean-Michel Bouler
  • George Griffin
  • Fernando Giraldez Orgaz
  • Francisco Bolumar
  • Ad Geurts van Kessel
  • Anton J. G. Horrevoets
  • Trevor W Stone
  • Richard K Grencis
  • Sergio Cerutti
PTDC/SAU-NEU/098507/2008

Unraveling the Neuronal Circuits Underlying Female Receptivity. Maria Luisa Caramalho Abrunhosa Vasconcelos, Fundação D. Anna de Sommer Champalimaud e Dr. Carlos Montez Champalimaud (FC Champalimaud). €180,000.

PTDC/SAU-NEU/098683/2008

Nociceptive processing on projecting and non-projecting neurons in the spinal lamina I. Boris Safronov, Instituto de Biologia Molecular e Celular (IBMC/UP). €180,000.

PTDC/SAU-NEU/098747/2008

Preconditioning triggered by Carbon monoxide: new strategies to prevent brain damage due to hypoxia-ischemia and reperfusion. Helena Luisa de Araujo Vieira, Instituto de Biologia Experimental e Tecnológica (IBET). €100,000.

PTDC/SAU-NEU/099007/2008

Understanding the role of the axon/glia functional unit during developmental myelination and in remyelination. Joana Paes de Faria, Instituto de Biologia Molecular e Celular (IBMC/UP). €179,794.

PTDC/SAU-NEU/099075/2008

Life and death of retinal ganglion cells: unmasking the neuromodulatory and neuroprotective roles of Neuropeptide Y. António Francisco Rosa Gomes Ambrósio, Universidade de Coimbra (UC). €150,000.

PTDC/SAU-NEU/099307/2008

The role of calpain-mediated proteolysis of ataxin-3 in Machado-Joseph disease: a molecular therapy approach with viral vectors. LUÍS FERNANDO MORGADO PEREIRA DE ALMEIDA, Centro de Neurociências e Biologia Celular (CNBC/UC). €107,000.

PTDC/SAU-NEU/099440/2008

Molecular Mechanisms of Synaptic Traffic of Glutamate Receptors of the NMDA Type. Ana Luisa Carvalho, Centro de Neurociências e Biologia Celular (CNBC/UC). €164,424.

PTDC/SAU-NEU/099853/2008

Role of the adenosine A2A receptors in chronic stress - implications for learning and memory. Luisa Vaqueiro Lopes, Instituto de Medicina Molecular João lobo Antunes (IMM/FM/ULisboa). €120,000.

PTDC/SAU-NEU/100208/2008

Characterization of a neurogenic program activated by the proneural factor Mash1. Diogo Pinto da Cruz Sampaio e Castro, Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian (FCG). €173,846.

PTDC/SAU-NEU/100701/2008

Cognition and synaptic function in calcium channel disease. Isabel Alexandra Azevedo Silveira, Instituto de Biologia Molecular e Celular (IBMC/UP). €139,000.

PTDC/SAU-NEU/100724/2008

Glycosylation and Lewis X motif in neuronal tissue. Júlia Carvalho Costa, ITQB NOVA - Instituto de Tecnologia Química e Biológica António Xavier (ITQB NOVA/UNL). €100,000.

PTDC/SAU-NEU/100729/2008

Demonstrating that A2A adenosine receptors control glutamatergic synaptic plasticity through CB1 cannabinoid receptors in the striatum, thus providing attracting therapeutic targets. Attila Köfalvi, Centro de Neurociências e Biologia Celular (CNBC/UC). €91,000.

PTDC/SAU-NEU/100773/2008

Neural correlates of value in the corticostriatal reward-aversion circuitry. Vasco Miguel Clara Lopes Galhardo, Instituto de Biologia Molecular e Celular (IBMC/UP). €150,000.

PTDC/SAU-NEU/101090/2008

Hypertension and painful neuropathy in diabetes. Role of angiotensin II and oxidative stress in central nervous system. Dora Pinho, Instituto de Biologia Molecular e Celular (IBMC/UP). €50,000.

PTDC/SAU-NEU/101726/2008

Development of a micro-probe for capillary laser Doppler flowmetry in rat brain. Luís Filipe Requicha Ferreira, Associação para o Desenvolvimento do Departamento de Física da Universidade de Coimbra (ADDFUC/FCT/UC). €57,438.

PTDC/SAU-NEU/101752/2008

Cross talk between neurotrophic factor receptors (TrkB) and adenosine A2A receptors: implications for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS). Joaquim Alexandre Ribeiro, Instituto de Medicina Molecular João lobo Antunes (IMM/FM/ULisboa). €111,000.

PTDC/SAU-NEU/101783/2008

Role of intercellular communication between endothelial and stem cells in stemness and neurogenesis: new targets for brain repair therapies. AGASSE Fabienne, Centro de Neurociências e Biologia Celular (CNBC/UC). €86,000.

PTDC/SAU-NEU/101928/2008

Deciphering the molecular mechanisms linking alpha-synuclein dysfunction and cytotoxicity in Parkinson's disease - the role of GDNF. Ana Cristina Carvalho Rego, Centro de Neurociências e Biologia Celular (CNBC/UC). €160,000.

PTDC/SAU-NEU/101995/2008

Role of early neuronal nociceptive fate determinants in the adult mouse under chronic pain. Deolinda Maria Valente Alves Lima Teixeira, Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade do Porto (FM/UP). €128,484.

PTDC/SAU-NEU/102075/2008

SWORD - Stroke Wearable Operative Rehabilitation Devices Development and clinical validation of an intelligent vibratory wearable device to improve rehabilitation in stroke patients. Maria Paula Mourao do Amaral Coutinho, Centro Hospitalar Entre o Douro e o Vouga, E.P.E. (CHEDV). €120,000.

PTDC/SAU-NEU/102612/2008

Mechanisms underlying the effects of nitric oxide on neural stem cell proliferation in brain injury. Caetana Angelica Ermitao Monteiro Carvalho, Centro de Neurociências e Biologia Celular (CNBC/UC). €120,000.

PTDC/SAU-NEU/102710/2008

Mitochondrial-dependent impairment of intracellular trafficking in Parkinson's disease. Sandra Morais Cardoso, Centro de Neurociências e Biologia Celular (CNBC/UC). €129,550.

PTDC/SAU-NEU/103325/2008

The pathological interaction between diabetes and Alzheimer's disease: exploring the role of brain endothelial mitochondria and uncoupling proteins. Paula Isabel da Silva Moreira, Centro de Neurociências e Biologia Celular (CNBC/UC). €120,000.

PTDC/SAU-NEU/103538/2008

In vivo dynamics of nitric oxide in the brain: regulation of cellular respiration and implications for Alzheimer´s disease and aging. João António Nave Laranjinha, Centro de Neurociências e Biologia Celular (CNBC/UC). €100,000.

PTDC/SAU-NEU/103639/2008

On the role of VIP receptors in hippocampal dependent cognition and synaptic plasticity: evaluation of the therapeutic potential of VPAC1 receptor antagonists to ameliorate the cognitive deficits in TLE. Diana Lina Jerónimo da Cunha Reis, Instituto de Medicina Molecular João lobo Antunes (IMM/FM/ULisboa). €120,000.

PTDC/SAU-NEU/103720/2008

Regulation of synaptogenesis by kinase Cdk5 and Shank3: Biochemical and Structural Studies. Margarida Archer Frazão, ITQB NOVA - Instituto de Tecnologia Química e Biológica António Xavier (ITQB NOVA/UNL). €120,000.

PTDC/SAU-NEU/103728/2008

Analysis of the hippocampal proteome in mice exposed to psychotropic medication. Bruno José Fernandes Oliveira Manadas, Centro de Neurociências e Biologia Celular (CNBC/UC). €120,000.

PTDC/SAU-NEU/103904/2008

Structure and dynamics of neural networks. Alexander Goltsev, Universidade de Aveiro (UA). €100,000.

PTDC/SAU-NEU/104100/2008

The role of mRNA translation in the formation of the neuromuscular junction. Ramiro Almeida, Centro de Neurociências e Biologia Celular (CNBC/UC). €120,000.

PTDC/SAU-NEU/104297/2008

Regulation of hnRNPs by the neurotrophin BDNF: role in synaptic plasticity. Carlos Jorge Alves Miranda Bandeira Duarte, Centro de Neurociências e Biologia Celular (CNBC/UC). €120,000.

PTDC/SAU-NEU/104415/2008

Histamine versus antihistamines: new modulators of neurogenesis? LILIANA INÁCIO BERNARDINO, Centro de Neurociências e Biologia Celular (CNBC/UC). €91,000.

PTDC/SAU-NEU/105180/2008

Multimodal analysis of the neurobiology of depression. Nuno Jorge Carvalho de Sousa, Universidade do Minho (UM). €120,000.

PTDC/SAU-NEU/105215/2008

From phosphorylation to cleavage: switching on alpha-synuclein aggregation and toxicity. Tiago Outeiro, Instituto de Medicina Molecular João lobo Antunes (IMM/FM/ULisboa). €130,000.

PTDC/SAU-NEU/108110/2008

Effect of caffeine and adenosine A2A receptors on stress response: role of adrenal gland modulation. Claudia Margarida Gonçalves Cavadas, Centro de Neurociências e Biologia Celular (CNBC/UC). €90,000.

PTDC/SAU-NEU/108557/2008

Abnormal emotional and cognitive behaviours in chronic pain states: spatiotemporal characterization of CNS plastic correlatives. Armando Almeida, Universidade do Minho (UM). €56,835.

PTDC/SAU-NEU/108668/2008

Role of adenosine A2A receptors in microglia and glutamatergic synapses in the control of synaptic plasticity and brain damage. Rodrigo Antunes Cunha, Centro de Neurociências e Biologia Celular (CNBC/UC). €100,000.

PTDC/SAU-NEU/108992/2008

Neurovascular coupling between neuronal activity and blood flow in brain mediated by nitric oxide. João António Nave Laranjinha, Centro de Neurociências e Biologia Celular (CNBC/UC). €100,000.