JPND Transnational call 2012: “European research projects for the identification of genetic epigenetic and environmental risk and protective factors for Neurodegenerative Diseases

The following project proposals have been suggested for funding by the Peer Review Panel based on scientific evaluation and by the Call Steering Committee based on budget availability.

Proposals are presented in alphabetical order according to their acronym. Please refer to your national funding agency for further details. A list of the national contact representatives can be found here.

The supported projects are:  (Click on the project title to view more)

APGeM: Pre-clinical genotype-phenotype predictors of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementia
Coordinator: Tormod Fladby, Akershus University Hospital and University of Oslo, Norway

COURAGE-PD: COmprehensive Unbiased Risk factor Assessment for Genetics and Environment in Parkinson‘s Disease
Coordinator: Thomas Gasser, University of Tübingen, Germany

PERADES: Defining Genetic, Polygenic and Environmental Risk for Alzheimer’s Disease using multiple powerful cohorts, focussed Epigenetics and Stem cell metabolomics
Coordinator: Julie Williams, Cardiff University, United Kingdom

RiMod-FTD: Risk and Modifying factors in Fronto Temporal Dementia
Coordinator: Peter Heutink, German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases – Tübingen, Germany

STRENGTH: Survival, Trigger and Risk, Epigenetic, eNvironmental and Genetic Targets for motor neuron Health
Coordinator: Ammar Al-Chalabi, King’s College London, United Kingdom