Project transMed – Educating the next generation of scientists in translational medicine: Focus on eye diseases

Basic data

Acronym:
transMed
Title:
Educating the next generation of scientists in translational medicine: Focus on eye diseases
Duration:
01/12/2017 to 30/11/2021
Abstract / short description:
Medicine today experiences a gap between basic research and successful clinical translation that delays establishment of urgently needed therapies. This is very clearly so in blinding retinal degenerations (RDs), where most are yet untreatable, even with a wealth of basic and pre-clinical research data available. To address this problem, transMed proposes an innovative programme to educate “translational researchers” that focuses on the bench-to-bedside development oftreatments for RD.

The transMed consortium joins four academic groups (EKUT, UNIMORE, ULUND, HI) with four non-academic and SME partners (SPPD, INCU, Oculis, PamGene), and five partner organisations (2BBB, BIOLOG, NLO, HCTC, EVI) with intersectoral collaborations already ongoing. Each transMed partner will contribute specific critical expertise to a curriculum covering all major aspects of translational research: From basic research into disease mechanisms and target definition, to
drug design and development, in vitro test systems and in vivo disease models, drug delivery systems, biomarkers, good manufacturing practice, toxicological testing and pharmacokinetics, regulatory affairs, intellectual property, all the way to clinical trials and commercialisation.
Keywords:
Retina
retina, Netzhaut
Retinitis pigmentosa
retinitis pigmentosa, Netzhautentzündung
controlled drug releax
gesteuerte Wirkstofffreisetzung
translationale Forschung

Involved staff

Managers

Research Center for Ophthalmology
Center for Ophthalmology, Hospitals and clinical institutes, Faculty of Medicine

Contact persons

Center for Ophthalmology
Hospitals and clinical institutes, Faculty of Medicine
Center for Ophthalmology
Hospitals and clinical institutes, Faculty of Medicine

Local organizational units

Research Center for Ophthalmology
Center for Ophthalmology
Hospitals and clinical institutes, Faculty of Medicine

Funders

Brüssel, Belgium
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