14 March 2019

Werner Koopman, theme Mitochondrial diseases, received 400,000 euro as a member of the PD-MitoQUANT consortium. The latter is an EU-funded Innovative Medicines Initiative research project that will improve our understanding of Parkinson’s so that better treatments can be developed in the future.

The project will run for three years, receiving 4.5 million euro in funding from the EU’s Horizon 2020 programme and 2.46 million euro in-kind from European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations (EFPIA) members and Parkinson’s UK.

PD-MitoQUANT focuses on how mitochondria, the ‘powerhouses’ of the cell, contribute to cell death and neurodegeneration when they malfunction. The project involves 14 partners from 9 countries, including academic experts from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Institut du Cerveau et de la Moelle Epinière, German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases, Neuroscience Institute of the National Research Council, University College London, Radboud University Medical Centre, the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, SMEs (GeneXplain GmbH, Mimetas, Pintail Limited), pharmaceutical companies (Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd.; H. Lundbeck A/S; UCB S.A.), and a patient advocacy organization (Parkinson’s UK). 

Innovative Medicines Initiative (IMI): link. 
 

Related news items


RIHS Open Day We are looking for enthusiastic researchers!

21 March 2019

On Sunday 6 October 2019 we will again open our doors and show our wonderful research to the general public.

read more

Publication on nanoparticle imaging agent

21 March 2019

Mangala Srinivas, theme Nanomedicine, showed in Advanced Functional Materials that nano‐particles (radius 100 nm), are suitable for long‐term in vivo ultrasound in combination with 19F MRI and fluorescence.

read more

Protein supplementation improves lean body mass in physically active older adults

21 March 2019

In the Journal of Cachexia, Sarcopenia & Muscle, Dominique ten Haaf and colleagues described a randomized clinical trial to assess the effects of 12-weeks protein supplementation on body characteristics.

read more

eHealth Apps Replacing or Complementing Health Care Contacts

21 March 2019

In the Journal of Medical Internet Research, Pim Assendelft and colleagues from the University of Applied sciences Arnhem Nijmegen showed that still relatively little is known about the adverse effects of health apps when used to replace or complement contacts with doctors or nurses.

read more

Proudly presenting new theme leaders

20 March 2019

It is our pleasure to introduce the new leaders of the themes Mitochondrial diseases, Reconstructive and regenerative medicine and Vascular damage.

read more

Judith Homberg appointed Professor of Translational Neuroscience

20 March 2019

Judith Homberg has been appointed Professor of Tanslational Neuroscience effective 1 February 2019.

read more