€5.1M Grant awarded to UCL to support the growth of Portuguese research
17 November 2016
A research team, led by UCL Eastman’s Professor Jonathan Knowles, has been awarded a prestigious H2020 TEAMING grant to improve the field of regenerative and precision medicine in Portugal.
The €5.1M grant – part of a larger €15M scheme - aims to lay the foundations of a multi-site research centre focusing on musculoskeletal, cardiovascular and neurodegenerative disorders.
The project will be run in collaboration with a consortium of Portuguese Universities led by Prof Rui Reis at the University of Minho.
Professor Knowles said: “The proposed Discoveries Centre for Regenerative and Precision Medicine will enhance Portuguese research into musculoskeletal, neurodegenerative and cardiovascular disorders.
“It will be a tremendous boost to the search for new and innovative strategies to overcome the current challenges presented by these diseases.
“The UCL Team will be focussed on developing translational capabilities both from a clinical and entrepreneurial perspective.”
The other UCL investigators are:
- Ivan Wall, Department of Biochemical Engineering
- Giampietro Schiavo, Institute of Neurology
- Andreas Schätzlein, School of Pharmacy
- Vivek Mudera, Division of Surgery
- Richard Day, Division of Medicine
- Tim McHugh, Division of Infection and Immunity
- Jane Kinghorn, Translational Research Office