Jan 10, 2017

New EIT Health KIC Innovation Project CLOSE develops and deploys an integrated package centred on closed loop metabolic control for severely ill patients with Type 2 Diabetes

Launch of large-scale research initiative CLOSE to accelerate the development of a novel closed loop metabolic control system for severely ill patients with Type 2 DiabetesCLOSE unites internationally renowned experts from 9 academic institutions and industry in public-private partnershipThe EIT Health, a Knowledge and Innovation Community (KIC) under the European Institute of Innovation and...
Dec 20, 2016

ncRNAPain 2016 Annual Meeting in Innsbruck

From 3rd to 4th November 2016, the ncRNAPain consortium followed the invitation of their coordinator, Michaela Kress, to Innsbruck, Austria, where they gathered for their annual meeting at the Medizinische Universitaet Innsbruck. Prof Kress was very pleased to welcome the international consortium for two days of intense work, assessing the results achieved and deciding on the steps towards...
Dec 06, 2016

New Horizon Report: Eurice Ranks 1st in German SMEs

The European Commission has just published its second Monitoring Report on the implementation of Horizon 2020. According to this recent evaluation, Eurice belongs to the Top 5 of SMEs in Europe regarding the number of signed agreements – ranking first among German SMEs. The Horizon 2020 Monitoring Report 2015 covers 91 calls considering 4,263 grant agreements signed before 1 September 2016. The...
Nov 30, 2016

New circRTrain network offers PhD training for researchers studying circular RNAs

Emerging topics in science offer unique opportunities to break truly new ground and develop a successful career. As one of these topics, circular RNAs (circRNAs), a species of nucleic acids forming a covalently closed loop, have very recently attracted high general interest. But many things are still unknown: How are circRNAs produced? What are their functions? What is their role in disease...
Nov 22, 2016

Point of Care Device Commercialisation: Eurice Contributes to Workshop at MEDICA 2016

On 14 November 2016, the H2020 FAPIC consortium organised a workshop dedicated to Point of Care (POC) Device Commercialisation at the MEDICA Trade Fair facilities in Düsseldorf, Germany. On behalf of the Fit for Health 2.0 project consortium, Eurice Programme Manager Dr Birte Kretschmer contributed to the workshop in a session called “Clinical Trials in Horizon 2020“. She named aspects to...
Nov 17, 2016

IHEC Celebrates Major Coordinated Paper Release

One of the great mysteries in biology is how the many different cell types that make up our bodies are derived from a single cell and from one DNA sequence, or genome. We have learned a lot from studying the human genome, but have only partially unveiled the processes underlying cell determination. The identity of each cell type is largely defined by an instructive layer of molecular...
Nov 02, 2016

Controlling Indoor Air Quality: SENSIndoor Project Clip Released

While the project is slowly coming to an end, the consortium of the EU research project SENSIndoor has released a clip showing some of the steps taken towards the development of a smart sensor system for measuring indoor air quality. The clip highlights aspects of the work achieved in the project and introduces some of the partners involved. Animations have been added to explain the functionality...
Oct 28, 2016

CoMMiTMenT Consortium holds 5th Progress Meeting

Coordinator Lars Kaestner was pleased to welcome the CoMMiTMenT consortium to the 5th Progress Meeting, which took place on 6th October 2016. This time, the CoMMiTMenT consortium decided to hold their progress meeting via web conference, the platform for which was kindly provided by software partner Arivis AG. This rather unusual way of arranging a progress meeting was chosen in order to allow...
Oct 28, 2016

The Seeds are Sown: TomGEM and G2P-SOL Release Film of Joint Kick-off Meeting

Passionate about solanaceae: The two projects TomGEM and G2P-SOL of the Eurice life science portfolio are sharing a central idea. Both projects focus on solanaceous crops and the challenges plant breeders are facing due to changing environmental conditions. The goal is to identify and breed plant varieties with optimised properties (such as heat tolerance, pathogen resistance or a prolonged shelf...
Oct 27, 2016

Eurice übernimmt Geschäftsstellenleitung für IWBio

Seit Oktober 2016 liegt die Leitung der Geschäftsstelle des Industrieverbunds Weiße Biotechnologie e.V. in den Händen von Eurice. Zu den von Eurice betreuten Aufgabenbereichen gehören neben der Geschäftsstellenorganisation und der Übernahme administrativer Tätigkeiten auch der strategische Ausbau nationaler und europäischer Forschungs-Allianzen sowie die Öffentlichkeitsarbeit. Übernommen...