EU Excellent Science


The RESETageing consortium is a collaborative network between the University of Coimbra (UC) in Portugal and three partners countries with top expertise in ageing biology, cardiovascular biology and tools applied to the study of age-related diseases:

  • University of Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
  • Leibniz Institute on Aging – Fritz Lipmann Institute (FLI), Germany
  • University of Maastricht, Netherlands

The EU funded project aims at enhancing the scientific and innovation competencies of University of Coimbra in the area of biology of aging and age-related cardiovascular diseases, with three high-performing partners.

The project goals are to:

  1. stimulate research excellence in the aging and age-related cardiovascular diseases at UC research groups, through the establishment of a collaborative network with the Twinning institutions
  2. train UC researchers in the area of aging mechanisms and familiarize them with new tools to study age-related diseases (omics, system biology and animal models)
  3. build an innovation and entrepreneurship environment at UC by nurturing an entrepreneurial and risk-taking spirit among UC students and researchers.

Contact: Alessandro Ori

Secretion, Autophagy and their role in Neurodegeneration (SAND)

SAND is a training network that brings together 22 partners from 12 countries into a consortium that represents leading experts in the field of proteostasis regulation (autophagy, secretion) and neurodegeneration from academia and industry. The objective is to explore the links between secretion, autophagy and their role in neurodegeneration and to consolidate the position of Europe as a leader in this field.
SAND is funded through the Excellent Science - Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) program of the European Union.

Contact: Christoph Kaether



Alessandro Ori

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