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Research capacity building through improved knowledge exchange and twinning frameworks for the Centre of Excellence in Translational Medicine

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 CETM project word cloud

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Project "CETM" data sheet

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Organization address
address: ULIKOOLI 18
city: TARTU
postcode: 51005

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 Coordinator Country Estonia [EE]
 Project website
 Total cost 1˙072˙437 €
 EC max contribution 1˙072˙437 € (100%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU.4.b. (Twinning of research institutions)
 Code Call H2020-TWINN-2015
 Funding Scheme CSA
 Starting year 2016
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2016-01-01   to  2018-12-31


Take a look of project's partnership.

# participants  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    TARTU ULIKOOL EE (TARTU) coordinator 716˙500.00
2    UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON UK (LONDON) participant 186˙875.00
3    KAROLINSKA INSTITUTET SE (STOCKHOLM) participant 169˙062.00


 Project objective

The project will enhance Estonian research potential and capacities in translational medicine with particular focus on immunological diseases and neurological disorders, which represent a challenging burden on individuals and healthcare systems worldwide. Strategic partnership with UCL and KI - both international leaders in medical research and education, enables developing long-lasting knowledge exchange framework for allowing University of Tartu (UT) to capitalise on its current achievements and deliver a new internationally-leading European Centre of Translational Medicine (CETM).

The specific objectives of the project are to: 1. measurably and significantly enhance the overall scientific R&I capacity of UT and Estonia in the field of translational medicine 2. raise the research profile of academic staff 3. strengthen UT´s networking capacity, visibility and credibility

In order to achieve these objectives, the twinning activities with UCL and KI will: - create a strategic framework for sustainable development (long-term development plan, links with industrial partners, public funding and investment strategy, IPR strategy) - enhance UT´s research capacity in 6 key areas/techniques (6 joint summer schools/seminars, 11 medium-term visits, 38 short bidirectional visits, participation in conferences) - develop transferable skills of UT´s research staff (training seminars in networking/H2020 participating, IPR, research commercialisation, ethics, communication skills and doctoral training) - extend UT´s strategic partnerships and visibility among the professional community, industry, policy-makers and public (strategic networking, publications, science days, open workshops, targeted stakeholders)

As the expected result of the CETM-TWIN project, the twinning activities between the consortium will lead to research improving synergy that supports building one of the leading translational medicine competency centres in the North-Eastern European region by 2020.


List of deliverables.
Sustainability Plan update III Documents, reports 2020-01-29 12:45:59
Report on the activities of medium-term visits by UTARTU research staff to UCL and KI Documents, reports 2020-01-29 12:45:59
The Public Funding and Investment Strategy for the CETM Documents, reports 2020-01-29 12:45:58
List of potential industry collaborators for the CETM Documents, reports 2020-01-29 12:45:58
List of all UT publications in Translational Medicine and related research fields Documents, reports 2020-01-29 12:45:58
IPR Strategy for the CETM Documents, reports 2020-01-29 12:45:59
Promotional materials including a dedicated website Websites, patent fillings, videos etc. 2020-01-29 12:45:58

Take a look to the deliverables list in detail:  detailed list of CETM deliverables.


year authors and title journal last update
List of publications.
2019 Dzhamilja Safiulina, Malle Kuum, Vinay Choubey, Nana Gogichaishvili, Joanna Liiv, Miriam A Hickey, Michal Cagalinec, Merle Mandel, Akbar Zeb, Mailis Liiv, Allen Kaasik
Miro proteins prime mitochondria for Parkin translocation and mitophagy
published pages: e99384, ISSN: 0261-4189, DOI: 10.15252/embj.201899384
The EMBO Journal 38/2 2020-01-29
2016 Annika Vaarmann, Merle Mandel, Akbar Zeb, Przemyslaw Wareski, Joanna Liiv, Malle Kuum, Eva Antsov, Mailis Liiv, Michal Cagalinec, Vinay Choubey, Allen Kaasik
Mitochondrial biogenesis is required for axonal growth
published pages: 1981-1992, ISSN: 0950-1991, DOI: 10.1242/dev.128926
Development 143/11 2020-01-29
2016 Michal Cagalinec, Mailis Liiv, Zuzana Hodurova, Miriam Ann Hickey, Annika Vaarmann, Merle Mandel, Akbar Zeb, Vinay Choubey, Malle Kuum, Dzhamilja Safiulina, Eero Vasar, Vladimir Veksler, Allen Kaasik
Role of Mitochondrial Dynamics in Neuronal Development: Mechanism for Wolfram Syndrome
published pages: e1002511, ISSN: 1545-7885, DOI: 10.1371/journal.pbio.1002511
PLOS Biology 14/7 2020-01-29

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