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Italian Cystic Fibrosis Research Foundation Grant Proposals 2013

Research projects

The Italian Cystic Fibrosisi Research Foundation (FFC) funds research projects, from basic to clinical, that have the ultimate aim to treat and eventually cure cystic fibrosis (CF). Multicentre study applications combining different expertises in one project have a higher priority for this call only if there is convincing prospect that the total output will be greater than the sum of the parts. Other things being equal, research proposals in which translational objectives are clearly described and documented will be given priority. Accordingly, research projects dealing with either clinical studies or pre-clinical studies exploiting animal models of CF are strongly encouraged and will be considered with priority, also in relationship to their proximity to cure.

Priority areas

1. Pathophysiology of the basic defect in cystic fibrosis and pharmacological approaches designed to correct or compensate for the deficiency of functional CFTR.
2. Advanced studies in the molecular genetics of CF.
3. Innovative anti-microbial strategies for CF lung infections with potential clinical applicability.
4. New approaches to understand and treat inflammation in CF.
5. Survey, revision and improvement of current key-strategies in CF prevention, diagnosis, therapy and care programmes, including carrier screening, clinical trials, epidemiological studies and systematic reviews.

Deadline

Your application should be sent by 15 February 2013.

More information and application form.

Event Date: 
Fri, 2013-02-15

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