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IDMIT (CEA-Jacob) is participating in CARE, a public-private consortium of 37 organizations brought together to speed the development of treatments for COVID-19 and future coronavirus epidemics.
At a joint meeting of the French Academies of Medicine and Pharmacy held 19 November 2019, Ronald Melki of the Neurodegenerative Diseases Laboratory (MIRCen/CEA-Jacob) gave a descriptive review of experimental elements enabling a better understanding of infectious proteinopathy in Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases.
Paris-Saclay University as well as its component institutions and member-associated universities , their partner national research organisms, and the LERMIT, CHARMMMAT, LASIPS and NanoSaclay laboratories of excellence (LabExs) collectively decided to release funds for research projects targeting the COVID-19 pandemic. Among the laureates are the CNRGH and IRCM, with their respective projects COVIDOGEN and BIOTHETARCOVI.
As a part of the Covid-19 Flash call launched on March 6, 2020, the ANR selected 86 research projects for immediate funding, covering a large number of issues related to the Covid-19 epidemic. Among the selected projects, one project coordinated by Roger Le Grand (IDMIT) focuses on the study of the pathogenesis of the SARS-Cov-2 infection in a pre-clinical study model.
The FRM has just selected eight research projects in its call for projects on the fundamental mechanisms of Alzheimer's disease. A financial contribution of up to 600,000 euros has been allocated to fund the salaries, equipment and operating costs for each project for a period of 2 to 3 years. Among the funded projects, a project led by SEPIA (CEA-Jacob), Genoscope (CEA-Jacob) and ENS-Saclay, focuses on the use of cerebral organoids or 'mini-brains' as a model for the study of Alzheimer's disease.
CEA is a French government-funded technological research organisation in four main areas: low-carbon energies, defense and security, information technologies and health technologies. A prominent player in the European Research Area, it is involved in setting up collaborative projects with many partners around the world.