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A better understanding of COVID-19 and its spread is essential in order to detect the disease, treat and protect patients. This is why on 30 January 2020, the European Commission launched a request for expressions of interest entitled 'SC1-PHE-CORONAVIRUS-2020: Advancing knowledge for the clinical and public health response to the [COVID-19] epidemic' with a budget of €47.5 million. 17 research projects were shortlisted for funding following evaluation.
With the support of the Ministry of Solidarity and Health and the Ministry of Higher Education, Research and Innovation, 20 scientific initiatives were selected by REACTing's scientific board and presented at a press conference on 11 March. Among them, IDMIT is piloting a fundamental research project on the evolution of Covid-19 in a specific pre-clinical study model.
To develop new treatments for tuberculosis, the world's leading cause of death from infectious diseases, the European Union and the European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations are launching the ERA4TB (European Regimen Accelerator for Tuberculosis) consortium combining academic and private research, of which the IDMIT department is a partner
On February 12th, a dossier on cerebral organoids was published in the Cahier Sciences et Médecine of the newspaper Le Monde: "Cerebroids: from mini-organs to maxi-powers ?" Report in the SEPIA/Sup'Biotech partnership laboratory.
On 7 February 2020, in the follow-through of its call for accreditation launched in June 2019, the Ministry for Higher Education, Research and Innovation announced the names of the 39 institutes earning "Carnot Institute" status. These laureate institutes will receive annual financing for four years to strengthen joint research.
Among them is the Organization for Partnerships in Leukemia (OPALE), a national consortium involving two divisions of the François Jacob Institute of Biology: IDMIT and IRCM.
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.