Detall de la convocatòria


Objectiu de la convocatòria
The Dementia Consortium aims to expedite the development of new drugs for dementia by supporting research into novel targets for neurodegeneration. It brings together the voluntary, academic and private sectors in order to tackle the growing dementia problem. The Consortium seeks to end the ten-year wait for a new dementia treatment by closing the gap between fundamental academic research and the pharmaceutical industry’s drug discovery programmes. It provides funding, expertise and resources to support new drug targets emerging from academic research that hold the promise of patient benefit.
Característiques principals
Scope of projects:
  • Projects focused on novel molecular targets in any neurodegenerative disease (including Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, dementia with Lewy bodies, tauopathies, vascular dementia, Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), frontotemporal dementia, Huntingdon’s disease)
  • Evidence linking the target to human disease and confidence that target modulation would have a therapeutic effect
  • Collaborators with strong biology expertise and access to enabling assays, reagents and disease models

    The following projects are not in scope for funding:
  • Projects focused on well-studied targets and pathways for neurodegenerative diseases
  • In vivo PK studies, preclinical proof-of-concept studies or IND-enabling studies
  • Repurposing of existing drugs (although we will consider optimisation of tool / literature compounds to improve selectivity, potency, bioavailability, etc)
  • Non-pharmacological interventions (e.g. diet or exercise or other behavioural changes)

    Previous experience in drug discovery is not required, nor do you need to have any in-house capability for carrying out drug development. The Consortium, through MRC Technology, is able to provide all of the assay development, screening and medicinal chemistry resources required to develop novel compounds or antibodies against the target.
  • Lloc de presentació
    El personal de l'IMIM i PSMAR que necessiteu més informació adreceu-vos a:
    Servei de Recerca. C/ Doctor Aiguader, 88. 08003 Barcelona. Tel.: 93.316.04.00.
    • Carol Barnwell, Ext.: 1670
    • Marta López, Ext.: 1576
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  • Lead applicant should have contract which will cover their salary for at least the duration of the grant
  • Principal Investigators as co-applicants should have a tenured position
  • Dotació
    Typical costs £100-250k. Notional limit £500k, for exceptional cases
    Typically up to 2 years.
    Open, ongoing application process. Expressions of interest are reviewed six times per year.
    For additional information on the application process, please see the Launch Event Slides.


    Launch Event Slides