Project: The activity-driven ER-mitochondria Calcium Cycle (ERMCC) and protein misfolding in neurodegenerative diseases: finding targets for therapy

Neurodegenerative diseases like Amyotrophic Lateral sclerosis and Alzheimer’s disease occur mostly without identifyable cause, and are as yet uncurable. The project aims to develop a new strategy of neuroprotection by moderation of the endoplasmic-reticulum-mitochondria-calcium cycle (ERMCC) which links functional and structural metabolism in neurons and plays a central role in neuronal development and survival.

Acronym FamPD
Duration 27/01/2009 - 26/01/2012
Network NEURON
Call NEURON-2008 Neurodegeneration

Project partner

Number Name Role Country
1 University of Tübingen Coordinator Germany
2 University College London Partner United Kingdom
3 Institut National de la Santé et de la Recherche Médicale Partner France