NeuroTrans is a European Training Network (ETN) from the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions Innovative Training Networks (MSCA ITN) of the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 framework.
An ETN is a structured international PhD training environment. Building on the PhD programmes of the involved Universities, NeuroTrans will establish an international training programme by forming a highly interdisciplinary team of world-leading European researchers from 9 Universities and 5 industry partners.
Training will include most important subdisciplines in quantitative biology, including molecular modelling, computer simulations, biophysics, biochemistry, neurobiology, molecular and structural biology. The vision of NeuroTrans is
- to reach an improved understanding of neurotransmitter: sodium symporter (NSS) function reaching from the molecular level to human pathologies,
- to investigate how psychoactive substances target these transporters,
- to elucidate how disruption of transporter function contributes to neuropsychiatric disease pathobiology.
NeuroTrans makes use of cutting-edge methods to reach this goal, but also develops enabling techniques in biophysics, molecular and structural biology. Especially the industrial partners will establish novel devices for detection in live cells.