5th VPH Summer School
Barcelona June 7-11, 2021
Disc4All kick-off Open Keynote, Thursday, Nov. 12th, 2020, 15:00-16:00 CET
Pathogenesis of intervertebral disc degeneration – Pain or no pain? By Prof. Christine Le Maitre
New hypotheses on the role of the cartilaginous endplates in intervertebral disk degeneration
Disc4All will promote professional careers in translational research applied to multifactorial disorders
Training network to advance integrated computational simulations in translational medicine, applied to intervertebral disc degeneration: Disc4All
The European community requires early stage researchers (ESRs) who can work across the boundaries of traditional disciplines, integrating experimental and in silico approaches to understand and manage highly prevalent multifactorial disorders, such as musculoskeletal disorders. The Disc4All training network utilises intervertebral disc degeneration (LDD) leading to low back pain (LBP) as a relevant application for the integration of data and computational simulations in translational medicine, to enable rational interpretations of the complexity of the interactions that eventually lead to symptoms. [The Project]
The work necessary to build the successful proposal Disc4All has received financial support from the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation through the Europa Investigación (EUIN2017-89399) Ramon y Cajal (RYC-2015- 18888) and Maria de Maeztu (MDM-2015-0502) grant programmes.
The European innovative training networks (ITN) aim to train a new generation of researchers in their early stages who are creative, enterprising and innovative, capable of dealing with the challenges of the future and turn knowledge and ideas into products and services with an economic and a social benefit. ITN programmes within the framework of the European Commission’s Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions support joint competitive programmes for training in research or joint doctorates. These programmes will be implemented by partnerships of universities, research centres, businesses, SMEs and other stakeholders in Europe and the rest of the world.