Call for projects
Thanks to donations received from individuals and corporations, DigestScience mobilizes new funds for digestive disease research.
With funding among the largest in Europe, DigestScience develops a very ambitious targeted research policy by providing teams with the appropriate means to carry out their work.
Audited by the scientific council, assisted by international independent experts, the candidate projects are judged on the originality of the approach, the scientific quality of the teams and the pragmatism of their proposal.
3 European calls for tender have thus been launched and are expected to lead to major therapeutic outcomes, keeping to the DigestScience foundation's mission to be at the heart of innovation.
3rd Call for Projects ECCO-DigestScience 2013-2014
The DigestScience foundation and ECCO (European Crohn's and Colitis organization) joined forces to launch an exceptional call for tender worth 100,000€, in order to promote an innovative, translational and clinical research project on "Intestinal Fibrosis".
Among the 16 applications submitted, a panel of experts has selected the project "Gut microbiome induced intestinal fibrosis" of Florian Rieder who works in Pr Claudio's laboratory in Cleveland (US). This award was officially presented to the candidate on February 22, 2014, during the 9th edition of the ECCO congress in Copenhagen, Denmark.
2nd Call for Projects
With a budget worth 500,000€ over 2 years, this call for proposal launched in October 2010 had the following topic: "Manipulation of intestinal flora in health and disease: including genetically modified/selected organisms, viruses, phages, parasites, new prebiotics.
Project selected: "Interactions between bacteriophages and bacteria in the intestinal flora"
This innovative research program is conducted by 3 internationally recognized French teams. Led by Laurent Debarbieux from the Institut Pasteur in Paris, this work demonstrates the key role of bacteriophages in the balance of intestinal flora, and their potential therapeutic, diagnostic and prophylactic uses.
1st Call for Projects
Exceptional budget of 1 million euros in 2009 to support ground-breaking research exploring dysimmune bowel diseases. The research areas of interest were IBDs, the celiac disease and the immunological and/or inflammatory aspects of functional bowel disorders.
Professor D.W. Hommes, director of the hepato-gastroenterology department in Leiden University (Netherlands) was chosen for his project "Mesenchymal Stromal Cell Therapy for Crohn's disease", among 25 proposals submitted by European laboratories.