Agnès BUZYN, Minister of Solidarities and Health, Frédérique VIDAL, Minister of Higher Education, Research and Innovation, and Guillaume BOUDY, general secretary of investment, have announced the 15 laureates of the fourth call for hospital-university research (RHU) projects. Two amongst them are made in partnership with the Brain and Spine Institute.
The “investment in the future” program’s call for “Hospital-university research in health” (RHU) projects, operated by the National Agency of Research, aims to support innovative research projects of great amplitude in the health sector. The RHU projects join academic, hospital and entrepreneurial sectors for funding from 5 to 10M€.
For this fourth call for projects, 67 proposals were examined by an international jury. The scientific and innovative quality was evaluated but also the potential medical and socio-economic benefits.
15 projects covering a variety of different therapeutic areas and medical needs were selected.
The Institut du Cerveau – ICM is in partnership with two of them:
The COSY project (9 423 907 €), carried out by Dr Guillaume Canaud and involving Stéphanie Baulac (Inserm), team leader at the Institut du Cerveau – ICM, proposes to “develop new therapies to treat a rare disease: the syndrome of disharmonious hypergrowth”.
The BETPSY project (7 381 509 €), led by Jérôme Honnorat, with the collaboration of Dr Agusti Alentorn of the Experimental Neuro-oncology team, tackles the topic of “encephalitis and paraneoplastic neurological syndromes caused by auto-immune reactions”. The objective is to “develop diagnostic tools for these disorders and therefore improve patient care”.