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SCilS - Studying Ciliary Signaling in Development and Disease

SCilS is training a new generation of scientists to characterise ciliopathies, an increasingly important and diverse class of inherited diseases.

Start – End dates: 01/01/20 – 31/12/23

Project reference: 861329

Total budget: 3,800,000€

Funding agency: European Union (Horizon 2020)

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¨This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 861329¨

Partners: 9 partners

Summary:

Eukaryotic cilia are small hair-like organelles. Among the best known are the cilia on epithelial cells lining the airways that move mucous up and out. However, cilia can be motile or non-motile, and are a component of almost all vertebrate cells. Ciliopathies are a rapidly emerging group of human disorders that affect nearly all organ systems. They are associated with inherited mutations, with the number of identified associated genes rising from over 40 genes in 2011 to over 150 by 2017. Prevalent phenotypes include polycystic kidney disease, retinal degeneration, obesity, skeletal malformations and brain anomalies. SCilS is training a new generation of scientists to characterise this increasingly important and diverse class of inherited diseases.

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