Wednesday, 08 July 2020

Young, healthy muscles: EU provides over €3 million in funding for study into the secrets of muscle regeneration

The University of Milano-Bicocca is leading RENOIR, an international, multi-discipline research project which aims to improve the quality of life of people affected by muscular dystrophy
RENOIR fiber muscle

Milan, 8 July 2020 – Dissecting and recreating the complex molecular and cellular interactions which occur during muscular regeneration to fight the effects of dystrophies and the ageing process.

That’s the aim of RENOIR (REcreating the ideal Niche: environmental control Of cell Identity in Regenerating and diseased muscles), a project funded by the EU as part of Horizon2020, MSCA - Innovative training networks.

The project – which has been awarded almost €3.5 million in funding, with Milano-Bicocca set to receive over €350,000 – is being coordinated by Silvia Brunelli, a professor in Applied Biology from Milano-Bicocca’s Medicine and Surgery Department. RENIOR is based on a multi-discipline approach featuring involvement from academics and figures from the industry who specialise in the field of muscular regeneration, stem cells and the ageing process. The experts come from six countries both inside and outside of the EU.        

by Redazione Centrale, last updated on 08/07/2020