25.02.2011 [News]

New medical genetics project to support Armenia's integration into the European Research Area

To reach this objective, the INARMERA project consortium consisting of CMG, the Institute of Cancer Biology of the Danish Cancer Society, and the European Centre for Knowledge and Technology Transfer (Belgium) will carry out research assessment of CMG, will organise training in FP7 for CMG scientists and their research training in Medical Genetics. For networking and dissemination purposes workshops and summer schools will be organised in Armenia while Armenian scientists will attend events in Europe. Meantime from the start of INARMERA four Pilot Trial Projects in Medical Genetics will be organised between CMG scientists and their colleagues in Europe, but also in Georgia, highlighting the regional aspect of INARMERA. The Pilot Trials will help Participants to identify bottlenecks of cooperation and propose improvements.

The Strategy Experts Group will develop strategy of CMG aiming at establishment of CMG as a visible centre of Medical Genetics studies in Caucasus, and turning it into a reliable partner for European institutions in Framework Programmes. Project results and achievements will be analysed and recommendations will be drawn to the authorities on strengthening EU-Armenia R&D cooperation leading to the successful start of integration of Armenia into ERA.

Project Acronym: INARMERA
Project Reference: 265128
Start Date: 1 January 2011
Duration: 36 months