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Associated partners

There are additional 7 associated partners in the CHANGE project (5 academic and 2 SMEs), each with unique expertise to add to the collective knowledge and research activities. Two of these directly supervise DC projects whilst others provide additional research support, training courses, and management support.


Newcastle University is a member of the prestigious Russell Group, comprising 24 leading research-intensive UK universities, in the top 1% of universities in the world by QS and 16th in the UK for research (2014 REF). Newcastle University is home to the Rare Disease Centre of Research Excellence and Ageing Centre of Research Excellence. Skeletal Research Group members at Newcastle participate in a number of national and international research networks investigating musculoskeletal ageing and disease. More.. 


4th oldest University in the English speaking World, and one of the top 90 universities in the world by the Times Higher Education Ranking (2022) across courses that span medicine, veterinary medicine, dentistry, biological and physical sciences, engineering, arts, humanities, social sciences, law and education. Research at Glasgow's Institute of Cardiovascular and Medical Sciences (CAMS) focuses on the extracellular matrix and collagens in health and disease and understanding mammalian ageing. More..


Sciomics is a spin-off from the German Cancer institute, founded in April 2013, operating in the preclinical testing market with a focus on providing biomarker discovery services based on a unique antibody microarray platform. The services range from fixed content panels or custom protein arrays to the measurement of the phosphorylation or ubiquitinylation status of proteins. Sciomics has extensive experience in proteomic data analysis and has developed its own analysis routines as well as Machine Learning algorithms. More..


FINOVATIS SAS is a French consulting company based in Lyon and created in 2008, specialising in the funding, management and promotion of national and international research projects and networks. FINOVATIS relies on a team of senior consultants with recognised experience in the funding tools, management of research projects and networks and promotion (exploitation plans, dissemination and communication strategy, IP monitoring) of R&D research findings at national and international levels. More..


UP is a French research-intensive, multidisciplinary university ranking 65th worldwide and among the top 50 worldwide universities in medical sciences (Academic Ranking of World Universities). UP is also the first partner of National Institute for Health (Inserm). Founded in 2019 from mother universities Paris-Descartes and Paris-Diderot, UP cultivates a strong tradition of excellent research in health and medicine, thriving on novel diagnostic and therapeutic approaches in a global, high-standard environment. More..


The University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, the Alma Mater Viridis, is a teaching and research center for renewable resources,  necessary for human life and health. It is BOKU's objective to help make a considerable contribution to the conservation and protection of resources for future generations by providing diversity in its fields of study, connecting natural sciences, engineering and economic sciences to increase knowledge of the ecologically and economically sustainable use of natural resources. More..


The University Claude Bernard Lyon 1 (UCBL) is the 5th largest French university with a student population of nearly 40,000. This multidisciplinary University has 73 state-funded research units working in three fields; health, environment and material technologies. It boasts more than 4415 internationally published articles and 44 patents per year. The CHANGE team are the pioneers in using zebrafish to understand the role of collagen function in development, regeneration and disease. More..

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