COSMIC Mission

COSMIC delivers the next generation of systems medicine professionals who successfully combat complex human disorders. We will focus on B-cell lymphoma and rheumatoid arthritis, diseases that originate from abnormal functioning of the adaptive immune system, in particular the germinal center. COSMIC develops and integrates experimental and computational approaches, and establish a unique cross-fertilization between oncology and auto-immunity. 
 
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WORK FOR COSMIC? WE HAVE 14 POSITIONS AVAILABLE.
  • COSMIC in numbers

    10 Beneficiaries
    7 Partner Organisations
    14 Early Stage Researchers (ESRs)
        -13 PhD students
        -1 Industrial researcher
    5 Companies
    9 European countries
        -NL, FR, SE, UK, IT, ES, DE, CH, EL
    5 Visiting Scientists
    4 External Trainers
    5 Members of External Advisory Board
    1 Ethics Advisor
  • COSMIC Research Background

    Systems Medicine
    Adaptive immunity
    Germinal Center
    B-cell lymphoma
    Rheumatoid Arthritis
    Computational modelling
  • COSMIC Systems Medicine

    Through collaboration with existing systems medicine initiatives (e.g. EASyM, ISBE) COSMIC researchers contribute to systems medicine infrastructure and best practices that reduce time and costs to address clinical needs.

    At the same time this will promote Europe’s position in the health domain.
  • COSMIC Training

    An important aim of the Marie Sklodowska-Curie Action European Training Network (ETN) is to train young researchers (Early Stage Researchers, ESRs) with multi-disciplinary and multi-sectorial scientific and transferable skills required in systems medicine and translational medicine (WP2).

    COSMIC delivers 14 highly skilled systems medicine professionals who are able to address and solve complex clinical questions and to shape the next generation of systems medicine scientists.

Scientific Aims

COSMIC Scientific Aims

COSMIC establishes state-of-the art experimental and computational approaches to elucidate the cellular and molecular mechanisms that control  the normal

Science Overviewgerminal centre reaction and its role in B-cell lymphoma (BCL; WP3) and rheumatoid arthritis (RA; WP4). Computational disease models (WP5) will be developed to complement and guide the experimental work. Through the combination of these approaches we also aim at the identification of putative diagnostic markers and/or drug targets for BCL and RA. COSMIC established a unique cross-fertilization between the oncology and auto-immunity research fields.   

 

 

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23 December 2017 48

New member of the External Advisory Board (EAB).

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COSMIC Highlights

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COSMIC Coffee Mug

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Kickoff meeting

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06 February 2018 27

COSMIC promotion video

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Events

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World Congress and Expo on Immunology

3rd World Congress and Expo on Immunology Theme: Innovations and Novel Approaches in…
18 June 2017 358

COSMIC Kickoff meeting

COSMIC kickoff meeting The COSMIC project will start on 1st January, 2018. In january…
18 June 2017 526

Germinal Center Conference

Note: this is not a COSMIC event 19th International Conference on Lymphatic Tissues and…

 

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    Project coordination

    Prof. dr. A.H.C. van Kampen (Antoine)
    Bioinformatics Laboratory
    E: a.h.vankampen at amc.uva.nl
    P: +31 20 5667096

    Project management:
    Dr. Laurian Jongejan
    Department of Experimental Immunology
    E: l.zuidmeer at amc.uva.nl
    P: +31 20 5666819

    The Netherlands
    Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam

    Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions

    The Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions (MSCA), named after the double Nobel Prize winning Polish-French scientist famed for her work on radioactivity, support researchers at all stages of their careers. One type of action is the European Training Network (ETN) aimed at joint research training by partners from academia, industry, and other organisation. ETNs facilitate the the researcher to experience different sectors and develop their transferable skills by working on joint research projects.

    H2020

    COSMIC is a European Training Network funded from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 765158.









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