Euro2 Million for Nordic Centres
Oslo/Lund/Helsinki - Three Nordic networks have been recently granted financial support from the joint Nordic venture “Nordic Centre of Excellence Programme in Molecular Medicine” to explore Parkinson's, Alzheimer's, stroke, migraine, epilepsy, cancer and auto-immune and metabolic disorders. During 2004 to 2009, the three centres of excellence from Norway, Sweden, and Finland will receive Euro2 million each. The funding will mainly be used for promoting researcher mobility, education, and exchange between research teams. The three Nordic Centres of Excellence (NcoEs) granted funding were the:
- Nordic Centre of Excellence for Research in Water Imbalance Related Disorders (Prof. Ole Petter Ottersen, Oslo Univer- sity),
- NcoE in Neurodegeneration (Prof. Patrik Brundin, Lund University) and
- Nordic Network of Excellence in Disease Genetics (Prof. Leena Peltonen, Univer- sity of Helsinki).
The initiators and financiers of the programme are the joint committee of the Nordic Medical Research Council, the Nordic Council of Ministers, and the Nordic Academy for Advanced Study.