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The CASyM roadmap – updated version of April 2017 released

From 2012 until 2017 the multidisciplinary consortium CASyM with representatives from academia, research institutes, clinical centres as well as funding bodies, Industry and SMEs joined forces to build a vision and a practical strategy (roadmap) for the implementation of Systems Medicine across Europe. During this time CASyM functioned as managing, coordination and support platform that brought together a critical mass of relevant stakeholders to develop a strong European Systems Medicine community and to work towards a long-term and sustained implementation of Systems Medicine across Europe – with the aim to bring Systems Medicine into everyday clinical research and practice for the benefit of public health in the near future.

The CASyM roadmap, initially published in 2014, and released as revised version in 2017 identified four core priority actions (community building, proof of concept/pilot study, cross-disciplinary training and data access, sharing and standardization) and ten key areas necessary to the successful implementation of Systems Medicine in Europe. These areas are outlined along with cross-cutting actions and specific recommendations over a period of 2, 5 and 10 years.

Download: The CASyM roadmap version 2 (PDF)

CASyM 2015 Summer School lectures available on video

A collection of 12 educational lectures on Systems Medicine, held during the 2015 CASyM Summer School, is available under the follwoing link:
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLL7sagKe8dNMUpDbhx1_cML5OiqKtucQR

Additional information on the CASyM Summer SChool can be found here:
https://www.casym.eu/events?cmd=showDetail&id=329
https://www.casym.eu/index.php?index=90

 

 

 

Clinical Relevance of the First Domomedicine Platform Securing Multidrug Chronotherapy Delivery in Metastatic Cancer Patients at Home: The inCASA European Project

Telehealth solutions can improve the safety of ambulatory chemotherapy, contributing to the maintenance of patients at their home, hence improving their well-being, all the while reducing health care costs. There is, however, need for a practicable multilevel monitoring solution, encompassing relevant outputs involved in the pathophysiology of chemotherapy-induced toxicity. Domomedicine embraces the delivery of complex care and medical procedures at the patient’s home based on modern technologies, and thus it offers an integrated approach for increasing the safety of cancer patients on chemotherapy.

More: http://www.jmir.org/2016/11/e305/

Corresponding Author: Francis Levi, MD, PhD (CASyM Steering Committee member)
Cancer Chronotherapy Unit, Cancer Research Centre Warwick Medical School

 

Research Associate for Translational Systems Biomedicine (m/f)

The Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine (LCSB) is an interdisciplinary centre of the University, combining experimental, medical and computational approaches to analyse complex biological systems and disease processes. The LCSB focuses on neurodegenerative diseases. Through the establishment of research groups led by clinical scientists, the LCSB also bridges to the clinic. Technological platforms and models on different scales, covering in silico, in vitro and in vivo models in addition to patients and family studies, are the essential elements of the LCSB research strategy. To support our translational biomedical research unit we are currently looking for a highly motivated scientific project manager who enjoys making a difference.


ERACoSysMed: Pre-announcement of the “2nd Joint Transnational Call for European Research Projects on Systems Medicine”

ERACoSysMed is a network of 15 funding organisations from 13 countries. The central aim of ERACoSysMed is to enhance the implementation of Systems Biology approaches in medical concepts, research and practice throughout Europe and Israel by structuring, coordinating and integrating national efforts and investments. ERACoSysMed is a five year programme funded under the European Commission ERA-NET Cofund scheme in the H2020 Horizon programme which has begun in January 2015.

Pre-Announcement of the “2nd Joint Transnational Call for European Research Projects on Systems Medicine” (PDF)

First Conference of the European Association of Systems Medicine – A new platform for medicine of the 21st century

EASyM_LOGO

Registration and abstract submission are now open for the 1st conference of the European Association of Systems Medicine (EASyM) on October 26th-28th in Berlin.  This international event will bring together scientists from all over Europe, including physicians, biologists, health professionals and specialists in mathematical/computational programming. The conference will focus on current examples of Systems Medicine and their ability to shape the future of medical care.  More on: www.easym.eu


First Systems Medicine Summer School, 2015: Lectures available on YouTube

In June 2015 CASyM, with support of FEBS, organized the First European Summer School on Systems Medicine in Stockholm. Here, the best examples of how to use advanced computational tools in translational clinical research were presented and discussed. Lectures are now available on YouTube!

  1. Introductory lecture by Prof. Jesper Tegnér (Karolinska Institute, Sweden): https://youtu.be/EEiy4VV7XIQ
  2. Systems Biology of the Mammalian Circadian clock by Prof. Hansperter Herzel (Humboldt University Berlin, Germany): https://youtu.be/2EY_iL9fD10
  3. Computational Tissue Engineering by Prof. Liesbet Geris (University of Liège, Belgium): https://youtu.be/LZlJ8NGPaXM
  4. The use of the human metabolic model by Ines Thiele (University of Warwick, UK): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S4KjojmYESI
  5. Rethinking the GWAS by Timothy Ravasi (King Abdullah University for Science and Technology, Saudi Arabia): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2hCcWdrKP7I
  6. From Systems to Personalized Medicine by Johann Pellet (European Institute for Systems Biology & Medicine, France): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IX-9iwDOtkM
  7. Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease by Josep Roca (University of Barcelona, Spain): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yO2qRE2FPCE
  8. Predictive and Individualised medicine by Mikael Benson (Linköping University, Sweden): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6h194MD0fF8
  9. Patient disease trajectories by Anders Boeck Jensen (University of Copenhagen, Denmark): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qrZ7oRwR6JE
  10. Personalized medicine for inflammatory disease by Tiothy Radstake (University of Utrecht, The Netherlands): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_nFSROrfBlo

 

 

New call for: CASyM research exchange grants in Systems Medicine – Step 2 (autumn 2015)

CASyM is oCASyM_Exchangepening 6 research exchange grants for research   collaboration in systems medicine projects between CASyM partners and CASyM associated partners. Doctoral fellows or post-docs (up to 10 years after completion the Ph.D.) can apply. The maximum grant cannot exceed 4000 € (1000 € per month for living and lodging plus travel expenses). The envisioned exchange period is 3 months between 1.1.2016 – 30.9.2016. [more]

Science Project Manager for a national research programme

A National Centre of Excellence in Research on Parkinson’s disease (NCER-PD) will be set up in Luxembourg with an initial funding of 8 years duration. NCER-PD will be an interdisciplinary effort, combining clinical, experimental and computational research in order to develop the foundation of a future predictive, preventive and personalized medicine in Parkinson’s disease.

The Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine (LCSB) is coordinating NCER-PD together with the other biomedical research institutions and hospitals in Luxembourg and in collaboration with international partners and initiatives. In order to coordinate these efforts with the principal investigators and the leadership of the participating institutions, the LCSB is seeking to appoint a

Science Project Manager for a national research programme (f/m)

  • Ref: I1C-DIR-COM-080000
  • Fixed-term contract for 3 years, renewable
  • Employee status

More information under:
http://recruitment.uni.lu/en/details.html?nPostingId=4339&nPostingTargetId=5735&id=QMUFK026203F3VBQB7V7VV4S8&LG=UK&sType=SR

 

CASyM research exchange grants in Systems Medicine – Step 2 (autumn 2015): CALL CLOSED!

CASyM_ExchangeCASyM is opening 6 research exchange grants for research collaboration in systems medicine projects between CASyM partners and CASyM associated partners. Doctoral fellows or post-docs (up to 10 years after completion the Ph.D.) can apply.
The maximum grant cannot exceed 4000 € (1000 € per month for living and lodging plus travel expenses). The envisioned exchange period is 3 months between 1.1.2016 – 30.9.2016. Eligible expenses: Travel, living and lodging. Salary and material costs are not eligible costs.


THIS CALL IS CLOSED!

Application procedure

  • In case you found a suitable project you wish to apply for, please register here: https://services.ptj.de/forms/casym-exchangIt is advisable to select three projects as 1st, 2nd and 3rd
  • It is advisable to select three projects as 1st, 2nd and 3rd

Eligibility

  •  Doctoral fellows or post-docs (up to 10 years after completion the Ph.D.) can apply.
  • Only applicants from Europe are eligible to apply to non-European host institutions.
  • Previous holders of CASyM grant are not eligible for this call.

Evaluation criteria

  • Scientific excellence (up to 5 points) – CV
  • Impact based on complementarity of skills (up to 5 points) – motivation letter
  • The final evaluation will be done by the hosting institution and approved by the CASyM WP2 committee.
  • Successful applicants will be notified by e-mail

Timeline

  • Application deadline: 18 January, 2016
  • Communication of successful applications: January 26, 2015
  • Eligible cost reimbursement: January 1, 2016 – September 30, 2016

Choice of host institution

  • It is strongly advised that applicants chose a host institution that is not in direct vicinity of their actual affiliation.

Reporting

  • By accepting the CASyM exchange grant applicatns must submit a two-page report about the work carried out during tenure of the grant within 6 weeks of its conclusion.

Contact information

  • Jure Acimovic: University of Ljubljana, Slovenia; jure.acimovic@mf.uni-lj.si