The Nordic Centre of Excellence Programme on Molecular Medicine (NCoE) 2004 - 2009
Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, stroke, migraine, epilepsy, cancer and autoimmune and metabolic disorders – these are examples of diseases that have been explored by the three Nordic networks under the joint Nordic venture ”Nordic Centre of Excellence Programme in Molecular Medicine”.
During 2004-2009 the three Centres of Excellence coordinated from Norway, Sweden, and Finland, respectively, received approximately 2 million EURO each, funding that was mainly used for promoting researcher mobility, education, and exchange between Nordic research teams. Despite different topics, approaches and methods, the networks had a common goal: to expand the genetic and molecular knowledge about common diseases that are causing an increasing burden on the society, thereby creating improved conditions for better treatments.
The three Nordic Centres of Excellence (NCoEs) granted funding were:
- Nordic Centre of Excellence for Research in Water Imbalance Related Disorders (WIRED)
- Nordic Centre of Excellence in Neurodegeneration
- Nordic Network of Excellence in Disease Genetics (NoNEDG)