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Project reference: 241924 Project acronym: INHERITANCE
Program acronym: FP7-HEALTH Subprogramme area: HEALTH-2009-2.4.2-3
Total cost: EUR 4 048 394 EU contribution: EUR 2 870 791

What is INHERITANCE?
Acronym for: INtegrated HEart Research In TrANslational genetics of dilated Cardiomyopathies in Europe

Who is involved in INHERITANCE? Why?
The INHERITANCE PROJECT is a collaboration amongst 11 European centres in an effort to come together to integrate genomic, proteomic, structural and functional studies exploring the molecular cascades arising from causative mutations with innovative clinical assessments in order to understand disease expression, evolution and to explore novel therapeutic strategies both in humans and in animal models.

Specifics of the group?
The INHERITANCE consortium members share common clinical, scientific and ethical standards regarding patient care and family screening and have individual expertise in the clinical management and molecular genetics of inherited cardiomyopathies.

Effectual benefits?
The immediate benefits will include preclinical and presymptomatic diagnosis, family-tailored clinical work-up, optimisation of existing treatment strategies and cost-effective use of medical resources.

Duration and main aim of Project
This is a 3-year health research project under FP7 funded by the European Commission . Its main objective is to improve the health of European citizens and boost the competitiveness of health-related industries and businesses, as well as address global health issues.

Name of the Coordinator:
Eloisa ARBUSTINI (MD)
IRCCS Fondazione Policlinico San Matteo
Piazzale C. Golgi 19, 27100 Pavia (ITALY)


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