“Solve-RD – Solving the unsolved Rare Diseases” is a large European research project funded by the EU for five years (2018-2022) under Horizon 2020. The consortium is collaborating with European Reference Networks (ERNs) to improve the diagnosis of rare diseases.
Solve-RD is about to establish a European Rare Disease Models & Mechanisms Network (RDMM-Europe) using the successful Canadian blueprint as a role model.
The goal of RDMM-Europe is to link clinicians discovering new genes in patients with rare diseases with basic scientists, who can functionally analyze equivalent genes and pathways in model organisms. Solve-RD will provide 50 Seeding Grants (20.000 EUR each) to fund projects that will allow rapid confirmation of potentially disease-causing genes and elucidation of the underlying molecular disease mechanisms. For more information please check the Solve-RD website or contact Sanja Hermanns (firstname.lastname@example.org).