With its 3rd call for proposals, Personalized Health and Related Technologies (PHRT) invites clinical scientists who have access to an extensive sample cohort, to create an inter-institutional, interdisciplinary consortium to formulate a well-defined clinical question to request funding to generate matched genomic, transcriptomic, and proteomic data by the two PHRT platforms. Data integration, data analysis and data interpretation form an important part of the project, as well.
The submission deadline for the proposals of the 3rd call is 27 May 2019. The relevant documents describing the characteristics of this pioneering project and its requirements, well as detailed description of the general goals, scope, mode of operation, and project types of PHRT can be found at PHRT.
Who is behind PHRT?
PHRT is a strategic focus area of the ETH Domain that fosters personalised health research in collaboration with hospitals and clinics, with CHF 50 million for 2017-2020. It offers technological know-how, expertise, and capacity from the ETH Domain institutions to medical and clinical partners by supporting collaborative interdisciplinary research.
What is personalised medicine?
The primary objective of personalised medicine is to recognise a human disease as a complex system and to achieve an integral and comprehensive understanding of this system at the molecular level, to select optimised treatment for each individual. The study of disease systems in this framework generally requires interdisciplinary, inter-institutional cooperation between basic scientists, data scientists, clinicians, and other disciplines.