University of Manchester joins Rubicon network

The Rubicon project stimulates new work and awareness on diseases affecting tendons, cartilage and bone.
The Rubicon project stimulates new work and awareness on diseases affecting tendons, cartilage and bone. | File photo

The University of Manchester will join an international team of higher educations institutions in the Rubicon project, school officials announced Jan. 29.

The Rubicon project is a research initiative funded by the European Commission to stimulate new work and awareness on diseases affecting tendons, cartilage and bone.

"The work ahead will not be easy," Rubicon Coordinator and Professor of Histology at the University of L'Aquila Anna Maria Teti said. "But our previous experience on a related project, completed last year, and the participation of some of the best international institutions will stand us in good stead. Our young researchers are excited to participate in this project and will acquire much scientific and technical knowledge "

Rubicon is a collaboration between the Universities of L'Aquila, University of Newcastle, Erasmus University Medical Center, Rigshospitalet, the University of Cape Town, ICAHN School of Medicine at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Anna University, the University of Hong Kong, and the Australian Murdoch Children's Research Institute.

Their research efforts are funded through the next four years.

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