Research areas

For the planning and operation of the evaluation of the proposals by panels, the following research areas apply.
 
1. Molecular and Structural Biology and Biochemistry. The research area 1 encompasses molecular synthesis, modification and interaction, biochemistry, biophysics, structural biology, metabolism, and signal transduction.
 
2. Physiology, Pathophysiology, including Cardiovascular disease and EndocrinologyThe research area 2 encompasses organ physiology, pathophysiology, endocrinology, metabolism, ageing, tumorigenesis, cardiovascular disease, and metabolic syndrome.
 
3. Genetics, Genomics, Bioinformatics and Systems BiologyThe research area 3 encompasses molecular and population genetics, genomics, transcriptomics, proteomics, metabolomics, bioinformatics, computational biology, biostatistics, biological modelling and simulation, systems biology, and genetic epidemiology.
 
4. Cellular and Development BiologyThe research area 4 encompasses cell biology, cell physiology, signal transduction, organogenesis, developmental genetics, and stem cell biology.
 
5. Neurosciences and Neural DisordersThe research area 5 encompasses neurobiology, neuroanatomy, neurophysiology, neurochemistry, neuropharmacology, neuroimaging, systems neuroscience, and neurological and psychiatric disorders.
 
6. Immunity and InfectionThe research area 6 encompasses the immune system and related disorders, infectious agents and diseases, and prevention and treatment of infection.
 
7. Diagnostic tools, Therapies and Public HealthThe research area 7 encompasses aetiology, diagnosis and treatment of disease, public health, epidemiology, pharmacology, clinical medicine, and regenerative medicine.
 
8. Ethics and medical research: The research area 8 encompasses the informed consent, privacy and data protection, human embrionic stem cells (hESCs), use of human biological samples and data, research on animals, research in developing countries, and dual use.
 
There is no predefined budget allocation among the research areas. The applicant chooses the main research area of the project but secondary areas can also be selected in case of multidisciplinary projects. The research areas are accompanied by a list of research areas keywords. Applicants can also choose free keywords.  
 
The Host Organizations section on this site gives information about the research portfolios of the organizations who have already agreed to take part in WHRI-ACADEMY programme. Please note that WHRI-ACADEMY programme is open to enrol additional host organisations (How to become a host organisation)