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Name of Collaboratory :


Centre for Medical Systems Biology (CMSB)


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Collaboratory Status :

Operational   Start Date : 2003 End Date : Info Last Updated : Thu, Dec 9 2010 7:01pm PST

Primary Collaboratory Function :

  Distributed Research Center  

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Domain(s) :

BIOLOGICAL/AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES >Biological Sciences >Biomedical Sciences

Brief Description of the Collaboratory :


The Centre for Medical Systems Biology (CMSB) is a joint activity of Leiden University Medical Center, Leiden University, Free University Medical Center and Free University Amsterdam, Erasmus MC Rotterdam and TNO Leiden, aiming to apply innovative multidisciplinary genomics and bioinformatics approaches to improve diagnosis, therapy and prevention of common and rare diseases.

The CMSB operates under general directorship of Professor dr. Gert-Jan B. van Ommen (LUMC).
Dr. Frans van der Touw (LUMC) is administrative manager.
The CMSB research is structured in five complementary research platforms:

Systems Biology
Model Systems
Clinical Applications
integrated by a central coordinating platform:
Data Integration, Analysis and Logistics (DIAL)
and one encompassing activity aimed at:
Societal Aspects of Genomics (MAG-CMSB)

The first two platforms have their main emphasis on the discovery phase of their reseach.
The next two platforms focus on the validation phase, and the clinical platform aims at the translational phase, where clinical trials are performed. The DIAL platform has a coordinating function and the societal platform has as its focus the effects of public implementation of innovative medical knowledge and treatments.


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  They have annual symposia.  

Funding Agency or Sponsor :

National Genomics Initiative (NGI)

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Description of organization's role(s):
Erasmus Medical Center
Epidemiology Platform
Leiden University
Technology Platform
   Leiden University Medical Center (LUMC)
Model Systems Platform; Clinical Applications Platform
Systems Biology Platform
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Systems Biology Platform
VU University Medical Center
Epidemiology Platform; Data Integration, Analysis and Logistics (DIAL) Platform; Societal Aspects of Genomics (MAG-CMSB) Platform

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