Our project entitled A Molecular, Cell and Clinical Approach to Healthy Aging (abbreviated ENOCH) was approved for a grant from the EU Structural Funds, specifically from the Operational Program Research, Development and Education, administered by the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports of the Czech Republic. The main research objective of the project is to formulate a joint research program that is focused on research into aging and age-related diseases, namely cancer, chronic inflammation and degenerative diseases.
The project will be implemented between 2018 and 2023 and will involve approximately 220 researchers from FNUSA-ICRC, which is the main beneficiary of the project. The project partners are the Institute of Molecular and Translation Medicine at Palackého University in Olomouc (IMTM), the Regional Center of Applied Molecular Oncology of the Masaryk Oncological Institute (RECAMO), the Department of Neurology at the Faculty of Medicine, Olomouc University Hospital, and the Blood Cancer Research Group at Ostrava University (BCRG). Researchers will be divided into four main research programs according to their specialization. Thanks to the project, a unique platform for top scientists in Moravia will be created, within which researchers will communicate and link their knowledge and experience on aging issues and associated disorders. The head of the project will be FNUSA-ICRC Chair Gorazd B. Stokin, who has long been focusing on research into the causes of Alzheimer’s, one of the major problems of the older generation.