ERAB, The European Foundation for Alcohol Research

The ERAB e-Newsletter - Issue 1

Editorial

Professor Philippe DewitteSince the launch of ERAB in 2003, you have actively participated in this exciting challenge either as Applicants or as Grantees or as expert Reviewers or as Awardees.

 

You have thus been associated with more than 240 ERAB applications forming progressively a scientific network dedicated to Alcohol Research.

 

By receiving and contributing to this newsletter you will be able to keep in close contact with ERAB and the scientific community who share together the same goal in the advancement of your results.

 

Please give us some feedback! Is this Newsletter of value and how you would like to see it develop? info@erab.org

 

I am very delighted, together with all the Members of the ERAB Advisory Board,

to wish you a very fruitful year 2010 !

 

Professor Philippe De Witte
Chairman of the ERAB Advisory Board

ERAB, The European Foundation for Alcohol Research

A change of name

At a meeting on 19th November the ERAB Board of Directors agreed to a change in name. The European Research Advisory Board, or ERAB for short, will still be known as ERAB but its full name is now ERAB: The European Foundation for Alcohol Research.


The main reasons for this change is that the old name always needed some explanation about its raison d’être. The new name leaves nothing to the imagination.

ERAB, The European Foundation for Alcohol Research

5 new grants funded

ERAB is pleased to announce the successful applicants for this years grants. From the thirty three excellent applications received our peer review process has identified  five outstanding research projects for funding starting in 2010.

 

Professor Felix STICKEL from the Institute for Clinical Pharmacology at the University of Bern, in Switzerland will receive a one and a half year grant to analyse the molecular mechanisms of the synergistic effect of chronic alcohol consumption and obesity on the development and progression of hepatic steatosis, steatohepatitis and fibrosis.

 

Dr. Katrijn HOUBEN of the Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience at Maastricht University in The Netherlands will receive a two year grant to examine training executive functions to reduce alcohol abuse: Restoring control over automatic impulses to drink alcohol.

 

Dr. Simon C. MOORE of the Violence and Society Research Group at the University of Cardiff in the UK will receive a two year grant for a longitudinal study of social and cognitive risks for alcohol misuse in first year university students.

 

Dr. Gabriel PERLEMUTER of the  Kremlin-Bicêtre at the University of Paris-Sud in France will receive a two year grant to examine intestinal microbiota and the genesis of alcoholic hepatitis.

 

Dr. Bas VERHAGE of the Department of Epidemiology at the University of Maastricht in The Netherlands will receive a two year grant to study the role of alcohol intake in the aetiology of lymphatic malignancies

ERAB, The European Foundation for Alcohol Research

Call for applications for 2010

The following advertisement has been placed in the latest edition of Alcohol and Alcoholism. Please note the deadline for applications is 20th March 2010.

 

BIOMEDICAL AND
PSYCHOSOCIAL
RESEARCH INTO BEER
AND ALCOHOL

 

ERAB: The European Foundation for Alcohol Research invites applications for funding of any aspect of biomedical or psychosocial research into alcohol, or more specifically beer, from researchers from an established European research institution or university. 

 

The ERAB is an independent research charity with funding from The Brewers of Europe.

 

In this, the eighth round of applications the ERAB is again particularly encouraging applications for research in the psychosocial field. Maximum overall funding for a single project will not exceed €120,000, for a maximum two year project (€60,000 for a one year project). Applications will be externally peer reviewed.

 

An electronic application form may be obtained from www.erab.org Applications should be returned to the Chair of the ERAB Advisory Board, Professor Philippe De Witte, on dewitte@uclouvain.be

 

Closing date for application is

Monday 29 March 2010.

Decision in November 2010 for uptake of grants from January 2011.

 

ERAB also offers Travel and Exchange Awards for young researchers working in this field. For more information go to www.erab.org

ERAB, The European Foundation for Alcohol Research

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ERAB, The European Foundation for Alcohol Research

Editorial

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A change of name

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5 new grants funded

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Call for applications for 2010

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