ERAB, The European Foundation for Alcohol Research

The ERAB e-Newsletter - Issue 10

New Year Greetings

ERAB would like to take this opportunity to wish you a prosperous and succesful 2013.

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2012 Grants Awarded

 

ERAB is pleased to announce the funding of six new grants starting in 2013 and would like to congratulate the successful researchers.

 

ERAB received 49 applications this year. They were of outstandingly high quality and deciding which to fund was, as always, really difficult. A panel of external reviewers completed review forms for the applications. This helped the Advisory Board to identify the best applications with regard to the clarity of the hypothesis, the merit of the science, the calibre of the team and the appropriateness of the budget. ERAB would like to thank the external reviewers for this valuable assistance.

 

Principal Applicant

Title of Project

 

Institution


Professor Min YANG

 

 

 

The pathway of early life social economic status to midlife alcohol use to late life ill health

 

 

Institute of Mental Health,

University of Nottingham,

Nottingham, UK.

Dr. Trine FLENSBORG-MADSEN

 

The effects of psychosocial factors upon risk of developing alcohol use disorders. A longitudinal study

 

 

National Institute of Public Health,

University of Southern Denmark,

Copenhagen, Denmark.

Professor Thomas GLADWIN

 

More effective change of alcohol-related cognitive biases via enhancement of mediating processes

 

 

Department of Psychology,

University of Amsterdam,

Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Dr. Deborah L. SHAWCROSS

 

Neutrophil function in acute alcoholic hepatitis and alcohol-induced liver toxicity utilising a novel in vitro model of acute liver injury

 

  King's College London,

London, UK.

Professor Jose Antonio LÓPEZ-MORENO

 

Brain and plasma epigenetic markers for alcohol addiction and its cognitive deficits

 

 

Department of Psychobiology,

Faculty of Psychology,

Complutense University,

Madrid, Spain.

Professor Olivier PIERREFICHE

 

The consequences of binge-drinking on learning and memory. How does it work in the brain ?

 

 

Faculty of Pharmacy,

University of Picardie Jules Verne,

Amiens, France.

 

These projects will be starting in 2013.

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Underage drinking in Europe and North America

The report "Underage Drinking A Report on Drinking in the second decade of life in Europe and North America", which was launched in the European Parliament on 27th November 2012 is now available as a paper back and an e-book. The e-book can be downloaded from the ERAB website. Further copies of the e-book, or the paperback, can be purchased from the  website of the PUL (Presses Universitaires de Louvain).

 

The report was written by experts in Europe and North America with support from ERAB: The European Foundation for Alcohol Research and ABMRF / The Foundation for Alcohol Research which is based in the USA. The Report which has been subject to peer review, has examined the evidence concerning initiatives to reduce the consumption of alcoholic drinks in youth in both Europe and North America and makes recommendations based on what has been shown to be effective.

For more information please visit the website www.erab.org

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Invitation to apply for funding

 

ERAB: The European Foundation for Alcohol Research (ERAB) 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. 

 

In this, the eleventh round of applications ERAB is again particularly encouraging applications for research in the psychosocial field. Maximum overall funding for a single project will not exceed €100,000, for a maximum two year project (€50,000 for a one year project). Applications will be externally peer reviewed.

 

An 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 applications is Monday 8th April 2013.

 

Decision in October 2013 for uptake of grants from January 2014.

 

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

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New Year Greetings

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2012 Grants Awarded

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Underage drinking in Europe and North America

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Invitation to apply for funding

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