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This site is directed to all those with an interest in EU-funded research and activities in the LifeSciHealth priority area, in particular those wishing to participate. The key document for would-be participants is the Work Programme.

The Six Framework programme for Research is over in terms of funding opportunities, although projects are ongoing. The new Framework Programme (FP7) will be running from 2007 to 2013. For more information visit the FP7 HEALTH theme on CORDIS
Information on projects funded in this area can be found on the Find a Project page, where you can browse projects using the 'Activity Areas' search option.

Life sciences, genomics and biotechnology for health is one of seven major thematic priorities of the European Union´s Sixth FrameWork Programme (FP6). The objective is to help Europe exploit, in this post-genomic era, the unprecedented opportunities for generating new knowledge and translating it into applications that enhance human health. To this end both fundamental and applied research will be supported, with an emphasis on integrated, multidisciplinary, and coordinated efforts that address the present fragmentation of European research and increase the competitiveness of the European biotechnology industry.

The indicative budget is EUR 2514 million for the period 2002-2006, including up to EUR 475 million for cancer-related research.

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Last update on: 2009-06-26

Thematic areas

Fundamental Genomics

Applied Genomics and Biotechnology

Genomic approaches to health and disease


HIV/AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis

Other related Thematic Areas:

FP 6 Scientific Support to Policies (SSP) in the Area of Health Website

FP6 Food Quality and Safety Website

FP6 Science and Society Website

FP6 New and Emerging Science and Technology (NEST) Website

Websites for Life Science Research funded under FP5 (1998-2002):

CORDIS Quality of Life Site

Europa Quality of Life Site

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