IMI1 – Call 8

IMI1 – Call 8 was launched on 17 December 2012 with the following topics:

  • Discovery and development of new drugs combatting Gram – negative infections
    (part of the IMI New Drugs for Bad Bugs (ND4BB) programme)
  • European induced pluripotent stem cell bank
  • Developing an aetiology-based taxonomy of human disease
    This Call theme consists of two topics:
    • Approaches to develop a new classification for systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and related connective tissue disorders and rheumatoid arthritis (RA).
    • Approaches to develop a new classification for neurodegenerative disorders with a focus on Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease.

More information on the topics can be found in IMI’s press release and in the Call text. Other relevant documents, including documents for applicants, the list of expert reviewers, and the independent observers’ reports of the evaluations, can be found on the IMI1 Call documents page.



The projects resulting from IMI1 – Call 8 are:

  • AETIONOMY - Organising mechanistic knowledge about neurodegenerative diseases for the improvement of drug development and therapy
    factsheet | website
  • EBiSC - European bank for induced pluripotent stem cells
    factsheet | website
  • ENABLE - European Gram-negative antibacterial engine
    factsheet | website
  • PRECISESADS - Molecular reclassification to find clinically useful biomarkers for systemic autoimmune diseases
    factsheet | website