North American edition of the RE(ACT) Congress 2019 to be held at the Sheraton Center Toronto Hotel in Toronto, Canada, from May 8-11 2019. This 5th edition, the first to be held in North America will include sessions on clinical trials and registries, generalizable rare disease therapeutic approaches, gene editing, cell & gene therapy, stem cells, genetically modified cell therapies/clinical applications of gene therapies indigenous populations and rare diseases, and patient-focused drug development. REGISTER NOW! 

The European Joint Programme on Rare Diseases (EJP RD), which is the successor of E-Rare launches the Joint Transnational Call 2019. The call will  open officially in December. This year projects should focus on accelerated diagnosis and/or exploration of disease progression and mechanisms of rare diseases. More info under

28 February 2019 will be the twelfth international Rare Disease Day coordinated by EURORDIS. On and around this day hundreds of patient organisations from countries and regions all over the world will hold awareness-raising activities. The theme for Rare Disease Day 2019 is 'Bridging health and social care'.

For most people living with a rare disease, as well as their family members or carers, the reality of daily life can include any combination of the following: collecting and taking medicines, attending appointments, participating in physical therapy, using specialist equipment and accessing various social and community support services and respite care. Managing these care-related tasks alongside their usual daily activities such as work, school and leisure time can be challenging.

More information, HERE.

CORBEL 1st Open Call for Research Projects

CORBEL 1st Open Call for Research Projects

CORBEL seeks to harmonise access to European research infrastructures joining their various expertise across the range of life science disciplines. This facilitated access is of particular relevance for advanced interdisciplinary research projects, which could highly benefit from the integration of several specialist services and technologies such as biobanking, curated databases, systems biology, mouse mutant phenotyping, marine model organisms, advanced imaging technologies, high-throughput screening or structural biology.

The CORBEL partners now launch an Open Call and thereby offer to all academic and industrial scientists in Europe the chance to accelerate their research project. Through defined pipelines, called Access Tracks, the services of more than 15 CORBEL partner institutes from 8 participating research infrastructures, including BBMRI, will be made accessible to interested scientists. The intention is to provide access to multiple research infrastructure services and benefit from user feedback in order to improve, where transitions between infrastructures are not as smooth as desirable.

Successful applicants will have the unique opportunity to access multiple research infrastructures with just one application. Available services are grouped into four different Access Tracks:
1) Genotype-to-Phenotype analysis
2) Pharmacology for safer drugs/ chemical products
3) Structure-function analysis of large protein complexes
4) Marine Metazoan Developmental Models

Proposal submission for the 1st CORBEL Open Call for research projects will open 5 October, 2016.

For more information, please visit the project website

E-Rare 2012 - Created by Toussaint Biger