RareBoost: Research and innovation for rare diseases

RareBoost is a Horizon 2020 ERA Chairs program-funded project at Izmir Biomedicine and Genome Center.

The main goal of the RareBoost ERA Chair project is to establish the IBG as a center of excellence in Rare Disease research and innovation. 

Our Goals

Rare Diseases Research and Innovation

Enhancing IBG’s research and innovation capacity to meet international excellence standards through strategic partnerships with global leaders and integration into Europe’s network of centers of excellence.

Rare and Undiagnosed Diseases Platform

Establishment of a specialized unit for Rare Diseases at IBG, RUDiP, comprising of scientists with unique capabilities and expertise dedicated to advancing our understanding of rare and undiagnosed diseases.

Rare Diseases Research Capacity Building

Promoting the research and innovation capacity of IBG and its connected institutions, which will significantly contribute to the European Research Area’s research ecosystem and enhance its integrity.

Rare Diseases Research Network in Turkey

Establishing a collaborative network on Rare Diseases in Turkey, providing the resources and infrastructure of IBG’s Rare Diseases Unit to national partners in the academic, private, and public sectors.

Soft Skills Capacity Building

Guiding the professional development of IBG’s researchers by enhancing their social and career skills in management, innovation, and administration, and by boosting their training and teaching competencies.

Knowledge Dissemination and Communication

Leading the dissemination of knowledge from IBG’s Rare Diseases Unit to national and international partners, and enhancing public awareness of rare diseases through effective science communication.

RareBoost Activities

We are tackling the challenges of rare diseases through diverse collaborative initiatives.

Rare and Undiagnosed Diseases Advisory Councils

We bring together clinical researchers in the Aegean region with RUDiP researchers to collaboratively solve unresolved or undiagnosed patient cases in monthly advisory councils.

RareBoost Seminars

Each month, we host a rare disease expert at IBG to share insights and advances in the field.

For questions and inquiries, or if you would like to work with us, please contact us.

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