Virtual Physiological Human Network of Excellence

Grant number: FP7-2007-IST-223920
Grant duration: 01-JUN-2008 to 30-NOV-2012
Funding agency: EUROPEAN COMMISSION FP7
Monetary value: £1,014,623.00
CCS members: Miriam Mendes, Hugh Martin, Vanessa Diaz

Official Site: http://www.vph-noe.eu/

See also: http://www.biomedtown.org/biomed_town/vphn

The Virtual Physiological Human (VPH) has been previously defined as: “a methodological and technological framework that, once established, will enable collaborative investigation of the human body as a single complex system ... It is a way to share observations, to derive predictive hypotheses from them, and to integrate them into a constantly improving understanding of human physiology/pathology, by regarding it as a single system.” (Seeding the EuroPhysiome: A Roadmap to the Virtual Physiological Human, STEP Consortium, 2007).

The Virtual Physiological Human Network of Excellence (VPH NoE) is a EU Seventh Framework funded project, working to connect and support researchers in the VPH field within Europe and beyond. The Virtual Physiological Human Network of Excellence (VPH NoE) has been designed with 'service to the community' of VPH researchers as its primary purpose. Its aims range from the development of a VPH ToolKit and associated infrastructural resources, through integration of models and data across the various relevant levels of physiological structure and functional organisation, to VPH community building and support. The VPH NoE aims to foster the development of new and sustainable educational, training and career structures for those involved in VPH related science, technology and medicine.