A Research Collaboration between Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Boston, US, Hubrecht Institute in Utrecht, the Netherlands, and 4 Russian Research Institutes, coordinated by ERIBA (the European Research Institute on the Biology of Ageing) in Groningen, The Netherlands.
The international consortium led by professor Peter Lansdorp, has been invited to set up a new institute for research into stem cells, based in the Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology (SkTech) close to Moscow. The foremost aims of the Skolkovo Center for Stem Cell Research are to expand fundamental knowledge of stem cells and advance the study of stem cells in Russia. The Russian government has reserved funding worth US$ 50 million for this project; US$ 16,6 million of this sum will go to the Dutch participants ERIBA - the institute for research into ageing at the UMCG and the University of Groningen - and the Hubrecht Institute of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) and the UMCU in Utrecht. Final sum of funding will be based upon completion of negotiation. Other consortium partners include the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and four Russian institutes.