Funded projects

12 multinational research consortia are funded under the umbrella of the NEURON JTC 2020 "Sensory Disorders". In total, 48 research groups from 12 European countries, Canada and Israel collaborate in these projects. The total funding volume of the call amounts to about 9.6 M€.

Projects and partners are shown below by alphabetical order. Please click on “summary” to download a brief project overview. See also our newsletter on the JTC 2020.



Coordinator (in bold) and Partners


Artificial Intelligence for Diagnosing Retinal Diseases

summary (pdf, 81 KB) 


Prof. Jan Kremers, Germany

Prof. Rigmor Baraas, Norway

Prof. Audo Isabelle, France

Prof. Andreas Maier, Germany



The Functional Role of Cochlear Synaptopathy for Speech Coding in the Brain

summary (pdf, 81 KB) 

Prof. Sarah Verhulst, Belgium

Dr Jérôme Bourien, France

Prof. Manuel S. Malmierca, Spain

Prof. Marlies Knipper, Germany

Prof. Deniz Baskent, The Netherlands


Treating inherited blinding disease with a slow released form of the rod, derived cone viability factor protein

summary (pdf, 35 KB) 

Dr Thierry Léveillard, France

Prof. Molly Shoichet, Canada

Prof. Eckhard Wolf, Germany

Prof. Robert Fluhr, Israel



Ion channel modulators to treat itch

summary (pdf, 34 KB) 

Dr Bosmans Frank, Belgium

Dr Michel De Waard, France

Dr  Filip Van Petegem, Canada


Improving postural control by innovative stimulation of the proprioceptive system

summary (pdf, 78 KB) 

Dr Stéphane Baudry, Belgium

Dr Dimitrios Patikas, Greece

Dr Thomas Lapole, France


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Improving intracortical visual prostheses using complex coding and spontaneous activation states

summary (pdf, 35 KB) 

Dr Udo Ernst, Germany

Prof. Christopher Pack, Canada

PD Dr Dirk Jancke, Germany

Prof. Bogdan Draganski, Switzerland

Prof. Michael Herzog, Switzerland


Tactile sensory impairment of C, LTMR afferents in preterm children and interventional approaches

summary (pdf, 79 KB) 

PhD Uta Sailer, Norway

PhD Ilona Croy, Germany

PhD Emmanuel Bourinet, France

PhD Krisztina Lakatos, Hungary



Human organoid system based therapy discovery and development for age, related macular degeneration

summary (pdf, 81 KB) 

Dr Mike O. Karl, Germany

Dr Marius Ader, Germany

PhD Deniz Dalkara, France

PhD Julien Muffat, Canada

PhD Nicola Zamboni, Switzerland


Gap junctions serve to distribute health, signals among neurons of the diseased retina

summary (pdf, 79 KB) 

Prof. Bela Volgyi, Hungary

Prof. Stanislao Rizzo, Italy

Prof. Karin Dedek, Germany



Targeting Sensory Dysfunctions in Autism Spectrum Disorders

summary (pdf, 35 KB) 

Prof. Peter Soba, Germany

Prof. Froylan Calderon de Anda, Germany

Prof. Claudia Bagni, Switzerland

Senior Scientist Karun Singh, Canada

Prof. Baiba Jansone, Latvia

Stephen W. Scherer, Canada


The role of translational dysregulation in sensory neurons in mediating tactile hypersensitivity in neurodevelopmental disorders

summary (pdf, 35 KB) 

Prof. Christos Gkogkas, Greece

Dr Arkady Khoutorsky, Canada

Prof. Gary Lewin, Germany


Vestibular Loss and Spatial Orientation

summary (pdf, 83 KB) 

MD, PhD Desdemona FRICKER, France

Prof. Jordi Llorens, Spain

PhD Ivan Cohen, France

PhD Jean Laurens, Germany