This theme aims to understand the basis of life and disease processes across the scales from molecule to patient and use this basic knowledge to develop revolutionary new molecular and cellular therapies and diagnostics, instrumentation and data analysis methods for health applications. We fuel the convergence knowledge pipeline, connecting basic research to new societally supported health(care) innovations in early detection, disease diagnosis, treatment monitoring, and precision medicine.
Fundamental science is indispensable in providing solutions to healthcare challenges, meeting society’s expectations for preventing, managing and curing disease. The societal impact and application of fundamental science are often hard to predict and take time to manifest. This theme aims to create new knowledge and technology and promote its application in health(care) by:
- Opening new avenues of transdisciplinary fundamental research that will shape the future by breaking down barriers between fields
- Create the networks and pipelines that will speed up translation
- Of relevant fundamental knowledge and technology into actionable diagnostic information, reliable therapeutic decisions, and ethically acceptable, societally supported solutions to healthcare challenges.