The objective of EVIDENCE project (Erythrocytes properties and viability in dependence of flow and extra-cellular environment) is the exploration of the properties and behaviour of RBCs under flow conditions and in vivo to understand pathophysiology and to design novel diagnostic devices. Excellence of research in the field will be strengthened by the establishment of a high-quality, international and intersectorial joint training program for early-stage researchers and aims to enhance researchers' employability, providing them with new career perspectives to face current and future societal challenges.
EVIDENCE is a Marie Curie - Innovative Training Networks project coordinated by Prof. Lars Kaestner (Saarland University), with the involvement of 12 internationally recognzed partners. The project Kick off meeting has been held last 24-26 January 2020 in Amsterdam where all the partners were presented and ESR candidates were introduced. The second and third days included rounds of interviews with the ESR candidates for their final selection.
Promoting integration and dissemination of already existing knowledge on red blood cell behaviour is of key interest to ERN-EuroBloodNet, directly in line with one of its key specific objectives on disseminating cutting-edge knowledge and facilitate continuing medical education in the field of rare haematological diseases. Moreover, by the implementation of a high quality international educational program, EVIDENCE aims to promote the improvement in the access to specialized and transversal knowledge while facilitating research and the understanding of the mechanisms underlining red cell pathologies, thus increasing the generation of new knowledge, objective totally in line with ERN-EuroBloodNet key specific aim on fostering European cooperation in highly specialised procedures for diagnosis, innovative treatments and research.
Good luck to the EVIDENCE ESR students!