The Human Molecular Genetics laboratory of the de Duve Institute (UCLouvain), headed by Professor Miikka Vikkula, has identified a novel gene responsible for a lymphatic disease called primary lymphedema. Together with the group of Professor Kari Alitalo in Finland, they identified mutations that alter the function of a protein that is known to play a
Lymphatic malformation is a debilitating and often incurable disease. Taija Mäkinen’s research group has in an international collaboration studied cellular mechanisms leading to abnormal vessel growth and identified a combination therapy that may allow effective treatment of these malformations. Lymphatic malformations are often congenital vascular anomalies that are characterised by abnormal vessel growth. These malformations
Finnadvance’s got funded for blood vessel-on-a-chip which could be used to treat rare vascular diseases! Organ- or body-on-chips both speed up the process and improve the safety and patient outcomes. Futuristic, but this can be a reality in 3-5 years! Official press release Finnadvance completes 550k€ seed round led by Voima Ventures and Finnish biotech
Diversity and environment that fosters equal opportunities in research are very important aspects of our project. Through inclusion of diversity, we grow professionally and personally.Early stage researchers of V.A.Cure project are coming from all over the world: Singapore, Iran, Vietnam, Turkey, Italy, Germany, Slovenia, Lebanon, Austria, Spain and USA.
Equal participation of men and women in science is a topic of a high global importance. Thus, equal opportunities during selection process were important aspect of our project. Therefore, we are proud to announce that we have obtained gender equality in our team of 14 Early Stage Researchers.
We are very proud to announce the chosen candidates per each ESR position. ESR1-Martina de Bortoli, ESR 2- Murat Alpaslan, ESR3-Franziska Kohl, ESR4-Hans Schoofs, ESR5-Bojana Lazovic, ESR6-Antonio Queiro Palou, ESR7-Marle Kraft, ESR8-Mohammad Hassan Ansarizadeh, ESR9-Nastasja Grdseloff, ESR10- Cường Phạm Văn, ESR11- Joseph Lim Jing Heng, ESR12-Martina Rossi, ESR13-Tala Al Tabosh, ESR14- Hoang-Tuan Nguyen.
V.A.Cure project is happy to announce that selection process for 14 Early Stage Researchers is officially closed. Chosen candidates will start with their individual research in September and October 2019.More information on each research can be found on our research page.