KI researchers received funding from the EU Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme for Early Stage Researcher
For the first time at KI, Ulf Hedin and Magnus Bäck have together with Johan Frostegård and Peter Stenvinkel and research groups at University of Maastricht, the Netherlands, and Aachen University, Germany received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme for Early Stage Researcher (ESR) training within the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network (ITN).
The consortium INTRICARE (International Network for Training on Risks of vascular intimal Calcification And roads to Regression of cardiovascular diseasE’) will train a new generation of scientists that will be excellently skilled to expedite our understanding of vulnerable plaque formation, with a particular focus on micro calcification, and to develop innovative solutions for the early prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of atherosclerosis.
The duration of the program is 48 months, consisting of 15 ESR projects intended as collaborative PhD projects within the consortium and aimed at double PhD degrees for the candidates. The INTRICARE programme will start as from March 1, 2017 and PhD positions/ESR projects will open for applications in January 2017.