FNUSA-ICRC hosted distinguished guests from the Faculty of Medicine, University of Ljubljana, the oldest university in Slovenia and one of the largest universities in Europe. The program for the Slovenian delegation covered lab tours in the Bioengineering Lab, Acute Coronary Syndromes Lab, Cardiovascular System-Mechanobiology Lab and Mass Spectrometry Lab. Presentation of FNUSA-ICRC research portfolio was followed by a discussion on clinical trials and grant opportunities.
The kick-off meeting of Alliance4Life, the strategic project of ten leading life science institutions from nine Central and Eastern European countries, took place from 15th – 17th January in CEITEC, Brno. Alliance4Life aims at addressing the existing gap in health research and innovation performance between EU15 and EU13. This new initiative has been supported by the European Commission in the frame of Horizon 2020 Health Working Programme as it is expected that outcomes and recommendations of the Alliance4Life could bring useful suggestions for science policy at both European and Member States level. Member institutions of the Alliance for Life intend to work together towards improvement in key areas of science policy and management, and will address these issues at institutional, national, and European levels.
Alliance4Life members are CEITEC Masaryk University, The International Clinical Research Center of St. Anne’s University Hospital Brno (FNUSA-ICRC), Biomedical Research Center SAS; Medical University of Lodz; School of Medicine, University of Zagreb; University of Tartu; Vilnius University; Latvian Institute of Organic Synthesis; University of Ljubljana and Semmelweis University.
International research clinical center of St. Anne’s University Hospital Brno establishes cooperation in neurological research with prestigious American Yale University via newly built postgraduate education programme. This programme, which is funded by FNUSA-ICRC and academically led by Yale University, will be launched in new academic year, i.e. from 1. 7. 2018. Chosen fellowship holder from the Czech Republic will participate directly in neuroimmunology research of the Department of Neurology at Yale University, which is currently worldwide considered the best department in this field. Candidates will be selected by an expert committee based on their background of academic experience with regard to their present and future research potential. Deadline for applications, which are available here, is at the end of February.