Erythrocytes properties and viability in dependence of flow and extra-cellular environment
EVIDENCE is an Innovative Training Network (ITN) aiming to explore the properties and behaviour of red blood cells (RBCs) under flow conditions and in vivo to understand pathophysiology and to design novel diagnostic devices. Theoretical models will help to understand these RBC properties and will enable the transfer of the gained knowledge into diagnostic devises in general and into the development of a spleen-on-the-chip in particular.
A team of 15 early-stage researchers (ESRs) will be educated and engaged in interactive multidisciplinary work. The ESRs have the chance to spend 3 years in a foreign country as they can only be employed in a state different from the state they lived and worked in for more than 12 months during the past 3 years. Secondments of at least 2 months will be performed with one or more partner groups. Training sessions organised by the teams in Amsterdam, Saarbrücken and Zürich will introduce the ESRs to novel state-of-art experimental techniques, newest updates in science and medicine, and provide information needed for successful carrier developments in research, medicine or industry in the future.
- Prof. Lars KaestnerSaarland UniversityEmail