Learning From Animals How To Regenerate:
multidisciplinary training programme in regenerative biology
The REGENERATE-IT Network is funded by the European Union and is part of the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions – Doctoral Networks (MSCA-DN) programme. The network brings together a full spectrum of disciplines – from fundamental to applied research – to train the next generation of researchers in regenerative biology and adjacent fields.
While the natural regenerative ability of humans is limited, some animals have remarkable regenerative capacity. By identifying the common biological principles underlying the regenerative processes in these different animal models, we can learn a great deal on how to improve regenerative interventions in humans. Currently, regenerative animal models are studied in isolation, preventing the discovery of such shared mechanisms, and the REGENERATE-IT Network fills this gap.
The research projects envisioned within REGENERATE-IT aim to fill the clear gap in knowledge that exists at the fundamental and applied levels of regenerative biology.
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REGENERATE-IT will train tomorrow’s leaders in regenerative biology and medicine. It will train 12 DCs (10 MSCA fellows and two researchers funded by SERI and UKRI).
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Open PhD Positions
All projects are now Closed for Applications!
Are you interested in regenerative biology? Check out our 12 fully funded PhD positions to work with leading European researchers to advance the frontiers of regenerative biology and medicine. You can find a list of all available projects and corresponding links to submit applications on the Apply page.
The REGENERATE-IT Doctoral Network, funded by the Marie-Sklodowska-Curie Action(MSCA), brings together a full spectrum of disciplines – from fundamental to applied research – to train the next generation of researchers in regenerative biology and adjacent fields. It is a consortium of high-profile researchers from various universities, research institutions, and companies spanning 12 academic institutions in 10 European countries (the Netherlands, France, Belgium, Austria, Sweden, Germany, Italy, Denmark, Switzerland, and the UK).
We offer exceptional opportunities for promising young students to work on cutting-edge topics in regenerative biology and medicine to address the questions of how cell types and tissues are formed during regeneration and how this can be controlled and manipulated.
Keywords: Regenerative biology and medicine, tissue and organ regeneration, highly regenerative animal models (flatworms, cnidarians, crustaceans, frogs, salamanders, and zebrafish), stem cells, single-cell sequencing, live imaging.
Career Stage: Doctoral Candidates (DCs). These are 3-year PhD positions open for graduated students (Master or equivalent).