Eugene Berezikov received a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Doctoral Network (DN) grant and will coordinate the project entitled REGENERATE-IT, which brings together researchers working on different regenerative model organisms in order to understand common principles underlying mechanisms of regeneration and to train the next generation of researchers in regenerative biology and adjacent fields.
Doctoral candidates trained by REGENERATE-IT will obtain a broad and unique understanding of the fundamentals of regenerative biology and of the needs of research in regenerative medicine.
The REGENERATE-IT Network therefore includes scientists working on regenerative model organisms such as flatworms, cnidarians, crustaceans, amphibians and zebrafish; stem cell scientists working on mouse and human models; scientists with impressive track records in translational research and experience with clinical trials; and experts in key technologies such as genomics, single cell sequencing, imaging and drug screening.
REGENERATE-IT will train 12 Doctoral candidates through research, secondments to other laboratories, consortium meetings, and workshops covering a wide range of topics.
In addition to consolidating European strengths in regenerative biology, and training a cohort of next-generation scientists capable of cross-disciplinary research, REGENERATE-IT will combine and deliver theoretical and technological breakthroughs, and advance the frontiers of regenerative biology and medicine.
A press release has been published by the UMCG. You can find it here.