August 2016

Job position advertisement

Lab Head/Research Investigator (Ph.D. level)

Musculoskeletal Disease Area – Muscle #194706BR


Job Description

The Muscle group in Cambridge, US, is seeking for a highly motivated Ph.D. level scientist to join our early stage drug discovery department. As head of an in vitro research lab with 2 to 3 associates you will be responsible for exploring new muscle disease mechanisms and potential treatments including target identification, validation and subsequent drug discovery research. Our focus is on targeting pathway dysregulation nodes in disease, subsequently identifying drug candidates and profiling them in relevant disease models. In the role, you will be developing in vitro and ex vivo functional and phenotypical assay systems using emerging technologies. You will be part of an interdisciplinary, highly collaborative group.

The successful candidate will be responsible for:

- Conducting cell, molecular biology and biochemistry experiments. 

- Development and implementation of disease-relevant cellular systems with phenotypical and...

Meeting: Developing interventions for frailty: what do we measure?

14th - 15th November 2016

InterCityHotel, Vienna, Austria

Confirmed Speakers: Thomas von Zglinicki (Newcastle University, UK), Roger Fielding (Tufts University, USA), Roberto Bernabei (Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Italy), Alexander Bürkle (Universität Konstanz, Germany), Sophie Lemire-Brachat (Novartis, Switzerland), Evgeni Levin-Tsivtsivadze (University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands), Patrik Christen (ETH Zurich, Switzerland) and Clemens Löwik (Erasmus MC, The Netherlands).

There will be a number of bursaries available for researchers to attend the meeting- these will cover accommodation, travel and meals in line with COST reimbursement rules. COST rules on reimbursement are detailed in the COST vademecum which can be found here: Reimbursement will occur after the meeting.

Abstracts are encouraged to be submitted from the network for poster presentation in the themes of the meeting: ageing and age-related diseases, models of frailty, assessment of frailty, biomarkers of frailty, new technologies for biomarker analysis and measures of performance. Please use the registration form...

Training School: Introduction to Mathematical and Computational Modelling

Eindhoven University of Technology

From mouse to computer and back

17th - 19th January 2017

Eindhoven University of Technology, Eindhoven, the Netherlands

The training school provides an introduction to mathematical and computational modelling for scientists that work with animal models of disease. The training school aims to show how such techniques can contribute to biomedical research, in particular to integrate data and knowledge and facilitate translation of preclinical findings. It will also discussed how experiments are tailored to deliver data that is amenable for computation, and how modelling provides predictions and hypotheses as input for further experimental work. The participants will be exposed to some of the underlying mathematics, but the main focus will be on concepts and principles. The program is composed of lectures, hands-on computer practicals and research presentations. Computers with software are available

Confirmed Lecturers:

  • Natal van Riel (TU/e)
  • Steven Niederer (King’s College London)
  • Enrico Dall'Ara (University of Sheffield)
  • Carly Taylor
  • ...