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 (ETH Zürich)

More information regarding the training school and how to apply can be found here.


Research Opportunity: Autonomous University of Madrid (UAM) and Ciberned, Spain

Autonomous University of Madrid (UAM)

Antonio Cuadrado, MouseAGE member, is looking for an enthusiastic candidate with a strong background in Molecular Biology that might want to integrate into his team at the Autonomous University of Madrid (UAM) and Ciberned, Spain.

The lab focuses on understanding the relevance of transcription factor Nrf2 as a new target to combat oxidative, inflammatory and proteotoxic stress in neurodegenerative diseases.

The candidate together with Antonio will apply  to the new postdoctoral contracts, “Modalidad 2”, just lunched by the Community of Madrid. The bases of this call can be found at:

For further information about the team and the call, please contact Antonio by email:

Fourth Call for STSMs Now Open


COST Action BM1402: Development of a European network for preclinical testing of interventions in mouse models of age and age-related diseases (MouseAGE) invites researchers from Participating COST Countries to submit applications for the 4th call for STSMs.

Purpose of a STSM

STSM are aimed at strengthening existing networks and fostering collaborations by allowing researchers participating in a given COST Action to visit an institution or laboratory in another Participating COST Country / an approved Near Neighbour Country institution or an approved International Partner Country institution. A STSM should specifically contribute to the overall scientific objectives of the COST Action, whilst at the same time enable researchers to learn new techniques or gain access to specific expertise, instruments and/or methods not available in their own institutions. 

The scientific objectives of COST Action BM1402 are available in the Memorandum of Understanding which can be downloaded here:

Deadline for applications to be submitted: ongoing call, applications will be considered on a first come first served basis providing the applicant meets the requirements
Notification of application outcome: 3 weeks after application submission
Period for STSM: between 1st April 2016 and 28th Feb 2017

All STSM activities must occur in their entirety within the period specified above.

If you have applied for an STSM you must also use the following link to record your details:

If you have questions regarding STSMs please email the  STSM coordinator Roosmarijn Vandenbroucke. The full details of this call can be found in the document below: 'COST Action BM1402 STSM 4th Call'.

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Job Opportunity: ERA Chair of Clinical Genomics and Personalized Medicine

University of Tartu

The University of Tartu is seeking a senior level researcher (R3 or R4 level) to serve as the ERA Chair of Clinical Genomics and Personalized Medicine to lead a team of researchers within the National Centre for Translational Medicine (CTM).

The candidate should have experience in a R&D institution for at least 5 years post-doctoral period and have produced at least 20 papers during the last 5 years.

The candidate should have the following expertise:

• genetics of complex diseases and comorbidites;
• genetic epidemiology;
• analysis of animal models for complex diseases;
• experience in eQTL mapping;

Experience in managing a lab, budgeting and a successful track record in project writing are valuable.

Salary/Contract Information: Contract will be for five years (the length of the EU supported ERA Chair project) with a competitive salary that is commensurate with experience of the applicant.

More information on the role of the ERA Chair can be found in the document below.


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