Stuttgart school pupils hosted by MEL-PLEX PhD candidates at University

On March 9th 2017 pupils from a Stuttgart local school (Albert-Magnus-Gymnasiums) visited the Institute of Cell Biology and Immunology at University of Stuttgart and were received a general background on how a research project works and were introduced to cutting-edge techniques used by MEL-PLEX to carry our their projects.

Taking part in the research interaction day were PhD candidates Biswajit Podder, Cristiano Gutta and Vesna Vetma.

MEL-PLEX on Mini-Science TY Programme 2017

As part of the Mini-science programme hosted by RCSI for transition year students on February 2017 and later on an visit from Loretto College in March 2017, the MEL-PLEX programme manager, Dr Isabela Aparicio, discussed with the school pupils the trends in collaborative research projects such as H2020-funded Innovative Training Networks and the importance of scientific communication to the general public.

More information at the Centre for Systems Medicine.

Spot on – Understanding melanoma from prevention to cure

MEL-PLEX PhD candidates invite you to join us at the round-table:

“Spot on – Understanding melanoma from prevention to cure”

Download the event flyer here


1. Prevention & Early diagnosis/Peter Dalum

Understand how campaigns to raise awareness against skin cancer risk factors are designed, how many people are involved, how to motivate people to protect themselves, how efficient are these initiatives, etc.

2. From bench to bedside/ Per Gulberg and Dr Friedegund Meier Dealing with patients, interface between research and clinical activities

Clinician’s perspective on melanoma (available therapies, costs, efficacy, tolerability & side effects, development/improvement of new treatments – expectation from clinicians)

3. Post-treatment & Recovery/Pernille Envold Bidtrup

Impact of cancer on the daily life of a patient and their family, the long term impact for survivors

Chair: Valerie Bodemeyer

Rapporteur: Vesna Vetma

Location: Danish Cancer Society, Room 5.S B – Copenhagen

FREE EVENT: Register at by January 10th 2017.