MEL-PLEX partners, fellows and families from different locations joined in the March for Science last Saturday (April 22nd 2017).
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.
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.
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 melplexETN@rcsi.ie by January 10th 2017.
We are very saddened to share the news of Prof Martin Leverkus’ death. He passed away unexpectedly last Wednesday.
He will be terribly missed by his family, friends, colleagues and students.
The MEL-PLEX network will sure not be the same without Martin.
May he rest in peace.