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March 2020

CarBon consortium members meet in Eindhoven

By |2020-03-20T09:53:24+00:00March 20th, 2020|Uncategorized|

On the 18th & 19th of February 2020, CarBon PIs and ESRs gathered in Eindhoven for a stimulating meeting, hosted by Dr. Linda Kock and the LifeTec group. Throughout these two days all ESRs presented an update to the group on their research progress, and also took part in a very interesting training programme on [...]

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January 2020

ESR Soraia Silva’s secondment at LifeTec (NL): first step for an interesting collaboration!

By |2020-01-09T10:56:08+00:00January 9th, 2020|Uncategorized|

During the past November, Soraia packed and moved into Lifetec labs for a long secondment with Dr Linda Kock and ESR Martina Puricelli. Lifetec and RVC share a common interest in the CarBon project: loading. Being interested in the osteochondral loading platform, Soraia tested the system using known inhibitors of growth and modulators of mTOR [...]

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December 2019

Joint training in Maastricht for ESR 10 Raphaëlle and ESR 13 Mauricio – learning in good company

By |2019-12-13T09:47:54+00:00December 13th, 2019|Uncategorized|

October 2019 Let’s meet half way! Why an Uruguayan PhD-student, working in Rotterdam, and a French PhD-student, working in Leuven, decide to meet in Maastricht? Everything started from a collaboration between two CarBon ESRs: Mauricio Ferrao Blanco and Raphaëlle Lesage. To go further in our in silico – in vitro collaborative study we had to [...]

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November 2019

ESR Claudio Intini enjoying The Netherlands

By |2019-11-14T09:17:17+00:00November 14th, 2019|Uncategorized|

ESR 5 Claudio Intini, currently ESR at SurgaColl (Ireland), performed a long secondment period at EMC (The Netherlands). He had the oppotunity to fully experience all aspects of a new contry. Here his short story: "As part of my project, I recently performed a 4-month secondment from 1st of June to 20th of September at [...]

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August 2019

Symposium on CarBon at EORS 2019

By |2019-08-12T10:09:32+00:00August 12th, 2019|Uncategorized|

The European Orthopaedic Research Society (EORS) will have its annual conference in Maastricht from October 3 until October 5, 2019. On October 3 Dr. Eric Farrell (EMC), CarBon PI, will lead a symposium (symposium n. 15) on Osteoarthritis & Cartilage and in particular on Controlling Cartilage to Bone transitions for improved treatment of bone defects [...]

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July 2019

CarBon consortium members meet in Frankfurt

By |2019-07-12T15:07:16+00:00July 12th, 2019|Uncategorized|

On July 3 and 4, 2019 CarBon PIs and ESRs met in the sunny Frankfurt for two intense days or meeting, hosted by Goethe University of Franfurt - represented by PI Prof. Frank Zaucke. All ESRs presented their progresses and attended a very interesting training on communication to lay public, organised by ReumaNederland. The project [...]

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June 2019

Enrique and Kathrin working together in Frankfurt

By |2019-06-03T12:49:03+00:00June 3rd, 2019|Uncategorized|

  Last April ESR 6 Enrique Andres Sastre went for a week to Frankfurt, hosted by the Dr. Rolf Schwiete Research Unit for Osteoarthritis, Orthopaedic University Hospital Friedrichsheim, Frankfurt, Germany. He worked with Kathrin Maly (ESR 3) on histochemical analysis from mice: immunohistochemistry and optimisation of a new coimmunofluorescence staining. They also tested different novel [...]

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May 2019

Enrique receives the Pauline van Wachum Award at the Dutch Society for Matrix Biology Annual Meeting

By |2019-05-24T10:09:03+00:00May 24th, 2019|Uncategorized|

On May 17, 2019 CarBon ESR 6 Enrique Andres Sastre received the Pauline van Wachum Award at the Dutch Society for Matrix Biology Annual Meeting. The title of the his presentation was "Thrombospondins -4 and -5 on endochondral ossification". Congratulations to Enrique!        

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Raphaelle from Leuven to Cologne

By |2019-05-22T11:39:49+00:00May 22nd, 2019|Uncategorized|

ESR 10 Raphaelle Lesage works at KULeuven and she recently did a secondment at UKK in Cologne. Here below she tells us about this experience, inside and ouside the lab. The purpose of this short secondment was to report my advances and get feedbacks on the (pre)processing of microarray data for the purpose of integration [...]

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