Unfortunately all good things must come to an end, and the final CarBon consortium meeting was held on the 2nd and 3rd of September 2020. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all consortium members gathered online for stimulating discussion held over the morning and early afternoon of these two days. During this virtual meeting, all ESRs [...]
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 [...]
https://youtu.be/eGrJUqu1MC4 CarBon ESR Farhad Chariyev-Prinz explains his work on investigating the impact of mechanical cues on cartilage cell behaviour.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Enrique receives the Pauline van Wachum Award at the Dutch Society for Matrix Biology Annual Meeting
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!