Research in BtRAIN (www.btrain-2020.eu) is dedicated to create and disseminate unique knowledge on the vertebrate brain barrier signature genes and their specific role in regulating brain barrier function in development, health, ageing and disease. BtRAIN will train a new generation of young researchers to think out of the box and to bridge disciplinary interfaces by providing trans-disciplinary training in research and technological development in the field of brain barriers research.
To achieve such a holistic overview on the biology of the vertebrate brain barriers, BtRAIN provides a unique trans-disciplinary and trans-sectorial environment, combining the expertise of clinical and non-clinical researchers in biomedical disciplines (developmental biology, vascular and cell biology, physiology, pharmacology, neuroimmunology) and technologies (chemistry, bioenigneering and imaging of the brain barriers) with that of bioinformatics from the academic and non-academic sector. BtRAIN fosters intense contacts of 12 academic and 6 non-academic partners from 7 EU countries, CH, USA and the European Network Brains4Brain.
The following BtRAIN projects are available:
The following BtRAIN projects are available
BtRAIN is a research fellowship programme for ‚Early Stage Researchers (ESR)’. If you intend to do your PhD and you have less than 4 years research experience, you might apply for a fellowship. Applicants will have to meet the Marie Sklodowska-Curie eligibility criteria (http://ec.europa.eu/research/participants/data/ref/h2020/wp/2014_2015/main/h2020-wp1415-msca_en.pdf p40-41).
Pre-requisites for the candidates
- University Master Degree in any discipline in the Life Sciences, Medical Sciences, or in Biomedical Engineering, Chemistry or Bioinformatics, depending on the project applied for
- Mobility during the program to fullfill the requirements for secondments
- Ability to work in an international team and to meet deadlines
- Ability to analyze, integrate and communicate large amounts of data
- Ability to multi-task
Submit your application now: http://www.btrain-2020.eu/application