Published: 30-04-2019 14:25 | Updated: 16-05-2019 11:35

More individual MSCA grants to KI

Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) is the collective name for the European Commission's program aimed at researchers' career development. Karolinska Institutet has now been selected as host organisation for 6 new individual fellowships within the MSCA, with a total funding of SEK 12.6 million (EUR 1.2 million).

Marie Skłodowska-Curie ActionsThe individual grants usually cover two years' salary and expenses for travel, research, education and such. Individual researchers submit proposals for funding in liaison with a PI at their planned host organisation. The purpose of the individual MSCA programme is to offer young, successful researchers an opportunity for international exchange and development in their respective research areas.

The following applications related to KI in the MSCA call for proposals from 2018 have been awarded:

Project: Imaging tumor vessels as a marker for p53 mutation status in cancer (IMaP)
Fellow: Pavitra Kannan
PI: Sir David Lane, Department of Cell and Molecular Biology

Project: Plasma cell heterogeneity and dynamics in patient tumors (PCinBC)
Fellow: Camilla Engblom
PI: Jonas Frisén, Department of Cell and Molecular Biology

Project: The molecular diversity of regeneration in the zebrafish spinal cord (SCSC)
Fellow: Kimberly Siletti
PI: Sten Linnarsson, Department of Medical Biochemistry and Biophysics

Project: Synthetic Natural Killer Cells for Immunotherapy (SYNKIT)
Fellow: Quirin Hammer
PI: Karl-Johan Malmberg, Department of Medicine Huddinge

Project: Ribosomal frameshifts as a novel mechanism to control RNA turnover in stress (TERMINATOR)
Fellow: Lilit Nersisyan
PI: Vicente Pelechano, Department of Microbiology Tumor and Cell Biology

Project: Transcriptional characterization of human postnatal and adult neural progenitors and of the stem cell niches (HUMANE).
Fellow: Ionut Dumitri.
PI: Jonas Frisén, Department of Cell and Molecular Biology