EUTRAIN: Now hiring 14 researchers

The Marie Curie FP7 Integrated Training network EUTRAIN is now hiring 14 Early stage Researchers (ESR) for a wide variety of jobs all in translational research in childhood arthritis. The researchers will be allocated with 10 different partners. The researchers will receive a 36 month research contract with an extensive ... read more

Young Investigators Awards PRES 2012

The young investigators awards of the PRES in 2012 were awarded to Seng-J Lee (Toronto) and Banu Orak (Muenster) after presenting their research at the YIM in Berlin. ... read more

Marlies Allewijn publishes ‘SchEef’

October 19th 2012 Marlies Allewijn publishes SchEef, a novel about a 14-year-old girl with Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis. The novel is funny, entertaining and gripping at the same time, and gives insight into the world of an adolescent girl with arthritis. A must read! Marlies Allewijn is a freelance journalist, TV-producer ... read more

When to stop treatment: new Prevent study

PREVENT study brief outline – Dirk Föll   With MTX therapy, remission can be induced in the majority of JIA patients. Those continuing medication can remain symptom-free (also referred to as “remission on medication”) and up to 50% of such patients reach a continuous status of remission after discontinuing medication ... read more

T cells out of control-impaired immune regulation in the inflamed joint

Since their discovery over 15 years ago, intensive research has focused on the presence, phenotype and function of FOXP3+ regulatory T cells (Treg) in autoimmune disease. The questions whether Treg deficiencies underlie autoimmune pathology and whether or how Treg-related therapeutic approaches might be successful are still subject of a vivid ... read more

EUTRAIN: all positions are now taken

The EU FP7 ITN project EUTRAIN has started, with all positions filled   ... read more

UCAN-U offers bursaries for EUREKA Course

The Eureka Institute will organize it’s fifth highly acclaimed course in Translational Medicine in Siracusa, Italy, from May 5th till May11th 2013 (www.eurekainstitute.org). UCAN-U will offer bursaries for 1 or 2 students who want to visit the course but lack the necessary financial support. Candidates should: 1. Fulfill the selection ... read more

UCAN-U in Ljubljana

Among the most important goals of UCAN-U are to generate and share materials and expertise and to provide an infrastructure that facilitates exchange between researchers. Following these goals Mark Klein and Berent Prakken visited prof Tadej Avcin of the University Children’s Hospital in Ljubljana March 11-March13 to explore possibilities to ... read more

Thesis Henk Schipper: “Adipose tissue as an immunological organ – Implications for childhood obesity”

  Thesis: Adipose tissue as an immunological organ – Implications for childhood obesity Author: Henk Schipper – Pediatric immunology department (‘Prakken group’) – Wilhelmina Children’s Hospital Utrecht, The Netherlands   The immunological actions of adipose tissue (AT) are highly relevant for children with rheumatoid disorders like Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA), next to obese children. As ... read more

Thesis Ellen Wehrens: “Vive La Résistance!? – How T cells escape regulation in autoimmune inflammation”

  Thesis: Vive La Résistance!? – How T cells escape regulation in autoimmune inflammation Author: Ellen Wehrens – Pediatric immunology department (‘Prakken group’) – Wilhelmina Children’s Hospital Utrecht, The Netherlands  FOXP3+ regulatory T cells can suppress the activation and effector functions of a wide range of immune cells and are ... read more

Paper accepted – funded by UCAN: “Cytokine assays: an assessment of the preparation and treatment of blood and tissue samples”

Cytokines are key components of the innate and adaptive immune system. As pivotal players in the progression or regression of a pathological process, these molecules provide a window through which diseases can be monitored and can thus act as biomarkers. In order to measure cytokine levels, a plethora of protocols ... read more

Maruša Debeljak’s visit to the UMC Utrecht

  Report on the visit to CMCI, UMC Utrecht I spent a week in Center for Molecular and Cellular Immunology & Intervention (CMCI), Department of Pediatric Immunology in UMC Utrecht from 24 to 29 June 2013. I was invited by Prof. Berent Prakken, MD, PhD. The visit falls within the ... read more

Science in Transition is online

Science, especially medical science is failing in the field of translational research. This is not just medical science, but the same counts for science at a whole. The newly launched Science in Transition websites provides important information and could be a platform for discussion.So check it out, unfortunately only in ... read more

‘Gender gap’ in science – fact or history?

‘Gender gap’ in science – fact or history? by Alessandra Petrelli & Nienke de Graeff   What comes to your mind when you think of a debate about differences between men and women in science? A topic of discussion for a feminist reunion? An outdated problem? That is what you ... read more

EUTRAIN-TRIPR Conference

From Bench To Bedside (and back again) In Pediatric Rheumatology September 18-20, 2015 – Villa Quartara, Genoa, Italy   ... read more

International Symposium of the MIAMI Consortium, April 13-15, 2016

MIAMI Symposium – April 13-15 2016 Münster Germany – First Announcement Poster MIAMI Symposium – April 13-15 2016 Münster Germany ... read more

Utrecht Summer School 2016: “Why Translational Medicine Fails – And What to do About it”

Organizing institution Utrecht University in cooperation with Eureka Institute for Tanslational Medicine, Faculty of Medicine (UU) Period 08 August 2016 – 12 August 2016 (5 days) Course location(s) » Utrecht (Utrecht city campus), The Netherlands Credits 1.5 ECTS credits + Certificate of Attendance Course fee (incl. housing) € 750 Level ... read more

UCAN-U ride for Arthritis: fietstocht voor jeugdreuma!

                              Van 19-26 september fietsen Bas Vastert, Klaus Tenbrock, Otto Lelieveld en 2 Duitse collega’s in 8 dagen van Utrecht naar Genua. Dat doen ze om aandacht te vragen voor jeugdreuma en de samenwerking vanuit UCAN ... read more

UCAN-U offers bursary for Eureka Institute

The Eureka Institute will organize it’s 9th highly acclaimed course in Translational Medicine in Siracusa, Italy, from April 23rd till April 29th 2017 (www.eurekainstitute.org). UCAN-U will offer a bursary for 1 student who wants to visit the course, but lacks the necessary financial support. The candidate should: 1. Fulfill the selection criteria ... read more

UCAN-U offers bursary for Eureka Institute

The Eureka Institute will organize it’s 9th highly acclaimed course in Translational Medicine in Siracusa, Italy, from April 23rd till April 29th 2017 (www.eurekainstitute.org). UCAN-U will offer a bursary for 1 student who wants to visit the course, but lacks the necessary financial support. The candidate should: 1. Fulfill the selection criteria ... read more

Translational medicine paper accepted!

Developing translational medicine professionals: the Marie Skłodowska-Curie action model Petrelli_et_al-2016-Journal_of_Translational_Medicine ... read more

Why is summer school in translational medicine useful for a pediatric rheumatologist?

Working everyday with children suffering from rheumatic diseases and their parents often brings questions about diagnosis, prognosis and treatment options which are hard to answer. As a physician and scientist, I try to use scientific methods to respond this fundamental questions. Unfortunately, the gap between latest scientific discoveries and the ... read more

      
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