Before the end of this month FishForPharma will submit its final report to the European Commission.
FisForPharma congratulates Elina Aleksejeva on the successful defence of her thesis entitled "Antiviral innate defense in zebrafish: from signalling to specialized cells". She is the 4th of our Marie Curie fellows to obtain the PhD degree. We wish her all the best for her future career.
Today is the official end date of the 4-years FishForPharma project, which began on the 1st of January 2012. We look back on an exciting project that centered around the work of our 14 excellent Marie Curie fellows. Together they have already co-authored 20 publications and we expect that many are still to follow from the work that they performed in the final phase of the project. Of course the science will go on and the FishForPharma participants will continue to collaborate and exploit zebrafish infection models for the study of human infectious diseases and drug discovery.
New paper with a FishForPharma fellow: Elina Aleksejeva working at INRA and Pasteur Institute in the groups of P. Boudinot and J.-P. Levraud, showed that the transcription factor PLZF has two orthologues in zebrafish, that increase the early IFN response.
Today Gabriella Passoni was the third of our Marie Curie fellows to obtain the PhD degree. She performed the work on her thesis entitled "Unraveling viral encephalitis in vivo: Dynamic imaging of neuro-invasion and neuro-inflammation processes in the zebrafish" at INRA in close collaboration with the Institut Pasteur. Congratulations to Gabriella and best wishes for a succesfull further scientific career!
FishForPharma congratulates Justyna Serba on being the second of our Marie Curie fellows to successfully defend her PhD thesis. Her thesis is entitled "In vivo imaging of host-pathogen interactions in Staphylococcus aureus infection" and the defence took place on the 1st of October 2015 at the University of Sheffield. We wish Justyna all the best for her future career.
New immunobiology professor Annemarie Meijer in her inaugural address at Leiden University: "it has been an extremely rewarding experience to coordinate the FishForPharma project and witness the development of the Marie Curie fellows in our European network"
FishForPharma looks back on an exciting Special Interest Symposium “Zebrafish models of host-pathogen interaction” at the EMBO2015 Meeting in Birmingham. Thanks to all speakers for sharing their latest findings and to all participants for the lively discussions.