CARIM Newsletter April 2016
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This newsletter contains information on the following subjects:
  • CARIM Day 2016
  • CVON Young talent grant Sébastien Foulquier
  • International collaboration for research in prevention of stroke and dementia launched
  • NHS Studentbeurzen 2016
  • Grant deadlines
  • Cardiovascular Grand Rounds Maastricht
  • CARIM lecture april 20, 2016
  • Symposia & other lectures
  • Academic events

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SAVE THE DATE - CARIM DAY 2016, 2 November

CARIM DAY 2016 will take place on Wednesday November 2.

This year’s Robert Reneman Lecture will be given by Professor Stephane Laurent.

After last year’s success, the location of the symposium will again be the Minderbroedersberg followed by a festive evening.
More information on the program will be distributed as soon as possible.

CVON Young talent program “HBC Out of the Box Ideas”

Sébastien Foulquier (Pharmacology-Toxicology Dept) received a grant from the CVON Young Talent program “HBC Out of the Box Ideas” for his project entitled: “Cerebral hypoperfusion triggers microglia activation and subsequent neurodegeneration: direct evidence from a chronic in vivo imaging study”

Cerebral hypoperfusion is considered as a major trigger for the development of Vascular Cognitive Impairment. However the different key players involved in this pathological cascade and their involvement in a time-dependent manner remain elusive. This project will provide first insights into the dynamic contribution of microglia cells in the context of cerebral hypoperfusion, a non-neglectable key player of the CNS. 


International collaboration for research in prevention of stroke and dementia launched

An international consortium of mostly European investigators has launched a major collaborative research program to uncover mechanisms and pathways in different forms of small vessel disease. 

Stroke and dementia rank among the most pressing health issues in Europe. Cerebral small vessel diseases (SVDs) have emerged as a central link between these two major co-morbidities. SVDs account for more than 30% of strokes and at least 40% of dementia cases. They encounter multiple distinct diseases that can be separated based on their underlying genetic defects, risk factors, and clinical presentations. Despite this profound impact on human health, there are no treatments with proven efficacy against SVDs.

Prof. Robert van Oostenbrugge (Department of Neurology) is PI within this consortium for Maastricht University.

Click here for more information.

! NHS Studentbeurzen 2016 !

The deadline for the NHS Studentbeuzen 2016 has been extended to April 19, 2016. Click here for more information. Please notice that you can only medicine students can still apply for the grant. The grant for a student of another study direction has been filled. 
Grant deadlines


Call for abstracts Mosa Conference - Deadline April 15, 2016
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CARIM Postdoctoral Talent Fellowship - Deadline April 18, 2016
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Dutch 'For Women in Science' grants - Deadline: May 10, 2016
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Call for Proposals eScience Center - Deadline May 17, 2016
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NHS & ZonMw ‘Gezond leven: goed voor het hart’ - May 17, 2016
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Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation - Several deadlines
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April 8 - Mark Vos, PhD, University Medical Center Utrecht
"Altered Ventricular Activation and Arrhythmogenesis"

April 15 - Marco Cattaneo, MD, Universita degli Studi di Milano, Italy
"Antiplatelet therapy"

April 22 - Helmut Pürerfellner, MD, Academic Teaching Hospital Eelisabethinen, Linz, Austria
"Mass screening for untreated atrial fibrillation"

April 29 - Licia Iacoviello, MD, PhD, IRCCS Istituto Neurologico Mediterraneo, Italy
"Mediterranean dieat and cardiovascular disease: facts and fancies

May 13 - Ana Maria Cuervo, MD, PhD, Albert Einstein College of Medicine New York, USA
"Selective autophagy in the fight against metabolic syndrome"

Starts at 7.45 am, Academic hospital Maastricht, Meeting room A3-B3, level 3
Breakfast included! Registration not necessary

Click here for an overview of all the CGRM lectures of the second quarter of 2016

CARIM Lecture April 20, 2016

We are very pleased to invite you to the second CARIM Lectures series:

“Advanced imaging: visions of a future for CARIMs cross-theme interactions”

Wednesday April 20, 2016 Location: UNS 50, Bonte Zaal

11:00-11:45  Prof. Peter Peters (M4I nanoscopy) 
        “A revolution in Cryo-EM; beauty and benefits of nanobiology in life science with a         focus on inherited cardiomyopathies”

12:00-12:35 Dr Eline Kooi (MUMC Radiology) 
        “Noninvasive imaging of the hallmarks of plaque vulnerability

12:45-14:00 Lunch and further discussions (UNS 50, 1.351A)

The scope of the CARIM lectures (3/year) is to stimulate interaction between themes and what better way to achieve this than focus on cellular processes and techniques that may benefit science across CARIMs themes?

Future meetings will center around e.g. tissue regeneration, energy metabolism, autophagy, etc.

Keep an eye out for future announcements, but for now: We hope to see you all on April 20th!

Symposia & events

Scientific Symposium The Maastricht Study - April 8, 2016
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ERC information session - April 14, 2016
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Scientific Workshop "Cardiovascular Research @ Bayer" - April 14-16. 2016
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26th Genetics Retreat - April 21 until 22, 2016
Click here for more information. 

Call for abstracts - 50th Annual Scientific Meeting ESCI - April 27 - 29, Paris
Click here for more information. 

Call for abstracts - Scientific Day MUMC + - May 4, 2015
Click here for more information. Abstract deadline: March 25, 2016

MaCSBio Science Day 2016 - May 17, 2016
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Biomedica 2016 - May 30-31, 2016
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Symposium Advanced Microscopy and Vital Imaging - June 24, 2016
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School Council meetings 2016:
- April 26, 12.00-14.00 hours
- June 27, 12.00-14.00 hours
- October 18, 12.00-14.00 hours

Academic events

PhD Conferral Elisabeth Hertle, Friday April 1, 2016, 14.00 hours
Supervisor: Prof. C.D.A. Stehouwer
Co-supervisors: Dr M.M.J. van Greevenbroek; Prof. I.C.W. Arts
Title: "The complement system and cardiovascular disease: The codam study"

PhD Conferral Roel Vaes, Wednesday April 20, 16.00 hours
Supervisor: Prof. J.A.W. Teijink
Co-supervisors: Dr M.R.N. Scheltinga (Veldhoven); Dr J.H. Tordoir
Title: "Long term complications following elbow-based autogenous haemodialysis access: studies on high flow and hand ischemia"

PhD Conferral Ali Gharaviri, Friday April 29, 12.00 hours
Supervisor: Prof. U. Schotten
Co-supervisor: Dr S. Verheule
Title: "COmputer models of endo-epicardial dissociation of electrical activity and transmural conduction"
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