CARIM Newsletter May 2016
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This newsletter contains information on the following subjects:
  • CARIM Day 2016
  • Albert Frankel Award Uli Schotten
  • Start project "Research Support MUMC+"
  • Grant deadlines
  • Cardiovascular Grand Rounds Maastricht
  • Symposia & other lectures
  • Academic events
  • Media appearances

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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.

Albert Frankel Award for Uli Schotten

On March 31 2016, PI Prof. Uli Schotten (Dept. of Physiology) was awarded the Albert Frankel Award of the German Society of Cardiology. He received the award for the discovery of cellular mechanisms underlying atrial fibrillation and the development of diagnostic methods and new therapeutic approaches for this arrhythmia.

He received the award together with Prof. Jeanette Schulz-Menger (Charité, Berlin, second from the left). Prof. A. Zeiher, Frankfurt, president of the annual congress of the society in 2016 (left) and Prof. K.H. Kuck, Hamburg, president of the German Society of Cardiology (right). Click here for the biography of Albert Fraenkel and the list of previous awardees.

Start project “Research Support MUMC+”

Maastricht UMC+ has the ambition to further strengthen its leading position in scientific research. In order to achieve that goal the Executive Board wants to optimise the support for the acquisition of projects and the execution of research projects. A project has been initiated to assess the feasibility of a Maastricht UMC+ organisation for the support of scientific research.

The Steering Committee, which consists of Prof. Marja van Dieijen, Prof. Albert Scherpbier, Prof. Frits van Merode, Dr Bart Haex and Dr Gemma Voss, has assigned working groups consisting of researchers, supporting organisations and managerial stakeholders of the Maastricht UMC+. They will be actively engaged in the formulation of an advice for the optimisation of the support. By bringing together colleagues of the hospital and the faculty a policy plan for the optimisation of the research support can be realised that takes the various interests into account.

Following the project kick-off a first workshop has been organised on April 14th. The participants have brainstormed and generated ideas on how the researchers can be supported in the best way. For instance with regard to advice on research funding or the organisation of data management.

During a second workshop on May 25th the generated ideas will be tested by presenting them to the researchers. The working groups will further elaborate the ideas in the next few months. In October a reporting session with the Steering Comittee is planned.

The contact persons fort his initiative are the project team members Dr Bart Haex, Dr Gemma Voss, Stevin Treurniet MSc and Sarah Dörenkamp MSc. 

Grant deadlines


Dutch 'For Women in Science' grants - Deadline: May 10, 2016
Click here for more information

Call for Proposals eScience Center - Deadline May 17, 2016
Click here for more information

NHS & ZonMw ‘Gezond leven: goed voor het hart’ - May 17, 2016
Click here for more information

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation - Several deadlines
Click here for more information
May 13 - Ana Maria Cuervo, MD, PhD, Albert Einstein College of Medicine New York, USA
"Selective autophagy in the fight against metabolic syndrome"

May 20 - Antonio Zaza, MD, Universita degli Studi di Milano, Italy
"The sarcoplasmic reticulum CA2+-ATPase, a target for antiarrhythmic therapy?"

May 27 - Stefano Severi, PhD, Universita di Bologna, Italy
"Innovations in cardiac cellular electrophysiology: IPSC-derived cardiomyocytes, computational modeling and dynamic clamp"

June 3 - Victor Thijssen, PhD, VU Medical Center Amsterdam
"Blood, Suger, Sex, Magik; Galectins in vascular Biology

June 10 - Annemie Koster, PhD, Maastricht University Medical Center
"Sedentary Behavior and Cardiometabolic Health - The Maastricht Study

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

Symposia & events

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
Click here for more information

Dutch Hacking Health - May 20-22, 2016
Click here for more information

5th meeting Maastricht Working Group on Cardiovascular Systems Biology - May 25, 2016
Click here for more information

Biomedica 2016 - May 30-31, 2016
Click here for more information

3rd Maastricht Thrombin Summer School - June 16 & 17, 2016
Click here for more informatoin

Mosa Conference - June 20-21. 2016
Click here for more information

Symposium Advanced Microscopy and Vital Imaging - June 24, 2016
Click here for more information

Talent Scheme Information Meeting (Veni, Vidi, Vici) - July 1, 2016
Click here for more information

KNAW Agenda

School Council meetings 2016:
- June 27, 12.00-14.00 hours
- October 18, 12.00-14.00 hours

Academic events

PhD Conferral Kevin Hermans, Wednesday May 11, 2016, 12.00 hours
Supervisors: Prof. H. Struijker-Boudier; Prof. P. Timmermans (UvA)
Co-supervisor: Dr M. Blankesteijn
Title: "Wnt/Frizzled Signaing in Myocardial Infarction; Characterization and Interventions with Peptide Fragments of Wnt"

PhD Conferral Rinske Loeffen, Friday May 13, 14.00 hours
Supervisor: Prof. H. ten Cate
Co-supervisor: Dr H. Spronk
Title: "Hypercoagulability in cardiovascular disease"

PhD Conferral Elke Marsch, Wednesday May 18, 10.00 hours
Supervisors: Prof. M. Daemen (UvA); Prof. E. Biessen
Co-supervisor: Dr J. Sluimer
Title: "Hypoxia in Experimental Atherosclerosis - Linking Cellular Oxygen Sensors and Cholesterol Metabolism"

PhD Conferral Thomas Theelen, Friday May 20, 10.00 hours
Supervisors: Prof. M. Daemen (UvA); Prof. E. Biessen
Co-supervisor: Dr J. Sluimer
Title: "The Role of Hypoxia and Vascular Growth Factors in Experimental Atherosclerosis"

PhD Conferral Romy Kremers, Friday May 20, 12.00 hours
Supervisors: Prof. H. ten Cate (de jure); Prof. H. Hemker (de facto)
Co-supervisors: Dr R. Wagenvoord; Dr H. de Laat
Title: "Thrombin dynamics"

Double inauguration - Friday May 20, 16.00 hours
Prof. Paul Volders, Genetic Cardiology: "Onder ijsbergen"
Prof. Monika Stoll, Genetic Epidemiology and Statistical Genetics: "The tip of the iceberg"

Media appearances

Cees Vermeer - Leidsch Dagblad, 02-05-2016: "Cruciale rol vitamine K in vaatziekten"
Cees Vermeer - De Telegraaf, 02-05-2016: "Hart lijdt onder vitaminetekort"
Cees Vermeer - De Gooi- en Eemlander, 02-05-2016 "Vitamine K cruciaal risico op vaatziekten"

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