Of the 128 innovative training networks chosen by the European Commission as part of the Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions, three involve teams from the Research Center. The projects will offer “high-level research and training opportunities” to doctoral candidates.
The chosen doctoral training programs “will contribute to improving the overall quality of doctoral training in Europe and beyond, adding to its innovative nature”, according to the European Commission when the results of its call for projects were announced in May 2019. The grant agreements are spread over four years.
Three of these Marie Sklodowska-Curie – International Training Networks (MSC-ITN) projects were obtained by teams at the Research Center at Institut Curie, including one as coordinator. The Marie Curie ITN Actions enable joint training for doctoral candidates, as part of a network of European partners and in a chosen scientific field.
The project leaders at Institut Curie are:
– Marie Dutreix, head of the Repair, Recombination and Cancer Team, Charles Fouillade and Pierre-Marie Girard from her team, alongside Célio Pouponnot, co-lead of the Signaling and Tumor Progression Team, which is participating in the Theradnet network, coordinated by the University of Zürich (Switzerland), studying therapeutic radiation. This network includes the same teams as the Radiate-ITN network, which studied radiation, was just successfully completed, and obtained the same level of support from Europe. Their participation in the project is supported by the European Commission to the value of approximately €0.5 million.
– Prof. Anne-Hélène Monsoro, head of the Signaling and Neural Crest Development Team, who is coordinating the NEUcrest network, involving 31 facilities and focusing on neural crest development. The overall budget of the NEUcrest project is €4.1 million. Institut Curie will directly manage approximately €0.5 million, not including the equivalent budget for management.
– Angela Taddei, director of the Dynamic Nucleus Unit and head of the Nuclear Function Compartmentalization and Dynamics Team, who is participating in the Cell2Cell network, coordinated by the University of Munich in Germany, studying chromatin heterogeneity from cell to cell. It has been allocated a budget of nearly €275,000.
The total amount of support allocated to the Research Center as part of the MSC-ITN thus amounts to €1.37 million.