ESR14 – Moving on to the next adventure

“If you are brave enough to say goodbye, life will reward you with a new hello!” – Paulo Coelho – Our ESR14 Sonia Leonardelli spun the Postdoc Fortune Wheel and took a chance! She hit the jackpot with a new job! Sonia recently has been awarded by the MildredRead More

My secondment in Cambridge

My project involves Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) analysis of melanoma samples to understand resistance mechanisms to immunotherapy. Dr. Adams, who is one of the principal investigators of our Marie-Curie Ph.D. program based at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute in Cambridge, offered his help and expertise to perform the bioinformaticRead More

MELGEN training in Leeds – version 2.0

As part of the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Early Training Network, MELGEN fellows participate in seminars and workshops which boost up their scientific skills! Last May, we attended intense training activities at the gorgeous city of Camogli in Italy. MELGEN training was carried out in July in our coordinating place, Leeds,Read More

Leeds University welcomes ESRs

This year annual GenoMEL scientific meeting was held in Leeds, UK in April and 17 MELGEN Early Stage Researchers (ESRs) who are spread across Europe joined 60 other delegates to find out about the latest melanoma research. During the meeting PhD students presented their projects and preliminary data duringRead More

Leiden – Learning a new skill or two…

After a hard day getting their heads around the complexites of unsupervised clustering and box plots the 16 students, together with many of those scientists delivering their training, took a night out to try their hand at a new skill: 10-pin bowling. For a couple of hours the studentsRead More

Leiden – MELGEN ESRs begin their training

On the 18th January 2016, 16 of the 17 MELGEN Early Stage Researchers (ESRs) gathered in Leiden. They began an intensive 10-day course of training hosted by the Leiden University Medical Center and GenomeScan, one of MELGEN’s commercial partners. The course was designed to give all the students, irrespectiveRead More