Leishmaniasis control is the topic for EUROLEISH.NET, a Marie Sklodowska-Curie – Innovative Training Network. An excellent group of academic and non-academic institutions in Europe and abroad will host 15 PhD students who will receive training in disciplines ranging from parasitology to molecular science, genetics, epidemiology and strategic interventions. The 15 research projects encompass drug discovery, drug resistance, diagnostics and vaccine development, population genetics, vector control and integrated control programmes. The designated project supervisors have proven track records of success in research and in training and will support a meticulously planned series of meetings and diligent monitoring of the progression of each trainee.
The incorporation of trainee mobility into the network, together with the commitment, strong affiliations and technology transfer between the participants provide a highly synergistic framework for success. We anticipate an extremely productive training and research output from EUROLEISH-NET. We expect to train the next generation of leading research scientists in this field, endowed with skills that are broadly and internationally transposable.
This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Sklodowska-Curie International Training Network.