University Medical Center Utrecht and Utrecht University are teaming up to launch a COFUND programme called RESCUE. In February 2019, a group of 29 young researchers will begin a four-year research project at Regenerative Medicine Utrecht (RMU). Recruitment starts today.
“The long-term objective is to strengthen the international regenerative medicine network in a continuous and lasting manner”, says Paul Coffer, Professor of Stem Cell Biology and research coordinator for RESCUE.
The researchers will work on three different themes within regenerative medicine: stem cells and organoids, cardiovascular regeneration and musculoskeletal regeneration. The majority of the researchers will be given a workspace at the Regenerative Medicine Center Utrecht. “Some research projects are more focused on basic science, while others are very translational”, Coffer explains. “Nevertheless, all of the researchers will be working in the same environment, where three faculties – Science, Veterinary Medicine and Medicine –are already represented. It is very special to have all these different disciplines within regenerative medicine together under one roof. If organized well, this will create incredible synergy and cross-pollination.”
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