RESPIRE4 Fellowship programme returns for 2021

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The European Respiratory Society (ERS) is pleased to present the six talented researchers who were awarded a RESPIRE4 Marie Skłodowska-Curie fellowship under the first call of the programme, which was launched last year. The fellows and their project titles are as follows:

  • Ilias Angelidis, Lung cancer-associated fibroblasts in MHCII immunity: understanding its molecular basis to design novel immunotherapies
  • Pauline Bardin, Gene therapy for respiratory purposes: from idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis to cystic fibrosis
  • Krijn Kristian Dijkstra, Divide and conquer: using patient-derived tumour organoids to dissect intra-tumour immune heterogeneity of non-small cell lung cancer
  • Janine Schniering, A systems tissue pathology perspective on alveolar stem cell intermediates in lung regeneration and fibrosis
  • Ursula Smole, Ym1/Ym2 proteins in the regulation of the lung regenerative signaling network – understanding biological function and therapeutic potential
  • Clare Weeden, Investigating early events in never-smoker lung cancer formation

ERS congratulates the fellows for joining this competitive programme and we look forward to seeing their research projects progress.

Apply for a RESPIRE4 Fellowship in 2021

We are also delighted that the RESPIRE Fellowship series is back for 2021; ERS is accepting applications now for the second call of the RESPIRE4 Marie Postdoctoral Research Fellowship programme until 1 May, 2021.

The fellowship, which receives funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme, offers early career researchers with a PhD or four years of full-time research experience a platform to develop their career in attractive international working conditions and supports them in their journey to become future leaders in respiratory research.

The RESPIRE4 programme is international, intersectoral and interdisciplinary, which also helps to boost scientific networks across Europe and beyond. There are two fellowship options within RESPIRE4 – both support a global transfer of knowledge:

  •  a two-year European Fellowship for researchers from any country with mobilisation to and within Europe;
  • or a three-year Global Fellowship for researchers who wish to complete research at a host institution outside of Europe, before returning to Europe for the second part of the fellowship.

RESPIRE4 Fellowship recipients have the flexibility to choose and develop their own research project related to the respiratory field, and they can approach the most suitable host centre from those on offer in the RESPIRE4 Web Host Registry.

Learn more about RESPIRE4 Fellowships and apply

Hear from past RESPIRE Fellowship recipients