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University College London

Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health

Brief overview

University College of London counts 29 Nobel Prize laureates, half of which were born outside the UK. The institute ranks 7th in the QS World University Rankings and statures as an international research institution ranking 3rd in the UK and 5th in Europe for number of European funding awarded.

Since 2000 UCL participated in over 1315 European projects, 400 within H2020 of which over 180 were Marie Curie fellowships. Importantly UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health is one of the European largest medical research institution dedicated to paediatrics.

Research areas

Cell biology/Interstitial lung disease/Lung transplantation/Paediatrics/Surgery

Host center eligibility

Global fellowships (return phase only)\European fellowships

Research infrastructure/facilities

The UCL GOSICH brings together top-quality research groups involved in all the aspects of the cutting edge paediatric care research. The Zayed Centre for Research into Rare Disease bring together pioneering research and world leading clinical care to drive new tests, treatments and cures for children with rare and complex diseases from lab bench to bedside.

Research funding/resources

Collaborations spanning across the globe in the field of lung regeneration. It includes active collaborations within the BREATH Consortium funded by Longfonds and led by the Hubrecht Institute, Netherlands, and Harvard Medical School / Boston Children’s Hospital with the target of in 2023 are: to understand how lung regeneration works; to have an organoid that mimics the functionality of the lung, to efficiently test drugs for lung regeneration; and starting with the first clinical studies of lung stem cells that repair damaged lung tissue.

Links to non-academic sector

Candidates will gain access to a network of tissue engineering collaborators spanning across the globe. Moreover, attending various event organized at UCL and GOSH will help the candidates expanding their connections to the developmental biology community.

Candidates will encourage to actively participating in public engagement, charity events and media outreach aiming at communicating their research in a stimulating manner using layman language. Professors at the centre are patrons of several family organizations of children born with congenital anomalies and the Host laboratory often organize and participate in public engagement events.

Experience hosting international researchers, career development & training programmes, outreach activities

Since 2000 UCL participated in over 1315 European projects, 400 within H2020 of which over 180 were Marie Curie fellowships.The UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health is one of the European largest medical research institution dedicated to paediatrics.

The institute holds 2 of the 5 Horizon 2020 grants awarded to UCL for the round “Personalising Health and Care”. As a host organisation, UCL has in place many mechanisms to provide outstanding support to international fellows in any aspect of their integration, training, dissemination, public engagement and project management, creating a thriving multicultural and multidisciplinary environment.

In addition to what outlined above, the beneficiary will contribute to professional development providing courses in “grant writing”, “project management” and “leadership and mentorship” held annually at UCL.

HR Excellence in Research – EU award

Yes

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