03 October 2019

We participate in Chaperon - a Horizon 2020 Widening project of the Faculty of Medicine in Pilsen aimed at boosting the research excellence of the Biomedical Center by hiring a renown expert in cancer genomics.

The Chaperon ERA Chairs project, officially titled “CHAPERON – ERA Chair Position for Excellent Research in Oncology“, has been ceremonially initiated by the Chaperon Kick-off Meeting held on September 26, 2019, at the Biomedical Center, Faculty of Medicine in Pilsen, Charles University.

The guests were greeted by Prof. Milan Štengl, MD, PhD – the coordinator of the project and scientific director of the Biomedical Center. The goals of the project as well as its current status were then introduced by Assoc. prof. Václav Liška, MD, PhD. At the moment, the selection procedure of the ERA Chair holder is in progress and its results should be known by the middle of November. The ERA Chair holder is the key person of the project – this position will be occupied by a renowned expert who will build and lead a new laboratory at the Biomedical Center (Laboratory of Translational Cancer Genomics) and boost the excellence of the Center and the Faculty thanks to his/her excellence and managerial skills.

Members of the Faculty management, our research collaborators from the University of West Bohemia together with other honoured guests then proceeded to a brief tour of the Biomedical Center, its laboratories as well as the experimental animal surgery and intensive care facility. The event was then closed by a networking lunch.

The Chaperon project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 856620.