The EuTRiPD project was all about bridging the generation gap and was a collaboration between new young scientists (Early Stage Researchers or ESRs funded by the EU Grant) and experienced principal investigators (PIs) in the host institutions. It's the aim of EuTRiPD to continue with bringing young and experienced researchers together in the field of Basic Research.

Scroll down to meet the original EuTRiPD pairs!

 

Silvia Tarantino & Christoph Aufricht

vumc-125Medical University of Vienna

We are Christoph Aufricht and Silvia Tarantino and work at the MUW in Vienna, Austria.

I am Silvia Tarantino, the ESR and originally I am from Italy. I received my undergraduate training in "Biotechnology" and a Master in "Biotechnology for Industry and Scientific Research" at the University of Palermo, Italy. I worked as a technician at the University of Chicago, USA before joining EuTRiPD in 2012. My long term career goal is being a project leader in a research & development department of a biotech company.
Outside my work in the laboratory I enjoy spending time with my friends, travelling and experiencing new cultures, going to concerts and playing volleyball and I can be found online on Facebook.

I am Christoph, the PI and have been involved in PD research for more than 15 years. The overall research aim of my laboratory is the investigation of the involvement of the stress response in peritoneal dialysis, focused on cytoprotective interventions to improve survival. Outside my lab and clinical work I enjoy cycling and hiking and I can be found online on www.meduniwien.ac.at.

Our work together in EuTRiPD uses a systems biology approach to look at oxidative stress in peritoneal dialysis, explored 2D-DIGE based proteomics technology.

András Rudolf & Janusz Witowski

vumc-109Poznan University of Medical Sciences

We are András Rudolf and Janusz Witowski and work in the Department of Pathophysiology of the Poznan University of Medical Sciences, Poznan, in Poland.

I am András, the ESR and originally I am from Hungary. I received my undergraduate training at the University of Semmelweis in Budapest before joining EuTRiPD in 2012. My long term career goal is to work in the field of clinical and experimental nephrology.
Outside my work in the laboratory I enjoy playing the piano and learning languages.

I am Janusz, the PI and have been involved in PD research for 25 years. The overall research areas in my laboratory include the biology of peritoneal mesothelial cells in health and disease.
Outside my lab and clinical work I am interested in classical music.

Together, our work together in EuTRiPD looks at how senescence modulates the function of human peritoneal mesothelial cells during PD.

Note: Edyta Kawka from Charité, Berlin is also depicted on this photo.

Ilse Calm Vidal & Michel Fischbach

vumc-104University hospital Strasbourg

We are Ilse Calm and Michel Fischbach and work in University Hospital, CHU Hautepierre, Strasbourg in France.

I am Ilse, the ESR and originally I am from Spain. I received my undergraduate training at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona before joining EuTRiPD in 2012. My long term career goal is to grow in knowledge and experience in research, to use in new developments in the field of Biochemistry and Biomedicine.
Outside my work in the laboratory I enjoy travelling and meeting new people.

I am Michel, the PI and have been involved in PD research for 25 years. The overall research areas in my laboratory include PD prescription improvement considering the peritoneal surface area in contact with the dialysate.
Outside my lab and clinical work I enjoy walking in the montains and I can be found online on Facebook.

Our work together in EuTRiPD looks at assessment of the peritoneal surface area involved in vivo in the dialytic exchange in rodents. Our main goal is to enhance PD efficacy by an optimized peritoneal surface area recruitment.

Evelina Ferrantelli & Rob Beelen

vumc-95VU medical center

We are Evelina Ferrantelli and Rob Beelen and we work in VU Medical Centre, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

I am Evelina, the ESR and originally I am from Italy. I received my undergraduate training at the University of Palermo before joining EuTRiPD in 2012. My long term career goal is to work in research.
Outside my work in the laboratory I enjoy travelling and I can be found online on Facebook or Skype.

I am Rob Beelen, Professor in Cell Biology, Coordinator and PI, and have been involved in PD research for more than 20 years. The overall research areas in my laboratory include especially the development of a rat PD model, mimicking the human PD situation. In this approach we study both functional (ultrafiltration) and immunological parameters (including immunohistochemistry), moreover we are involved in analyzing clinical PD-trials.
Outside my lab and clinical work I enjoy running, tennis and skiing and I can be found on the websitewww.eutripd.

Together, our work together in EuTRiPD looks at in vivo and in vitro modelling of peritoneal dialysis. It aims to examine the relevance of candidate biomarker signatures and therapeutic interventions by mimicking the patho-physiological changes in patients in response to a PD treatment.

Marc Vila & Rob Beelen

beelen4xVU medical center

We are Marc Vila and Rob Beelen and we work in VU Medical Centre, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

I am Marc the ESR and originally I am from Spain. I received my undergraduate training in Biochemistry and a Master in Cell Biology at the Autonomous University of Barcelona before joining EuTRiPD in 2013. My long term career goal is to apply my expertise on the Cell Biology and Immunology fields in the future investigations.
Outside my work in the laboratory I enjoy meeting with my friends, watch live music or reading a good fantasy book. I can be found online viaEMAIL or Linkedin.

I am Rob Beelen, Professor in Cell Biology, Coordinator and PI, and have been involved in PD research for more than 20 years. The overall research areas in my laboratory include especially the development of a rat PD model, mimicking the human PD situation. In this approach we study both functional (ultrafiltration) and immunological parameters (including immunohistochemistry), moreover we are involved in analyzing clinical PD-trials.
Outside my lab and clinical work I enjoy running, tennis and skiing and I can be found on the website www.eutripd.eu.

Our work together in EuTRiPD looks at in vivo modeling of peritoneal dialysis. Investigating various therapies that work towards preserving peritoneal membrane function allowing patients potentially for a longer time on PD.

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