"The overall aim of the proposal is to support the scientific career development of an experienced researcher, by completing an interdisciplinary research project on microtubule dynamics in axon regeneration, and enabling the fellow to acquire new knowledge and academic skills in order to attain a position of maturity and independence. The scientific objectives of the research are to analyse how the mechanisms regulating microtubule network dynamics and protein trafficking underlie the intrinsic ability of axons to regenerate after injury with the aim of improving treatment in neurological diseases such as spinal cord injury. The project will enhance the fellow’s scientific curriculum by providing advanced training in innovative and sophisticated techniques. The research training objectives are to contribute to the fellow's writing and publication skills, public presentation of her scientific results, establishment of collaborations and to learn to manage her own scientific project in a multidisciplinary environment. This will enable the fellow to compete for available funds thus, facilitating the possibility of establishing her own independent research line in Europe. The fellow’s mobility from the UK to a leading laboratory at the Erasmus Medical Center in Rotterdam, The Netherlands, will provide new points of view to perform research, scientific exchange and social interaction. This proposal is highly relevant to the 2010 Work Programme because: a) it entails genuine mobility strengthening scientific exchange between European members, b) it will increase the overall competitiveness and excellence of European science in the key field of axon regeneration and c) its innovative nature will further enhance the European Research Area making Europe more attractive to the most talented scientists from around world."
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