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4D analysis of heart development and regeneration using advanced light microscopy


Participation as Marie Curie Ambassadors in Researchers night and other actions

[1] Programs for Children: Visits to primary schools are planned as recurrent lab activities. The group of N. Mercader started in 2015 a one-day visit to school presenting the zebrafish model. The group of J. Vermot regularly opens the lab to the general public (3 to 4 days a year) from primary to high school level. These activities will continue. At CNIC, the program “Acércate” allows high school students to perform a short internship at the Centre to get insight into Cardiovascular Research. The program has revealed that many visitors have chosen to pursuit a scientific career path, perhaps through the motivation found in this short training. At the Institute of Anatomy of UBERN, researchers participate on the Annual Career Day for high school students to get them insight on scientists working environment. [2] General Public visits to the Research Centres will also take place. As an example, at CNIC there is an event related to the national scope of the institution and open to everyone interested in cardiovascular health. A seminar is foreseen for persons interested in zebrafish cardiovascular imaging and its impact on society. Outreach activities will be organized such as the one taking place during the CNIC conference 2016 on mechanobiology “May the force be with you” for children and adults. Visits to the General Public will also take place at the rest of host institutions during national events such as “Tag der Forschung” (Switzerland), the European Week for Scientific Culture and Institute Open door events. [3] Participation in Masters in Science and Summer students Teaching Programs: With this activity we expect to raise the awareness of the importance of in vivo imaging to understand developmental processes and exemplify some of the career options in this particular topic. Several of the participants are already actively involved in these programs. Generally, 1 Master student is mentored per year per academic beneficiaries. ESRs will supervise a Master or Summer student during their last PhD year. [4] Marie Curie Ambassadors: A number of different initiatives already running locally give ESRs the chance to present their personal experience and include the European Researchers Night, European Week for Scientific Culture, Institute Open door events, Madrid Science week, “Tag der Forschung” in Switzerland, “Strasbourg JOB WEEK”. These initiatives expose the results of this consortium to the general public. [5] Dedicated website: a website of the consortium presenting results and activities with public access to blogs and discussion forums will be published during the first 3 months of the EIDs activity. The website will be updated regularly by the project manager, who will collect input from all participants, particularly form ESRs. [6] Collaboration with the Press: The scientific output of this consortium is particularly visual, and thus easy to present to a general public. We envision the possibility of collaboration and preparing material for scientific TV programs. Members of 4D Heart have previously collaborated with the press “El Pais”, “El Mundo”, “TVE”, “Sonntagszeitung”. [7] Podcasts and articles for divulgation websites: We will continue to write small reports or reviews for websites such as the European Society of Cardiology and The Node (Company of Developmental Biologists Blog). Other examples are. [1] by W. Supatto in 2011, [2] “Live 3D imaging of early-embryonic beating hearts in zebrafish” by J. Vermot in 2014 or, [3] the webinar published by Leica in 2015 ( [8] Divulgation on Social Networks: likewise, the preparation of short videos is doable and the creation of a Youtube channel or equivalent for the consortium is foreseen. These mass media are essential chann

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