Marie Sklodowska-Curie Individual Fellowships granted to a Luxembourg researcher

04 October 2021

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Luxembourg project to be supported by European grant.

The Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowships provide grants to support experienced researchers willing to diversify their individual competences. 

Dr Pablo Elias Morande, a postdoctoral researcher at the Luxembourg Institute of Health (LIH), has been awarded funding under the European Commission’s Marie Sklodowska-Curie Individual Fellowships programme.

Thanks to this grant, the researcher will work on the elucidation of some of the specific mechanisms underlying chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (CLL). His work will participate in advancing the understanding of tumour progression and improving therapy response. 

Advancing the understanding of tumour progression

With this project, Dr Morande will study the interactions between chronic lymphocytic leukaemia tumour cells, their microenvironment and the small structures produced and released by the cells, i.e. small extracellular vesicles (EVs). His objective is to understand their role in disease progression and explore their therapeutic potential.

“Through this study, I will contribute to opening up new avenues for the development of innovative immunotherapies against this common form of leukaemia, while at the same time acquiring and strengthening a broad range of new technical and management skills through a variety of multidisciplinary training programmes.”

Dr Pablo Elias Morande

The project is set to start on December 1st 2021 for a duration of 24 months.

Read more about the prestigious European grant awarded to LIH researcher.

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